Computer Requirements

Suggested technology requirements for the School of Allied Health Professions

INTERNET ACCESS
Broadband cable or DSL with a minimum connection speed of 768kbit/s is recommended. Slower connections may not provide optimal course experience and performance.
OPERATING SYSTEM
Microsoft Windows XP or higher. Current students can purchase discounted Microsoft products to comply.
PROCESSOR TYPE
Intel Core, Core 2, Core 2 Duo, i3, i5 or i7 processor based only.
SYSTEM MEMORY
2GB RAM or higher
MONITOR
1024x768 or higher screen resolution
SOFTWARE
Microsoft Office 2007 or higher Note: Some courses might require additional software. Please contact your course instructor for more information. Current students can purchase discounted Microsoft products to comply.
WEB BROWSER
Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Other browsers such as Google Chrome, Opera and Apple Safari should also work. Which ever browser and version you choose, ensure maximum compatibility with the Blackboard system.
See: Supported Browsers, Plugins & Operating Systems for Blackboard 9
ANTI-VIRUS
Recommend your system be virus free. Symantec Anti-Virus software is available at no cost to all students from the University website.
ANTI-SPYWARE
Recommend spyware protection for your system.
STORAGE
120GB of hard drive or higher.
Encrypted USB-Removable Thumb Drive
AUDIO
Speakers and/or headphones
E-MAIL
UNMC email account (Microsoft Outlook)
WEB CONFERENCING
Courses using Adobe Connect for online class meetings require the following:
• To Broadcast Audio: Headset with microphone required. (e.g. Plantronics .Audio 326)
• To Broadcast Video: Web Camera. (e.g. Microsoft Life Cam or Logitech Quickcam.)
See: Supported operating system, browser, and additional requirements for Adobe Connect 8.
PLUG-IN'S
Course content may include file types that require special plug-in software. Download and install the latest version of the following free plug-ins: Real Player, Java, Quicktime, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash

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