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Open files from the content area. Right-click on the file name and select Open or Open in New Window. Open will open the file unless the Instructor has decided that the file has to open in a new window. Click either Open or Save when prompted. Click back on a course content button or on the browser back button to return to the Blackboard course.

If you have difficulties opening a file, try saving it to your computer (with Save Target As or Save) and then opening the file from the application it was developed in, e.g. PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.

Print files from the content area. Right-click on the file name and select Print Target. To print PowerPoint slides with note areas, click in the Print what: box, then under Handouts, select 3 Slides per page. 

Download files from a content area. Right-click on the file name and select Save Target As. In the Save As window browse for the folder where the file is to be stored. Once this drive or folder is present in the Save in: box, click Save. Click Open or Close to proceed.