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Looking Beyond Adobe Flash

By October 22, 2020November 5th, 2020No Comments

In July, 2017, Adobe announced that they would be ending support and distribution of their popular multimedia software, Adobe Flash, at the end of 2020. At the time, the end of 2020 felt like a long time away and plenty of time to move off of flash. But time flies, doesn’t it? The end of 2020 is here.

While the end of a ubiquitous and popular tool like Adobe Flash can sound intimidating, the truth is that it’s been phased out by companies and end users alike for several years now. Adobe Flash has primarily been replaced by HTML-based software, which is mobile-friendly, accepted by all browsers, comes with better storage, and offers far superior interactions and functionality, among other advantages.

Over the past couple of years, Remote Learner has helped several of its clients to migrate from Adobe Flash in a variety of different ways. Some of the key tools we use to helping to de-Flash our clients sites include:

  • We have a plugin available for Moodle and Totara™ Learn that identifies where Adobe Flash is in use. It produces a report listing activities, by type, in your site that contain flash-based content.
  • We can add a H5P plugin to your site. H5P is a popular open source community project for creating interactive HTML5 content within your browser that can be used to add the type of interactive elements you enjoyed with Flash based solutions.
  • Our interactive video solution, VidGrid, offers an industry leading platform for interactive video that leverages HTML5 and provides for detailed reporting of video consumption.
  • Finally, Remote Learner’s very own ReIN (Remote Learner e-Learning INteractions) filter streamlines the process of adding jQuery interactions within Moodle. The REIN filter is added to your site to allow the interactions to be developed and edited directly in your site. You can add interactivity at the site level, course level, even into quiz questions.

If you’re using Adobe Flash and could use a hand in migrating off of it before the calendar turns to 2021, Remote Learner has the experience and expertise to help you get there.


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