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Minimum Technology Requirements for Online Classes

You must use a compatible, properly configured browser when working with Blackboard.

Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 (Service Pack 11) is tested with a variety of technologies.

Certified: fully tested and supported.
Compatible: partially tested but should function properly.
Provisional: future technologies considered supported by Blackboard Support.
Unsupported: either impossible or not tested.

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

 

Internet Explorer 8  Internet Explorer 7  Firefox 3.6 Firefox 3.5 Firefox 3.0
Windows® XP (32-bit)

 Compatible

 Compatible

Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista® (32-bit)

Certified

 Compatible

Compatible

Certified

Compatible
Windows Vista (64-bit)

Compatible

 Compatible

Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit)

Certified

Unsupported

Compatible

Certified

Compatible
Windows 7 (64-bit)

Certified

Unsupported

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

Safari® 4.0  Safari 3.2 Firefox 3.6  Firefox 3.5  Firefox 3.0
Mac OSX 10.5 “Leopard®”

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Mac OSX 10.6 “Snow Leopard®” Certified Unsupported Compatible Certified Compatible

 

Audio Sound card and speakers or headset; a microphone may be required in some courses.
Internet Connection A broadband connection is recommended (DSL, cable, etc.)
Web Browser Download the latest he latest Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
Application Software Most instructors will require Microsoft Word 2007/2010 for assignments. If you do not have Microsoft Word 2007 or higher, you can access the Word 2010 Web App on your Live@edu account.

To login: http://login.live.com/

If you are unable to login, please contact the ITS helpdesk @ 307.674.3300

E-mail Instructors may e-mail preliminary course materials to your sheridan.edu account during or before the first week of classes. Example documents sent by instructors could include the course syllabus and a getting started checklist.
Other Anti-virus software is highly recommended.