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Technology plays a key role in learning at University of Phoenix. As one of our students, you will use a computer to complete assignments, download course materials and work on other tasks. With this in mind, you will be expected to have access to and use the hardware and software described below.
Please note that due to the rapid rate of change in information technology, we anticipate that hardware and software competencies will be updated on a regular basis.
You are required to have use of a computer system with the following specifications and components:
You are required to have use of the following operating systems and applications*:
The Disability Services Office recommends the following opportunities for computer accessibility in order to ensure that your computer's operating system is up-to-date with the most recent accessibility technology.
All students need access to a computer for success in their coursework. The operating systems on most computers already have some features that include these accessibility technologies:
Both Microsoft and Apple provide additional accessibility guides, tutorials, and tips for use on your computer. Windows Vista® includes built-in accessibility settings and programs that make it easier for computer users to see, hear and use their computers. Visit the Microsoft or Apple website for information beyond the documents provided here.
*Use of additional software is required for College of Information Systems & Technology students and faculty**:
(via virtual student desktop for specific courses)
*Updated software requirements may be available on your rEsource page.
**The following hardware is required for students and faculty in the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner and Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner programs:
Note: Due to the rapid rate of change in Information Technology, required hardware and software and technology skills are updated often.
If you need to purchase a computer, the University recommends a laptop for classroom use. You may be eligible for student discounts on hardware and software. More information is available at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu.
Note: The School of Advanced Studies requires Doctoral students to bring a laptop to residencies.
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