The following minimum hardware and software requirements are necessary in order to access an online class through Gateway Virtual Academy’s current version of Blackboard.
|Operating System||Windows Vista, 7, or 8
Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9
|Windows 7 or 8
Mac OSX 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9
|Processor||1 GHz processor||2 GHz or faster processor|
|Memory||512 MB of RAM||2 GB of RAM or higher|
|Monitor Resolution||1024 x 768||1024 x 768 or higher|
|Free Hard Disk Space||5 GB of free disk space||20 GB or higher of free space|
|Internet Connection||Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps.||Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 4 Mbps or higher|
|Internet Browser**||Respondus Lockdown Browser and IE8, IE9, Safari 4+, Chrome or Firefox||Respondus Lockdown Browser and Firefox|
|Java||Java is required to use Blackboard. Visit our Java support page for information about troubleshooting Java.|
|Macromedia Flash Player||Flash is required to play videos within the Blackboard system. You can download Flash from the Adobe website.|
Students are required to have regular, reliable access to a computer with a stable broadband Internet connection. Any system older than 4 years may not have the processing power to work with our current version of Blackboard and its components.