Browser Comparison

Author admin acount on January 14, 2016 | Print | Bookmark

What browser is best suited to different applications is confusing at best. Here's a list of what browser works best with different Genesee applications. (Updated January 2017)

An easier to read version is available as a PDF file: Browser Grid

 

 

Banner INB

GSI

 

Argos

Xtender

 

Campus Labs

 

Blackboard

General Internet Browsing and Tasks

Security

Firefox

(* +)

No

Yes

 

Yes

No

 

Best

Yes

Good

Good

Chrome

(** +)

No

Better

 

Yes

No

 

Best

Yes

Good

Best

Internet Explorer 11

(^ +)

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

No

Yes

No

Good

Microsoft Edge

(Windows 10)  (+)

No

Needs Testing

 

Needs Testing

No

 

Yes

Yes

Good

Good

* Firefox will end support for Java by March 2017.

** From Blackboard’s site: Google Chrome versions 42+ and Microsoft Edge do not support NPAPI-type plug-ins, including Java plug-ins and many media browser plug-ins. Blackboard doesn't support these browsers for use in the following circumstances: 1) with embedded media types that require third-party NPAPI plug-ins for viewing and 2) the multiple-file upload interface located in the Content Collection, although the other multiple-file upload interfaces are supported on these browsers.

^ Internet Explorer 11 was deployed to all campus PC’s in December 2016.  This is the preferred browser for most work-related tasks.

+ Adobe Flash support is being discontinued in 2017.

Campus Labs developers have identified Google Chrome and Firefox to be the best browsers when working in Compliance Assist. 

If you are using an application and are not sure which browser to you, please send an email to helpdesk@genesee.edu

--Updated January 2107

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