Recommended Hardware & Software Specs
Low Cost Software and Computer Equipment
IT provides University of Toledo students discounts on personal purchases of Microsoft products and Adobe products. Clicking the links below will take you to the websites for these purchases.
(Note: These links are for personal purchases only which will be your responsibility for ordering, paying, and maintaining.)
Microsoft Software Packages (For Microsoft Office, please see PC and Apple Software Recommendations above).
Students are licensed to use SPSS (ONLY ON UT OWNED EQUIPMENT), Endnote, and McAfee Anti-Virus at no cost on their personal machines. To download these software packages, log into your MyUTAccount and click on the download links available in the middle of the screen.
PC and Apple Recommendations
|Processor||Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 (Intel i5 processors are preferred)|
|Memory||4GB RAM or more (8GB is preferred)|
|Hard Drive||250 GB or more (SSD drives are preferred)|
|CD Drives||DVD/CD-RW Drive|
|Extra||Wireless cards 802.11 a/b/g/n or 802.11 ac (laptops only)|
|Operating System||Windows 7, 8, or 10 / Mac OS 10.10 or higher|
Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 or 2016 or Open Office
|Anti-virus Software||McAfee, Norton, AVG, or Microsoft Security Essentials|
|Web Browsers||Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer (PC only), or Safari (Apple only)|
|Anti-Spyware/Anti-Adware||Malwarebytes, Super Anti-Spyware or Adware|
|Other Programs||Adobe Reader, Java, and Adobe Flash Player|
|Warranty||3 years or more|
|Accessories||Flash drive/Jump drive 4GB or higher, cable lock, laptop carrying bag, network cable|
Your University of Toledo Authentication Domain (UTAD) account provides authenticated access to most of the University’s computing services using a single username and password combination.
To activate your account use your Internet browser to go to: http://myutaccount.utoledo.edu
The MyUT Portal, at http://myut.utoledo.edu, is the one-stop location for most of your online computing needs at The University of Toledo. You'll use it to get class lists, enter final grades, check your vacation and sick time, get your check stubs, view personal info, get to E-mail, and much more.
In order to login to MyUT, you need an active UTAD account, a computer with Internet access, and a recent version of a Web browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari.
The University of Toledo provides its students with a Microsoft Outlook Live@edu e-mail account with 25GB of storage. The e-mail address is in the form email@example.com (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org). You can access your e-mail on the Web from MyUT Portal or Outlook Live Access.
Phone and Email Directory
Look in the Online Directory on the MyUT Portal front page. The directory has two main components:
People Search—lists students, faculty and staff.
Department Listing—lists all colleges and departments.
Personal purchases: Dell is offering special discounts for The University of Toledo’s students for personal purchases of Dell computers. The website offers a range of choices that we believe will meet the needs of most home users. To check prices, get more information, or place an order, go to: http://www.dell.com/utoledo or call Dell Direct at 1-888-973-3355.
Visit link for special offers: Dell Monthly Promotional Deals
Personal purchases: for personal purchases of Apple computers, other hardware, and software, please visit:
LENOVO PURCHASING AND DISCOUNTED PRICE
Personal purchases: for personal purchases of Lenovo products, click here:
If you need to use a computer lab for your class, the first place to check is with your department. They may have a place you can use. For a comprehensive list of computer labs on and off campus, click here.
Currently, the Wireless network is available in many locations on the University of Toledo Main Campus. Wireless access on the HSC is available in all buildings. To see instructions on how to connect to our public wireless, click here.
By phone: 419.530.2400 (Main Campus) or 419.383.2400 (Health Science Campus)
In person: Information Commons Help Desk located at the Carlson Library
Submit a Help Desk ticket: http://ithelp.utoledo.edu