Computer Requirements

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Scope
Policy Statement
Reason for Policy
Procedures
Definitions
Sanctions

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Additional Contacts
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Related Information
History

Effective: Immediately
Last Updated: 05/08/2017

Responsible University Office:
Medical Student Education

Responsible University Administrator
Director of learning technology

Policy Contact:
lshuck@iu.edu

RESPONSIBLE Foundational Component Committee
ACCOUNTABLE Curriculum Council Steering Committee
SUPPORT University Information Technology Services
CONSULT Medical Student Education, Learning Technology
INFORM Students and phase 1 instructors

Scope

Phase 1 students


Policy Statement

IUSM phase 1 medical students are required to bring a personal laptop for classroom and small group purposes


Reason for Policy

Use of a computer enables an IUSM student to participate optimally in small group and classroom educational activities.


Approval

Approved by the Curriculum Council Steering Committee 04/05/2017.


Procedures

Students must ensure that personal laptops for education meet the minimum requirements, which are reviewed annually.

Minimum computer requirements
Computers used in the medical education program must have these features:

Windows

  • Laptop.
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1
  • No touch screen laptops allowed.
  • No tablet computers allowed.
  • Memory: 8GB.
  • Hard drive: 128 SSD or 500GB.
  • Processor: i5 (any generation) with 2.0 GHz+.
  • Screen: 13".
  • Wi-Fi capable: 802.11g/n.
  • Ethernet capable.
  • Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer.

Mac

  • Laptop.
  • Operating System: OS X 10.10.
  • No tablet computers allowed.
  • Memory: 8GB.
  • Hard drive: 128 SSD or 500 GB.
  • Processor: i5 (any generation) with 2.0 GHz+.
  • Screen: 13”.
  • Wi-Fi capable: 802.11g/n.
  • Ethernet capable.
  • Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari

Optimal computer requirements
If a student will be purchasing a new computer to bring to IUSM, it is recommended that the computer have these features:

Windows

  • Laptop.
  • Operating System: 10 Education (free from IUWare)
  • No touch screen laptops allowed.
  • No tablet computers allowed.
  • Memory: 16GB+.
  • Hard drive: 256 SSD+.
  • Processor: i5 sixth generation+ or i7.
  • Screen: 15.6”+.
  • Wi-Fi capable: 802.11g/n/ac (dual band)
  • Ethernet capable.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer.

Mac

  • Operating System: OS X 10.12.
  • No tablet computers allowed.
  • Memory: 16GB.
  • Hard drive: 256 SSD+.
  • Processor: i5 sixth generation+ or i7.
  • Screen: 15.6”+.
  • Wi-Fi capable: 802.11g/n/ac (dual band)
  • Ethernet capable.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari.

Hardware deals by vendor


IUSM students have access to discounted hardware. See https://kb.iu.edu/d/antk#deals.

An IU Network ID is required on some sites in order to view discounted prices. Students should not unnecessarily order software from vendor sites when purchasing hardware, as many products are available as free downloads to IU students, faculty, and staff via IUware, and on disc at campus bookstores.

IUSM student access to software

IUSM students are eligible for free downloads of many software packages, including those offered by Adobe and Microsoft, as well as antivirus products. For more, see http://iuware.iu.edu/. Medical students do not need to purchase any Microsoft packages (such as a trial version or student edition).


Sanctions

Failure to use a laptop computer could affect a student’s ability to participate in required activities.


Additional Contacts

Subject Contact Phone Email
Director of learning technology Lorie Shuck (317) 278-1506 lshuck@iu.edu

History

Approved by the Curriculum Council Steering Committee 04/05/2017.

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