Java problem

If you updated to the latest version of Java ( you may see an error that says “Java has discovered application components that could indicate a security concern”. You are asked if you wish to block potentially unsafe components from being run. If you click “Yes” (which is recommended on the warning and is the default selection), the Java components –such as the chat tool or assignment dropbox will not work. The workaround to this is as follows.

1.  Open Java Control Panel (go to, Start menu > Control Panel > Java Control Panel).

2.  Click on the “Advanced” tab

3.  Expand “Security”

4.  Expand “Mixed code (sandboxed vs. trusted) security verification”

5.  Select “Enable – hide warning and run with protections”

6.  Click “OK”

Blackboard has informed us that they are aware of this issue and the company is working on a fix.

Thank you,

Darren Crone, Ed.D.
eLearning Manager
The University of Texas at Dallas
School of Management


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