Voice Tools: Browser Pop-up Blockers Moodle ISU


Blackboard Collaborate Voice Tools facilitate and promote vocal instruction, collaboration, coaching, and assessment -- perfect for language learning, and creating vocal exercises in any subject.

Voice Boards craft threaded voice discussions which provide a warm vocal component beyond traditional message boards.

Blackboard Collaborate requires Java to be installed on the user’s computer. This guide will explain how to install Java and how to deal with pop-up blockers.

Note: Many mobile devices do not run Java and therefore the Voice Tools applications will not be accessible on those devices. If you are unsure if your device will run Java you may need to check with the device manufacturer.

This guide will help you to:

Guides for the other Voice Tools:

Student Guides for Voice Tools:

Tip: Moodle’s Voice tools are not currently supported by Chrome browser.

Download Java (free download)

Click here to download the latest version to your computer.

Enabling JavaScript in Firefox

Any new version of Firefox Mozilla will allow you to turn on/off JavaScript in the Options tab. If you need assistance with your Java, contact ITRC - (208)-282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu.  

To access the Options menu:

  1. In the top right corner of the browser window, Click Menu.
  1. This is denoted by three horizontal lines.


  1. From the Menu, Click Options.


  1. A new tab in your browser will open.
  2. On the left hand side, Click Privacy.


  1. From the Firefox will: dropdown menu, Select Use custom settings for history.


  1. Check Accept cookies from sites.


  1. Click OK to accept any changes.

Use the Pop-Up Blocker in Firefox

There are some functions in Moodle ISU that require that the pop-up blocker be turned off.

To open or view the menu bar for Firefox:

  1. In the top right corner of the page, Click Menu (the triple bar icon).
  1. This will open a new tab in your browser.
  1. Select Options.
  2. On the left hand side of the page, Click Content.


  1. If not already checked, Check Block pop-up windows.
  2. Click Exceptions.


  1. In the Address of website field, Type *.isu.edu.
  2. Click Allow. The website will now be in the site menu/status area.


  1. Click Save Changes. The pop-up screen will disappear.


  1. Close the Options tab in your browser tabs.

For more information, contact ITRC - (208)-282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu.

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