Managing Blocked File Downloads
A Windows Security Update is blocking the launch of files
downloaded from Blackboard or other Web sites.
This issue is specific to Office files (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx).
Problem, when a student tries to download a file with an
Office file extension from Blackboard, the file begins to launch, but then an
Work-around for single file
Save the file to the desktop or other location
Right-click on the file
Under the General Tab, click Unblock button.
Work-around 2 for classroom or home
Open Internet Explorer
From the configuration Cog or the Tools Menu,
choose Internet Options
In the Security Tab, Choose Trusted Sites
Click Sites button