Tips for Technology – Missing a scroll bar in the Grade Center?

The horizontal scroll bar is missing in my Grade Center in Blackboard?!

Using Mac OS X, faculty may not be able to see the horizontal scroll bar when viewing the Grade Center. Without the horizontal scroll bar, faculty will only see the first a few columns with no way to get to the rest of the columns. This is caused by a change in the default behavior of scroll bars in OS X starting with Lion.  Current browsers (Safari 6.05, Firefox 24, Chrome 29) will not display the horizontal scroll bars automatically.

To fix this issue on Mac OS X:

  1. Open System Preferences, either from the Dock or from the Apple menu.
  2. In the System Preferences, select the General preference pane.
  3. The middle section of the General preference pane controls when scroll bars appear.
  4. Select “Always” from the Show Scroll Bars options.