Student Guide - System Requirements for NYLS Instructional Technologies

Blackboard Learn -  Release 9.1 SP8 (9.1.82223.0) 

  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. 


  • Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 11 and 12 were used during accessibility testing
  • Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6. The JRE can be downloaded from  JRE 7 is not supported.
  • Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior).
  • Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have moved to a rapid release cycle.  At the time of testing, Chrome 16.0 and Firefox 9.0 were the latest available versions.  Since then, new stable versions may have been released and widely adopted.  Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Chrome and Firefox.
The following technologies are not supported:
  • Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7
  • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5
  • Safari 2.0, 3.x  (or any version on Windows)
  • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
  • Java 5


Mediasite - Release 6.1.5

Microsoft OS

• Windows 8, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP,
Windows 2003
• Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later, Firefox® 3.6 or later or Google Chrome™
• Windows Media® Player 9.0 or later
• Microsoft Silverlight® 5
• Broadband Internet connection

Apple OS

• Mac OS® X 10.5.7 or later
• Safari® 4 or later or Firefox 3.6 or later
• Microsoft Silverlight 5
• Broadband Internet connection


• iOS 4.3 or later
• Mobile Safari
• Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher)

iPhone and iPod

• iPhone 4 or later
• iPod Touch 4th generation or later
• iOS 4.3 or later
• Mobile Safari
• Mediasite Mobile app (free download available from the Apple® App Store)

Microsoft Surface and Windows RT tablets

• Internet Explorer 10.0
• Wi-Fi connection
• On-demand playback only


• Android 4.0 or later
• Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher)
• On-demand playback only


• BlackBerry running OS 7.0 or later
• BlackBerry Playbook running QNX
• BlackBerry browser
• Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher)
• On-demand playback only


• Requirements vary based on Linux OS and browser. Please contact your
Sonic Foundry representative for details.
• On-demand playback only
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