Flash Issues - Flash Being Phased Out
Posted by Jessica D'Apice on 13 November 2017 03:21 PM
If you currently have courses that have been published to Flash, tell your users to make sure that their browsers are set up to accept Flash content for now.
If they are using Chrome...
If they are using Internet Explorer...
If they do not have Flash player installed, have them download and install Flash player and enable it in Internet Explorer using the steps above.
If they are using Firefox...
If they do not have Flash player installed, have them download and install Flash player and enable it in Firefox using the steps above.
If they are using Edge, have them follow the steps on this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-issues-windows-10-edge.html
Something rather important worth mentioning, all browsers will stop supporting Flash altogether by then end of 2020, as announced by Adobe themselves: https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html
Flash has long been known for its instability and security issues. With the introduction of HTML5 as a more secure mark-up language for structuring and presenting content on the internet and its subsequent rise in popularity, HTML5 is being chosen over Flash as the preferred content delivery method, and Flash is being phased out.
We highly recommend that you start preparing now. You will need to start re-publishing your courses to HTML5. If you are not sure how to do this, tell me which publishing tool(s) that you used to create your courses, and I will then be able to tell you how to publish your courses to HTML5.
You have until the end of 2020, but having a head start is better than having to scramble to re-publish all of your courses at the end of 2020. Republishing your courses, depending on your library size, may take time, but it will be well worth it as the movement away from Flash becomes permanent and widespread.