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Why can’t I view an embedded content in Desire2Learn (D2L)?

Alternate Question(s):

Why can’t I view embedded video Desire2Learn (D2L)?
Why can’t I view Films on Demand videos in Desire2Learn (D2L)?
Why is my Desire2Learn screen blank?
How can I add a link to a Films on Demand video in my Desire2Learn (D2L) course?


Desire2Learn is a secure website (https:) and some embedded content (e.g., Films on Demand videos) within D2L comes from a non-secure source (http:). This mix of secure and non-secure elements is called “mixed content.” Mixed content is disabled by default in the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to view the embedded content, you will need to enable mixed content within your browser. Below are the steps for how to enable mixed content for Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Click here to learn more about “mixed content.”

Note to faculty teaching Desire2Learn courses:

If you are trying to add a link to a Films on Demand video in your course instead of embedding, please follow these steps. If you need further assistance, please contact your GeorgiaVIEW administrator.


  1. Click the shield on the top-left side of the browser window.
  2. Click “Keep Blocking.”
  3. Click “Disable Protection on This Page.”


  1. Click the shield on the top-right side of the browser window.
  2. Click “Load unsafe script.”
  3. Click “Done.”

Internet Explorer

  1. Look at the bottom of your browser window for a notification bar that says “Show all content.”
  2. Click “Show all content.”

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Last Updated: Fri, March 16, 2018 - 11:39:08