Technology Recommendations for Classes
primary device, we recommend most students use a Windows or Apple laptop
computer that meets the minimum or recommended specifications below.
- We don't recommend tablets or
Chromebooks as your primary device.
- We advise students to stay away
from Chromebooks or tablets to complete their schoolwork as they are not
always compatible and have limited capabilities overall.
- With your Chromebook,
you will not be able to install full versions of Microsoft Office Apps,
and some PDF viewers may not be available on your device. Chromebooks lack compatibility with course
content and the Office 365 suite, and it is also more difficult to
troubleshoot technical issues should you ever need assistance.
- At least 8GB of RAM or more
- A quad-core or higher processor
(Intel or AMD)
- A minimum of 120GB of storage,
preferably on a Solid-State Drive (SSD). (This is to prevent any possible
slowdowns or wait times that are typical with lower-spec computers.)
- Decent internet speed to be able
to complete assignments reliably (Try to find speeds at least 150-300 Mbps
This system requirement guide for the Microsoft Office
Suite (which you will get for free as a student) is very helpful https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-365-and-office-resources#coreui-heading-5dcqxz4. It goes over each component, and most new computers will
have better specs than this.
For a web browser, we recommend using any of the modern
web browsers (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Brave, or Safari) to access online classes.
Some supported browsers may still produce a banner stating Your browser does not meet the minimum
requirements for Canvas. If you have upgraded your browser but you
are still seeing the warning banner, try logging out of Canvas and deleting
your browser cookies.
Reporting Lab Technology Issues
Students should report Lab technology issues to their instructor or Technology Services, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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