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Browser Support

Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience is based on modern web technologies including HTML 5 and WebRTC. You don't need to install Java or a launcher.

For the best experience use Google ChromeTM or Firefox®.

For the best Blackboard Collaborate experience with your screen reader use Firefox® and Jaws on a Windows® system. On a Mac® use Safari® and VoiceOver.

Browser support
Browser Audio/Video Application Sharing
ChromeTM versions 54+

On Windows® and Mac®

Supported with High Quality

Shows most videos in conference layout

Share and View
Firefox® versions 49+

On Windows, Mac, and Linux®

See two videos: the speaker and your own Share and View
Firefox®

On Windows, Mac, and Linux®

With Flash® versions 17+

See two videos: the speaker and your own View Only
Safari®

With Flash versions 17+

See two videos: the speaker and your own View Only
Internet Explorer®

With Flash versions 17+

IE 10 is not supported. To learn more see the Behind the Blackboard IE 10 in Collaborate Ultra article. (available in English only)

See two videos: the speaker and your own View Only
Microsoft Edge®

With Flash versions 17+

See two videos: the speaker and your own View Only

Mobile devices

Browsers on mobile devices are supported on Windows® touch devices such as the Surface at this time. Users can choose to use either the Bb Student mobile app or the device browser.

More on browser support on Behind the Blackboard (available in English only)