Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.
If you are experiencing issues while launching Blackboard Chat and are getting errors similar to "Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar", please follow these instructions to fix it:
Go to the Java Control Panel (On Windows click Start->All Programs->Java and then Configure Java; on Mac go to System Preferences then click on the Java icon)
Click on the Security tab
Click on the Edit Site List button
Click the Add in the Exception Site List window
Add two URLs - https://www.blackboard.odu.edu and https://collab.blackboard.odu.edu:8443 on separate lines
Click OKs to save the URLs that you entered.
Click Continue on the Security Warning dialog
If you have additional questions, please contact ITS at 683-3192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.