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Configure Internet Explorer 7.0 to work with online course software

Please follow these steps to add the Blackboard Academic Suite server to the list of trusted sites. (To check which version of Internet Explorer is on your computer, open your Internet Explorer Browser, click Help, click About Internet Explorer.)
  1. Login to the Blackboard Academic Suite and navigate to a page that uses the Visual Text Box Editor (either Discussion Board or email).
  2. Determine if the Blackboard Academic Suite server is in the list of Trusted Sites. When accessing the Academic Suite, a green check mark will appear in the Status Bar with the label, Trusted Sites. If Restricted Sites (a red circle icon) or Internet (a globe icon) appears instead, the Blackboard Academic Suite server must be added to the list of Trusted Sites.
  3. Double-click the Status Bar where the Restricted Sites or the Internet icon appears. The Internet Security Properties box will open.
  4. Click on the Trusted Sites icon under the Select a zone to view or change security settings heading. Click Sites to open the Trusted Sites box.
  5. The URL for the Blackboard Academic Suite server should appear in the Add this website to the zone field. If not, enter the URL that is used to access the Blackboard Academic Suite in the field.
  6. If the URL for the Blackboard Academic Suite does not use SSL security, uncheck the Require Server Verification (https:) for all sites in this zone option. If the URL for the Blackboard Academic Suite uses SSL security the URL will begin with https:// If the URL does not use SSL security the URL will begin with http:// 
  7. Click Add.
  8. Click Close.
  9. Click OK on the Internet Security Properties box.
  10. Refresh the page.
  11. A message may appear in the Internet Explorer Information Bar: "This website wants to run the following add-on: 'Microsoft (R) Dynamic HTML Editing Control' from 'Microsoft Corporation'. If you trust the website and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here..."
  12. Click the message and select Run ActiveX Control from the context menu.
  13. Click Run in the Security Warning box.
  14. The Visual Text Box Editor is now configured to operate correctly within this browser. 

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