Security Measures and Protocols
Physical security of our server clusters is the responsibility of our hosting vendors. We utilize a combination of industry leading cloud hosting by Amazon Web Services and Linode to support all of our installations and related tooling and services. The physical server cluster is located in Northern Virginia and Dallas, TX respectively. No data is transferred and/or stored outside of these vendors or their locations.
Electronic security is a shared responsibility between our platform and our hosting vendors. We employ a variety of anti-hacking technologies to support our strict security measures as well as transferring all system traffic and data across SSL-secured (TLS 1.2, SHA256) connections. We maintain an A+ security rating as evaluated by Qualys SSL Labs, the full report of which can be found here.
Further, we are not in favor of using of technologies and protocols that add risk by introducing opportunities for security compromises. An example of this is our focus on single sign-on and Learning Tools Interoperability integration for authentication to eliminate the need for internal storage and handling of passwords.
System Requirements and Recommendations
Concourse is a web-only solution. Therefore all you need is an internet-connected computer or device in order to access Concourse. Below is a breakdown of technical requirements and recommendations to fully utilize Concourse. Browser Chrome 67+ ...
Global Course and Account Navigation in the LMS
Oftentimes, it is helpful to place LTI-based links to Concourse in various places within the learning management system. The most common implementation is to insert Concourse as a part of the navigation for every LMS course. Then, when a user clicks ...
Establishing Concourse Syllabus Readiness
Your course templates have been created, you’ve migrated all of the appropriate data from other systems into your Concourse, and you’ve successfully populated all of the appropriate syllabus items. Now it is time to confirm that your syllabi look the ...
Concourse LTI Integration Specifics
This article expands upon advanced topics regarding LTI integration with Concourse. It is suggested that you review the main LTI article before continuing with this one. Additionally you will likely benefit from reading through a third article that ...
LTI Consumer Setup for LMS Integration
Many learning management systems support the LTI standard and therefore have a method for quickly integrating with Concourse. However, every LMS uses slightly different approaches, terminology, and parameters for doing so. Below we describe how to ...