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Port St. Lucie: How to Unblock Popups

Fortis Institute 9022 South US 1 Port St Lucie FL34952

Why unblock pop-ups?

Blackboard requires you to allow pop-ups and Flash to work properly.

Unblocking Pop-ups on Flash (PC)

  1. Select the three horizontal bars in the upper right corner.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select the Privacy and Security tab.
  4. To disable the pop-up blocker, uncheck the Block pop-up windows box below Permissions.
  5. To allow specific pop-ups, click Exceptions and enter the URL(s).
  6. Close the window.
  7. Click OK.

Unblocking Pop-ups on Chrome (PC)

By default, Chrome will notify you when a pop-up is blocks and give you an option to see it. To turn off pop-up blocker, follow these instructions:

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome menu (the three dots in the upper right corner)
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Advanced at the bottom.
  4. Under Privacy and security, click the Content Settings button.
  5. Select Pop-ups and redirects.
  6. To disable the pop-up blocker uncheck the Blocked box.
  7. To enable pop-ups on specific sites, check Blocked and click Add next to Allow and enter the URL(s).

What about Flash?

If your INTERACTIVE LESSON doesn't work, it may be that it requires Flash. Chrome and Firefox are phasing out support of Flash. You may be able to "approve" the site you're working on for your browser, or you may try Internet Explorer or some older browser.

Unblocking Pop-ups on Internet Explorer (PC)

Version 8 and older

  1. Click Tools.
  2. Click Pop-up Blocker.
  3. Click Turn Off Pop-up Blocker.

version 9 AND LATER

  1. Click the GEAR icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Uncheck Turn on Pop-up Blocker to disable the pop-up blocker.
  4. Click the Settings button to disable pop-up blockers for specific sites.
  5. Click OK.
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