It is important to prepare your computer to operate in the Webcourses@UCF environment. Please make the following adjustments to your computer:
Webcourses@UCF is a platform that relies on your Internet browser to display content. It is important that you configure your browser correctly so it will function properly with Webcourses@UCF, allowing you to fully benefit from the online experience.
To ensure a successful online learning experience with your course, make sure you have the required downloads and plug-ins.
Some of the most commonly used downloads and plug-ins include:
Please review your course syllabus or contact your instructor for a list of any additional required plug-ins for your class.
Occasionally, you may see a message indicating that Webcourses@UCF is not a trusted site. You can set your browser to make Webcourses@UCF a trusted site by following these instructions (instructions may vary depending on browser):
Currently, Safari does not have an option to set permanent trusted sites. Whenever you visit Webcourses@UCF, be sure to click OK when asked whether or not Webcourses@UCF is a trusted site.
Pop-up blockers can cause a variety of problems if not configured appropriately. For Webcourses@UCF to function properly, your browser must allow pop-up windows from the Webcourses@UCF server. If you cannot view a discussion posting, quiz or have difficulty opening links, read through the support page linked below and follow the instructions:
Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent by a Web server (in our case, the Webcourses@UCF server) to a browser. The browser sends that cookie back each time it accesses the server.
Cookies are used by Webcourses@UCF for authentication purposes and must be enabled for your browser to access Webcourses@UCF. If cookies are not enabled, you may be improperly authenticated and could experience technical issues. At a minimum, session cookies must be enabled for your Webcourses@UCF site.
Problems resulting from cookies not being enabled include:
The Browser Checker will check for cookie problems and provide a link to information about enabling cookies.
If your browser is having problems displaying Webcourses@UCF, you may have an adware problem. Adware, advertising-supported software, automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used.