Introduced with version 2.13.0 (Buckthorn) and for FLOWmulti in version 2.14.0 (Arctic White Birch)
It is possible to provide the participants with access to external resources from the internet while being in locked down mode. If the manager provides a link to an external resource all pages available on the domain will be accessible but all attempts to navigate to pages on other domains will be blocked.
Read our blog post to be updated on the possibilities and risks whitelisting entails Whitelisting Enables access to External Applications
How to setup whitelisting in WISEflow
The manager can add links on the flow (FLOWlock & FLOWmulti):
Scroll down and find External internet resources:
Add the links:
Examples: encyclopedia, dictionaries etc. See below for an example with a code-editor.
These links will be available to all participants on the flow. But the manager can also add links to specific participants:
How to use a whitelisted resource in FLOWlock
For this example, we have chosen a code editor - CodeSandbox. In the above you can follow the steps as a manager to add a external resource to a flow.
From now on the guide will be from a participant's perspective to illustrate how the links work for the participants in WISEflow.
First, click the resource in the right pane in the FLOWlock browser window:
The chosen resource opens in a new tab. You are now able to write code with the assistance of the functionalities of the chosen code editor.
Write your code and copy it.
Go back to WISEflow and choose 'Code block' from the drop-down menu of the text editor.
Paste your code in.
How to use a whitelisted resource in FLOWmulti
For this example the student has to answer some questions regarding the walrus and we have allowed them to look at the wikipedia site for the walrus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walrus).
By clicking External Internet resources the participant will get a list of all the available links and can choose which one to access. In this case there is only one link available and that will open the wikipedia page in a new pane. Remember that this will also give the participants access to the rest of wikipedia, as whitelisting only looks at the domain and not subdirectories.
After reading up on the walrus page, the participant can answer the question and move forward with their assignment.