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    Technology requirements

    Stay connected in the classroom and beyond

    As a UMHS student, you will be required to bring a laptop to class so you can access presentation slides, periodicals, journals, and research databases. You will also use your computers for block and final examinations.

    Tablet computers are fully supported on the University campus network and you may use them in class. However, only laptop computers are allowed to be used during most exams. To ensure optimal connectivity and performance, your device(s) should be less than three years old and meet the hardware and software requirements outlined below.

    *Please see special requirements below for temporary distance learning due to Covid-19.

    umhs pc requirements

    Windows PC specifications

    • Operating system - Windows 10
    • Processor - 2.0 ghz Intel i3 processor or equivalent
    • Memory - 4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
    • Hard drive - 250 GB minimum; Hard drive speed (5400–7200rpm)
    • Wireless networking - Wi-FI 802.11 or Wi-Fi 802.11AC a/b/g/n
    • Network interface - 10/100 Mbs or 10/100/1000 Mbs Ethernet Port
    • Office program - Windows 2013 or newer
    • Software - Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or Later. Antivirus: Norton Symantec or AVG 
    • Keyboard - An external keyboard (USB or Bluetooth) is required. Bluetooth keyboards must be paired prior to launching exams.
    • Screen resolution - 1024x768 or higher
    • Webcam - Built-in laptop camera or external webcam, with video resolution 1920x1080 or higher


    For on-site support, a working USB port is required (newer devices may require an adaptor).


    Mac specifications

    • Operating systems - Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave), Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina)
    • RAM - 4 GB or higher
    • Microsoft Office - For Mac Home & Student or Business; 2008, 2011, or later
    • Screen resolution - 1024x768 or higher


    For on-site support, a working USB port is required (newer devices may require an adaptor). 


    Tablet specifications

    • Hardware - iPad 5+, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2+, iPad Pro +
    • Operating system - iOS 11 and iOS 12 (Only genuine versions of iOS are supported)
      • iPad must not be jailbroken
    • Requirements for use on select exams:
      • 500 MB of free space required to commence an exam
      • Internet connection for Examplify download, registration, and exam download and upload
        • Minimum internet connection: 2 Mpbs upload speed
    • Due to remote exam monitoring during COVID-19, tablets can’t be used for Block or Final exams. Once we resume normal on-campus operations, students will be able to use iPads again for exams.

    *Special requirements for distance learning (summer/fall 2020)

    • Examplify
      • Version 2.3.2
    • Hardware
      • Webcam
      • Microphone (no headphones)
      • 2 GB free HDD space
      • 4 GB RAM required; 8 GB recommended
      • 2 Mbps upload speed
      • CPU equivalent to Intel i3 2+ GHZ
      • MAC OS (10.13, 10.14, 10.15)
      • Windows 10 (Version 1809 or 1903 only)
    • No iPads may be used

    IT support team

    Our on-campus IT team provides daily support to students and faculty. They are knowledgeable in all aspects of computer technology. If you ever have a problem with your device, bring it to the Learning Resource Center so our team can help you troubleshoot your problem.

    Contact us

    If you have any questions about our technology requirements, please contact:

    UMHS Chief Technology Officer:

    Wayne Williams

    Campus IT Director:

    Ayo Olujohungbe