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Enable JavaScript & WebCT Requirements How to Turn On (Enable) JavaScript 
To ensure WebCT is running properly please enable JavaScript (examples below) and click the reload / refresh button on your browser.

Click here for other Important WebCT requirements

Click here for WebCT's exact instructions and to see which browser version you are using. Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 On the browser tool bar 
Tools >> Internet Options

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Select Security tab 
Select Internet zone

Click button marked Custom Level... 

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Scroll down over three quarters of the way until you find the heading Scripting

The first subheading is Active Scripting

Look at the buttons bellow, ensure that the button marked Enable is checked as shown.

Click OK to save change

javaEnable3.gif Netscape Navigator 4 On the browser Menu 
Edit >> Preferences...  Ensure the Advanced label is highlighted as shown.

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Locate the checkbox marked 
Enable JavaScript

This is shown at right unchecked. You need to make this CHECKED. Click OK Button

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Quick Tips for older browsers:

Netscape Navigator 3.x

  • Go to Options | Network Preferences...from the main menu 
  • Change to the "Languages" tab 
  • To enable: make sure "Enable JavaScript" check box is checked 
  • Restart the browser 
NetscapeCommunicator 4.x
  • Go to Edit | Preferences... from the main menu 
  • Select "Advanced" panel 
  • To enable: make sure "Enable JavaScript" check box is checked. 
  • Restart the browser 
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x
  • Go to View | Options... from the main menu 
  • Change to the "Security" tab 
  • To enable: make sure "Run ActiveX scripts" check box is checked 
  • Restart the browser 
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x
  • Go to View | Internet Options... from the main menu 
  • Change to the "Security" tab 
  • Select "Custom" and click on the "Settings..." button 
  • To enable: make sure "Enable" is selected under "Active scripting" 
  • Restart the browser 
Important WebCT Requirements back to top

Browsers 
There are only two "supported" browsers for accessing a WebCT course: Netscape Navigator (or Communicator) and Internet Explorer. Other browsers may not have the same kind of javascript functionality that WebCT requires. It is highly recommended that you use one of the two browsers below.

Click here if you need to update your PC's browser to: 
Internet Explorer 5 or Netscape 4

Cache 
The cache settings of the browser should be set so that "document in cache is compared to document on network EVERY TIME." This fixes several potential problems in the Quiz portion of WebCT.

Smart Update 
The "Smart Update" feature of Netscape should be turned OFF for best results.

Click here for WebCT's exact instructions and to see which browser version you are using.

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