A cookie is a small piece of information that your browser stores on your computer when you visit certain web pages. Blackboard Vista uses cookies to remember your login information as you browse through the site, so it is crucial you allow cookies from Blackboard Vista.

JavaScript, which is different from Java, is a language used by web browsers that allows for easier browsing and more browsing features. JavaScript is automatically enabled in Firefox and Safari. If you need to check that cookies and JavaScript are enabled in your browser, use the instructions below.

fx-logo-sm Enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Firefox from your desktop or Dock.
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  2. From the main menu at the top of your screen, click Firefox and then Preferences…
    mac-fx3-preferences
  3. Click the Privacy icon.
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  4. Ensure that the Accept cookies from sites and Accept third-party cookies check boxes are checked.
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  5. Continue on to JavaScript.

fx-logo-sm Enable JavaScript in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Firefox from your desktop or Dock.
    mac-fx3-dock
  2. From the main menu at the top of your screen, click Firefox and then Preferences…
    mac-fx3-preferences
  3. Click the Content icon.
    mac-fx3-content-icon
  4. Ensure that the Enable JavaScript check box has been checked.
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  5. Close out the Preferences window.
  6. Continue to the Firewall Set Up.

safari-logo-sm Enable cookies in Safari

  1. Launch Safari from your desktop or Dock.
    macLeopard-dock-safari
  2. From the main menu at the top of your screen, click Safari and then Preferences…
    safari-preferences
  3. Click the Security icon.
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  4. In the Accept Cookies section, ensure that the radio button is set to Only from sites you navigate to.
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  5. Close this window.
  6. Continue on to JavaScript.

safari-logo-sm Enable JavaScript in Safari

  1. Launch Safari from your desktop or Dock.
    macLeopard-dock-safari
  2. From the main menu at the top of your screen, click Safari and then Preferences…
    safari-preferences
  3. Click the Security icon.
    mac-firefox1-security-icon
  4. In the Web Content section, ensure that the Enable JavaScript check box has been checked.
    mac-safari-javascript
  5. Close this window.
  6. Continue to the Firewall Set Up.