The following guidelines are minimum computer specifications required for general purpose computing and participating in online instruction. Students should also review their academic program as specific majors may require greater specifications to adequately run required software. Students receive Microsoft Office at no cost from UIW and do not need to purchase their own copy.
Operating system: WINDOWS 10 or Mac OS (Mojave or later)
Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3
RAM: 8 Gigabytes of RAM
Storage: 128 Gigabtye SOLID STATE hard drive
Camera: Built-in or add on webcamera (480p or higher resolution) with microphone
We recommend a minimum bandwidth of 1.5 Mbps for both upload and download speed. Most providers, even satellite, should offer basic packages that exceed this amount.
Many of us are stressing our home networks like never before. If you find yourself having connectivity challenges, consider some of the following tips:
A headset for a computer and your smartphone may improve your experience if you spend a long duration on either.
Equipment issued by the university has a copy of the Microsoft Office suite installed (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). There is no further setup required for use off-campus
If you are using a personal device and do not have Office installed, you can access the online version of these products via Cardinal Apps and clicking on the Office 365 icon. Additionally, employees and students may download and install full copies of Office on personal devices free of charge.
OneDrive is the Microsoft cloud service that connects you to all your files. It lets you store and protect your files, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere on all your devices. OneDrive can be accessed via Cardinal Apps and clicking on the Office 365 icon.
Users can synchronize their UIW work OneDrive files to their home computers as well. There are many training videos available on the Microsoft Office website.
Users may also want to consider installing the OneDrive App on their mobile devices and tablets. The app is available in the Apple and Google app stores.
If you are working at home and need to print a large volume of copy. Users can print from home and release on campus at a later point and time. Of note, jobs printed from home are stored for 72 hours and then are deleted.
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Hours subject to change during Christmas and Summer Breaks.
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