Update your browser

You can access Brightspace with older versions of our supported browsers. However, for an optimal experience that offers better performance, accessibility, and security, we strongly recommend that all users access Brightspace with a supported browser.

Supported browsers

Windows 10

  • Chrome 84.0.4147.125 (released August 2020)
  • Chromium-based Edge 84.0.522.52  (released in August 2020)
  • Firefox 79.0 (released in July 2020)


  • Chrome 84.0.4147.125 (released August 2020)
  • Chromium-based Edge 84.0.522.44 (released in July 2020)
  • Safari 13.1 (released in July 2020)
  • Firefox 79.0 (released in July 2020)

Update Chrome

Regarding Chrome, you have two options:

  1. Keep Chrome automatically up to date. 
    • See here for extensive instructions.
  2. Download the latest version of Chrome via https://www.google.com/chrome/

Update Edge

Regarding Edge, you have two options:

  1. Upgrade to the New Edge Browser
    • See here for extensive instructions.
  2. Download the latest version of Edge via https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge

Update Firefox

By default, Firefox updates automatically. You can always update manually, in which case an update is downloaded but not installed until you restart Firefox.

Please see this website on how to update Firefox manually. 

Update Safari

To keep Safari up to date on your macOS, always install the latest macOS updates via the App Store. 

The most recent version of macOS includes the most recent version of Safari. For some earlier versions of macOS, Safari might also be available separately from the Updates tab of the App Store. 

1. Download the latest version of macOS via: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201475

If you are working on a computer/laptop from Leiden University and you are not able to update your browser, please contact ISSC Helpdesk via the Helpdeskportal.