Links to OWLv2 Courses or Activities Don't Work

When you click a link to a OWLv2 course or activity from your LMS, the link doesn't open a new browser window with the course or learning activity.


This is usually caused by the browser blocking pop-up windows from the LMS domain.

Note Because of different browsers' default settings, this is more likely to happen with Chrome™ and Firefox®.


In your browser settings, allow pop-ups for both and your LMS instance.

In some cases, a school IT policy might reset these settings periodically. If this happens, allow pop-ups again.

Allow Pop-Up Windows in Firefox

Allow pop-up windows from your Learning Management System (LMS) and Cengage sites so you can open your learning content.

  1. Go to about:preferences#privacy.
  2. Beside Permissions > Block pop-up windows, click Exceptions.
  3. For each of the following domains, type the domain and click Allow:
  4. Click Save Changes.