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Payable Updates
Posted by Stevan Plavsa on 08 February 2019 11:06 AM

OCAD U has implemented changes to Payable to improve how the service operates.  All functionality is the same but some screens appear differently due these changes. Some examples of what to expect:

Payment Mthod


Credit Card Payment

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Adobe Creative Cloud 2019: Things you need to know
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 24 October 2018 05:01 PM

What's New?

Adobe released the 2019 versions of Creative Cloud last week at Adobe MAX, and they're available for download for all students and faculty right now using the Adobe Creative Cloud app. Some of the new improvements include:

  • New voice and animation features for Adobe XD
  • Speed and profile enhancements for Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Multiple undo and improvements to the type tool for Photoshop CC
  • And lots more. Every app received an update.

Adobe Creative Cloud on shared campus desktops versus your laptop: Not the same anymore

Adobe is no longer supporting the ability for us to deploy Creative Cloud 2019 on campus. Not yet at least. Campus computers will continue to run Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 until Adobe releases new tools to support this in early 2019.


Here are some of the new updates for Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 and coming to Adobe apps in the future. 

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Mid-Semester Update: Adobe XD Creative Jam, macOS Mojave and more
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 09 October 2018 02:21 PM

Adobe XD Creative Jam at OCAD U XD Jam

OCAD U is hosting another Adobe Creative Jam! Register to compete in the Greater Toronto Area Design Schools & Adobe Creative Jam LIVE online tournament against your classmates held on Tuesday 6 November at 4:00pm at 49 McCaul Street. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gta-design-schools-adobe-creative-jam-live-tickets-5087455616 


The first, second, and third place teams will receive prizes worth up to US $250 each! All participants who compete in the tournament receive a 1-year subscription to Adobe Stock after completion (worth up to US $360).

macOS Mojave: Don't upgrade yet.

We've been road-testing macOS Mojave 10.14 and while we love the "dark mode", we've seen some very strange and unwelcome behaviour. Mojave is the last macOS to run 32-bit apps "without compromise", which seems to indicate there are changes under the hood, some of which have resulted in very odd restarts. Your experience may be different, but if your system is running fine with High Sierra, don't change it.

Reminder: Adobe Creative Cloud

Goodbye redemption codes! Access to Creative Cloud using your student.ocadu.ca Adobe ID that we rolled out for all students this Fall. Learn more at https://support-its.ocadu.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/2005/289/laptop-program-activating-your-adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-for-students 

Microsoft Office and Windows 10 Education

Just a reminder, you can get Office 2016 for Mac and Windows and Windows 10 Education at https://ocadu.onthehub.com/  


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Updated: For Faculty: Back-to-School IT Lunch & Learn sessions
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 27 August 2018 09:27 AM

We're running some Back-to-School IT Lunch & Learn sessions for Faculty starting the first week of August. Learn more about these sessions and more from the FCDC. 

XD Logo UX Design with Adobe XD 

If you or your students prototype websites, mobile apps, and in-game screens, Adobe XD is the best tool for you. Released in Fall 2017 as a part of Creative Cloud, Adobe XD allows you to design, prototype and share designs easily and supports dynamic updates on iOS and Android. This cross-platform application integrates with Photoshop and Illustrator, and is essential for any faculty teaching UX at OCAD U.

In-person at 100 McCaul Street, Room 287 or online

Tuesday August 28, 1:15pm Register

Thursday August 30, 1:15pm Register 

Delivered by Andrew McAllister, Director, Academic Computing & Innovation, Adobe Education Leader.


Techsmith Relay Logo Engaging Students with Video 

Research shows that including video in your course increases engagement and retention rates. Learn how you or your students can use Techsmith Relay and Fuse to include Video directly in your Canvas Course. 

In-person at 100 McCaul Street, Room 287 or online https://ocadu.zoom.us/j/9153815446

Monday August 27, 12:00pm Add to Calendar and Register here.

Friday August 31, 12:00pm Add to Calendar and Register here.

Delivered by Matt Dunn, Technician, Academic Computing and Andrew McAllister, Director, Academic Computing & Innovation

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Have you purchased a 2018 MacBook Pro?
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 20 August 2018 10:30 AM

As of August 20, 2018, we're not currently able to image the 2018 MacBook Pro. We're working on it. 

With the introduction of the T2 Chip in the July 2018 MacBook Pro, IT Services is researching and modifying our current practice with software imaging MacBook Pros with macOS and Bootcamp with Windows 10. 

Read more and learn how to get your software at https://support-its.ocadu.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/2333/307/laptop-program-2018-macbook-pro-with-t2-chip 

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