This page provides an overview of learning technology access in China, with guidance on how to mitigate issues.

Students should be advised to use a wired, stable, high speed internet connection. However, it is important to recognise this is not available to all students in China.

Note – this guidance is applicable to all students irrespective of location, as a stable internet connection can be problematic in any part of the world.

What Learning Technology is available in China?

  • Blackboard
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • Turnitin
  • Panopto
  • Office 365
  • Microsoft Teams

If a student or staff experiences issues in China with a University of Derby software or application, they should log a ticket with IT Services with full details of the error.

Web Browsers?

Please note Google Chrome is not available in China. However, Firefox is available.

Blocked Websites & Apps

A number of websites and applications are blocked in China including,

  • Google
  • Google Play store
  • YouTube
  • BBC

Please see this List of Websites and Apps Blocked in China for 2020  (external website)

Advice and tips for Remote Delivery

  • Follow good practice relating to remote delivery
  • Reduce file sizes
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • If students experience problems using University of Derby systems and applications, they should contact IT Services 
University of Reading. 2018 COVID-19 Teaching in China – [Acccessed – 5 May 2020]