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Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

HARDWARE FOR FSSH STUDENTS

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

  • Students in FSSH will bring their own device in the 2019-20 academic year.  
  • Please review the Laptop Standards tab in this section for recommended minimum hardware specifications. These specifications are required for Ontario Tech Univeristy software to run successfully and without any interruptions on your device.
  • View suggested devices.

SOFTWARE FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND FACULTY MEMBERS (FSSH)

The list below represents software provided by IT Services to undergraduate students and faculty members.

  • Visit the breakdown of Software by Course Code page for details.
  • The specific software applications that are provided to each student and faculty member are dependent on course or academic program requirements.
  • Students or faculty members may be required to use additional Ontario Tech licensed software applications or services that are not listed in the software summary below.
  • Software listings are subject to change.

Anti-virus software Respondus Lockdown Browser
Audacity SAS
ChemOffice Ultra SigmaPlot
EndNote SPSS
Experiment Management System TurningPoint
Maple Ubuntu Linux - separate partition
Matlab VMWare Workstation
Office Windows
Ontario Tech Printer Installer

Please follow instructions on how to download software via the software portal.

HARDWARE VERIFICATION TOOL

Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for Ontario Tech Univeristy software usage for your courses. Please download and run the application by selecting one of the buttons below.

CHECK YOUR WINDOWS LAPTOP     CHECK YOUR MAC LAPTOP

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS

Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your courses. These specifications are recommended for successful Ontario Tech University software usage.  View suggested devices.

 

WINDOWS PC

MAC

Operating System

  • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
  • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed

Mac OS 10.10.5 or higher running Windows 10 (Pro edition is preferred)

Processor Type

Core i5 U or HQ Processor

Core i5 U or HQ Processor

Memory

Minimum 16GB RAM

Minimum 16GB RAM

Hard Drive

Minimum 250GB (SSD recommended)

Minimum 250GB (SSD recommended)

Graphics Card

Intel Integrated Graphics or better

Intel Integrated Graphics or better

Wireless Network Card

Card supporting wireless N

Card supporting wireless N

Virus Protection

An up to date Antivirus client is required.  Windows Defender is uncluded with Windows 10 at no addtional cost.

Antivirus is not required.

Additional requirements

  • Ontario Tech Univeristy projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
  • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
  • Ontario Tech Univeristy projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
  • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.

SERVICES

SOFTWARE             Students are provided with software that can be used on their personal device. Visit software for BYOD TELE students to learn how to download and install software.
SOFTWARE SUPPORT Software support is available to all students participating in the BYOD TELE model.  Visit the IT Service Desk locations for further instructions or visit the Software Support area located at the North Oshawa Library or 61 Charles Library.
EXAM SUPPORT Technical support is provided during in-class examinations (upon faculty request) and emergency loaner laptops are available in the event of hardware or software failure. Visit preparing your laptop for an exam to learn tips on how to be ready prior and on the day of an exam. 
LAPTOP RENTALS (short term use only) Available for a nominal fee to accommodate BYOD TELE students who might need a rental for a limited time (subject to availability). View hardware BYOD TELE students information for details.

GENERAL USE WORKSTATIONS (GUWs)

 Access to course-specific software for BYOD students is available on all desktops located in the North Library and on selected desktops in the Downtown Library (61 Charles St.).

HARDWARE REPAIR

Onsite hardware repair is available to eligible Lenovo and Dell laptop models only. Repairs are conducted by licensed repair technicans. View details about repairs and tips on how to take care of your device.

TELE FEES (2019-20)

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities students pay a mandatory fee which is directed to the cost of delivering the technology learning environment.  Any funds remaining at year end will be applied to the future costs of the program. As part of the BYOD TELE model,  the annual TELE fee for FSSH students will be $130.69 for the 2019-20 academic year.

BYOD TELE EVENTS

DATE

LOCATION

Download your software for Winter (2019) semester*

January 1

Software Portal

Download your software for Spring/Summer (2019) semester*

April 1

Software Portal

Download your software for Fall (2019) semester*

August 1

Software Portal

 

*must be registered in courses prior to downloading software

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