Blackboard is validating and testing the releases on the latest stable browserversions. This is done together with different Operating Platforms.
Browsers that continuously are subject to tests and validations are:
Since Blackboard has been updated July 30th, it is not nescessary anymore that the browser supports Java. The reason for this is that Blackboard removed the Collaborate tools (Multiple File Upload, Chat en Virtual Classroom). With this step, Blackboard follows the browsers, that migrate to the HTML5 specification.