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Blackboard Alerts

Important and timely announcements and alerts about Blackboard will be posted here. Instructors with questions about Blackboard or any Blackboard alerts should contact FCLD at or (860) 768-4661.

Current Alerts:

10/23/17 - Blackboard utilizes pop-ups to open windows and tabs in order to view content external to Blackboard.  In order to allow Blackboard to open pop-ups, users must either enable pop-ups within their browser, or allow Blackboard permissions to open pop-ups while keeping pop-ups disabled for other sites. Allowing pop-ups for Blackboard will fix the issue external websites not opening in a new tab or a new window.

Directions for Allowing Pop-Up Permissions for Blackboard

9/14/2017 - Blackboard Faculty and Students experiencing difficulty in viewing buttons, course lists, content, etc. should clear Browser cache and cookies.  All users should also be sure Flash and Java are updated.  Please see instructions below:

Directions for Clearing Cache
Update Directions for Java 8
Update Directions for Flash

9/1/2017 - Problems using Blackboard on Mobile devices? Blackboard has updated Apps.  Read the Mobile Support article.

8/3/2017 - Students, your University email has migrated to Microsoft Office 365. You can log in by visiting If you have any issues, please contact the Help Desk at 860.768.4357 or


Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge Browsers (Windows 10) are not recommended browsers for Blackboard.  Use of these browsers may cause issues with submitting assignments and other Blackboard tasks.  The Chrome browser is recommended.  Use this link to check your browser compatibility with Blackboard.