Q. Is my web browser compatible to use with my online classes? My operating system?


Web Browsers

Here is how to check your web browser's compatibility:

  1. Determine what your browser is
    1. Not sure? Visit http://whatbrowser.org
    2. Be sure to use the computer and browser you will use to complete your coursework
  2. Is your browser on the compatible list?
    1. Compatible Browsers:
        1. PCs:
          1. Google Chrome
          2. Firefox
          3. Internet Explorer (IE) 8, 9 or 10
        1. Macs:
          1. Google Chrome
          2. Firefox
          3. Safari 5, or 6.0 x
  3. Answer:
      1. Yes:
        1. You’re all set for classes! 
      1. No:
        1. Select one of the compatible browser options from http://whatbrowser.org and download it to your computer. If you’re not comfortable doing that you should call the Personal Support Center (PSC) for help.



Operating Systems



Any operating system above Windows 7 is supported and compatible. ‚Äč

Don't know which one you are running?

Visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/which-operating-system

Unfortunately mobile browsers, Windows RT, and Chrome Operating System are not compatible. 


For Mac, we recommend Lion or newer:

  • Lion
  • Mountain Lion
  • Mavericks

Anything older would not be compatible with the appropriate web browsers (above). For example: Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Panther, Jaguar, Puma, Cheeta, and Kodiak are not recommended.

Please know that some courses require the use of software that is not Mac compatible. If you use a Mac, you may need to attend a campus, use a PC, or run the software in Windows emulation mode in order to complete some required course activities and assignments.

Additional information about technical requirements for Blackboard:


If you have other questions about operating systems or other technical requirements, please contact the PSC.

  • Last Updated Jan 17, 2019
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  • Answered By Kate Anderson, Business Librarian

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