Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Blackboard Help

Blackboard at USNA

About Blackboard:

Blackboard is the Learning Management System used by the US Naval Academy for an online supplement to courses, providing a tool for faculty and staff organizations to document class structure, assignments, and media. It can be accessed directly by visiting: USNA is currently running version 9.1.

Supported Browsers:

Blackboard has listed in this link the supported operating systems and browsers for use with the Blackboard 9.1. Blackboard 9.1 is a web-based application and other browsers and operating system may work well, however, the listed configurations are the only configurations that are tested and supported by Blackboard.

If problems should occur, please review the chart below to make sure the browser in use is compatible with the current version of Blackboard.  In order to use Blackboard your browser must have cookies, Java, and JavaScript enabled. You can run a browser check to ensure your settings are compatible with Blackboard.

Preferred Plug Ins:

Sun Java Virtual Machine: For all operating systems, the supported version is Java 6.0 or higher.

Copyright Rules:

For more information on copyright, please refer to the following resources:

Acceptable File Types:

Type of File Extension
Word .doc, .docx
Excel .xls, .xlsx
PowerPoint .ppt, .pptx
PDF .pdf
HTML .htm, .html
Rich Text .rtf
Text .txt
Image Files .gif, .jpg, .png
QuickTime Video Files .mov
Flash Files .flv, .swf
Real Audio Files .rm, .ram

Characters to avoid when naming files:

Ampersand &
Comma ,
Semicolon ;
Quotes "
Exclamation Point !
Question Mark ?
Slashes /
Dollar Sign $
Number Sign #
go to Top