Student Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I save my files?
- Can I connect my personal Computer/Laptop to Georgian College's Network?
- How many Print Credits do I have?
- Where do I purchase print credits?
- How do I know to which printer my computer is printing to in the Library Commons?
- If I am a MAC user, do I have to log onto a PC to change my MAC password the first time I log in?
- How do I burn my files to a CD or a flash drive/memory stick?
- How do I save a file as a ".rtf" (rich text format) file?
- If I’m a registered student from a different campus, can I log into the computer in Barrie or vice versa?
- How can I submit my assignment through Turnitin?
Where can I save my files?
You have been assigned 200 MB of storage space on the G: Drive. This is a secure storage area on the Network and is accessible only by you. We suggest you use the space to save your assignments. When you no longer need your assignments please delete them to free up the space. We suggest saving the latest version of your files on the G: drive, and a backup of your files on a Flash drive or Memory Stick, or burn to a CD ROM.
Transfer files from home to the college or college to home by e-mail as an attachment to avoid corruption on Memory Sticks.
The college uses Microsoft Office Suite 2007 exclusively. If you use another product elsewhere, convert the file(s) to a Microsoft Office format or save your document as a 'rtf' (rich text format) file before you bring your CD or Memory Stick to the college to open or print the file(s).
Can I connect my personal Computer/Laptop to Georgian College's Network?
Students and guests are allowed to bring their personal computers to connect to our 'open' wireless network. The wireless network is available in most buildings on the Barrie Campus.
How do I access my G:\ drive (user directory) on a Mac?
A folder with your student number will be in the 'Dock' when you log into a MAC computer which is your personal space on the server (limited to 200 MB) – G:\ drive
How many Print Credits do I have?
All new students receive 500 free print credits at semester start up and all students receive additional 100 free credits every semester.
Barrie and Orillia Campus rates:
- one print credit = $0.01
- i.e. one b/w legal or letter page = 10 print credits
- one legal or letter double-sided = 19 print credits
- one ledger = 20 print credits
- one ledger double-sided = 38 print credits
- i.e. b/w double-sided, 2nd page = 1 cent account credit
- colour printer
- one legal or letter = 30 print credits
- double-sided not available in colour
Owen Sound Campus rates:
- b/w printers only
- letter and legal only
- single-sided printers only
- letter and legal 10¢ each
Where do I purchase print credits?
- Barrie Campus – Library Commons Customer Service Desk (by the main entrance of library)
- Orillia Campus – Typing & Printing Services (Library Commons - evenings & weekends)
- Owen Sound Campus – Library Commons
How do I know to which printer my computer is printing to in the Library Commons?
All printers have (coloured) labels to identify the name of the lab and work station and each side of the printer with a corresponding coloured labels on the monitor of each work station (Note: Library Commons at Barrie Campus only!)
If I am a Mac user, do I have to log onto a PC to change my Mac password the first time I log in?
No, but you must register with the 'Quest Password Manager' o https://password.georgianc.on.ca/QPM/User/Identification/. For instructions read "computer account" at www.georgianc.on.ca/it/computerlogin.php
How do I burn my files to a CD or a flash drive/memory stick?
Please follow these steps OR watch a tutorial found at the Visual Support page.
- highlight your file(s) and right click on the highlighted file(s)
- choose ‘Copy’ from the menu
- navigate to the drive letter representing your flash drive
- if you have copied your file(s) to the CD-ROM "O:\" drive, please right click again and choose ‘Paste’ from the menu
- double click on the O:\ drive and it will show your file as a temporary file with a down-arrow on it
- in the pane on the left side a menu option, ‘Write these files to CD’ will appear. Please click on this option to start the ‘CD Writing Wizard’
How do I save a file as a ".rtf" (rich text format) file?
If you do not have compatible software for example, Microsoft Office 2007, at home and need to save your files so that they can be opened in any version of office products, you can save your file as an *.rtf file. This file format will retain the spacing and formatting settings that you have applied in your document. Please follow these simple steps:
If I’m a registered student from a different campus, can I log into the computer in Barrie or vice versa?
Yes, you can. Your student login account is universal throughout the college.
How can I submit my assignment through Turnitin?
Please follow these easy steps to access Turnitin through your BlackBoard account.
- Click the Assignments button to open your course Assignments page.
- Click the view/complete link under the assignment name.
- Enter your paper title.
- Click the browse button to locate the file you want to submit.
- Click submit. On the following page, you will be asked to confirm the text of the submission. If the text is correct, click yes, submit to finalize the submission process.
- Note: this is NOT the Turnitin Originality Report. To view the Report, click on the view/complete link again. Your screen will show your assignment portfolio where you can click on the coloured box to view your Report. If you don’t see the coloured box, refresh your screen until it appears. (The coloured box will appear in 1 to 48 hours – Reports take more time to generate when Turnitin is processing thousands of papers at once.) You may print your Report if required.
- IMPORTANT: If you are working on a group project, the same individual should submit the paper each time a submission is made.
For more information, please contact the Turnitin administrator at email@example.com