I frequently have students traveling out-of-country (USA) sometime during the term and asking if they will be able to access their courses while overseas. I suspect many of you experience this also, or frequently travel out-of-country yourselves.
Today, some young student posted a similar inquiry specific to Indonesia in Find Answers, which I answered. The great stefaniesanders asked if I might post my response in a general informational way to help others who might have the same question, and I thought this was a great idea.
Our world is quite volatile, so I would greatly appreciate my fellow Community members updating this information when they learn something new.
Some general recommendations:
Internet Unfriendly Countries:
Because of US Law, Canvas products are restricted in some countries, and you can learn more at Which countries are restricted from using Canvas? This may or may not mean that you or your students can or cannot access the internet and your USA based Canvas courses from the countries listed there.
I hope that you find this information useful, that you will pass it on to your traveling students, and that you will contribute to this discussion when you learn something new.
@kmeeusen I had not thought to consider such things. Thanks for bringing them to light.
I love an LMS for those moments when parents ask for work while they are traveling. But will keep this in mind in the future. As an Air Force brat I totally understand the military aspect of your post.
IMHO the extent to which the country is internet-friendly says a lot about the level of social development of society. Cyberpunk has already arrived.
I've heard that Russian has a fast internet connection? Is it true? I have a trip in a few months to Russia( I even hired some guys from https://www.russia-travel.com/passport/ to help me get a visa in this matter) and the Internet is one of the most crucial things for me. I'm a freelancer, so the Internet is like oxygen to me. Can you give me some thoughts about this topic? I would love to hear your thoughts about it.