Internet Application Accelerator

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Students studying remotely from within China often experience slow or intermittent access to Internet based learning resources. There are many factors influencing this including their location (province/region), residential internet service provider performance and congestion on oceanic network links. While many of these factors are beyond the control of the university, UVic has subscribed to Alibaba’s Global Application Acceleration service to help improve their experience.

This service applies to a very specific list of learning technologies in use at UVic, including Zoom, Brightspace, Blackboard Collaborate and Connex. See below for the complete list.

Intended use

This service will reduce latency and improve reliability of your connection to specific learning technologies in use at UVic from within China.

This service cannot be used to connect to restricted-access applications at UVic. This service will not provide enhanced access to services other than the specific list of learning technologies in use at UVic. See below for the complete list.

Who can use this service

Access to this service is restricted to students connecting from within the Peoples Republic of China.

Your NetLinkID must be authorized specifically to use this service.

How to connect

List of supported learning resources

Note: this list may change periodically.

  • D2L Brightspace
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • CourseSpaces
  • Connex
  • Kaltura