For the best Blackboard Learn experience with your screen reader, use ChromeTM and Jaws on a Windows® system. On a Mac® use Safari® and VoiceOver. Visit the Accessibility topic to learn more about Blackboard's approach to accessible software.
Blackboard supports four primary browsers for Learn releases. Links to the vendor sites for the browsers are included in this topic.
Run the browser checker to see whether Blackboard Learn supports your browser.
|Browser||Desktop Browser Versions|
|Safari1||13+ (Mac OS only)|
1. WebRTC isn’t presently supported on Safari, so the Create Recording feature will not work. Apple has expressed they intend to support this standard in the future. Safari can play back recordings created by the feature without issue.
Supported mobile browsers
|Browser||Mobile Browser Versions||Learn 2016 Theme**||Learn 2012 Theme|
|Safari||With iOS 12+||Compatible||Unsupported|
** Modern mobile browsers are generally considered compatible when using the Learn 2016 system theme and mobile-compatible content. Not all tools and workflows have been optimized for mobile use. Issues reported for tools that aren't yet optimized for mobile devices may be considered an enhancement request.
Recent updates to several browsers have included changes to how the browser handles third-party cookies. These changes may affect tools from other providers that integrate with Blackboard Learn. If you have trouble accessing an integrated tool after a browser upgrade, edit your browser’s settings to allow sites to save and read cookie data. You can find instructions for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge online.
Browser support information for older versions
Learn more about the browsers that support specific releases of Blackboard Learn
For information on supported browsers in Blackboard Learn October 2014 and earlier, refer to the individual release note packages.