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Is it a good idea to have more than 1 browser to use with WebCT? (either scroll down through page or select from one of the following quick links)
About Downloading Different Browsers


> I am registered for a WebCT course, how do I log in?
> I have to email my instructor, how do I use Mail?
> My instructor is asking us to use Discussions, how do I do that?
> How do I add an attachment to Mail or Discussions?

> My instructor said we can forward WebCT mail to our hotmail/yahoo, etc., account, how do I do this?
> We have to do a class chat, how do I do that?
> How do I submit my homework using the Drop box or Assignments?
> How do I add a PowerPoint presentation to the Student Presentation area?

> I have to introduce myself in the Homepage area, how can I do this?
> I am doing my first quiz in WebCT, what should I know?
> Saving a PowerPoint presentation as a web page (for Windows)
> Saving a PowerPoint presentation as a web page (for Macintosh)

> How do I fill out a WebCT Problem Report so I can get some help?
> Is it a good idea to have more than I browser to use with WebCT?

About Downloading Different Browsers:
It is always a good idea to have more than one browser installed on your computer. The reason for this is if one browser is not performing the way it should you can also use the alternative browser. Typically one browser will behave different than another based on browser settings.

The most popular browser, Internet Explorer, seems to be creating the most problems on a Windows machine when working with WebCT. This is mainly due to automatic updates on the computer, which will alter browser settings, update, etc., without your knowledge. This means that one day you may be able to access WebCT just fine, then wake up the next day and not be able to log in. When this occurs a good check to see if it is really the browser settings preventing access, using Mozilla or some other browser often will produce better results.

To download alternative browsers such a Mozilla, which seems rather consistent, use the following text link: Download Browsers

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