The Browser Checker examines your computer for components that Blackboard Learn needs in order to operate effectively. The Browser Checker is also located in the homepage after login. To verify your browser in Blalckboard:
If you see a message that your Web browser is properly recognized AND you see green checkmarks next to all items, your browser is completely set up. You do not need to make adjustments to it.
If you see a message that your Web browser is not supported by Blackboard Learn, you need to install a browser that is supported. A complete list of supported Web browsers is available.
If you see a red X by any of the items, you will need to change your Web browser settings and/or install freeware to your computer.
Java/JRE (Java Runtime Environment)
Java is a programming language, and Blackboard Learn will not work properly if it is not installed. | Download and Enable Java Instructions
Often, Blackboard Learn opens course-related content in a new window. Having a popup blocker can prevent you from accessing this information and/or taking tests. Be sure to allow for popups. | Disabling Popup Blockers Instructions
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player is a browser-based application for viewing multimedia, as well as streaming audio and video content. | Download Adobe Flash Player | Enabling instructions
Course materials may be provided in PDF format. Browsers now have a built-in PDF viewer. If PDFs do not display, be sure to enable the PDF viewer for your browser. You can also view PDFs using Adobe Reader. | Download Adobe Reader