e-Learning Services

Computer System Requirements for Blackboard

Operating Systems

Check for system updates at least once a month

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista (not recommended)
  • Macintosh OSX
  • Processor and RAM
  • Minimum 1 Ghz processor
  • Minimum 1 GB RAM, but more is always better
  • Windows Vista requires a minimum of 2 GB of RAM to run effectively
  • High-Speed Internet Access

High-speed Internet access is required: DSL, cable, or high-speed wireless
A 56K dial-up connection is insufficient for accessing online courses.

Note: Problems associated with individual Internet connection services (e.g. CableOne, Clearwire, FirstStep) are not supported by LCSC.

Supported Browsers

Blackboard supports the following Internet browsers, which are listed below in order of recommendation by e-Learning Services.


Current Java Runtime Environment
Current version of iTunes
Windows: http://www.microsoft.com/security
Macintosh: http://www.apple.com/support/