When making course content available online, it’s important to know who has the ability to access and download those course materials. Review the items below to enhance the security of your course materials.

Blackboard

Instructors cannot prevent download of Blackboard Learn files.

Box

If you wish to share a file in Box that you do not want the viewer to be able to download, use the collaborate permission:  “Previewer.” You can also use a shared link and set the access to “Can View Only.” In the link’s settings, you can also verify that the “Allow Download” option is not selected.

Collaborate Ultra

By default, students cannot download Collaborate Ultra sessions. If you wish to allow students to download Collaborate Ultra sessions, check the box for “allow recording downloads“.

Panopto

By default, students cannot download Panopto videos. If you wish to change this setting, instructors may make adjustments on the Panopto Overview tab.

VoiceThread

Settings can be customized for each VoiceThread video. Instructors may allow others to download media; allow others to export media; and allow others to make a copy. Each of these options may also be turned off. Learn more on the VoiceThread website.

Zoom

Zoom offers many control and security options. A few of our favorite Zoom security tips include:

  • During meetings, disable the option for participants to record the meeting.
  • If an instructor needs to record and share a class meeting, upload the video to Panopto within Blackboard.
  • Review all Zoom security options on the Zoom website.

Learn more best practices and see answers to frequently asked questions on the UA Health Info site.