Blackboard Learn™

We use the Blackboard LearnTM Learning Management system for most online courses, except those in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program, which use the Canvas Learning Management system.

To take an online course in Blackboard Learn, you simply need your Madonna University email address, student ID, and access to an Internet connection with any of the browsers in the table below.  

  Desktop Browser Versions Mobile Browser Versions1
Chrome 63+ 63+
Edge 42+ 38+
Firefox 57+ 57+
Internet Explorer2 Unsupported Unsupported
Safari 12+ with iOS 11+


1 This list will be updated over time.  The most current list can be found at Blackboard Learn Browser Support.  2Microsoft ended active development for Internet Explorer in January 2016. Most features of Learn will work with IE11, but some may not. An alternative browser is recommended.


Some online courses also use Zoom to augment traditional online learning with a "virtual classroom" experience.  The supported operating systems and browsers for Zoom can be found here.


If you are considering the ABSN program, you can find the technology requirements for the Canvas Learning Management System here.