Distance Learning Support Services
Technical Requirements for Online Courses

 Computer Requirements

Computers purchased within the past several years should function without any issues.   

Blackboard works with current Windows and Mac Operating Systems. Please review the following for more information.

Browser Compatibility Chart

*Internet Explorer is no longer supported for Blackboard Learn(c)

Browser Checker

 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 use of Java technology and requires the Java software to be installed.

The latest version of the free Java software can be downloaded and installed from the Java web site.