System Requirements and Required Software

In order to receive technical support from Excelsior College, you must meet our minimum system requirements.

Operating Systems

A note about Windows operating systems: Microsoft periodically ends support for its older operating systems. Our minimum computer system requirement in the chart below reflects these changes.

Web browsers

Web browsers listed in the chart below have been tested and validated for use with our Website. Other web browsers not listed may not work as well. We strongly recommended that you use one of the supported web browsers.

System Requirements

All computers Minimum Recommended
Monitor 15″ VGA
256 colors
800×600 resolution
17″ SVGA
True color
1024×768 resolution
Internet connection 56K modem Broadband (cable or DSL)
Email capabilities Email address (required) Email address (required)
Web Browser Plugins Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.194
Java 81
Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.194
Java 81
Software Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Window Computers Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows 7 Windows 10
Web Browser (only one needed) Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox v.51.0.1
Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox v.51.0.1
Word Processing Software (only one needed) Microsoft Word 2010 Microsoft Word 2016
Mac Computers Minimum Recommended
Operating System Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
Web Browser (only one needed) Safari 10.0.3
Mozilla Firefox v.51.0.1
Safari 10.0.3
Mozilla Firefox v.51.0.1
Word Processing Software Microsoft Word 2011 Microsoft Word 2016

 

Blackboard Learn Support Pages

Excelsior College currently uses Blackboard Learn as its course management system. Therefore, Excelsior College adheres to the same system requirements and web browser software that Blackboard supports. For more details and information regarding the web browsers and software Blackboard supports, you can visit Blackboard Support & Help Pages.

Java
Adobe Reader
Adobe Flash