Blackboard Supported Browsers
Which browser should I use to access Blackboard?
Google Chrome is our preferred Internet browser for use with Blackboard (and Turnitin). But Blackboard is compatible with the most recent versions of the main browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Edge, Safari. NOTE:
- Microsoft Edge is now supported for Windows 10 users. (Not yet supported by Turnitin.)
- Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are no longer supported.
See full details – Supported Browsers for using Blackboard.
To check that your computer can use Blackboard, including plug-ins such as Java, run the Browser Checker on the Support for Student tab. This is updated regularly and worth checking out if you experience any technical issues.
University Computer compatibility
All University of Reading PCs should have Internet Explorer 11 installed. If you use Internet Explorer on a University campus PC and find that Blackboard does not work correctly you may need to turn off ‘Compatibility View’. See how to turn off Internet Explorer Compatibility view.