New service to help students in China connect to courses

September 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

With UBC returning to in-person classes, the Alibaba Global Accelerator service was discontinued as of April 30, 2022.

Students connecting to their UBC online courses from China now have access to the Alibaba Global Accelerator service, which may help improve their access to online learning resources.

The Alibaba Global Accelerator service works in conjunction with the UBC Virtual Private Network (VPN), an encrypted connection that protects data being transferred between computers and the network. 

The Alibaba Global Accelerator is currently set up for three locations in China. Students accessing UBC online course materials from other countries can continue to use the existing UBC VPN.

You and your students in China can learn more about the Alibaba Global Accelerator and access technical support from UBC IT.

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