Disabling Pop-Up Blockers for Blackboard

This guide will walk you through the process of disabling pop-up blockers found in three popular web browsers. Course documents, web links, and tests may be opened within new windows in Blackboard, which pop-up blockers can interfere with. Adding an exception to the pop-up blocker will allow for functionality in Blackboard while still blocking pop-ups on other websites.

Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools at the top of the browser window. Clicking Pop-Up Blocker on the drop-menu will expand the menu. Select Pop-Up Blocker Settings on the expanded menu.

Tools menu in Internet Explorer

2. Type in the Blackboard address (bb.umflint.ed) in the "Address of website to allow" field, then click the Add button. Click the Close button to exit the Pop-up Blocker settings window.

Pop-up settings menu

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click Tools at the top of the browser window, then choose Options on the drop-menu.

Tools menu in Firefox

2. Selec the Content tab on the Options menu. Block pop-up windows should be selected by default. Click the Exceptions button to the right to add a Blackboard exception.

Content tab

3. Type in the Blackboard web address (bb.umflint.edu). Click the Allow button to add the address to the Allowed Sites collection. Pop-ups will now be allowed within Blackboard. Click the close button to exit the Allowed Sites window.

Allowed Sites pop-up

For Mac users, follow the directions below:

1. Select the Firefox menu at the top of the screen. Click Preferences on the drop-menu.

Firefox menu on Mac

2. Select the Content tab, then click the Exceptions button.

Content tab on Mac

3. Type in the Blackboard web address (bb.umflint.edu). Click the Allow button to add the address to the Allowed Sites collection.

Safari

Safari has no built-in "exceptions" function, so the pop-up blocker must be either on or off. To turn the blocker off, select the Safari menu at the top of the screen. Uncheck the "Block Pop-Up Windows" option on the drop-menu. Pop-ups will now be allowed universally.

Safari menu