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Computer Requirements & Recommendations

Listed below are some simple requirements for your computer, the newer your computer, the better it will perform with the Blackboard system.

Requirements:

Minimum PC Configuration:

550 Mhz Pentium Processor
128 MB RAM
20 Gig Hard Drive
15" Monitor
56k Kbps Modem

Recommended PC Configuration:
1 GHz Processor
128 MB RAM
20 Gig Hard Drive
17" Monitor
Cable Modem or DSL

IBM-Compatible PC:
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, NT, or XP

Apple Macintosh:
Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X
Quadra Level, Power PC, G3 or faster processor

Both Systems:
128 MB of RAM
1 GB free hard disk space
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer --OR-- Netscape Navigator 4.78 or newer
JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled
Sound Card & Speakers
56.6 Kbp/s or faster modem --OR-- Cable/DSL modem

Recommendations:
Desktops should be set at 1024 x 768 pixels for maximum viewing
Microsoft Word
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Note: The minimum requirements may be lower.  However, if your online classes use audio and video lectures, they will probably require more computing resources.


 

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