Downloads in Internet Explorer


Use when Internet Explorer interrupts the downloading of Microsoft Word documents or Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Symptoms are:

·          nothing appears when the link is clicked

·          a yellow bar appears in the toolbar area of the browser asking for permission do download the file

·          after the permission is given, WebCT kicks the user back to the My WebCT screen

1.       Select Internet Options from the Tools menu


2.       Click the Security tab

3.       Click Trusted Sites

4.       Click Sites

5.       Type in the first box

6.       Click Add

7.       Click OK (IE 6) or Close (IE 7)


8.       Click Custom level

9.       Scroll down to the Downloads section and be sure ‘Automatic prompting for file downloads’ is set to Enable.

10.    Click OK

11.    Close the Internet Options window by clicking OK