Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Important Blackboard Information for Students and Faculty

There have been some issues in the past few days regarding the Java program that all computers need to run many different programs and websites - including Blackboard.  If you haven't already, you will be receiving an email from the university regarding this issue.

Any older versions of Java are continually being blocked on different web browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari to protect and prevent users from experiencing any security issues.  This can cause your browser to freeze and/or shut down - including Blackboard.  Cyber security is a major US threat and the federal government and homeland security are also involved.

To keep you protected and to keep Blackboard working properly Java has been updating very frequently.  Many of us are not used to having to update our computer manually but this is a frequent and crucial step we must take in the upcoming weeks until this issue has been sorted out.

The purpose of this post is to give a tutorial walk-through to make sure you always have the most current Java update on your computer so there are no issues.

Link to do a Java test.

1 comment:

  1. Alwilda Scholler-JaquishFebruary 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Thank you, Kelly, it was easy to use.

    I have learned to pay attention as many sites install browsers or or information that I do not want.