This article describes how to adjust Bitdefender settings so you can use Canvas learning tools.
Penn Learning Tools and Security
Learning tools approved at Wharton or Penn for use inside a Canvas site have been reviewed for compliance with the University's information security guidelines. These tools will never contain malware or viruses and will only track your usage while working with that specific tool. However, Bitdefender antivirus sometimes blocks learning tools as "third-party" threats, so you may need to "whitelist," or authorize, specific learning tools with Bitdefender so that they work normally within Canvas.
Whitelisting a Learning Tool in Bitdefender
Illustrated steps for whitelisting can be found on the Bitdefender support website. Here's a general outline for what to do.
- Open Bitdefender on your computer
- Click the shield icon
- Click VIEW MODULES and then Whitelist
- Enter one (or more) of the following websites, then press Add
|Learning Tool||Website to Whitelist|
|Library Course Materials, Reserves, and Guides||upenn.edu|