Enabling JavaScript and Java

JavaScript and Java are used in the Shasta College Online/Moodle system.  JavaScript is a scripting language that is normally used in web pages and runs on your computer when your browser displays a page. The ability to run JavaScript is built in to almost all web browsers.

To ensure that you have them enabled on your computer, please refer the following instructions for the two recommended browser options below. 

Firefox

   1. Open the “Tools” menu.
   2. Select “Options…”, to open the Options dialog box.
   3. In the row of colored icons at the top, click “Content”.
   4. Click the check box to the left of “Enable JavaScript” so that a tick appears. Click the check box to the left of "Enable Java" so that a tick appears in that box as well.
   5. Click “OK” to close the Options dialog box.

Javascript Firefox

If you are using Mac OS X, then you need to select Preferences on the Firefox menu, instead of Options… on the Tools menu.


Internet Explorer 8

   1. Open the “Tools” menu.
   2. Select “Internet Options”, to open the Internet Options dialog box.
   3. Click the “Security” tab.
   4. Click the “Internet” symbol (a globe).
   5. Click the “Custom Level…” button, to open the Security Settings dialog box.
   6. In the Settings list, scroll down to “Scripting”.
   7. Under Active Scripting, click the radio button to the left of “Enable”, so that a colored dot appears in it.
   8. Under Scripting of Java Applets, click the radio button to the left of “Enable”, so that a colored dot appears in it.
   9.  Click OK, and then OK again to save these changes.

Javascript IE