Posted April 22, 2014
This week Oracle released a new version of Java, version 7 update 55, for Macs and Windows PC's. We recommend that users do not update to this version until we are able to verify that it works with RamCT. If you have updated Java and experienced a concern with RamCT, add the Java Security Exceptions listed below.
Posted January 28, 2014
Oracle released a new version of Java which needs to have some security exceptions added to allow it to work well with RamCT. Specifically, Windows PC instructors will 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
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.
If you are running Mac OS X LION (10.7.5 or later) the latest version of Java (version 7 Update 51) may cause problems.
If you experience a concern with Java:
First add security exceptions to see if that resolves the issue.
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.
The most common Java issues with RamCT are:
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.