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Minimum Hardware and Software for Blackboard

Below is a list of the Hardware and Software requirements to access Cameron Online course materials. Please see the software list below for a number of free downloads for required software.

Operating System:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
  • Mac OSX 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, or 10.11
  • Chrome OS - Chromebook (Chrome Browser; features require NPAPI plug-ins are not supported)


  • Processor (CPU) with 2 gigahertz GHz frequency or above
  • A minimum of 2 GB of RAM
  • Monitor Resolution 1024 X 768 or higher
  • A minimum of 20 GB of available space on the hard disk
  • Internet Connection Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 4 Mbps or higher
  • Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
  • Sound card
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Strongly Recommended - Microphone and Webcam

Supported Browsers:

Desktop Browser Version

Mobile Browser Version










Internet Explorer




12 +

with ios 11+

Google Chrome versions 42+, Mozilla Firefox versions 52+, and Microsoft Edge do not support NPAPI-type plug-ins. This includes Java plug-ins and many media browser plug-ins.

Students using un-supported browsers may experience issues submitting assignments, quizzes, exams, as well as discussion board threads.

Browser Configuration:

Your browser must be configured properly as follows:

  • Strongly Recommended - add to trusted sites.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Cookies must be enabled.
  • Pop-up windows must be enabled.


  • Microsoft Office - a free copy of Office 365 can be obtained at
  •  Java - - To view and interact with all available blackboard applications.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - - Use Adobe Reader to view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files.
  • Adobe Flash Player - - Flash Player allows you to enjoy content with video, graphics and animation.