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.

BlueJeans

The university is currently working with BlueJeans to enable the Premium Access for China feature. This is a private network available for mainland China only.

If possible, use a phone card for phone-only communications within mainland China. The Hong Kong number (+852.3008.2163) has been used successfully in the past. More information on BlueJeans numbers can be found on their website.

Canvas

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.

Kaltura

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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Article ID: 1844
Created
Wed 5/27/20 11:30 AM
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Thu 10/1/20 10:29 AM