To download a PDF version of these set up instruction for printing click here.
UAB's Department of Instructional Technology recommends the following for optimal performance of Blackboard Learn on your computer. If your computer is not set up correctly, you will experience errors in feature functionality.
2. Disable all Pop-up Blockers. To learn how to disable your Pop-up Blocker go to click here.
3. Plug-ins that must be installed: RealPlayer, Adobe Reader, Flash Player. To learn how to check for Plug-ins go to click here.
4. You must Accept/Run the Security Certificate when prompted at log-on. To learn how to Accept/Run security certificates go to click here.
In the Safari browser:
Note: If you are running Pop-up Blocker, and have the option to allow sites (we are using Firefox for this example), it is necessary to add three (3) sites as trusted sites. This can be done by doing the following:
The required plug-ins for Blackboard Learn that must be installed are Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player and RealPlayer. There are also three (3) recommended plug-ins that you may want to install.
To check and see if you have the plug-ins installed, click on the links below.
On this page you will be able to test to see if you have each of the required and recommended plug-ins. If you do not have them install, there will be a link to the site where you can download them.
The first time you log in to Blackboard Learn, you should receive two (2) pop-ups for validating the Java application. Click on the OK button for each certificate.
You have now accepted and run the authentication certificate.
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