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 7 or higher or MAC: OS X 10.4 or above. Current UNMC* students can purchase discounted Microsoft products to comply.
PROCESSOR TYPE
A modern processor such as an Intel Dual Core or higher.
SYSTEM MEMORY
4GB RAM or higher
MONITOR
1024x768 or higher screen resolution
SOFTWARE
Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Open Office may also be used. Note: Some courses might require additional software. Please contact your course instructor for more information. Current UNMC* students can purchase discounted Microsoft products to comply.
WEB BROWSER
Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Other browsers such as , Microsoft Internet Explorer (not compatible with ExamSoft), Opera and Apple Safari should also work. Whichever browser and version you choose, ensure maximum compatibility with the Blackboard system.
See: Supported Browsers, Plugins & Operating Systems for Blackboard 9
ANTI-VIRUS
Required that your system be virus free. Anti-Virus software is required. Symantec Anti-Virus software is available at no cost to UNMC* students from the University website.
ANTI-SPYWARE
Recommend spyware protection for your system.
STORAGE
500GB of hard drive or higher.
Encrypted USB-Removable 2GB Thumb Drive recommended
VIDEO CAMERA/MICROPHONE
Webcam with USB 2.0, 1280x720 30 fps resolution and built-in microphone.
AUDIO/SOUND
Speakers and/or headphones (headphones recommended to reduce feedback when using Vidyo web conferencing software that is utilized in several courses)
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.
BATTERY LIFE FOR LAPTOPS
A Minimum of 2.5 hours with continual use.

* Students enrolled at other universities, please check with your university bookstore/IT department for student software discounts.

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