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Technical Requirements - ANGEL


Anne Arundel Community College uses Blackboard Learn (ANGEL Edition), as the learning management system to deliver all credit, and some noncredit, online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses. Check your computer and web browser to determine if your system is ready for ANGEL. Go to System Requirements Check. Return to this page for information on meeting system requirements.

Note: Beginning Summer 2014, Canvas will replace ANGEL as the new learning management system. If you are taking a summer term course, please go­ to
for computer system requirements.­


Computer Requirements 

A personal computer with one of the following operating systems is required:

  • Microsoft Windows XP or above (Vista, 7, 8)
  • Apple Mac OS X (10.5) or above

Internet Access

A personal computer with a 56K Dial-Up connection or better.

Browser Requirements 

For each of the recommended operating systems, the following browsers are supported for each platform.

(Note:  ANGEL currently does not support Internet Explorer 11. We recommend using the Firefox browser or Google Chrome.)

Microsoft Windows:

Internet Explore 8.0 to version 10
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 to version 18
Google Chrome 1.0 to version 24

Apple Mac OS X:

Mozilla Firefox 2.0to version 18
Safari 5.0 to version 6.0.2 

Browser Settings

  • Java of version 1.4 or higher
  • JavaScript must be enabled 
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • Pop-up blockers must be disabled


Firewalls should not be a problem. If you are having problems with a firewall at a workplace, contact your company's system administrator to resolve the issue.

Additional Recommended Software

Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Acrobat Reader


Once you have accessed your personal homepage in ANGEL, close out the MyAACC window to avoid having the MyAACC window pop-up on top of the ANGEL window. 

If you are working in a public place, such as a library or one of the college labs, it's best to log out of ANGEL if you intend to leave your seat for a period of time as leaving your information available could pose a security risk.

For more information on beginning your course go to Getting Started.


If your computer passes all tests and you still experience technical difficulties using ANGEL Learning, contact the Technical Call Center at 410-777-HELP (4357) during hours of operation.

For further information about Anne Arundel Community College's Virtual Campus, contact the Virtual Campus at 410-777-2464 or e-mail us at  

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