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Flash: Going, Going, Gone

flashlogoLast November, SHSU Online published a newsletter article entitled Gone In A Flash. You may remember that we talked about how browsers, including Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari have been actively blocking Flash over the past year, and that it will no longer be supported by the end of 2020. SHSU Online is in the process of evaluating different methods to convert existing Flash files so that they can still be accessible for students and instructors. We touched on this in our previously article by saying:

Another way the end-of-life of Flash may touch our online courses is with regard to Presenter and Captivate files. There are over 450 instances in current online courses at SHSU that leverage Flash-based content in this fashion. We will be working with you to address these concerns over the next several months. It some instances, the solution may require Flash-based content be rebuilt, videos re-recorded, and presentations re-designed using non-Flash-based tools.

Remember, we will be reaching out to you to update any course content that will be rendered unusable after the sun-setting of Flash. It is our expectation to revamp digital assets with you prior to the change to reduce the potential impact on SHSU's online students.