What are the technical requirements for my computer in order to use Blackboard (Bb) Collaborate?

The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies uses Bb Collaborate for online webinar meetings. The Bb Collaborate platform is built-in to Quercus. It is web-based and does not require downloading any application onto your computer to gain access.

Information on supported browsers and corresponding operating systems can be found via the Blackboard Collaborate support page found here:


A Note on Supported Browsers:

Bb Collaborate will run on the latest two release versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. While the BB Collaborate support page linked above lists other compatible browsers, the webinar platform in conjunction with Quercus does not support the following browsers:  Internet Explorer; Microsoft Edge; Safari. There are known issues with these browsers and SCS strongly advises against using them to access Bb Collaborate.


Recommended Accessories

Online and Hybrid courses will have synchronous (live) online meetings using the Bb Collaborate webinar software. While many computers are equipped with a camera, speakers, and a microphone, using headphones with an attached microphone and a webcam for these sessions is recommended.


If you have any questions about Bb Collaborate, please contact our Learning Innovation Support Team

via elearning@utoronto.ca  or 416-978-3880 (Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm ET).


Download Bb Collaborate user guide for learners here:

Job Aid - Bb Collaborate for Learners.pdf

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