A regular experience for anyone who’s watched a video or animation in a web browser has been the annoying dialogue box popping up telling you your Flash Player needs updating (or isn’t installed).
As users we may have cursed this not-so-flash inconvenience, but Flash has been working behind the scenes for over 20 years, helping your browser play videos and animations.
Technology has caught up with Flash. Adobe is discontinuing support and updates for the popular software on 31st December 2020.
If you have an elearning course that uses Flash (e.g. it has been published as a Flash course from software such as Storyline) then it will need to be converted to HTML5 before the end of the year.
Simply right click the course and see if the Flash menu comes up.
If you do have courses that use Flash then these will need to be converted from Flash to HTML5.
Of course, your Flash-reliant course should continue to work in 2021, but without updates, it will be vulnerable to security issues.
If you have your course source files then we can help you republish your course. If you don’t have your source files then we can create a HTML5 version of your course.
Knowing how quickly the end of the year can come around, it’s best to act now rather than later to ensure your courses are secure and working for you in 2021.