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For Exec, Board and Committees of STAO

You can connect to FirstClass on a PC or Mac anywhere in the world by clicking on the icon to the left, but will have somewhat limited access to all of the features of the Client Software. To install the Client software, follow the instructions below.

Note: To install the Client on a phone, or tablet (IPad, IPhone, Android Phone or Tablet) go to the APP or Google store and download the appropriate app.

Short Version For Installing FirstClass Client on a Computer (MAC or PC):

Setting up the FirstClass client to log into STAO

To install the FirstClass Client; Click Here

  • Launch the application
  • Click on the "Setup..." button
  • In the Userid: field, type your userid: e.g. T.Jones (See below)
  • In the resulting window, locate the SERVER field
  • In the SERVER field, type the following: fc.stao.org
  • Click on the "Save" button at the bottom of the window
  • Log into STAO

FirstClass

If you have any difficulties, please check the online FirstClass Help document.
If you cannot find an answer in FirstClass Help, please contact Dan Eberwein

Longer Version for Installing the FirstClass Client on a Mac or PC Computer:

To install the FirstClass Client Software:

Go to http://www.palantir.ca/menu/downloads or http://www.firstclass.com/Resources/ClientDownloads on the web and download the latest version of First Class (currently version 11 or higher) for either Windows or the MAC version. Install the software and restart the machine. Start the client software and you will find File:home.fc at the top of the Login dialog box. Click Setup. At the top, it should read TCP-IP.FCP Where it says Server: fill in fc.stao.org Where it says User ID: fill in the name you were given. Example D.Eberwein Leave the Password: empty and then click Save. (If you fill in the password, the client logs in directly and does not allow you to make any changes)

Alternatively, Click on this area marked home.fc and type Stao.fc and then click the Setup button. At the top, it should read TCP-IP.FCP Where it says Server: fill in fc.stao.org Where it says User ID: fill in the name you were given. Example D.Eberwein Leave the Password: empty and then click Save.

To log on to First Class with the Client Software:

Connect to your local ISP (Internet Service Provider) using a DSL modem or Cable modem or 56K modem. Start the client software Make sure that it says home.fc or alternatively Stao.fc at the top in File: , enter your password and click Login. You will see your mailbox and any other Conferences that you are entitled to view.

To access your First Class Account without the client software (Website Server):

Start your Internet browser and navigate to http://www.stao.ca/ Click First Class Login Enter your User id: and Password: and press Enter Once you are in, you will be greeted by a your personal Mailbox, a Help icon and one or more Conferences. (Example Exec, Board, STAO2014, Secondary, Elementary, Safety, StaoCom, etc.)

Make sure that you change your Password to something you can remember from what you were assigned initially. If you forget, send an email to Dan Eberwein and the problem will be rectified. Note: I cannot tell you what your passord is, I can only reset it.

To post a message for an individual:

Go in your personal mailbox and click Message / New Message Fill in the Subject Fill in To: - if you don't know how to spell a last name, just type the first or a portion of the first (Example: Dan will produce a list of all Dan's registered in First Class). Choose the person you want and press Enter. Type your Message If you want to Attach a File, click the icon (Paper clip around a piece of paper) and navigate to the file. The file will be uploaded. Click Send and Close

To post a message for an Group (Conference):

Go in your personal mailbox and click Message / New Message Fill in the Subject Fill in To: Exec, Board, Elementary, Secondary, Safety, Staocom, Stao2002 Type your Message If you want to Attach a File, click the icon (Paper clip around a piece of paper) and navigate to the file. The file will be uploaded. Click Send and Close

First Class Notes:

You must manage your own workspace. Message will not be deleted unless you delete them. In the future, your mailbox may be limited in size. Attaching Graphics, PowerPoint Presentations etc. uses large amounts of drive space. Please keep this in mind and remove unnecessary messages periodically. Each Conference has a Moderator (normally the conference chair). They have the ability and responsibility to remove inappropriate messages or messages that are no longer relevant to that conference. Passwords: cannot be looked up. The administrator can only reset or change the password. Once you have logged in, the Help Icon can be used get other forms of information.