Starting Dec. 19, 2017, anyone who still wants to access SmartSite will need to do so from a campus location or, if they’re away from UC Davis, use a VPN (virtual private network) connection.
The change, which essentially limits access to people who have UC Davis accounts, is part of the phased retirement of the former campus learning management system.
As expected, traffic to SmartSite fell off sharply once instructional use of the service ended in June 2017. However, project sites remain accessible until March 2018, and faculty will have access to their old course sites until June 2018 (and old course sites will be available in a limited form for at least another year after that).
Anyone who wants to keep materials they still have in SmartSite should move them to a replacement service soon, if they haven’t already. If you have questions or comments, please contact the UC Davis Canvas program team.