Q. I am trying to provide a URL to a website students need for my course and Blackboard is saying “cannot navigate to page, the content is outside of the blackboard learn environment.” What can I do to make sure students have access to the link?
A. Because of the way Blackboard 9 works with Internet Explorer 8, the easiest solution is to change the settings for the URL in Blackboard so it opens in a new window. To set the URL to open in a new window, follow these steps:
- Log into Blackboard.
- Click on the chevron beside the URL you want to open in a new window.
- Select Edit.
- On the Edit URL page, scroll down to 4. Options.
- Select “Yes” for Open in New Window.
- Click Submit.