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Maple TA Issue With Browser Cookie Settings


UW-Madison is adopting Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system, and discontinuing support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and Moodle. Access to D2L and Moodle will permanently end June 1, 2018. For information about retaining materials from D2L or Moodle, please refer to this document.

Recent versions of Maple TA have started using browser cookies to better log events that may be needed for diagnosing errors in the system. Depending on the policies set in your web browser, you may need to change your browser settings or switch to a different browser to view and interact with Maple TA content.

If you are getting a warning message with wording similar to this:

Browser cookie warning message

Recommendations for Instructors

We recommend that instructors use settings in their Canvas course to have the Maple TA activity open in a new browser tab.  This will reduce the likelihood that your students will have issues with browser cookie settings.  Keep in mind that students working in university labs or on other shared computers may not be able to change their browser settings.

Recommendations for Students

In general, we recommend that students use Firefox when accessing Maple TA.  If you continue to encounter problems access Maple TA, you may also perform the following:

Open the Maple TA activity in a new browser tab

The first thing you should try is opening the Maple TA activity in a separate browser tab.  To do this, simply right-click on the Maple TA activity in Canvas and select "Open Link In New Tab" (your browser's wording for this may be slightly different). 

Change your browser settings to allow third-party cookies

If you do not want to open your Maple TA activities in a new tab every time, you will need to change the setting related to third-party cookies in your browser. If you cannot do that, you should switch to a different browser.  Instructions for changing this setting for several different browsers follow.


Follow the instructions at the Mozilla support site


Follow these instructions at the Google support site

Internet Explorer

Follow these instructions at the Microsoft support site
Note: The instructions say to move the slider all the way to the bottom to enable cookies.  You can also set the slider one notch above the bottom at "Low" instead of "Accept all Cookies".


Follow these instructions at the Apple support site

Keywords:Maple TA,Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer   Doc ID:70234
Owner:Michael L.Group:Moodle
Created:2017-01-26 16:14 CDTUpdated:2018-03-05 17:56 CDT
Sites:DoIT Tech Store, Moodle
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