Computer Requirements

Computer Technical Support

Free Microsoft Office & Windows Software

Information Technology on the HSC campus is making Microsoft Office (for PC or Mac) and the Microsoft Windows Ultimate upgrade available to students completely free. Just login to download the software.

Information Technology

Get help managing your OUHSC user account, configuring your laptop for wi-fi and other IT services

IT Service Desk

Location: Student Union, Room 105, 1106 N. Stonewall
Phone: 405-271-2203 (Toll Free 1-888-435-7486) 
Office Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday

Information Technology also provides an online knowledge-base for answering your questions about HSC Information Technology resources and services

Student Virtual Desktop

This service allows you to access secure resources usually used in clinical rotations or when other special software your degree program may require.

Student Virtual Desktop Sign Up
For help, check out the MyDesk Knowledge Base Article

Minimum Computer Requirements

 

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The College of Nursing requires each student to have access to a computing device, preferably a laptop, that meets the computer requirements below to have the best possible experience with the University's required security tools and your academic, clinical, or research activities. 
Please check with the OUHSC Office of Financial Aid about the availability of financial aid funds for a computer purchase. 

 

Platform

Windows

MacOS

Operating System

Minimum OS: Windows 10 Professional or Windows 10 Education*

 

A Windows Upgrade license is available to enrolled students at no cost.

Minimum OS: MacOS High Sierra or Mojave

A MacOS Upgrade license is available to enrolled students at no cost.
 

Computer Specifications

  • i5 or i7 Intel™ Processor
  • 13-inch display or greater
  • Minimum 8GB RAM or greater
  • Minimum 256GB SSD Hard Drive
  • Minimum of 2 USB Ports
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Wireless Internet Connectivity
  • i5 or i7 Intel™ Processor
  • 13-inch display or greater
  • Minimum 8GB RAM or greater
  • Minimum 256GB SSD Hard Drive
  • Minimum of 2 USB Ports
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Wireless Internet Connectivity

Internet Connectivity

Reliable Broadband Internet Connectivity of at least 15Mbps Download and 4Mbps Upload

Reliable Broadband Internet Connectivity of at least 15Mbps Download and 4Mbps Upload

Software Requirements

Microsoft Office 2016,* with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

* Microsoft Office is available for free to current OUHSC students.

Antivirus software
*Antivirus software  will be provided at the time the device is encrypted.

Mozilla Firefox

Adobe Acrobat Reader

VLC Media Player

Respondus LockDown Browser

Microsoft Office 2016,* with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

* Microsoft Office is available for free to current OUHSC students.

Antivirus software
*Antivirus software  will be provided at the time the device is encrypted.

Mozilla Firefox

Adobe Acrobat Reader

VLC Media Player

Respondus LockDown Browser

Office 365

Office 365 for OU Health Sciences Center

To facilitate the continuity of University operations, communication, and collaboration, OU Information Technology will enable access to Office 365 productivity tools (EXCLUDING email) for all Health Sciences Center faculty, staff, and students beginning the week of March 16, 2020.

Student Microsoft Office 365 Free Subscription

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