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For the best performance, we recommend that your computer meet the following system requirements:
|Category||Operating System||CPU||RAM||Hard Drive Space|
|Windows||Windows 8, Windows 10 (Windows 10 preferred)||1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, 2-core.||8 GB||10 GB or greater|
|Mac||Mac OS 10.10+||1.2 GHz or faster, Intel processor||8 GB||10 GB or greater|
In some instances you will need access to a smartphone or digital camera in order to capture images or video.
* Please note that not all tools used in your course are compatible across all browsers and devices. This is especially true if you are using a mobile device. For the best experience, we recommend a desktop or laptop computer.
In order to use myLesley (Blackboard) and other supported tools, you will need a current, updated browser. Run the browser checker to see whether Blackboard Learn supports your browser and operating system.
We have noticed that Firefox and Chrome tend to be most compatible with all of our supported tools. Therefore, we strongly recommend accessing Lesley-supported tools using the latest version of these browsers.
Players and Plugins
In addition to a compatible browser, you will also need the updated versions of the following players and plugins:
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player will allow you to view animated and interactive content on the web.
For the best experience, access myLesley through a strong, reliable wired or wi-fi network. A cellular network is not recommended.
Some coursework may be completed on a mobile device. There are several mobile apps available which may have varying requirements and compatibility. See
see Lesley “On The Go” With Mobile Solutions for the detailed list of supported apps, including myLesley/Blackboard, VoiceThread, Microsoft Office 365 tools, and more.
Please note that not all tools used in your course are compatible across all browsers and devices. This is especially true if you are using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. For the best experience, we recommend a desktop or laptop computer.
All Lesley students, faculty, and staff are eligible to download and install the latest version of Microsoft Office. For more information and instructions for downloading see Microsoft Office 365 for Students.
Certain courses or programs may require additional content-specific software. Students will be given information on how to access or purchase them prior to the start of each course.
For the best Blackboard Learn experience with your screen reader, use Firefox and JAWS on a Windows system. On a Mac use Safari and VoiceOver. Visit Accessibility in Blackboard Learn to learn more about Blackboard's approach to accessible software.
For more information on alternative document formats in myLesley, see:
- Accessing Alternative Formats of Documents in myLesley (Blackboard Ally for Students)
- Creating Accessible Alternative Formats of Documents in Your myLesley Course (Blackboard Ally for Instructors)