Miami Dade College

Virtual College

IMPORTANT: Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser for ANGEL and Blackboard Learn. Note you need to run the system check outlined below.

Internet Explorer 9 Compatibility View Mode for ANGEL

Click here for instructions on how to fix site display problems with Compatibility View for Internet Explorer 9.

Mozilla Firefox Browser

Click here to download the latest version of Mozilla Firefox browser.

Students, please ensure that your computer has passed the LMS check that appears on the MyCourses home page. If your course is in Blackboard Learn (BbL), use the System Check on the BbL Login page. Although your LMS session may display correctly, you may encounter glitches with certain areas of your course if all the requirements aren't met. You will need to run the system check on every computer you use to access your LMS. We will begin offering selected courses in the new LMS beginning in the Spring 2013-2 term. Whether your course is in ANGEL or the new Blackboard Learn (BbL) environment, your browser versions are important.

ANGEL System Check

Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser. If your system or browser does NOT meet the requirements outlined in the LMS check, follow the steps below:

  • Determine which browser and version you are using
  • In Internet Explorer, select Help from the menu bar and click About Internet Explorer from the menu. You will see the version of Internet Explorer displayed in the Version field
  • In Firefox, select Firefox, then About Mozilla Firefox. The version number is located on the Firefox image that appears

If you have any red marks appear on your system check nugget, click on the box below next to the system requirement you have not met for instructions on how to update your computer:

ANGEL Missing Plugin

To enable AJAX, follow the instructions below for the browser version you are using:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0
  • From the Tools menu select Internet Options
  • Select the Security tab and then the Custom Level option
  • Scroll down to Active Scripting
  • Make sure the Enable radio button is checked
  • Click OK to save your preference
Mozilla Firefox 20.0
  • Click here for instructions on enabling AJAX on Firefox

To enable cookies, follow the instructions below for the browser version you are using:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
  • Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  • Click on the Privacy tab.
  • Click the Default button (or manually slide the bar down to Medium) under Settings.
  • Click OK.
Mozilla Firefox 20.0
  • Click here for instructions on enabling cookies on Firefox

To verify that you have java installed, go to http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp and click Verify Installation.

Download the latest java plugin: http://www.java.com/en/

To enable java on your computer:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0
  • From the Tools menu select Internet Options
  • Select the Security tab and then the Custom Level option
  • Scroll down to Scripting of Java applets
  • Make sure the Enable radio button is checked
  • Click OK to save your preference
Mozilla Firefox 20.0
  • Click here for instructions on enabling Java on Firefox

Download the latest java plugin: http://www.java.com/en/

Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Select Tools from the top menu
  • Choose Internet Options
  • Click Security
  • Click Custom Level
  • Scroll down till you see section labeled Scripting
  • Under Active Scripting, select Enable and click OK
Mozilla Firefox 20.0
  • Click here for instructions on enabling Javascript on Firefox
Please keep in mind that upgrading your browser or installing new security software or security patches may affect your JavaScript settings.

Follow these instructions to enable popups for the browser you are using below:

Internet Explorer 9.0
  • On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker, and then click Pop-up Blocker Settings
  • In order to see pop-up windows from the ANGEL website, type the address (mdc.edu) without parenthesis in the Address of Web site to allow box, and then click Add
  • Click Close to save preferences
Mozilla Firefox 20.0
  • Click here for instructions on enabling popups on Firefox
To disable popup windows in Firefox, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options". Click on the check box next to "Block Popup Windows" on the Content tab screen. Click on "Exceptions..." to disable/enable popup windows for a particular web site.

Click here to download and install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Click here to download and install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

Click here to download and install the latest version of Apple Quicktime Player.

Click here to download and install the latest version of Windows Media Player.