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Technical Requirements

Your computer system should have the following hardware and software specifications. If your computer system does not have the following specifications, you can use the computers in the library or other labs available at WVNCC.

Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 Requirements

Personal Computer Minimum Requirements: Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster; Memory: 1 Gb of RAM or more

Internet Connection: You are required to have a dependable connection to the Internet. If you do not have a connection at this time, you can research the various providers and choose the service that meets your needs and financial situation. Please keep in mind that the speed and reliability of your connection will directly influence your online learning experience.

  • Microsoft Office or software specified by your instructor, CD-ROM: 24X may also be required.
  • Instructor-specific Requirements: Your instructor may alter or add to these technical requirements. Please read your course syllabus carefully! Students in need of any Microsoft Office products can receive instructions for downloading these for free by emailing from their WVNCC student email accounts.

Desktop Browser Versions:

Chrome 63+, Edge 42+, Firefox 57+, Safari 12+ (Mac OS only)

Mobile Browsers Versions:

Chrome 63+, Edge 38+, Firefox 57+, Safari (with iOS 11+)

Internet Explorer is unsupported and not recommended.

Blackboard tests browsers using a variety of devices and operating systems. Support is not limited to these specific operating systems. Blackboard will support the desktop browser versions regardless of the particular device or operating system they run on.

Tested Devices and Operating Systems:

Operating Systems:  Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS 10.12, Mac OS 10. 13, Mac OS 10.14, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Chrome OS

iOS Devices:  iPod Touch, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini 3; iPad Air 2

Android Devices: Galaxy S4 and above, HTC G1, LG C800 myTouch, HTC One, Galaxy Note 2014 and above, HTC One M8

Windows Mobile Devices: Venue 8 Pro, Lumia 520, Lumia 930

Chrome OS Devices: Chromebook (Chrome browser: features requiring NPAPI plug-ins are not supported)

Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 7 or 8. The JRE can be downloaded here.

The following software is free and may or may not be necessary depending on the course. Consult your instructor to see if any additional software is necessary.

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