We all write lessons, compile them and upload them. If we upload them to an LMS, then the LMS deals with security issues and protects them from “prying eyes”.These files are html and other files as well as folders containing media etc.
Now… If you do *not* use an LMS, how do members of the community protect these files and folders so that they do not get accessed or downloaded by an unauthorized person?
Thank you Math and Jason. Interesting comments from both of you. I will keep them in mind. I had expected that perhaps you would try to use sessions or something like that to block access – like having a “Clayton’s LMS”: the LMS you have when you don’t have an LMS 🙂 .
There are times when using a standard LMS is not always desirable/possible.
In the end, you cannot protect it completely. Even when using a LMS it can be breached. So depending on your needs, you define whats needed for security. I completely depend on the LMS. If i use any other webbased delivery, i dont add extra security, cause i know its tough to get secure.
In my Flash days i obsfucated files to protect against decompiling, but thats ancient history 😉
I personally like the idea of posting content to a company SharePoint when an LMS is not possible. Assuming the company has the suite or product though. Because of SharePoint’s permissions, you can moderate it like an LMS.
It’s true that you cannot secure anything absolutely, but it is probably better to have some form of security than not.
And Jenny’s idea is great except for one thing. It is a bit expensive for who we are and what we are trying to do. Sharepoint LMS has a ballpark of $14-$20 per student per year. That is not in our ballpark of costs but Sharepoint is something I had not thought of. Thank you!