Global Availability of Digital Learning Tools

Our suppliers have been working hard to scale up their infrastructure in preparation for unprecedented global demand on their tools and services. Any updates about service availability will be communicated in the usual way via the IT Service Status Page.

Updated: Wednesday 20 May at 13.00


Availability within China

Below are details of how learning technology tools are available in China. Please note this is at the time of writing, and access can change at short notice. We are awaiting confirmation from some suppliers - this does not mean the system is unavailable.

Tool Availability Limitations
Blackboard Yes Due to the China firewall some tools within the Learn environment may not be available within China including but not limited to:
  • Youtube
  • Google Related items
  • Dropbox
  • Attendance
  • Ally
Blackboard Collaborate Yes Firefox should be used to access Collaborate sessions from within China
Kaltura Yes
Turnitin Yes
Respondus Monitor Yes Currently limited to 100 licences
PebblePad Awaiting confirmation
Encore (Echo360) Yes
Google GSuite (Docs, Slides, etc.) No
Google Classroom No
Google Meet No
Jamboard No
YouTube No