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Usage Requirements

You can access OASIS both on and off campus using a web browser on any computer that is connected to the Internet. Once you are enrolled at Curtin, you will have access to computer labs on campus.

It is recommended you access OASIS using the latest version of a major web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) with JavaScript enabled.

Fully-supported browsers will automatically resize OASIS to suit any computer, smart phone or tablet. If you don’t have a device yourself, you will have access to computer labs on campus after you enrol.

Computers with older versions of major web browser may be able to access OASIS, however Curtin does not guarantee availability of services with such systems.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Enabling cookies
    From Internet Explorer's Tools menu, select Internet Options. The Privacy tab of the Internet Options dialog presents you with two choices:
    1. Modifying cookie settings for all websites using the slider bar. Setting the slider to Medium High is sufficient enough to use OASIS. The default setting is Medium.
    2. Specifying cookie settings for individual websites using the Sites button. Clicking the Sites button on the Privacy tab will open the Per Site Privacy Actions dialog. Enter curtin.edu.au in the "Address of Web site" field and click Allow to enable cookies for all Curtin websites (including OASIS). Click OK at the bottom of the dialog box and OK again on the Internet Options dialog to save your changes.
  • Enabling JavaScript
    1. From Internet Explorer's Tools menu, open the Internet Options dialog and click the Security tab.
    2. Click the Custom Level... button and scroll down to Active Scripting (in the Scripting category - almost at the bottom). Make sure this is set to Enable.

Pop-up problems

There have been problems with buttons such as "compose", "reply", "forward" in Student Email.

It has been discovered that Norton Personal Firewall's Ad Blocking feature blocks all popup windows when activated. If you are running this or similar software with ad blocking features, disable it and then test by clicking the "compose" button in Student Email.

Note that "similar software" may include:

  • Firewall software
  • Ad blocking software
  • Popup blockers
  • Web browsers with built in popup blocking
  • Anti virus software

In most cases you will not need to disable the entire program - there should be an option for disabling popup blocking or adding "curtin.edu.au" to a list of safe websites (websites for which you do NOT wish to have pop-ups blocked).

Please consult the manual or documentation for your software for specific instructions on allowing these popup windows to open.