Online Courses Technical Requirements

The Blackboard platform works with both Windows (Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista) and Macintosh (Mac OS X or higher) computers. Below is a suggested list of recommended software and browsers to maximize your learning experience. If you need further information specific to online course technical requirements, call IT Help Desk at 310-243-2500 – Option #2 for Blackboard or create a helpdesk ticket at

Supported Browsers


  • Google Chrome 27.0+
  • Mozilla Firefox 21.0+
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0+


  • Safari 5.0+
  • Google Chrome 27.0+
  • Mozilla Firefox 21.0+

Internet Connection

You will need a strong Internet broadband connection (DSL, Cable or faster) to participate in the online courses and a headset with attached microphone for some courses.

Recommended Software

  • Microsoft Office 2003 and Above

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