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Minimum Technology Requirements

The University of Kansas, School of Nursing (KUSoN) uses a technology rich curriculum. The following recommendations are made with student success in mind.

Hardware

The School of Nursing supports either Windows or Mac computers and does not recommend using a tablet, netbook, Chromebook, iPad, or phone as a primary computing device. 

First and second year students in the School of  Nursing are eligible for a one time financial aid bugdet adjustment to cover the purchase of a computer. Contact the financial aid office for more information on the Computer Purchase/Electronic Purchase program.

Component Minimum
Processor Intel Core i5
RAM 8GB
Hard Disk 300GB
Display 1080p
Graphics Memory 1 GB
Networking Wireless 802.11n/ac
Warranty 3 years or more
Operating System Windows 10 or for Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion (Mavericks preferred)


Support

Students can receive assistance for their basic computing issues related to their academic work from the Jayhawk Tech Clinics, available in two locations: 3rd floor of Eleanor Taylor building, and the 2nd floor of Dykes library. The Clinics offer:

  • Advice and consultation sessions about any IT issue you're having
  • Virus and malware clean-up
  • Performance tuning your device
  • Setting up email/calendars on your mobile device


Student Responsibilities

Students will be responsible for having a working device that meets the minimum requirements. Our curriculum incorporates the following tasks:

  • Accessing and downloading course files (documents, presentations, videos, etc.)
  • Uploading assignment files (documents, presentations, videos, etc.)
  • Taking Quizzes and Exams
  • Posting to Discussion Boards
  • Accessing resources through different browsers
  • Taking notes/annotating resources
  • Presenting student created files/media through a data projector. Our lecture halls and classrooms are equipped with Windows PCs for use by presenters.

It is the student's responsibility to maintain a backup of all work. We strongly suggest purchasing an external hard drive or using an online backup service.

Last modified: Mar 19, 2019
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