This is feedback. You keep telling me to update while our IRT department has not approved newer version for use with our teaching website.
Using BbVista for teaching Website. Again, this is NOT a question, only a comment. I cannot use your newer versions.
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Default Plug-in
- Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0
- RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
- RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
- Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
- Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
- Package Installer & Install Conduit
- DRM Netscape Network Object
- Npdsplay dll
- DRM Store Netscape Plugin
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
You should upgrade to the latest version of Firefox for all internet use, except for that one particular website. There is no point in leaving yourself vulnerable by using an old version of Firefox because your school is too cheap (or too lazy) to upgrade to a newer version of BlackBoard Vista which supports a newer version of Firefox that is still supported by Mozilla with security fixes.
My advice is to install a legacy version of Firefox Portable to use only at that particular website, and use the latest version of Firefox for everything else you do on the internet. This is the last of the Firefox 3.5 versions.
It is not that the school is too cheap, it is the fact that you are changing versions of firefox too quick to allow the website ( use by several universities for on line learning) for them to approve your new versions. You are only hurting yourselves coming out with new versions so rapidly.
Most everyone here is a volunteer, we don't work for Mozilla. The latest versions of BlackBoard that came out last last summer do support the Firefox 3.6.x version, which is still supported by Mozilla. Have you verified which version of BbackBoard your school uses? Then you can use the latest version of Firefox that is certified for that version of BlackBoard.
Select the link for the version of WebCT Vista or Campus Edition (version info is usually at the bottom of each page, in the footer) that your school is using, then see which version of Firefox is compatible.