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SQA News 3 December 2020

Important update for users of SQA SOLAR

You may already be aware that Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020. SOLAR, our online assessment platform, uses Flash-based software and we are currently transitioning to HTML-based software.

From January 2021, you will no longer be able to access SQA SOLAR assessments from your internet browser. Instead, you will be able to access them through Surpass Viewer, an app which will allow you to run the software that SOLAR is based on. This will allow you to continue using SOLAR, and both Flash and HTML-based assessments, after Adobe Flash Player is no longer supported. Details of how to access SOLAR through Surpass Viewer will be available shortly.

In the meantime, we have provided guidance on using the Surpass system, including videos and frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions or concerns about this transition, or you require assistance, please contact the SOLAR Helpdesk.