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Student Technology Checklist

ACheck Minimum Requirements

Make sure your device meets the Minimum Technology Recommendations for the School of Medicine. Contact Christina Magnifico if you have questions or concerns regarding your device. Use of netbooks, Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets, or smart phones as your primary device is NOT recommended. You WILL need another device as your primary device, particularly for testing.

BWatch Suggested Tutorials

Watch tutorials provided on the Guides and Tutorials page before Orientation Week. Suggested tutorials include: SofTest/ExamSoft, Poll Everywhere, OASIS, and Blackboard.

CGet to Know the Jayhawk Tech Clinic

Jayhawk Tech Clinics are available for technology support. Visit them on the 3rd floor of Taylor, HEB outpost, contact them by phone at 913-945-9999 option 2, or open a support ticket online if you have questions concerning your device hardware, installing/downloading software, accessing SOM systems, or general questions about campus technology.

DCheck Access to Your Class SharePoint Site

Beginning July 17th, you may check access to your Class Sharepoint Site (incoming class). If you don't yet have access, contact the Office of Medical Education Technology sometime before Orientation Week begins. You will NOT be given access to other class sites.

EInstall Antivirus Software on Your Device

Make sure that you have antivirus software installed on your device. Information Technology suggests Windows Defender for MS (Windows devices), and ClamXav for MacOS.

FInstall and/or Update Browsers

Install both Firefox and Chrome on your device. Update the browsers before arriving on campus.

GRecommended Mobile Apps

Browse the Recommended Mobile Apps Subject Guide, for helpful apps and tips.

HDownload and Install Softest/Examsoft (during Orientation Week)

Download and install Softest/Examsoft on your device after you have your login information (login to .

IGet to Know Commonly Used Terms

Familiarize yourself with the names and terms used to reference technology used at KUMC by reviewing the Glossary of Commonly Used Terms.

During Orientation Week

During orientation week, Jayhawk Tech Clinic (IT Help Desk) associates will be on hand to troubleshoot issues with your device. Associates will show you how to sync your email/calendars to your mobile device, connect to the campus wireless network, access email, and help you access systems you will need during your time as a medical student at the University of Kansas Medical School.

Last modified: Mar 09, 2021
Need some help?

Christina Magnifico is the Program Director for Medical Education Technology. Keiran Beadnell is the M1 Medical Education Technologist, and Nick Edwards is the M2 Medical Education Technologist for the Office of Medical Education. Their office is at 3045 Robinson.

Search the ServiceNow knowledge base or open an online ticket. You may also call the Jayhawk Tech Clinics at 913-945-9999, option 2.

Wichita students should contact the Wichita Help Desk at 316-293-2605 or email Wichita IT