More than one browser can be installed on a computer.
Download the compatible browser version from:
Internet Explorer (Microsoft)
Popup blockers should be turned off to allow quizzes, tests or assignments to appear when in Blackboard.
Protect your computer from damaging viruses by making sure your anti-virus software is up to date and set your virus definitions to update automatically.
New computers come with a trial version of anti-virus software. When the trial expires, you will need to purchase or download free antivirus software http://www.pcmag.com/reviews/antivirus.
The academic version of Microsoft Office is recommended – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/academic/compare-office-365-education-plans-FX103045755.aspx
A free PowerPoint viewer is available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13
You may need Acrobat Viewer (http://get.adobe.com/reader/) to read documents saved in .pdf format.