Turn Off Pop-Up Blockers
You have the option to disable any pop-up ad blocker programs installed on your system. Pop-up blocker applications work in the background while you browse the Internet. When they detect a pop-up window that may be an unwanted advertisement, they automatically close the window. This functionality can prevent you from seeing and/or downloading files in Blackboard.
Pop-up blockers may be installed as part of a browser toolbar, as part of your browser, as part of your virus protection software or even as a separate program.
Generally you have a choice of disabling the pop-up blocker entirely or enabling trusted sites. The process varies depending on the configuration of your computer, antivirus and browser.
To enable Java script in Internet Explorer
- Click on Tools in the menu bar.
- Choose Internet Options.
- Click on Security tab.
- Click on the Internet icon.
- Click on Custom Level button.
- Scroll down until you see Scripting of Java Applets (under Scripting).
- Set this to Enable.
- Click on OK.
File-naming Conventions Are critical!
When placing files into Blackboard as a Discussion Board attachment, e-mail attachment, Course Materials link and as an Assignment attachment, it is important to name the files properly before attaching them. Below are a few file-naming conventions that should be followed. File names should not be longer than 32 characters including the file extension (.doc).
- dog ran.doc
- the dog ran over the fence across the field.doc