Cleveland State University Name


Technical Information

To be successful while taking online courses, you must be able to:

  • Send and receive email with attachments
  • Download files, programs and plug-ins
  • Install programs and plug-ins
  • Use Internet browsers, word processing applications (Word, Pages or Open Office) and media players to navigate and interact in the Blackboard environment


For the most trouble-free experience with Blackboard and the online tools used at Cleveland State University, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are recommended. However, Blackboard does support the browsers found in the link below:

Blackboard Browser Support for Learn SaaS

In addition, use the Browser Settings Guide below to setup your browser to work with Blackboard. You will want to allow cookies, enable JavaScript and the Java plug-in and allow pop-up windows:

Browser Settings Guide for use with Blackboard Learn

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Commonly Used Programs and Tools

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra McGraw-Hill Connect
Online Test Proctoring Resources SafeAssign
Panopto Lecture Capture Turnitin

Useful Links and Downloads

Adobe Reader Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox