The following is notice from Blackboard regarding Firefox & Chrome. In summary, new versions will be tested internally by Blackboard, and a known issues list will be maintained and updated as compatibility issues arise. Blackboard will no longer guarantee the compatibility of future versions of these browsers.
Technically speaking, this is also true of Internet Explorer and Safari. All browsers are subject to regular updates, and it’s not feasible to test every release that comes out.
Last week Firefox 5 was released hot on the heels of Firefox 4. There has been a lot of chatter about Mozilla’s rapid release strategy and their focus on the individual user over enterprise needs. That puts Blackboard and Universities into a difficult position to stay current and ensure Blackboard performs well with the newest Firefox browser. The same situation is true with Chrome. The best we can do is inform you of the compatibility issues between the browser and Blackboard. For Firefox 5, we are conducting testing and in a few weeks will communicate any Known Issues. The important thing is that we will accept problems on the browser today.