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Quiz Timer Does Not Appear for Students

Date Posted: 02/27/2007

Timed Blackboard tests and quizzes generally display a timer to students in the status bar, but it will be blocked for students using IE 7 unless they make the following setting changes.

1. Add our Blackboard URL as a Trusted site. To do so, go to:

  • Tools click Internet Options click Security Tab click Trusted Sites [zone] and then click Sites
  • Enter: https://webcourses.niu.edu
  • Click on Add.
2. Allow Status Bar Updates via Script. To do so, go to:
  • Tools click Internet Options click Security Tab click Trusted Sites [zone]
  • Custom Level click Allow Status Bar Updates via Script (under the scripting section)