Frequently Asked Questions

Information about GCcollab

What is GCcollab?
GCcollab is your professional collaboration platform, connecting you to information and people. GCcollab is a major step toward a more innovative, open, and...
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 at 9:23 AM
Who can use GCcollab?
GCcollab is open to students and academics from all Canadian universities and colleges as well as federal, provincial, territorial and municipal public serv...
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017 at 2:14 PM
What can we do with GCcollab?
Almost any project or subject area that requires the sharing, use and collaborative development of information can be supported by GCcollab. Academics...
Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 at 3:09 PM
Is there a cost to using GCcollab?
No. GCcollab is free to use for all participants – students, academics, public servants and other registered users.
Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 at 3:13 PM
Do I need permission to use GCcollab? Who has access to GCcollab?
No, you do not require permission to use GCcollab. GCcollab is open to students and academics from all Canadian universities and colleges as well as fed...
Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 at 3:14 PM
Can I browse anonymously?
You cannot browse GCcollab anonymously. You need to create an account with a display name that reflects your full name. All users must be logged in to bro...
Tue, 10 Sep, 2019 at 11:19 AM
What is the Wire?
Similar to Twitter, the Wire is a micro-blog. Users can post text, and images or gifs, with a 250-character limit to easily and quickly share information. Y...
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 at 9:22 AM
What about Official Languages?
We respect the Official Languages Act and are committed to providing all functionalities of GCcollab in both official languages. When posting content, you s...
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019 at 2:31 PM
How secure/safe is GCcollab?
To ensure the safety and security of the platform, the GCcollab team routinely monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or chang...
Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 at 12:59 PM
Is GCcollab vulnerable to inaccurate information?
Given that any registered user can add content, it is possible for biased, out-of-date, or incorrect information to be posted. You are encouraged to help by...
Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 at 3:37 PM