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Browser Setting Guide

Browser Settings for Blackboard 9.1 SP12

Enabling JavaScript

Internet Explorer

  1. Find the tool button, select the "Internet Options".
  2. Click on the "Security" tab. Make sure the "Internet" globe icon is highlighted.
  3. Click on the "Custom Level..." button to bring up the security options for your browser.
  4. Search through the menu for the "Active scripting" option.
  5. Make sure "Enable" is selected. Click the "OK" button.
  6. Close this window and restart the browser.

Firefox

  • Click here for detail settings.

Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu  Chrome menu  on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select "Settings".
  3. Click "Show advanced settings".
  4. In the "Privacy" section, click "Content settings" button.
  5. Search through the "JavaScript" option.
  6. Enable "Allow all sites to run  Java Script (recommended)". Click "Done" button.
  7. Close the Settings tab and "refresh (F5)" the page. 

Safari

  1. Go to and select the "Preferences..." option in the "Safari" menu.
  2. Click on the "Security" icon in the top row of preference options.
  3. Under the "Web Content:" category, make sure the "Enable JavaScript" box is checked.
  4. Close this window and click the "Reload" button of the page requiring Javascript.

Enabling Cookies

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the tools button, and then click "Internet Options".
  2. Click the "Privacy" tab, Click "Default" button if it is available.
  3. Click the "OK" button.
  4. Close this window and restart the browser.

Firefox

  • Click here for detailed settings.

Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select "Settings".
  3. Click "Show advanced settings".
  4. In the "Privacy" section, click "Content settings" button.
  5. Search the "Cookies" option.
  6. Enable "Allow local data to be set (recommended)". Click "Done" button.
  7. Close the Settings tab and "refresh (F5)" the page. 

Safari

  1. Pull down the Safari menu, select "Preferences".
  2. In the Preferences window, select the Security icon. 
  3. Next to "Accept Cookies", click to select "Always".
  4. Click Close and restart the browser .

Enabling Popup Windows

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the tools button, and then click "Internet Options".
  2. Click the "Privacy" tab, deselect "Turn on Popup Blocker" option.
  3. Click the "OK" button.
  4. Close this window and restart the browser.

Firefox

  • Click here for detailed settings

Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select "Settings".
  3. Click "Show advanced settings".
  4. in the "Privacy" section, click the "Content settings" button.
  5. In the "Pop-ups" section, select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups." Click "Done" button.
  6. Close the Settings tab and "refresh (F5)" the page. 

Safari

  1. Choose Safari > Preferences, and then click Security.
  2. Make sure these checkboxes are selected: Enable plug-ins, Enable Java, and Enable JavaScript.
  3. Make sure this checkbox is not selected: “Block pop-up windows.”

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Last Updated: 8/1/13