• BCeSIS, Java, Yosemite OS X 10.10

    For people that have upgraded their OS to Yosemite on their Mac you may need to fix Java before being able to use BCeSIS. 1. If you’ve installed Oracle’s java 7, You’ll need to remove it. Follow the instructions at the link at https://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml 2. Download –  http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US 3. Open Terminal by clicking on your magnifying glass […]

  • BCeSIS at Home and JAVA

    Thanks to Adam Sander in SD20 for the guide he has posted for Mac users with JAVA/BCeSIS issues. You can find his step by step guide at http://www.sd20.bc.ca/technology/articles/running-bcesis-at-home-on-a-mac.html

  • Java Updates Dilemma

    This meme was passed along to me, but I’m unsure of the original source. It does reference an important and difficult issue we are going to struggle with for the near future. We are at a frustrating time where BCeSIS is requiring us to use an older version of Java, but other tools are requiring […]

  • Java Issues for OS X 10.6+ affecting BCeSIS [UPDATED]

    Yesterday Apple released a malware definition that set a specific version of java to be allowed to run on OS X 10.6+. Unfortunately this definition precludes us from using BCeSIS as it requires an older version of Java on OS X. This update happens in the background with no user intervention. It is not part […]

  • Bcesis alternate web address

    An alternate but not suggested route into bcesis is http://www.bcesis.isw-bc.ca/ I suggest this today is it appears that isw-bc.ca has an issue. The ISW shares news about outages etc and I suggest normally using that route.

  • BCeSIS Suggestions and Comments

    I received and exciting email from the Service Management Council for BCeSIS that is asking for open feedback from teachers on BCeSIS. “We are asking each SMC representative in every district in the province to encourage teachers to send in suggestions and comments on BCeSIS to their SMC rep. Please compile these responses and send […]

  • Elementary Report Card Pilot Surveys

    Here are the surveys for the BCESIS Report Card Pilot. Please complete the appropriate one. Staff Survey http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/114553/bcesis-elementary-report-cards-survey Robert Ogilvie Parent Survey http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/115085/parent-report-card-survey-robert-ogilvie Ecole Central Parent Survey http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/117621/parent-report-card-survey-ecole-central Duncan Cran Parent Survey http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/117623/parent-report-card-survey-duncan-cran Thank you!

  • BCeSIS Upgrade

    There will be a structural change to how BCeSIS works on March 1st. Technology services will have more information shortly for how we plan on doing the upgrade. End users should expect no change in how BCeSIS looks. This upgrade is to allow proper functioning of BCeSIS on new operating systems and browsers.