Check Your Browser's Compatibility with Blackboard

This page determines the capabilities of your web browser that are necessary for your Blackboard courses to work properly.

Wilmington University recommends using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the best Blackboard experience. Learn more.

If you pass all checks listed below, you should be able to use the main features of Blackboard

 
Browser
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Warning
Browser:
Version:
Platform:
For a list of known issues and recommendations please visit the Browser Support Page
 
JavaScript
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Fail

If this check fails, refer to the Browser Settings Guide for instructions on enabling Javascript for your browser.

 
Cookies
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Fail

If this check fails, refer to the Browser Settings Guide for instructions on enabling Cookies for your browser.

 
Popup
Window
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Fail

If this check fails, refer to the Browser Settings Guide for instructions on enabling Popup Windows for your browser.

 
Port 80
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Fail

This check works by trying to download an image through the specified port.  Port 80 is the standard web (http) port.

 
Java
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No Java Support.

If you see nothing to the left (or just a gray box) then Java functionality is not available.

The version of Java that Blackboard currently supports is 1.6.0_x.  Older versions may work, but if you're experiencing problems with Blackboard, you may try updating your Java Plug-in.

 
Plugin Checks
Plugin Installed Version
Adobe Flash
Adobe Shockwave
Adobe Reader
Apple QuickTime
RealPlayer
Windows Media Player
Microsoft Silverlight