SUOT Computer Technology Requirements (All Programs)
Shenandoah University’s Integrated Mobile Technology (iMLearning) program puts powerful, state-of-the-art Apple® computer technology into the hands of our students and full-time faculty, creating an interactive and information-rich learning environment focused on exploration and discovery. The iMLearning program establishes a common technology platform across campus to increase and enhance the learning opportunities available to all students. Through iMLearning, Shenandoah students will be better prepared with the technology and learning skills necessary for their future careers.
All incoming full-time students will receive an environmentally friendly 13-inch MacBook Pro computer and a 64GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad 10.2″ with Retina display with an Apple Pencil. These mobile tools allow students to access the university’s academic resources and library services wherever they are and whenever they need them. Students will also learn about campus events, create their own videos, and participate in social networking. A virtual Microsoft Windows platform is available to students who need to use Windows for their course of study. iMLearning transforms the teaching and learning experiences for faculty and students. Professors can provide online resources to deliver academic content, while making the most of class time to interact with students. This way, precious classroom time is devoted to sharing insights and hands-on learning experiences. In turn, students can research topics, prepare assignments, take quizzes, submit papers, communicate with professors and classmates and participate in online discussions. Software that supports collaborative work helps to create a learning community that results in deeper learning while preparing students for the teamwork required in today’s modern workplace.
As a student in a Shenandoah University Division of Occupational Therapy program, curricula is likely to include the following tasks:
- Accessing and downloading course files (e.g., documents, presentations, videos, etc.)
- Uploading assignment files (e.g., documents, presentations, videos, etc.)
- Taking quizzes and exams
- Posting to discussion boards
- Accessing resources through different browsers
- Taking notes or annotating resources
- Presenting student-created files or media through their assigned computer (lecture halls and classrooms on campus are equipped with Mac technology for use by presenters)
- Course- or program-related meetings using applications requiring audio and video (e.g. Canvas, Collaborate, Zoom, etc.)
- Use of online learning resources
- High-speed access to the internet
- Use of Microsoft Office 365
- Students are responsible for maintaining a backup of all work. Use of an online backup service (e.g., Google Drive) or, at a minimum, an external hard drive is strongly recommended.
Devices Assigned to Students:
Shenandoah University uses Google Apps for Education for a variety of purposes. All students receive a Google account upon enrollment. This account is used for a variety of services, though primarily for Email, Calendar, and file Storage in Google Drive.
- SU Email – There’s a plethora of ways to set up your email, from creating filters and labels to customizing the look and feel.
- GOOGLE Calendar – Keep yourself organized with Google’s ultra-intuitive Calendar.
- GOOGLE DRIVE
As a member of Google Apps for Education, SU students have limited cloud storage available in Google Drive. Backup your data, securely share files, photos, and more!
- Microsoft Office 365 – Free to enrolled students
- Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge – Free
- Adobe Acrobat Reader – Free
- IBM SPSS Software – Free
Shenandoah University Help Desk Hours of Operation and Contact Information
SU’s Institutional Computing department offers expert assistance with all student computer hardware and software issues. Support is available through our Help Desk located in Howell Hall on Main Campus, as well as through our dedicated Educational Support Coordinators located at each of our satellite campuses: Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH), Scholar Plaza (SPL), and Health Professions Building (HPB).
In addition, Institutional Computing’s Help Desk offers 24/7 support by phone. See contact information and physical location hours below.
The Help Desk location on main campus is open during Fall and Spring semesters Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 6:00PM. Email and phone assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Help Desk website also contains valuable information and educational resources that may help you with your questions and issues.