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Downloading and Enabling Java/JRE

Java is a programming language and the learning management system will not work properly if it is not installed. Refer to the instructions below to download and/or enable Java in your Web browser.

Verify and Download Java

  1. Go to the Java site to verify if you have Java.
  2. Click the Agree and Continue button.
  3. Evaluate verification results. If Java is needed, the verification will suggest downloading/updating Java. Follow the prompts or download the latest Java plugin.

Enabling Java Plugin in Your Web Browser

To enable or troubleshoot the Java plugin in your Web browser, follow these steps:

Internet Explorer (11)

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
    (If you do not see the Tools menu, press the Alt key on your keyboard to display the menu bar.)
  2. Under the Security tab, click the Custom Level button.
  3. Scroll down the dialogue box to Scripting section.
  4. Select Enable for Scripting of Java Applets.
  5. Click OK to save changes.

Edge (20 and higher)
This browser does not allow Java.

Firefox (31 and higher)

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select Add-ons.
    (If you do not see the Tools menu, press the Alt key on your keyboard to display the menu bar.)
  2. Click the Plugins menu and select Java (TM).
  3. Click Enable button (if disabled) or select Always Activate if possible.

Safari (6 and higher)

  1. Click the word Safari, on the top-left side, and select Preferences.
  2. Click the Security icon.
  3. Select Allow Plug-ins for Internet Plug-ins.
  4. Click the Plug-in Settings button.
  5. Click on Java.
  6. Select Allow Always for When Visiting Other Websites.
  7. Click the Done button.

Chrome (36 and higher)
This browser does not allow Java.

Need help? If you need assistance, contact the Blackboard Learn Helpdesk at bbhelp@northshore.edu.

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