Known Issue with Internet Explorer 7 and Blackboard

Please be aware that Blackboard still does not recognize Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser ("IE 7.0") as fully compatible. If you are using IE 7, please add Blackboard as a Trusted Site and Allow Status Bar Updates via Script. The following directions will guide you through making these browser changes on your computer.

To address these two issues, you must add http://blackboard.bpcc.edu as a Trusted Site and you must set the browser scripting to Allow Status Bar Updates via Script. The following will help you to complete those settings.

Add BPCC’s Blackboard as a Trusted Site:

  1. Open the Blackboard login page in Internet Explorer 7.0 and choose Tools and select Internet Options.

    Tools Pull-Down Menu

  2. Go to the Security tab and click on the Trusted Sites icon. Click Sites to open the Trusted Sites box.

    Internet Options

  3. 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. ( http://blackboard.bpcc.edu ) Click Add.

    Trusted Sites

  4. If the site was added correctly then the Blackboard site should display under Websites
    NOTE: Make sure that Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone is NOT checked.

    Trusted Sites - OK

  5. Choose Close and then Ok.

  6. Close the Internet Explorer window and reopen to the Blackboard website.

Set the browser scripting to Allow Status Bar Updates via Script

  1. Open the Blackboard login page in Internet Explorer 7.0 and choose Tools and select Internet Options.

    Tools Pull-Down Menu

  2. Go to the Security Tab and click the Internet zone. Then select Custom level.

    Internet Options

  3. Scroll down to Scripting. Enable “Allow status bar updates script”. Select OK.

    Security Settings - Internet Zone

  4. You may receive a Warning. Please select Yes.

    Warning Dialog Box

  5. Choose Close and then Ok.

  6. Close the Internet Explorer window and reopen to the Blackboard website.