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Technical Specifications - Minimum Technology Requirements

Onsite Students - JD

All incoming SHU Law students are REQUIRED to possess a laptop that meets our minimum specifications and use it for various class purposes and all law school exams.  As the law school classroom experience integrates technology daily through our wireless network and all law school exams are taken using exam software, having and using a laptop is essential to a successful law school career.  As many students already own a laptop, please make sure yours meets our minimum specifications below and you should be ready for class.
 
MINIMUM Windows and Mac Laptop Specifications:
Please note we do not officially recommend brands, only components.

Windows Laptops:
CPU:  Intel Core2 Duo 1.8gig or better, or similar AMD
Memory: 2GB or better   Hard Drive: 60gb or better
Screen: 13" or better on standard models, 11" or better on lighter models
Video: 1024x768 resolution or better
Wireless: 802.11 a, g or n 
Other Necessary Devices: USB, webcam, speakers
Operating System: Windows 7 or better...

Mac Laptops:
CPU
:  Intel processor
Memory: 2GB or better
Hard Drive: 80gb or better
Screen: 13" or better on standard models, 11" on MacAir
Video: 1024x768 resolution or better
Wireless: 802.11 a, g or n 
Other Necessary Devices: USB, webcam, speakers
Operating System: Mac OS 10.9 or better  

Please note that Macs may have limited functionality in certain web applications on our Banner Student Info system due to limitations with the Safari browser...

All students should have access to an offisite Internet connection of at least 1.5 mbs up/down for proper use of Blackboard and video conferencing...

Online Students - MSJ/Graduate

Online students are required to have access to a computer that meets the minimum specifications shown above in the onsite student section, as well as access to a high speed internet connection to reach various services such as Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate.

Your internet speed should be a consistent 1.5mbs up/down, with 5mbs or better recommended...

Check here for supported browsers ->  Blackboard Browser support

Check here for Zoom video conferencing support - > Zoom Requirements