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:
- Open the Web browser you will be using throughout the online course.
- Go to the Blackboard Learn site and log in. Be sure to enter the site through the NSCC Central Authentication link.
- Locate the Browser Checker on the Blackboard Learn My Home page.
- Click the Launch Browser Checker button.
- Verify that your Web browser meets all of the system requirements.
Passing All System Check Requirements
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.
Note: If you pass Java/JRE (Java Runtime Environment), cookies, pop-up blocker, you should be able to use all of the main features of Blackboard Learn. Please note that the Java/JRE plugin may not show a green check during browser testing. Be sure to have Java/JRE installed in your computer.
Unsupported Web Browser
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.
Missing Plugins and Freeware
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.
Note: Chrome and Edge do not support NPAPI plugins. You will notice that these browsers will not pass the Java/JRE and Adobe Flash checks. You may encounter problems uploading multiple files, as well as playing some media (audio/video) file types.
Detailed instructions for configuring these components is in MyNSCC.
Java/JRE (Java Runtime Environment)
Java is a programming language, and Blackboard Learn will not work properly if it is not installed.
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.
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