Google Chrome Blocking Multimedia On Webpages

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Google Chrome browser, starting with version 21, has started blocking content considered to be “mixed content.”  Pages on secure sites (having “https” in the URL rather than “http”) that contain “insecure” content (content from a site that does not use “https”) will have the insecure content blocked automatically by Chrome.   This is an issue in both Blackboard and Moodle as both John A. Logan systems are secure sites.  However, videos and other content embedded on pages on these systems may be content pulled from sites that are not secure.

This does NOT mean that the content is dangerous for your computer.  It just means that content from some sites cannot be embedded so that it is considered “secure.”  There are many faculty members using content from YouTube, Screencast, Twitter, etc., that may be blocked by Chrome browser.  This video shows how to make that content display on your computer.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, heads runs an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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