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Software Requirements


Minimum Software Requirements 

When purchasing a computer, it is important to consider the compatibility and ease of use with other computers. Therefore, students should be aware of the software applications considered standard at Davenport University.

These include the following: 

  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Mac users will need to have Microsoft Office 2011, which is the Mac equivalent to the PC version.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9



  • Mozilla FireFox (ESR)1 (Recommended browser)
  • Internet Explore 9
  • Google Chrome (Stable Channel)3 


  • Safari 5.1
  • Google Chrome (Stable Channel)3
  • Firefox (ESR)1 

To ensure that your operating system and browser are compatible with Blackboard 9 please follow the links below to the Blackboard Supported OS & Browsers pages.