From the end of December 2020, Flash will be removed from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, OSX Safari and Mozilla Firefox. You will no longer be able to run any Flash files from your browser. Flash was a very powerful tool for animations, games and interactive content, but unfortunately was also a security risk. Once Adobe announced they were ending support for Flash, the browser companies took the decision to prevent it running.
What does this mean for our school’s Frog?
We’ve had plenty of time to prepare for Flash’s removal.
- Feedback - The audio recording tool in Feedback has been replaced. It works in the same way, but no longer requires Flash.
- FrogPlay Games - The Flash-based games have mostly been replaced and we’ve taken the opportunity to update the graphics and gameplay. There are a few games which will disappear from 2021 as they have not been rebuilt without Flash, so if anyone asks about them, this is why. Frog will continue to commit to constant games development in 2021 creating many more new games so keep an eye out for news on this next year!
- Media & SCORM widgets - The media widget does allow you to upload Flash files, so you may have some uploaded content on your Sites which you will no longer be able to use. There’s nothing Frog Education can do about the decision to remove Flash unfortunately. From January 2021, you’ll see a warning message instead of the Flash file.
- Frog Admins – you may find it a sensible precaution to remove the ‘swf’ extension from the File Types whitelist to prevent users uploading Flash files. Click here for more information
For further information on the deprecation of the Flash Player please refer to the link below: