It is important that you are aware of the necessary requirements to run Blackboard smoothly before signing up for any course at Mount Royal that uses Blackboard, especially blended and online courses. These requirements are specifically for Blackboard but also apply to viewing videos and other course materials online.
Blackboard is only accessible through an Internet connection. It is dial-up, DSL and cable Internet-friendly. If possible do not use wireless internet when taking online exams.
Please note that at this time we do NOT recommend using an iPad to access Backboard courses and if you intend to take an online program you will need a computer to do so.
What do I need on my computer?
How do I find my computer's settings?
If you have a Microsoft® Windows® computers, you can find out your system's settings by:
A new window will open with the details about your operating system version (OS Name), and other hardware such as your Hard Drive and Memory.
If you have an Apple® Mac:
A window will open displaying the version of your Mac, as well as other hardware such as the Processor and Memory.
Now that you know what type of computer you have, read below to see if it will be compatible with Blackboard.
Compatibility with Blackboard
Below you will find the operating systems which are compatible with Mount Royal's version of Blackboard.
Please note that although Linux is not currently supported by Blackboard it has been shown to work with Blackboard and Google Chrome.
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Apple® Mac OS® Operating System
Accessibility and JAWS:
Technologies Not Supported:
The following technologies are not supported:
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