Collaboration tool availability in China

This article contains information regarding the availability of collaboration tools within China, recommendations for use, and any known restriction of features.


Canvas access within China is not known at this time. Canvas community forums report some users being able to access Canvas within China itself, although they are often subject to data throttling based on IP address.

While users' abilities to access Canvas in-country can be intermittent, some commonly used tools in Canvas are blocked. This means that even if a user is able to access Canvas, they will not be able to access:

  • Google products (e.g., Google Docs, Drive, and various APIs)
  • Canvas LTI tools
  • Facebook
  • Dropbox
  • YouTube

Florida State University has publicly shared information on Canvas use within mainland China.


At this time there are no known restrictions on Kaltura access within China.

Test Kaltura access. Please report any issues with Kaltura access to Information and Technology Services (ITS) help desk at 4-HELP, or 734.764.4357.


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Wed 5/27/20 11:30 AM
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