Allow Mixed Content

Question:How can I ensure that I see all my instructor's links and embedded media?

How to enable mixed content in your browser

While working in your courses, you may find that you can't see some of the links or images in the content. Or, you may find that, at times, you are prompted to accept display of non-secure items on pages. This is because the web page designer may link to non-secure elements in lessons, assignments or other materials (e.g. images located on http servers, as opposed to https, secure servers, like Etudes). 

Please adjust your browser's settings to ensure that you see mixed content that may be included in your classes.


1. Type about:config in Firefox's address bar.

2. Ignore the warning and click on "I'll be careful, I promise!"

3. Search for security.mixed_content.block_active_content
4. Double-click on the item to toggle it to False

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Internet Explorer

To enable "Display mixed content" in Internet Explorer:

1. Go to Internet Options >> Security

2. Click on the Custom tab. 

3. Then scroll down to the Miscellaneous area, and enable "Display mixed content".

4. Click on OK.

You will need to restart IE.


Now, nonsecure content (http://) used in course sites will always be displayed on our secure Etudes servers. 

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Google Chrome

When a page has insecure content, the following shield icon will appear in the address bar.

Click on it, and select "Load Anyway" or "Load unsafe script". The video or other media will load.


The URL in the address bar will show https crossed out to indicate that the page is not fully secure, but it will load the content.

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