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Java 8 u 40 and higher for Windows and Macs May Require Security Exceptions to Work With RamCT

Posted June 1, 2015

Newer versions of Java which may need to have some security exceptions added to allow it to work well with RamCT. Specifically, Windows PC instructors may need to add these exceptions to be able to upload multiple files to the Files area. PC and Mac instructors and students need to add these exceptions to use the Chat / Collaboration tool

Use this How To document to add RamCT security exceptions to Java.

Java Popup Windows

Posted January 6, 2013

For security reasons, the first time you use a newer version of Java on your computer, you will be prompted to block or Unblock Java access to RamCT. Remember to select UNBlock so Java can communicate with RamCT.

RamCT requires Java software for all computer platforms to upload files and assignments, use the Web Equation Editor or Chat tool. There should be only one version of Java on your computer.

Installing Java

Windows PC

Java updates usually occur automatically. If you need to manually update go the Control Panel on your PC.
Click on the Java Control Panel.
At the top of the window click on the Update tab.
Click on the Update Now button.

For Apple computers

Java updates should occur automatically.
If you are running Mac OS X LION (10.7.5 or later) the latest version of Java (version 7 Update 67) you may need to add security exceptions.

Add security exceptions to Java

If you are running Mac OS X 10.6.8, use the most recent Java version provided by Apple.
Under System Preferences | System, select Software Update.

Troubleshooting Java Issues

The most common Java issues with RamCT are:

  • Java is not installed
  • Using a Java version that is not compatible
  • Multiple versions of Java are installed on your Windows PC

Note: For users who use the CSU Oracle HR or the Timeclock Approval applet, Java 7 update 25 was approved in September 2013. This version will run in both the Timeclock applet, and the RamCT Bb applets, with Firefox.

  • Last updated 6/5/2015
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