Distance Learning: Java Support: Configuring Java for the supported web browsers.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Tools and then Internet Options
  2. Select the Security tab, and select the Custom Level button
  3. Scroll down to Scripting of Java applets
  4. Make sure the Enable radio button is checked
  5. Click OK to save your preference
  6. In Blackboard when you click the Chat link DO NOT "Update" you need to click "Run this time"
  7. You will need to "Run" Java plugin any time it requests to "run". (Usually only the first time you start chat.)

You have to repeat step 6 carefully each time you run Chat.


 Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the Firefox browser or restart it, if it is already running
  2. From the Firefox menu, select Tools, then click the Add-ons option
  3. In the Add-ons Manager window, select Plugins
  4. Click Java (TM) Platform plugin (Windows) or Java Applet Plug-in (Mac OS X) to select it
  5. Check that the option selected is Ask to Activate or Always Activate or on older Firefox versions, click on the Enable button (if the button says Disable, Java is already enabled)
  1. In Blackboard when you click the Chat link you may need to "Allow" Java plugin and "Allways Allow"
  2. You will need to "Run" Java plugin.
  3. You must choose "Later" when it asks to update Java.
  4. Then you must "Run" the blackboard application.

You may have to repeat the last 3 steps repeatedly untill your Chat window is all loaded.


  1. Click on Safari and select Preferences
  2. Choose the Security option
  3. Select Allow Plug-ins, then click on Manage Website Settings
  4. Click on the Java item, select an option (Ask, Allow or Allow Always) from the pulldown list When visiting other websites
  5. Click Done, then close the Safari Preferences window



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