To stop Internet Explorer from blocking Microsoft document file downloads:
Open Internet Explorer web browser
Click the Tools tab > Internet Options, then click the Security tab > click the Custom Level button. In the Custom Level window scroll down to the Downloads section. The first item under 'Downloads' is 'Automatic Prompting for file downloads'-- Set that to 'ENABLE' instead of 'DISABLE'.
Save and close the Internet Explorer browser window.
Open Internet Explorer again and login to Blackboard. Now, when opening a document, you will be given an "Open", "Save", "Cancel" option box.
An alternative is Firefox. Download and install Firefox (www.firefox.com). There are no known errors with Firefox at this time.
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