The university has switched to SentinelOne for anti-virus protection on all university owned assets. It is not available for personal computers, but we can recommend you install the home version of Sophos which is free since the trial version of Sophos does not expire.
CDA is deploying the SentinelOne client on all CDA managed assets. For those not directly managed by CDA we will install it for you remotely, but some manual intervention on your part will be needed to allow SentinelOne to access your computer.
For users on a Mac that have High Sierra, Mojave or Catalina the manual authorization process is listed on this page: https://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cda/support/faq/sentinelone-anti-virus.html
For users on macOS Catalina (10.15.4+) and Big Sur the procedure to activate SentinelOne is here: https://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cda/support/faq/sentinelone-anti-virus-new.html
For Windows users, it will be seamless and no intervention is needed. For those at home, you’ll need to be connected via VPN for the install to take place.
If you have trouble, please open a ticket by emailing email@example.com and saying that it should go to the Fine Arts queue to expedite your request for help.
Both staff and students can use the instructions below to access Adobe software. This page also contains links to a form for teachers to request licenses for their entire class. Don’t worry we just need your class number, not all your student names. If a teacher needs their own license, they have to request a staff license by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concordia has secured a limited amount of Adobe CC licenses for students that will be active until Summer 2021 as long as you remain an active student enrolled in the class listed below. The license does not grant access to most web only applications and cloud services, such as the cloud version of Lightroom.
If you decide to change your password that is associated with your netname, please be aware of the following.
Students can get Vectorworks for free and install it on their own computer. Visit the link below to create your account and get access to the software.
By reserving a computer, you will be able to connect remotely to it using NoMachine (Windows, Mac or Linux client) or Screen Sharing. For now there are only some edit suites and labs that offer NoMachine: EV 5.635, EV 5.815 and all the EV 5th floor edit suites. We strongly recommend using NoMachine remote desktop software over Apple’s Screen Sharing. When using NoMachine you will have audio and better image quality.
As shown in the image below, login to the MyConcordia.ca portal, choose Computer Purchase under the Procurement Services menu and then select either PC Standard Models or Apple Models. From there follow the instructions and configure your machine. When you add your items to a cart, you can then send the cart to yourself to receive an email or a PDF of your configuration. This is your official quote that we will attach to a web requisition.
Email us at email@example.com your PDF or the email you received with the quote and CDA will fill out the web requisition for you. We will send it to your supervisor for further approval with a copy of the web requisition to you. You should then let your supervisor (for PDA or research funds, it’s your Chair) to let them know which account they have to enter into the web requisition as CDA does not have access to your budget/account. Your supervisor must then submit the web requisition to Susan Groff in the Dean’s office for further approval and for her to input the account information, in case your supervisor couldn’t do it. From there it goes to Procurement Services so they can generate a purchase order to then send to the vendor.
Once the PO reaches the vendor, we usually receive the computer two or three weeks later. CDA will contact you the same day to let you know it arrived and to coordinate setup and pickup.
If you require a non-standard Windows computer, you’ll need to download and fill out the Waiver request form highlighted in the image above and send it to CDA at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will fill out the field for the web requisition number, but you’ll have to justify why you need a non-standard computer. CDA supports all computer models, but the university needs a justification attached to the web requisition.
You can start by going to this page : https://ecommerce.apple.com/asb2b/fys.do?language=EN&country=CA
Type Concordia for the institution and choose Quebec, then hit search. You can then browse as a guest and configure a system. This will be the final cost if you are purchasing it with Concordia funds. You can now add your configuration to the cart and then send the cart (official quote) which means you can have an email sent to you and CDA with the configuration. Although your quote may have the full taxes shown, once the university gets back some of them, the actual amount is around 8%.
Depending on which budget you use, CDA can then fill out a web requisition that we can send to either your Chair or straight to our financial planner/budget officer for further approval.
If all this doesn’t make any sense, just configure what you want anywhere like https://www.apple.com/ca/education/pricelists/, print the results as a PDF file, send it to email@example.com and we’ll then get you an official quote.
Faculty have recurring access to their offices which means they can go in whenever they want.
If faculty or staff want to remove a CDA managed computer, they have to submit a one time only request through the excel template below and email it to Fine Arts Campus Access firstname.lastname@example.org
To request equipment for teaching or working from home please fill in this form.
You can login to see the form by following instructions on this page: