Computer Recommendations


Any laptop that can run currently supported operating systems (OS X 10.9 or higher for Mac or Windows 7 or higher for Microsoft) should work. 

Test your laptop to determine if there will be compatibility issues with our learning management system, D2L.

At this time, ChromeOS, Android and iOS devices are not recommended as primary devices due to the use of legacy files in the curriculum that may present an exceptional challenge to students lacking high levels of proficiency in information technology.


Students MUST have the following software:

  1. Microsoft Office (2011, 2013 or 2016),* which includes the following programs: 
    • MS Word for word processing
    • MS Excel for spreadsheets
    • MS PowerPoint for presentations
  2. Antivirus software**
  3. Mozilla Firefox
  4. Adobe Acrobat Reader
  5. VLC Media Player
  6. Respondus LockDown Browser for online exams.

* MS Office is available FREE OF CHARGE to current OUHSC students. It can be obtained from: 

** If you do not have an antivirus program, the University has licensed copies of McAfee Virus Scan available for download from (requires an OUHSC computer account).

If you have any questions please email

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