Standard Computer Requirements UTMB School of Nursing Operating System Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 Windows 10 PLEASE NOTE: Windows 8 and 8.1 Operating Systems are currently not supported. Memory Recommended: 3-4GB of RAM (minimum) Storage Recommended: 80GB (minimum) Hard Drive Software Required: Microsoft Office 2013 or most recent version OFFICE 365: There is a free version of Office 365 provided to UTMB students available here: https://login.microsoftonline.com. For login instructions, please see our documentation. Blackboard 9.1 Recommended (Depending on Program): Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Skype for Business (Formerly Lync) Skype for Business Teleconferencing Software Browser(s) Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer 11/Edge (Windows 10) Mozilla FireFox Download Mozilla FireFox Google Chrome Download Google Chrome Accessories Webcam Speakers Headset w/microphone Internet High Speed Internet Connection (4Mbps download speed) A wired connection is optimal, wireless may be sluggish Dial-up connections will not provide an adequate connection. MAC Apple Macintosh is not recommended. If you have already purchased a MAC you must run a compatibility software such as Parallels Desktop for MAC or Bootcamp so the machine will emulate a Windows PC environment. Before purchasing this software, be sure to check to ensure your MAC can use all of the applications. iPad & iPhone Some of the online courses use Flash-based media to deliver lecture content. Flash is inaccessible from an iPad or iPhone. If you plan to use your iPad or iPhone to access your online courses, you will need to ensure you have a backup computer to view Flash-based media should your course contain it.