Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS 10.12, Mac OS 10.13, Mac OS 10.14, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Chrome OS
To function properly, Blackboard requires a high-speed Internet connection (cable modem, DSL, satellite broadband, T1, etc.). The minimum Internet connection speed to access Blackboard is a consistent 1.5 Mbps (megabits per second) or higher.
You can check your speed settings using the speed test at
Note: If you use a browser that is not listed above, you can still access and use most features of Blackboard; however, if you are taking online quizzes or tests via Blackboard, you might experience technical problems.
You do not need any special software to run Blackboard. You simply to go the Blackboard home page https://blackboard.southark.edu/ in your internet browser, and type in your username and password. We do recommend the use of either Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for your browser.
Technologies NOT supported for use with Blackboard:
- Windows XP
- Windows, Mac OS, and Linux systems not running a supported browser
- Internet Explorer
- Firefox versions 56 and lower
- Chrome versions 62 and lower
- Safari versions 11 and lower
- JRE 5 for Blackboard Learn Original user interfaces