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.

Supported browsers

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.

To learn more about Blackboard's general browser support policy as well as information about Javascript, Cookies, and other software, see the Browser Support Policy.

Browser Desktop Browser Versions
Chrome3 87+
Edge3 87+
Firefox3 78+
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
Chrome 87+ Compatible Unsupported
Edge 87+ Compatible Unsupported
Firefox 78+ Compatible Unsupported
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.

Blackboard App and Blackboard Instructor are supported native apps for mobile and tablet devices that interact with Blackboard Learn servers. These apps may have their own device requirements.

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.