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Distance Learning Specifications

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Computer Specs - Required

Windows

  • Windows 7 or 8 Computer
  • Intel i3, i5, i7 Series Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512MB dedicated video RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • DVD+/-RW drive
  • Webcamera (Microsoft LifeCam, if not built-in already)
  • Headset with Microphone recommended - earbud headphones at minimum

Macintosh

  • OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
  • Intel i3, i5, i7 Series Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512MB dedicated video RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • DVD+/-RW drive
  • Webcamera (iSight camera may be built in)
  • Headset with Microphone recommended - earbud headphones at minimum

Broadband Specs - Recommended

  • 1MB Download speed
  • 1MB Upload speed

   You can test your speed at www.speedtest.net

Software Specs - Required

Other Strong Recommendations

  • Printer & Scanner
  • 16GB Flash Drive (Portable backup)
  • UBfs cloud storage space – 250MB – free for UB students and you can request more space

You must backup all papers, presentations, and research regularly.

Options for Easier Use

  • External Computer monitor to setup a dual monitor system (good for laptop systems)
  • Mouse for use with laptops

Questions regarding the technology requirements or computer purchase recommendations?

Please contact:

nur-ithelp@buffalo.edu

716-829-2796

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