Global Accelerator Service
Updated: 06 November 2020 10:52 AM
The Global Accelerator service uses access points globally to provide faster and more reliable access to services hosted around the world. The Global Accelerator service is provided by Alibaba's Cloud Enterprise Network Services. (Alibaba Cloud Terms of Service).
Please note: this is an optional service and you are not required to use it.
OCAD U is offering Alibaba Global Accelerator services for students located in countries where bandwidth limitations may result in poor performance, limiting participation in on-line courses. To request access, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Global Accelerator Access and include your Name and Student Number. You will be contacted shortly with a set of user name and password to connect to the GA service.
Note: The login credentials provided are separate from your OCADUid and password.
1. Click on the link that corresponds to the location closest to you.
*Note: the site will display an alert of privacy due to mismatch SSL certificate. You need to accept and proceed.
2. Log in with the provided user name and password
3. Download the installer for the operating system selected
OCAD U is offering Alibaba Global Accelerator services for students located in countries where bandwidth limitations may result in poor performance, limiting participation in on-line courses. Sign up for this service to get a faster and more reliable connection to OCADU. To request access, email email@example.com with the Subject Global Accelerator Access and include your Name and Student Number. Use of this service is optional and when installing the Forticlient software you will need to agree to the following:
You are about to access Internet content that is not under the control of the network access provider or OCAD University. Neither the network access provider nor OCAD University is responsible either with respect to this content or privacy policies associated with it.
If you access any of this Internet content, you do so entirely at your own risk and you acknowledge full responsibility for ensuring that any accessed material does not infringe the laws, regulations, directives or prohibitions in your jurisdiction governing access to and use of the internet.
Use of the Alibaba Global Accelerator services is optional.
The Global Accelerator service is for you to access content related to your curriculum. Use the GA to get faster access to sites like the OCADU Website, the MyOCADU Portal, Canvas Cloud, TechSmith Knowmia, and more.
Connect to the service when you are using OCADU services like those mentioned above. It is advised to disconnect the service if you access websites hosted in the country where you currently reside, because it will slow down your network significantly.
Make a support ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Global Accelerator Access and include your Name and Student Number