Knowledgebase: Blackboard
Content is Outside of the Blackboard Learn Environment
Posted by Carrie Rawley on 03 September 2011 03:52 PM


Blackboard Learn 9.1


This article explains the meaning of the message and provides solutions to any issues that may arrise as a result of it.


User is receiving the error message "The Content Below is Outside of the Blackboard Learn Environment" when clicking on certain items in a course.


Many courses use standardized syllbi, textbook publisher materials or course cartridges with materials that reside outside of the Blackboard system. If you receive this message, it simply means content that resides on another server is displaying within the Blackboard frame. You should still be able to see and interact with the content.

If you are not able to see the content, try adding the content URL to your list of trusted sites. You can determine the URL of the content by right-clicking on it and choosing to open in a new window, or selecting Properties.


Additional Information

Steps to add a site as a trusted site. Click the link for your browser below.

Update History

03/24/2014 – Updated Article to new format.
09/03/2011 – Article Created

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