Many issues in Blackboard and other teaching technologies can be the result of how your browser handles cookies. This page covers some of the common issues you may encounter and how to resolve them.
Browser compatibility checker: You can use this Browser checker to check your browser’s compatibility with Blackboard. Opening this page checks whether your browser supports the most recent release of Blackboard Learn.
We recommend using Chrome when accessing Blackboard and other university webpages. However this guide will link to information on solving cookies issues in some other popular desktop browsers.
Clearing your Cache
Clearing your browser cache can help to resolve some issues with logging in and accessing university webpages after updates.
You can find more about clearing your cache on various browsers on the DTS Help Pages.
Enabling Third-Party Cookies
Some browsers block the relevant cookies needed to make this connection. Enabling third-party cookies can solve some issues with authenticating with technologies that link to Blackboard.
Chrome allows you to enable third-party cookies via More > Settings
You can enable third-party cookies for individual sites or for all webpages.
To enable third-party cookies in Edge, follow these steps:
- Launch Microsoft Edge.
- Click More located on the top-right corner and select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Cookies and site permissions.
- Under Manage and delete cookies and site data
- Deselect Block third-party cookies.
- Restart your browser.
Firefox allows you to enable third-party cookies when visiting the appropriate webpage.
Safari may block cookies by default.
To enable third-party cookies on Safari, deselect ‘Block all cookies’
Enabling Cross-Site Tracking
For some websites that use third-party cookies to work correctly, you may need to enable cross-site tracking in your browser.
Chrome allows you to enable cross-site tracking via More > Settings. Under ‘Privacy and security’, click Cookies and other site data.
You can enable cross-site tracking for individual sites or for all webpages.
Edge may require you to make an exception to the default Tracking Prevention settings for a particular webpage.
When you enable third-party cookies in Firefox, you will be given the option to Turn Off Enhanced Tracking Prevention for an individual webpage.
To enable cross-site tracking on Safari, follow these steps:
- In the Safari app on your Mac, choose Safari > Preferences, then click Privacy.
- De-select “Prevent cross-site tracking”