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  • 1098T

    Tuition Statement, it is an American IRS tax form filed by eligible education institutions to report payments received and payments due from the paying student.

  • Asynchronous

    Asynchronous learning refers to a learning event in which a group of participants is engaged in learning at different times. There is no real-time interaction with other people. "Recorded class"

  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth is a wireless technology used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances using radio waves.

  • Blu-ray

    A format of DVD designed for the storage of high-definition video and data.

  • Bring Your Own Device

    Being allowed to use one's personally owned device, rather than being required to use an officially provided device.

  • BYOD

    Acronym for "Bring Your Own Device" - Being allowed to use one's personally owned device, rather than being required to use an officially provided device.

  • captcha

    A CAPTCHA is a type of challenge–response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human.

  • CCAC Partner Account

    A person who has partnered with the College (e.g. Job Corps or food services) and needs long term access to the CCAC network.

  • CCAC Password

    A secret word or phrase, created by the user, to access CCAC's network.

  • CCAC Temporary Account

    Is an account for a person who may need to log in to the campus computer/network, for a day or two.

  • CDL

    Acronym for - "Commercial Driver’s License"

  • CMS

    Acronym for "Content Management Site" - A content management system/site is a computer software used to manage the creation and modification of digital content.

  • CNA

    Acronym for - Certified Nursing Assistant

  • COE

    An acronym for "Certificate of Eligibility"

  • Collage

    Collage is a software application that lets you cast a device(s) to your interactive display.

  • Content Management Site

    A content management system/site is a computer software used to manage the creation and modification of digital content.

  • context menu

    Menu that appears when right-clicking on a file, folder, or icon in Windows operating systems.

  • Course Catalog

    A course catalog is an organized, detailed, descriptive list of course offerings at a college. It is a multi-page document that lists the courses taught at a school by discipline, complete with a brief description of each course.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs

    United States Department of Veterans Affairs is a federal Cabinet-level agency that provides integrated life-long healthcare services to eligible military veterans.

  • Desktop

    The working area of a computer screen and containing icons representing items such as files and a wastebasket.

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans

    Loans made to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need

  • discretionary income

    Discretionary income is the amount of your adjusted gross income (from your most recent federal income tax return) that exceeds 150 percent of the poverty guideline amount for your state and family size

  • DTP

    Acronym for - "Digital Transmission Protocol"

  • EAL

    Acronym for "English as an Additional Language"

  • ECU

    Acronym for "Continuing Education Units"

  • Electronic Record and Signature Box

    Agreement to do business with Community College of Allegheny County ELECTRONIC RECORD AND SIGNATURE DISCLOSURE From time to time, Community College of Allegheny County (we, us or College) may be required by law to provide to you certain written notices or disclosures. Described below are the terms and conditions for providing to you such notices and disclosures electronically through the DocuSign system. Please read the information below carefully and thoroughly, and if you can access this information electronically to your satisfaction and agree to this Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure (ERSD), please confirm your agreement by selecting the check-box next to ‘I agree to use electronic records and signatures’ before clicking ‘CONTINUE’ within the DocuSign system. Getting paper copies At any time, you may request from us a paper copy of any record provided or made available electronically to you by us. You will have the ability to download and print documents we send to you through the DocuSign system during and immediately after the signing session and, if you elect to create a DocuSign account, you may access the documents for a limited period of time (usually 30 days) after such documents are first sent to you. After such time, if you wish for us to send you paper copies of any such documents from our office to you, you will be charged a $0.00 per-page fee. You may request delivery of such paper copies from us by following the procedure described below. Withdrawing your consent If you decide to receive notices and disclosures from us electronically, you may at any time change your mind and tell us that thereafter you want to receive required notices and disclosures only in paper format. How you must inform us of your decision to receive future notices and disclosure in paper format and withdraw your consent to receive notices and disclosures electronically is described below. Consequences of changing your mind If you elect to receive required notices and disclosures only in paper format, it will slow the speed at which we can complete certain steps in transactions with you and delivering services to you because we will need first to send the required notices or disclosures to you in paper format, and then wait until we receive back from you your acknowledgment of your receipt of such paper notices or disclosures. Further, you will no longer be able to use the DocuSign system to receive required notices and consents electronically from us or to sign electronically documents from us. All notices and disclosures will be sent to you electronically Unless you tell us otherwise in accordance with the procedures described herein, we will provide electronically to you through the DocuSign system all required notices, disclosures, authorizations, acknowledgements, and other documents that are required to be provided or made available to you during the course of our relationship with you. To reduce the chance of you inadvertently not receiving any notice or disclosure, we prefer to provide all of the required notices and disclosures to you by the same method and to the same address that you have given us. Thus, you can receive all the disclosures and notices electronically or in paper format through the paper mail delivery system. If you do not agree with this process, please let us know as described below. Please also see the paragraph immediately above that describes the consequences of your electing not to receive delivery of the notices and disclosures electronically from us. How to contact Community College of Allegheny County: You may contact us to let us know of your changes as to how we may contact you electronically, to request paper copies of certain information from us, and to withdraw your prior consent to receive notices and disclosures electronically as follows: To contact us by email send messages to: help@servicedesk.ccac.edu To advise Community College of Allegheny County of your new email address To let us know of a change in your email address where we should send notices and disclosures electronically to you, you must send an email message to us at help@servicedesk.ccac.edu and in the body of such request you must provide: your previous email address and your new email address. If you created a DocuSign account, you may update it with your new email address through your account preferences. To request paper copies from Community College of Allegheny County To request delivery from us of paper copies of the notices and disclosures previously provided by us to you electronically, you must send us an email to help@servicedesk.ccac.edu and in the body of such request you must state your email address, full name, mailing address, telephone number, and your envelope ID number. We will bill you for any fees at that time, if any. To withdraw your consent with Community College of Allegheny County To inform us that you no longer wish to receive future notices and disclosures in electronic format you may: i. decline to sign a document from within your signing session, and on the subsequent page, select the check-box indicating you wish to withdraw your consent, or you may; ii. send us an email to help@servicedesk.ccac.edu and in the body of such request you must state your email, full name, mailing address, telephone number, and your envelope ID number. The consequences of your withdrawing consent for online documents will be that transactions may take a longer time to process. Required hardware and software The minimum system requirements for using the DocuSign system may change over time. The current system requirements are found here: https://support.docusign.com/guides/signer-guide-signing-system-requirements. Acknowledging your access and consent to receive and sign documents electronically To confirm to us that you can access this information electronically, which will be similar to other electronic notices and disclosures that we will provide to you, please confirm that you have read this ERSD, and (i) that you are able to print on paper or electronically save this ERSD for your future reference and access; or (ii) that you are able to email this ERSD to an email address where you will be able to print on paper or save it for your future reference and access. Further, if you consent to receiving notices and disclosures exclusively in electronic format as described herein, then select the check-box next to ‘I agree to use electronic records and signatures’ before clicking ‘CONTINUE’ within the DocuSign system. By selecting the check-box next to ‘I agree to use electronic records and signatures’, you confirm that: You can access and read this Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure; and You can print on paper this Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure, or save or send this Electronic Record and Disclosure to a location where you can print it, for future reference and access; and Until or unless you notify Community College of Allegheny County as described above, you consent to receive exclusively through electronic means all notices, disclosures, authorizations, acknowledgements, and other documents that are required to be provided or made available to you by Community College of Allegheny County during the course of your relationship with Community College of Allegheny County.

  • EMT

    Acronym for - "Emergency Medical Technician"

  • ESL

    Acronym for "English as a second language"

  • Faculty Student Alerts

    Is a proactive and collaborative effort that allows faculty to refer students for additional assistance.

  • FAFSA

    An Acronym for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" - A form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

  • Former Student

    A person who has not taken a course at CCAC for more than 365 days.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    A form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. Also known as "FAFSA."

  • FSA

    An acronym for "Faculty Student Alert" - Is a proactive and collaborative effort that allows faculty to refer students for additional assistance.

  • GlobalProtect

    Software for allowing VPN traffic from a public connection to CCAC's private network.

  • GoReact

    GoReact is a cloud-based video software for providing time-coded feedback, grading, and critique of speeches, presentations, lessons, and performances.

  • HDMI

    Acronym for "High-Definition Multimedia Interface" - A standard for connecting high-definition video devices.

  • High-Definition Multimedia Interface

    A standard for connecting high-definition video devices.

  • income-driven repayment plan

    An income-driven repayment plan sets your monthly student loan payment at an amount that is intended to be affordable based on your income and family size

  • Interactive Touch Display

    A mounted device that enables users to present and control on the screen through touch interactions.

  • LEU

    Acronym for "Lifetime Eligibility Used"

  • Microsoft Office

    Microsoft Office, or simply Office, is a family software and services developed by Microsoft. Some of the products in Office are Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • OCS

    Acronym for "Office of College Services"

  • OneDrive

    A cloud storage location, from Microsoft and CCAC's cloud storage solution.

  • Outlook on the Web

    A web version of Outlook that can be access through a browser.

  • OWA

    Acronym for "Outlook on the Web" - A web version of Outlook that can be access through a browser.

  • Panopto

    Asynchronous video lecture capture software.

  • Perceptive Content

    A document imaging software solution.

  • Perceptive Content Apps

    A browser-based version, for document imaging, of Perceptive Content that provides functionality to search for and view documents based on end user permissions.

  • Personal Identification Information

    Is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual. Also known as, PII.

  • PHEAA

    Acronym for - "Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency"

  • PII

    Acronym for "Personal Identification Information." PII is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual.

  • programs list

    A list of all the programs on the computer. Typically shown when clicking the Windows Icon on the taskbar.

  • Progress Reports

    -- WITH IN NAVIGATE -- Gather feedback from faculty teaching students in their courses to help determine which students may need intervention

  • push notification

    An automated message sent by an application to a user when the application is not open. This can happen on a Smartphone or Computer or Browser.

  • Respondus LockDown Browser

    Respondus LockDown Browser is a special browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system, such as Blackboard. It is used for securing online exams in classrooms or proctored environments.

  • SAP

    Acronym for "Satisfactory Academic Progress"

  • Single Sign-on

    Single sign-on is an authentication scheme that allows a user to log in with a single ID and password to any related, yet independent, software systems.

  • SSO

    Acronym for "Single Sign-on" - Single sign-on is an authentication scheme that allows a user to log in with a single ID and password to any related, yet independent, software systems.

  • Student ID Number

    A 7 digit number. Typically found on the back of your Student ID Card, the last 7 digits. Found in your welcome acceptance email or found on your course schedule.

  • Symphony

    Is the software which allows Security to view the security cameras.

  • Synchronous

    Synchronous learning refers to a learning event in which a group of participants is engaged in learning at the same time. "Traditional classroom"

  • Two-Factor Authentication

    Multi-factor authentication is an electronic authentication method in which a computer user is granted access to a website or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism.

  • Universal Serial Bus

    An industry standard that establishes specifications for cables and connectors and protocols for connection, communication and power supply between computers.

  • URL

    The address of a web page. Typically starting with "www."

  • USB

    Acronym for "Universal Serial Bus" - is an industry standard that establishes specifications for cables and connectors and protocols for connection, communication and power supply between computers.

  • VA

    Acronym for "Veterans Affairs" - United States Department of Veterans Affairs is a federal Cabinet-level agency that provides integrated life-long healthcare services to eligible military veterans.

  • Verbit

    AI transcription & real-time captioning solution.

  • Virtual Private Network

    A virtual private network extends a private network across a public network. This enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

  • VPN

    Acronym for "Virtual Private Network" - A virtual private network extends a private network across a public network. This enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

  • warm transfer

    Placing the customer on hold for a moment, then contacting the individual you are transferring too, and then letting the caller know he's being transferred to someone who can help him from there.