January 11 2021: Welcome to the Winter 2021 semester!
You will need a matrix account to do the ULI101 assignments. If you have never logged into matrix
before, check your MySeneca email for confirmation that your matrix account was automatically created
after you registered for ULI101. This should happen automatically if you are a new Seneca student and this
is your first semester.
January 11 2021: Using Live Linux (Knoppix).
Logging in to matrix: After successfully logging into matrix from the
college computers, there are several other ways you can login to matrix depending on
your operating system of choice. Please see this guide
for detailed instructions.
In case of problems with:
Please let firstname.lastname@example.org
know the exact error message you received. It would help if you snap a picture of your screen or
take a screen capture of your error message and attach to your email when you contact ServiceDesk through your MySeneca email.
- logging into your matrix account
- matrix not finding your home directory and you cannot start the assignments
- any other matrix issue
Here is a link to
Learning Centre's Supported Learning Groups (SLG) info
To run Live Linux (Knoppix) in a Virtual Machine using Oracle VirtualBox on a machine on campus, you can choose Knoppix
from your MyApps as soon as you log into Windows. If Knoppix does not show up in your
MyApps after you login, you may look for C:\Knoppix\Knoppix.vbox and double click on the icon.
To use Knoppix from your home machine, or on your laptop, you will need to download and install Oracle VirtualBox for your operating system first and then
download the Knoppix VirtualBox VM
(approx 5GB file and this might take a while to download). When the download completes:
- Unzip the downloaded zip file (Right click and Select "Extract All")
- Read and follow the instructions in the PLEASE-README-FIRST.txt file. It has instructions for running Knoppix
on your home machine.
- Should you still have difficulty running Knoppix on your home machine/laptop you may
ask your instructor or the Learning Centre ULG leaders for additional help in troubleshooting
why Knoppix was not working on your home machine/laptop.