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HTML5 Player Default Release for SANS Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

We are excited to announce an update to our video courseware player to now automatically default to HTML5 instead of Flash for the SANS Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In order to keep up with current technology and ensure we are following best practices from a security standpoint, the VLE will switch to this new default player on November 8th, 2015.

Overview of Release:

  • For users with older browsers that cannot support HTML5 video, the player will automatically switch back to Flash, however we strongly encourage you to upgrade to a more secure, modern browser.
  • If your organization has already requested to switch to the HTML5 player version prior to this realease, you should experience no disrpution.

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