Student Technology Checklist
Check Minimum Requirements
Make sure your device meets the Minimum Technology Recommendations for the School of Medicine. Contact Aziah McNamara if you have questions or concerns regarding your device. Use of netbooks, Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets, or smartphones as your primary device is NOT recommended. You WILL need another device as your primary device, particularly for testing.
Watch Suggested Tutorial
Watch tutorials provided on the Guides and Tutorials page before Orientation Week. Suggested tutorials include: Office 365, Sharepoint, SofTest/ExamSoft, OneNote, OASIS, and Blackboard.
Get to know Customer Support
Customer Support (IT Help Desk) is available for technology issues. Visit them at G110 Delp, 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.
Check 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.
Install 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.
Install and/or Update Browsers
Install both Firefox and Chrome on your device. Update the browsers before arriving on campus.
Recommended Mobile Apps
Browse the Recommended Mobile Apps Subject Guide, for helpful apps and tips.
Download and Install Softest/Examsoft (during Orientation Week)
Download and install Softest/Examsoft on your device after you have your login information (login to www.examsoft.com/kumc) .
Get to Know Commonly Used Terms
Familiarize yourself with the names and terms used to reference technology used at KU Medical Center by reviewing the list of applications.
During Orientation Week
During orientation week, Customer Support (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 School of Medicine.