Test Your Browser for Blackboard

The Wayland Baptist University Blackboard system has a few requirements to work properly. Use this page to check whether you have a recommended browser and the required plug ins and features installed or enabled. If you pass all checks listed below, you should be able to use the main features of Blackboard.

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Browser Check

For a list of supported Browsers, please refer to the Browser Support Matrix.

JavaScript Check

For a list of supported Browsers, please refer to the Browser Support Matrix.

Cookies Check

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

PopUp Window Check

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

Port 80 Check

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

Java Check

Verify that Java is enabled. The version of Java that Blackboard currently supports is 1.7.0_x.  Older versions may work, but if you're experiencing problems with Blackboard, you may try updating your Java Plug-in.

If more than one version is listed, we recommended you remove the older version(s) using the Java Uninstall Tool to eliminate potential security vulnerabilities.

Plugin Checks

Plugin  Installed  Version
Adobe Flash Yes 24.0
Adobe Shockwave No  
Adobe Reader No  
Apple Quicktime No  
RealPlayer No  
Windows Media Player No  

 

Browser Support

For additional information on browser support for Blackboard, visit Blackboard's Browser Support page.