Hi everyone, trying to get to the bottom of this issue I’m having with my students. Sometimes the Chrome browser blocks the external URLs for student projects. For example, when visiting a sample project, we receive this screenshot:
Sometimes students can fix this by renaming the Repl, getting a new URL. However, this doesn’t always work. I’m unsure if this is a Chrome browser issue (I suspect it is) or my school’s network, etc… Pretty sure I’ve seen this problem at home as well which is why I suspect the browser. I would love to instruct my students to use a different browser, but we’re on Chromebooks sooooo…
I have verified that this is not an option - there is no way to bypass that red screen from the details section or anything like that. The typical “visit this unsafe site” is removed by our admin of the Chromebooks at our school.
what I’m going to say is a really bad idea, but may be the only solution. So you said that when students rename their repls sometime it works, well my idea is this… use a repl which you guys can access to and put this code on the repl :
I’ve made this to make teachers and students life easier when viewing a repl, it’s the idea I was talking about but with a simple UI, hope it helps: Repl Check! It has a shortened URL named: gg.gg/replcheck so students and teachers can easily memorize it!
Very cool - I like it!! 100% if I have students with that blocked issue in the future, we’ll use that. I wonder what that does for debugging with errors in the console or loading other pages (if a project has more than one HTML file), etc… Time will tell!