Computer Requirements - Windows

System Requirements 2013 - 2014

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.


Windows XP

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 or higher. Current students can purchase discounted Microsoft products to comply.


Intel CPU

Processor Type

Intel Core 2 Duo, i3, i5 or i7 processors or AMD equivalent.


RAM chip

System Memory

2GB RAM or higher


Windows monitor

Monitor

1024x768 or higher screen resolution


Microsoft Office

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 Browsers

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


Symantec Anti-Virus

Anti-Virus

Recommend your system be virus free. Symantec Anti-Virus software is available at no cost to all students from the University website.


Spyware

Anti-Spyware

Recommend spyware or malware protection for your system.

Microsoft Recommended
Spybot Search and Destroy


Hard drive

Storage

120GB of hard drive or higher.
Encrypted USB-Removable Thumb Drive


Headphones

Audio

Speakers and/or headphones


Microsoft Outlook

E-mail

UNMC email account (Microsoft Outlook)


web conferencing

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.


Plug-in's

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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