Technical Requirements

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WVU at Parkersburg uses BlackBoard Learn to deliver online coursework. You will need a:

  • Mac or Windows computer
  • Web browser validated for use with Blackboard Learn 9 (see list below)
  • Internet Connection
  • Pop-up blocker disabled.

Check your current browser’s compatibility with Blackboard.

Windows
Windows 7 Firefox 31+ (*Preferred), Google Chrome 36+, Internet Explorer 9+
Windows 8 Firefox 31+ (*Preferred), Google Chrome 36+, Internet Explorer 9+
Windows 10 Firefox 31+ (*Preferred), Google Chrome 36+, Internet Explorer 9+, Microsoft Edge 1+
Mac OSX
10.8 “Mountain Lion” Safari 6+, Firefox 31+, Google Chrome 36+
10.9 “Mavericks” Safari 6+, Firefox 31+, Google Chrome 36+
10.10 “Yosemite” Safari 6+, Firefox 31+, Google Chrome 36+

Please Note: Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) is no longer supported for use with Blackboard Learn 9. You’ll need the ability to:

 

  • browse the Internet
  • download and upload files
  • download and install software
  • learn independently and manage time effectively.
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