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.)
- Login to the Blackboard
Academic Suite and navigate to a page that uses the Visual Text Box
Editor (either Discussion Board or
- 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.
- Double-click the Status Bar
where the Restricted Sites or the Internet
icon appears. The Internet Security Properties box
- 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.
- 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.
- 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://
- Click Add.
- Click Close.
- Click OK on
the Internet Security Properties box.
- Refresh the page.
- 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..."
- Click the message and select
Run ActiveX Control from the context menu.
- Click Run in
the Security Warning box.
- The Visual Text Box Editor is
now configured to operate correctly within this browser.
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