VPN & International Students
Canvas & Zoom Access from International Locations
While accessibility from China (or any other country) is largely outside of our control, Canvas (canvas.emory.edu) has generally been accessible from China. Page load errors and timeouts could occur. It is recommended that students use VPN (see below), but this will not resolve all issues.
Course materials posted in Canvas (Google, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) may be unavailable from certain locations, and third-party integrations (VoiceThread, Examity, etc.) could be problematic. If you are an international student experiencing difficulty accessing materials, please ask your faculty for alternative assignments (via email if necessary).
Zoom has generally been accessible from China, but it has occasionally been blocked. It appears to be accessible currently. There are several countries from which Zoom is not accessible for regulatory reasons.
It is recommended that students learning from any restricted-internet location purchase and use a personal VPN, which generally cost about $10/month. Most students are already familiar with this process.
Help for Students with Restricted Access
Students with restricted access may have unreliable internet access, an inability to use VPNs, and/or limited access to laptops, phones, or other hardware.
If you are an international student impacted by restricted internet access or other difficulties, please contact the University Service Desk at 404-727-7777 or help.emory.edu for additional assistance.