Distance Learning
Technical Requirements for Online Courses

 Computer Requirements

The computer requirements for the Blackboard application are modest, and most computers purchased within the past several years should function without any issues.   

Blackboard works with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Mac OSX10.x or higher. Linux and other operating systems may function, but are not supported by Blackboard. Please review the following document for more information.


Browser Compatibility Chart

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 Assistive Technology

EPCC online courseware is compatible with assistive technology.

Contact the EPCC Blackboard Help Desk available 24/7 (Toll Free) 888-296-0863 for technical assistance.


 Connection Requirements

For the best user experience in Blackboard, it is highly recommended that students have a broadband Internet access. All DSL, Cable, and Satellite Internet Services meet this recommendation.


The Blackboard system makes heavy use of Java technology from Sun Microsystems, and requires the Java JRE. The latest version of the free Java Runtime Environment can be downloaded and installed from the Java web site.


JavaScript must be enabled on your computer.