These are the general technology recommendations for students enrolled in one of the programs in the College.
Minimum Hardware Requirements Processor:
Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher Processor Speed: 2.5GHz or faster
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
RAM/Memory: at least 4 GB
Hard Disk Capacity: at least 500GB Monitor: At least 14”
Multimedia Capabilities: We will require a speaker and microphone (headset or built-in) and webcam (built-in or USB).
Mac Users-Use Mac OS X 10.7 or higher with Mac hardware that supports OS X 10.7 or higher.
Minimum Software Requirements
Office 365 (http://www.uthsc.edu/helpdesk/microsoft-student-advantage.php) that includes the following programs:
- Word for word processing
- Excel for spreadsheets
- PowerPoint for presentations
- Access for database management
- Outlook for email, calendar, contact management, and tasks
Recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. This can be downloaded for free at http://www.uthsc.edu/antivirus/students.php
Internet Browser Recommendations
Firefox is the recommended browser for Blackboard, which can be downloaded here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new
Reader for PDF documents
The latest version of Adobe Reader is available for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader.
Access the latest version of QuickTime or Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player should already be on your machine if it has Windows. QuickTime can be downloaded at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download
Minimum Internet Service Provider Requirements
Access to the Internet via one of the following methods:
- Cable modem