Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google's Chrome Browser and Blackboard

Google has developed a browser known as Chrome.

Tests of the Blackboard using the Chrome browser have been largely encouraging, with many functions on the site working perceivably faster than is typical with Internet Explorer and even Firefox.

However we have not had time to fully test and vet the Blackboard application in Chrome. Please let us know if you find additional issues beyond the ones described here.

Known issues with Blackboard on Chrome:

1. Blackboard Grade Center final column missing bug:  in Blackboard version 9.1.x, when viewing the Grade Center using the Chrome Browser's 90% zoom setting or lower, the right-most column may disappear.  This problem can be corrected by changing the zoom value back to 100% and/or changing the width of the Chrome browser window.

2.  The Quicktime plugin sometimes crashes in Chrome.  If you have a lot of video content (e.g. .mp4 files) posted in your course, you may have better luck accessing them with Firefox than with Chrome.

Please send any comments or issues you discover to ats@neu.edu

Thank you for using Blackboard at Northeastern University!