Apple's Big Sur and new Mac models
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Apple's Big Sur and new Mac models

Nov 18, 2020

November 18, 2020 – Incompatibility with New Apple Mac Computers and Big Sur

Apple released OS X (Big Sur) and three new Mac computer models. Cambium Assessment, Inc.’s (CAI) current desktop secure browser application (v. 12.5) is not compatible with Big Sur or the three new computer models, which come with Big Sur pre-installed. CAI is developing a compatible desktop secure browser (v. 13), but a timeline is still to be determined. 

Previously released Mac models are still compatible and supported for online testing, when used with CAI’s current browser v. 12.5 on Mac OS X 10.11-10.15.x. Schools using this Mac platform to conduct online testing must block updates to Big Sur. Schools need to install CAI’s forthcoming desktop secure browser v. 13 if planning to conduct online testing with: any Mac model operating on Big Sur, any of Mac’s new models with new processors, or any Mac model operating under Automatic Assessment Mode.

Please contact CAI’s Indiana Assessment Help Desk with any questions.

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