Changing Scroll Bar Settings on Mac to View Scroll Bars

Users working on Mac computers may not be able to scroll horizontally in the Blackboard Grade Center, when the scroll bars on Mac are set to be hidden.  This guide will demonstrate how to change the scroll bar settings to show the scroll bars.

Accessing System Preferences

Image of the Apple System menu with a number 1 in a circle and a red arrow poining to the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen. In the menu, the option System Preferences is highlighted with a red rectange, and a number 2 and an arrow are pointing to the outlined word.

To change the scroll bar settings on your Mac:

  1. Click the Apple logo button in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select System Preferences from the menu that appears.

Modifying System Preferences

Image of the System Preferences screen with five rows of icons. The first icon in the first row is labeled General.  This icon is outlined by a red circle with an arrow pointing to it, with instructions in a text box to click on General.

You will now see the primary System Preferences window. To change the scroll bar settings, select the icon labeled General in the top left.

Changing the Scroll Bar Settings

Image of the General menu on a Mac with the section labeled Show Scroll Bars outlined by a red rectanngle. An arrow is pointing to the word Always, with instructions to select Always.

You will now see a list of options on the current screen. On this screen, locate the set of options labeled Show Scroll Bars. Select the option labeled Always and close the screen. You should now be able to access the Grade Center and view a scroll bar that allows users to scroll left and right in the Grade Center.