Computer Systems Requirements

Computer Systems Requirements
In order to receive technical support from Blue Mountain College, you must meet our minimum system requirements.

Operating Systems

A note about Windows operating systems: Microsoft periodically ends support for its older operating systems. Our minimum computer system requirement in the chart below reflects these changes.

Web Browsers

Web browsers listed in the chart below have been tested and validated for use with our Web site. Other browsers may not work as well. We strongly recommended that you use one of the supported browsers.

Check Your Computer

Run our automated system check to see if your browser and computer meet our minimum support requirements by accessing the link on the login page of Blackboard.

System Requirements

All Users Minimum Recommended

15" VGA
800x600 resolution

17" SVGA
True color

1024x768 resolution

Internet connection 56K modem Broadband (cable or DSL)
Email capabilities Email address Email address
Plugins Adobe Acrobat® Reader6
Flash® Player 8
Windows Media Player 9
Adobe Acrobat® Reader 9
Flash® Player 9
Windows Media Player 11
Software Microsoft Word 2007 or above Microsoft Word 2007 or above
Peripherals Video card capable of
800x600 pixel resolution
Video card capable of
1024x768 pixel resolution
PC USERS Minimum
RAM 500 MB 1 GB
Operating System
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows 7
Browser (only one needed) Internet Explorer 7.0
Firefox 3.x
Internet Explorer 7.0
Firefox 3.x
MACINTOSH USERS Minimum Recommended

500 MB 1 GB
Operating System Mac OS 10.3 Mac OS 10.4 or 10.5
(only one needed)
Safari 3.x
Firefox 2
Safari 3.x or 4.x
Firefox 3

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