Feature Release: HTML5 Support

Since Adobe will be ending its support of Flash at the end of 2020, CLAS will be replacing its video recorder with an HTML5 version starting December 7, 2020. Currently, most websites are using technologies like HTML5 to provide improved security, reduced power consumption, and faster page load times.

With the release of HTML5 in CLAS, users will still be able to leave video responses on the “Watch and Discuss” page and playback video and audio recordings. A new feature will allow users to record video within CLAS using their webcam to respond to comments. However, technical limitations to the Safari browser prevent users from recording video responses with their webcam.


  • New: Record by webcam within CLAS (not applicable for Safari)
  • Bug fixes: Playback video and audio recordings (applicable for all browser)