Computer Requirements - Windows

System Requirements 2019-2020


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.


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Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 or higher. Current students can purchase discounted Microsoft products to comply.


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Processor Type

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


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System Memory

4 GB RAM or higher


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Monitor

1024x768 or higher screen resolution


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Software

Microsoft Office 365 Note: Some courses might require additional software. Please contact your course instructor for more information. The Office 365 ProPlus benefit enables faculty, staff and students to download Microsoft Office on 5 laptops/workstations and 5 mobile devices and use it for as long as they have their UNMC NetID.


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Web Browser

Browsers such as Google Chrome, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox work. Which ever browser and version you choose, ensure maximum compatibility with the Canvas system.
See: Supported Browsers, Plugins & Operating Systems for Canvas


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Anti-Virus

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


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Anti-Spyware

Recommend spyware or malware protection for your system.

Microsoft Recommended
Spybot Search and Destroy


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Storage

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


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Audio

Speakers and/or headphones


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E-mail

UNMC email account (Microsoft Outlook)


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Web Conferencing

Courses using Zoom 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.)

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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, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash

Important: QuickTime 7 for Windows is no longer supported by Apple. New versions of Windows since 2009 have included support for the key media formats, such as H.264 and AAC, that QuickTime 7 enabled. All current Windows web browsers support video without the need for browser plug-ins.