Recent Announcements

  • On 11/12/20, Apple released macOS11 “Big Sur.” This operating system is not supported for use with the current Mac Secure Browser (version 12.5). On 11/16/20, Apple released a new Macbook Air, Macbook 13”, and Mac Mini that have a new processor at their core, which CAI does not currently support.  CAI plans to release an additional Mac Secure Browser (version 13) that will support macOS 10.15.4 “Catalina” and macOS 11 “Big Sur” including support for Automatic Assessment Mode.

    Added December 8, 2020
  •  TA Certification Live

    The Test Administrator (TA) Certification course is now available for 2020-2021. All users who plan to administer the NDSA must take the TA Certification course, regardless of their user role in TIDE. If you have taken the TA Certification course in the past, you are required to complete the course again for the 2020-2021 school year in order to administer NDSA. The course can be accessed from the NDSA Assessment page of the portal.

    Added September 29, 2020
  • ND TIDE Live  - Users

    The TIDE Users module is now open for the 2020-2021 NDSA. Users may now activate their TIDE account for this school year.

    Added September 29, 2020
  • Mobile Secure Browser 2020-21

    The 2020-21 Mobile Secure Browsers for ChromeOS and iOS are available to download.

    Note: The 2019-20 Mobile Secure Browsers will be available until August 31st. Android will no longer be supported after August 31st.

    Added August 10, 2020
  • Secure Browser 2020-21

    The 2020-21 Secure Browsers are now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems on the Secure Browser page.

    Added July 1, 2020
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