Moodle - Browers Blocking "Mixed Content"

This article shows how to unblock and load contents from non-secure source in Chrome and Firefox for Moodle

There is a known issue in Firefox and Chrome that results in the display of a blank screen rather than loading the intended Moodle Content item when a user clicks a link.

Mozilla recently released Firefox Version 23, which seems to be causing some issues with loading certain content, especially noticeable within Moodle. Content within Moodle that is embedded and originating from a non-secure source, such as YouTube, is not displayed by default. This results in either a blank popup or an empty widget where the instructor or student expects there to be content.

Unblocking The Content In Chrome

A similar issue has existed within Chrome for a few months. The fix is similar. First, click the shield icon in the address bar at the right side then choose "Load unsafe script".

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Unblocking The Content In Firefox

The fix is simple. Within the Firefox address bar, at the left side of the screen is a shield icon.

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Clicking on the shield icon will drop down a menu labeled "Keep Blocking." Choose from this menu "Disable protection on this page". This should restore the content to the browser window.

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Keywords:Mooodle unsafe Chrome Firefox content   Doc ID:33428
Owner:George A.Group:Moodle
Created:2013-09-17 12:10 CSTUpdated:2013-09-18 14:02 CST
Sites:Moodle
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