Monday 24 September 2018

Flash in the Pan Take 2 – How will Your eLearning React when “Disable by Default” Hits in July 2019?

Adobe have told all of us that support for the Flash animation player will cease in 2020 – however …

… to compound the issue, Google have announced their Flash “Disable by Default” date for the Chromium browser as July 2019, whilst Mozilla say the Firefox browser will disable the Flash plug-in “by default” at some point in 2019.

“Disable by Default” replaces the “click to activate” intermediate step of discouraging the use of the plug-in which Google, Mozilla and Microsoft took in 2017.

The reality is that within a couple of years, your Flash based eLearning material will be running on obsolete software.  For many of your users, your eLearning courses will just fail to run (perhaps as early as July 2019).

We fear many organisations are not getting this message, or if they are, they’re ignoring it.

So here’s the point of this post:
Stop phaffing about and put a plan in place for replacing any eLearning content you have that’s based on the Flash player.

Don’t just shrug your shoulders and say, oh ours won’t be affected. We know from personal experience that there’s plenty of these courses out there.

Just think about it for a few seconds, in less than a year, you could come into the office to find that all of your eLearning courses have stopped working.

Take your head out of the sand and do something about it.

This article was originally published by Just Learn.