Pop-Up Blockers:

It is critical that you properly configure any software that prevents pop-up windows (commonly known as “Pop-Up Blockers”) before attempting to view webcast programs.  You are not required to uninstall your anti-popup software.  We recognize that pop-ups are a common nuisance on the Internet today, so we provide here instructions on how to effectively configure anti-popup software to allow the webcasting program.

I don't see anything when I click on the logon button?

If you click on the Attend button and nothing appears to happen, this is a good indication that you may have pop-up blocking software installed (which could also be part of another software – E.g. your firewall).  The webcast program launches itself into a new window, which some pop-up blockers mistakenly flag as a malicious pop-up. In order to view the webcast, you will have to either disable your blocker software or add “you-niversity.com” to the list of sites your software will allow pop-ups to originate from.

How to selectively disable anti pop-up software

Most pop-up blockers allow you to either selectively allow pop-ups from some sites or temporarily disable their function altogether.  We recommend that you selectively allow pop-ups from the you-niversity.com site (domain).

We provide instructions for the most common pop-up blockers below.   With virtually hundreds of pop-up blockers on the market today it is impossible to provide an all-inclusive manual.  For instructions on other pop-up blockers, refer to your pop-up blocker manufacturer's manual:


1.      In many cases there is more than one pop-up blocker installed on your computer.  This being the case, you’ll need to configure all of them.

2.      Other examples of pop-up blockers may be named "Ad Blocker" or "Window Killer", etc.

3.      Sometimes a blocker may be installed even without your knowledge (this is called “Spam”).

Configuring the Google toolbar Pop-up Blocker

If you are using Internet Explorer with the Google toolbar, ensure that the Google Toolbar says "Site pop-ups allowed" when you are on the webcasting lobby page.  To accomplish this, go to the webcasting lobby page and click the button on the Google Toolbar that says " # blocked" (e.g., 132 blocked in the picture below).  The button will turn into “Site pop-ups allowed".

Make sure that before you hit the “Test Your System” button or the “Attend …” button the Google toolbar shows "Site pop-ups allowed".

Find more information about Google's Pop-up Blocker look at http://toolbar.google.com/popup_help.html.


Configuring the Yahoo toolbar Pop-up Blocker

If you are using Internet Explorer with the Yahoo toolbar, click on the pop-up menu (see picture below) and follow the next instructions. 

Add the source of the pop-up window to your Allowed List by clicking the Pop-Up Blocker menu and selecting “Always Allow Pop-Ups From....” button. Then select the webcasting site (the line that includes “you-niversity.com”) from the “Sources of Recently Blocked Pop-Ups list” and click Allow.

Find more information about Yahoo's Pop-up Blocker look at http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/companion/pub/pub-07.html

Configuring the Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SVP2) Pop-up Blocker

1.      Open an Internet Explorer window

2.      Click “Tools” (on the upper menu)

3.      Choose “Internet Options”

4.      Select the “Privacy” tab

5.      Click the “Settings…” button (see the picture below)

6.      In the box for “Address for Web Site to Allow” write “you-niversity.com”

7.      Click the “Add” button (see the picture below)

8.      Click “Apply” and “OK”

9.      Now close out of Internet Explorer and reload the webcasting lobby page


Configuring the Norton Internet Security/Firewall Pop-up Blocker

1.      Open Norton Internet Security's/Firewall’s main window (you may click the firewall icon on the system tray or use Start->Programs->Norton Firewall)

2.      Click the “Ad Blocking” line

3.      Click the “Turn Off” button