October 26, 2020
Adobe Flash reaches its end-of-life on December 31, 2020. After the sunset date, Adobe will no longer release updates or patches to Flash Player, and will disable downloads of Flash Player from its websites. All major browser manufacturers have announced that they will be removing Flash support from their products before, or shortly after, December 31, 2020.
A recent audit of UF e-Learning (Canvas) shows that nearly 3,000 course sections include Adobe Flash. Given the security concerns of continuing to operate Adobe Flash after its end-of-life, all UF colleges and administrative units should cease use and make preparations to remove any Flash content from UF websites, coursework, and applications.
If you haven’t yet started a review, please begin now to identify any Flash content within your scope of responsibility, and make plans to have it removed or replaced with updated content by December 31, 2020. For more information, please visit Adobe’s webpage about the end-of-life for Adobe Flash Player.