College of Nursing

College of Nursing - Academic Computing
Marc Miller, Technology Director

Welcome! Academic Computing is the technology service area created to serve the College of Nursing. The office is located in the basement of the Collier building, Suite 0409.

Here is the link to the orientation video that I played this morning. 

https://echo360.org/media/1c162c4d-e8da-4504-bc64-80d521890db4/public

New! Recommended Computers Guide 2020:
You can also download / view this guide in PDF format here
Chromebooks are not recommended.

PC Recommendations:

 

 

Desktop or Laptop PC

Processor

 **Intel chipsets are preferred over the AMD chipsets

Intel Core i5 or i7

Memory

8GB RAM or more

Hard Drive

 **SSD (Solid State Drives increase performance considerably AND have no moving parts like a standard hard drive)

256 GB SSD or more

Wireless card

802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1

Additional hardware

Webcam (if a webcam is not part of your laptop specifications (or desktop) be sure to have a USB webcam ready to use with your PC.

Operating System

 **Do not use Windows 8

Windows 10

Software

Microsoft Office365 (free for students through UT)

What would I get? Personally:

Dell XPS 13 non-touch laptop with a 256GB SSD, Intel i5 1035G1 CPU, Windows Home, 8GB 3733MHz RAM, with a 3-year warranty. With the added warranty, it costs a little more.

I like the 13-inch edge-to-edge screen vs. 15-inch. It will be lighter than a 15-inch laptop.

Also:

**Many new PC laptops come with only the USB-C connector. Be sure to look at what type of connectivity comes with a macbook that you are interested in getting. I've seen models with both USB-C only and some with the older USB connectors.
Always check before you buy if you perceive the need for the older USB connector.

***And most laptop manufacturers are eliminating the CD/DVD Drive. Consider this if you think you will need to access CDs or DVDs.

 

Apple Recommendations:

Any laptop model: MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro

Processor

Intel Core i5 or i7

Memory

8GB RAM or more

Hard Drive

 **SSD (Solid State Drives increase performance considerably AND have no moving parts like a standard hard drive)

256 GB SSD or more

Wireless card

802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2

Operating System

OSX - currently OSX version is Catlina.

Software

Microsoft Office365 (free for students through UT)

Also:

Pricing on Macs can be higher than PC counterparts. Sometimes, infrequently, Best Buy will have 2-day sales on Macbooks [marking them down $200, sometimes more]. Keep an eye on their web page for these kinds of deals.

If there are discounts on Apple's website for UT students, they can be found here:

https://www.apple.com/us_edu_5000195/shop

 

**Many new Mac laptops come with only the USB-C connector. Be sure to look at what type of connectivity comes with a macbook that you are interested in getting. I've seen models with both USB-C only and some with the older USB connectors.
Always check before you buy if you perceive the need for the older USB connector.


Here is the link (PDF) from orientation on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Configure Rocket Mail Smartphone instructions (PDF)

Marc Miller
Director, Health Science Campus College Support
Information Technology
Collier Building
Room 0409
419.383.5803
marc.miller@utoledo.edu
 Marc Miller

 Office hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Help Desk: dial 2400 (419.383.2400)
Here is the Main UToledo IT page

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 5/12/20