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2015-2016 Academic Catalog (Jan 2016) 
    
2015-2016 Academic Catalog (Jan 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Recommendations


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

Antivirus Software

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.

Movie/Audio Player

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:

  • DSL
  • Cable modem
  • Satellite