University of Arizona -College of Nursing -New Student Technology Checklist
University of Arizona -College of Nursing -Technical Requirements
What Should I Know?
You are expected to have an understanding of Internet and email basics. You will be navigating and searching the Internet, posting comments and documents online and corresponding with others in your class using web-based conferencing and email.
What do I need?
You are expected to have a computer that meets the minimum requirements listed below.
RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS -
Courses with an online component have the following recommended hardware and software requirements (depending on your program, you may be required to have a laptop):
A Windows-based computer or laptop that is no older than 2 years (processors with either “Celeron” or “Sempron” are not recommended).
Monitor size is up to you, but we recommend a 17" screen or larger for ease of viewing (minimum resolution of 1024x768)
4GB RAM minimum with 8GB recommended. This link will perform a memory scan to determine how much RAM a computer has and what the upgrade options are: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
Soundcard and headphones
DVD/CD player (CD Writer desirable)
Good quality printer
Broadband internet connection (Cable Modem, DSL, ISDN )
The most important component is a high quality Internet connection. Cable Modem, DSL, or other high speed, broadband service is strongly recommended.
Please note: No netbooks (low screen resolution and slow processor), ipads, or tablets (compatibility) should be used as the primary computer. These items do not meet the minimum requirements.
Software and Plug-Ins
You computer must play MP4, WMV and RM videos, play Flash content, run Internet Explorer and, if applicable, run PC based programs.