As a part of your enrollment in School of Biomedical Informatics courses you are agreeing to meet and exceed the following Minimum Technical Requirements outlined by SBMI for all School of Biomedical Informatics students. Your computer must meet the Minimum Technical Requirements listed below so that you can complete all required coursework.
To ensure a better online learning experience, we recommend that your computer and internet connection exceed the Minimum Technical Requirements and match the following Recommended Technical Specifications.
Mobile operating systems such as iOS, Android and Chrome OS are NOT approved for grade generating course activities including assignments and exams. You may use the Canvas IOS and Android apps for accessing SBMI online courses for browsing / reading course materials.
|Internet Connection:||Cable or DSL (at least 3 megabit download / 512 kilobit upload)||Higher upload speed recommended if course requires large file upload (e.g. uploading video to Panopto)|
||Current / latest|
|Computer Processor:||Intel Core i5 CPU or equivalent||Current / latest|
|Computer Memory:||8 GB||16 GB or more|
|Hard Drive Capacity:||256 GB||512 GB or more|
|Screen Resolution:||13 or larger w/ a resolution of 1980x1080 pixels or higher||Higher screen resolution and/or larger display is recommended if running graphic intensive programs|
Webcam and microphone You will need a webcam with at least a 720p resolution and a microphone. Laptops may already come equipped with a webcam and their built-in microphone is preferable. If you use a desktop computer you may need to purchase an external webcam. Do not use noise-cancelling headsets during proctored assessments.
Proxy servers or VPN cannot be used during proctored assessments. Students' real IP address and physical location need to be identified by the proctoring software. VPN, proxy servers, or any identity concealing services can not be used during a proctored assessment.
Make sure your browser is set to the following preferences:
- Cookies accepted and enabled
- Style sheets enabled
- Pop-up blockers disabled
Get Adobe Flash Player
To play wmv files on a Mac
To play multimedia content
Download Java here
Adobe Acrobat Reader
To access some files in the course, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.