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Because of numerous issues with Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari when using Blackboard, particularly in regards to online testing and submission of assignments or files, it is required that you only use Mozilla Firefox with Blackboard. Students are responsible for issues resulting from the use of other browsers.
Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge Internet Browser
Please note that the Microsoft Edge Internet browser that comes with Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 10 has serious compatibility issues and the continued use of Mozilla Firefox is strongly recommended.
Just a quick reminder to instructors that you control the availability of course sites to students. Prior to making your new course sites available, it is imperative that you make all of your old courses that you no longer use unavailable to students if you have not already done so. To do this, you need to click Customization underneath Control Panel, next click Properties, scroll down to the Set Availablilty section, choose No for the Make Course Available option, then hit your Enter key or click Submit.
New course sites are marked as being unavailable by default and you must click Customization underneath Control Panel, next click Properties, scroll down to the Set Availablilty section, choose Yes for the Make Course Available option, then hit your Enter key or click Submit to make them available when you feel they are ready for your students.
A malicious OneClass Chrome Extension is part of a current phishing scam which, if installed, may send email on students' behalf and also attempts to collect user credentials. The OneClass Chrome Extension is not available directly via search in the Chrome Extensions Store and students are being phished with the following link to install it (CAUTION: DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK):
During installation, the extension requests permissions to "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit". The installation process counts on users' tendency to accept terms without reading. The extension adds a button inside the Blackboard Learn pages to "Invite Your Classmates to OneClass". The plugin will email all the students in a students' class (utilizing Blackboard URLs and resources, which are functioning as designed) to promote the OneClass plugin/product. The plugin also has code that attempts to collect and send the users' credentials (both username and password). Blackboard support is in the process of determining if the code is successful in doing so.
The mail content is:
"Hey guys, I just found some really helpful notes for the upcoming exams for <University Name> courses at https://oneclass.com/s/signup. I highly recommend signing up for an account now that way your first download is free!"
Please DO NOT install this extension, and if you receive an email anything like the one above please DO NOT click anything in the email. Just delete the email.
Please click on the link below for instructions to connect to St. Clair College's wireless network:
JOB FAIR - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10am-2pm at St. Clair College SportsPlex
St. Clair College and University of Windsor have partnered to host the 18th annual Job Fair for our students and graduates. Each year, we welcome companies who are actively recruiting for employment or volunteer opportunities. This year's event will be hosted by St. Clair College at the SportsPlex in Windsor on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 10am-2pm.
Over 80 employers have registered to attend. This is an excellent opportunity to speak face to face with representatives and industry professionals from local, national, and international companies with real job openings. Even if your career path is still taking shape, the Job Fair is a great chance to learn more about the job market and the hiring processes of companies you admire.
Admission is FREE for St. Clair College students with valid student ID.
For a listing of attending employers, preparation tips and additional information, visit www.stclaircollege.ca/jobfair.
Regarding the Winter semester, once the school has confirmed your enrolment, your OSAP funding will be automatically deposited to your bank account. This could take up to 10 business days. We have made a concerted effort to try to have funds available to you the first week of classes. Please feel free to check your status on your OSAP web account or check your tuition on your self-service account.
For September intakes, this is your second OSAP disbursement. Any future semesters (ie: if you have a 3rd semester), any outstanding tuition owing, and any Emergency Loans will NOT be paid through the OSAP automated process. It is the student's responsibility to ensure tuition is paid in full by the end of the academic year.
If you are a student in a fast-track program, please be sure to make an additional OSAP application for your Spring (final) semester. You can apply on-line at www.ontario.ca/osap or feel free to phone the Financial Aid Office at 519-972-2718 if you have any questions.