Adobe Flash Player’s Time is Coming to an End

Get Adobe Flash PlayerAfter a long reign as the king of interactive media for the web, Adobe Flash Player – usurped in recent years by open standards such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly – is coming to an end. After over a billion downloads, on December 31, 2020, the once standard for adding rich web content will step down from its throne for good.

Adobe announced in July 2017 that they would stop distributing and updating Flash Player after December 31, 2020 (“EOL Date”). This means Adobe will no longer issue Flash Player updates or important security patches after that date. Continue reading Adobe Flash Player’s Time is Coming to an End

Zoom Cloud Recordings Limited to 30 Days

Zoom logoSMU’s Zoom video conference service allows users to record meetings and classes either locally or temporarily to Zoom’s Cloud Video Storage System itself. While Zoom’s Cloud Video Storage System recording capabilities provide easy convenience for Zoom users, cloud recordings should be transitioned quickly to appropriate university storage and sharing systems. Effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Zoom cloud recordings will be stored in the cloud for no more than 30 days, after which they will be automatically deleted. Continue reading Zoom Cloud Recordings Limited to 30 Days

Duo Enabled for Canvas Next Week

Canvas LMS + Duo SecurityNext Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will enable Duo multi-factor authentication for students, faculty, and staff for accessing the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). This new requirement was recently approved by your Academic Technology Council to better protect personally identifiable information and other sensitive info like student grades. Continue reading Duo Enabled for Canvas Next Week

Adobe Extends Temporary Access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps

Adobe Creative Cloud folderAs a result of the campus closure, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is limited. In March, Adobe provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and faculty, so that they can continue their work remotely until May 31, 2020. Since the campus is still experiencing remote operations due to the pandemic, Adobe is providing an extension of the temporary grace for Creative Cloud Desktop Apps for student licenses through July 6, 2020. This will allow students time to resolve any creative class projects using the creative suite, study for certifications, and, of course, use the applications until we get closer to a Healthy Opening Fall 2020. Continue reading Adobe Extends Temporary Access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps