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Google Chrome Settings Impacting Blackboard Integrations

Update Your Browser Settings Today

Beginning in January 2024, Google will begin restricting all third-party cookies in Chrome by default. Technology tools used for instruction in Blackboard may use third-party cookies. If third-party cookies are restricted, the ability to access or view content could be impacted.

Examples of technologies that may require users to enable third-party cookies include the following:

  • Blackboard
  • CourseArc
  • Panopto
  • Poll Everywhere
  • Publisher materials (ALEKS, Cengage, McGraw-Hill, Macmillan, zyBooks, etc)
  • Qwickly Attendance
  • VoiceThread
Take Action

Chrome users have several options to manage their Chrome settings to avoid losing access to instructional tools:

  • Opt-Out:The first users who receive this new Tracking Protection feature can opt-out by clicking the settings (gear) icon in a notification. 
  • Manage Permissions: For users who don't opt-out, an eye icon will appear in the address bar when Chrome blocks an integrated tool because it uses a cookie. Click on the eye icon and select the option to permit cookies temporarily. 
  • Allow Cookies: Users can update their browser settings to allow third-party cookies in Chrome.
Did You Know?

Chrome is not the only browser that restricts third-party cookies by default. To manage settings for another browser, please see How do I enable third-party cookies for Blackboard and related integrations?

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Posted: January 4, 2024, 4:15 PM