Blackboard makes extensive use of Java. The visual text editor box is
a Java application. If you don't have the latest version of Java your browser
window or tab may freeze or quit when it encounters a Bb page that includes a
This is very important verify that your up to date before an online
you don't and the quiz has essay questions you may loose your answers when
you encounter a text box.
You can test Bb by going to an area with a visual text editor box.
These are commonly found in tools such as discussions, messages, and assignments
- any text box with the three formatting tool bars.
To determine if you have the latest version of Java:
Windows Users: Find the Do
I Have Java link just below
the big download button at Java.com.
The page will check to see if you need to install a new version.
MacOS Users: Go to the Apple menu at the top right of your
desktop. Choose Software Update...
We have found that sometimes
you may actually have the latest version installed and still things don't work.
If this happens simply go to Java.com and
a video tutorial from Robert Morris University