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Secure Links
by Brent Sawatzky - Sunday, 16 July 2017, 5:47 PM
 

Most BC districts are running their sites as secure on their front pages, with a few districts asking about being able to run a fully secure site at some point.   The BCLN plan is to have all the new curriculum courses fully secure by the end of the "new curriculum project" - ie. Sept/18.

We have a couple of great technical staff (Colin and Cass) who have been working in the background writing scripts to detect, replace, and log, as well as making manual changes.  The scripts are able to identify course links (of all kinds) and determine whether a secure (https) version is available.   If available, a replacement is automatically made.   If not available, it is documented for manual review of the lesson/link.  They will keep working on pushing the numbers up, but it's time for a status report.

At this point, below is a table showing the percentage of links that are currently secure in the new BCLN courses that we will be releasing this year.  As you can see, we're getting VERY close to our 100% target.   If a district decided to go fully-secure this coming year, there would be minimal problems with the new courses.   That all being said, I'd suggest that NEXT summer (2018) is probably the optimum time to go fully secure (if that's in your long-term plans), as we'll definitely be at 100% will all new courses at that point.

Course % Secured
Accounting 11 100
Biology 11 94
Biology 12 97
Business Computer Applications 11 88
Career Life Education - A (2 credit) 94
Career Life Education - B (2 credit) 90
Chemistry 11 97
Chemistry 12 99
Communications 11 99
Communications 12 98
Dig Photo 12 (YVPA-2D) 96
Earth Science 11 89
ELA10 - Composition (2 credit) 83
ELA10 - Creative Writing (2 credit) 83
ELA10 - Focused Literary Study (2 credit) 83
ELA10 - New Media (2 credit) 83
ELA10 - Spoken Language (2 credit) 81
English 05 96
English 06 97
English 07 91
English 08 94
English 09 93
English 10 93
English 11 85
English 12 82
English Literature 12 68
Family Studies 11 93
Family Studies 12 98
Foods and Nutrition 11 81
Foods and Nutrition 12 88
Geography 12 97
History 12 90
Law 12 84
Math 05 99
Math 06 98
Math 07 98
Math 08 98
Physical and Health Education 05 98
Physical and Health Education 06 95
Physical and Health Education 07 96
Physical and Health Education 08 95
Physical and Health Education 09 92
Physical Ed 10 53
Physics 11 100
Physics 12 99
Planification 10 85
Planning 10 88
Science 05 97
Science 06 98
Science 07 96
Science 08 96
Science 09 97
Science 10 93
Science and Technology 11 95
Social Studies 05 97
Social Studies 06 92
Social Studies 07 91
Social Studies 08 98
Social Studies 09 98
Social Studies 10 96
SS 11  - BC First Peoples 94
SS 11 - 20th Century World History 91