Bryan School On-Campus Student Laptop Policy

All Bryan School students should have access to a laptop computer that can be used in Bryan Classes and which meets the following requirements:

  1. Contain an office suite that is able to create and open Microsoft Office 2010 compatible documents.
  2. Contain a wireless network capability that is able to connect to the UNCG wireless network.
  3. Contain a web browser that is able to work with UNCG’s Learning Management System.

Students may purchase but are not required to purchase a laptop through UNCG’s Student Laptop Program (http://its.uncg.edu/Laptop/Purchase/). Purchasing laptops through the Student Laptop Program has benefits “including a price below retail, pre-loaded software for academic use, and access to the on-campus Technology Support Center.”

In addition to the Student Laptop Program all students are provided with special discounted pricing on specific hardware and software. Information on these products is available at:

http://its.uncg.edu/Technology_Purchases/

Students without access to a laptop may arrange a short-term checkout of a laptop from the UNCG Library. http://library.uncg.edu/services/technology_checkout.aspx

Faculty may require a student to bring a laptop that meets the criteria shown above to class for each class meeting or only for select class meetings. In general, Apple products will satisfy laptop course requirements but some courses may use specialized software, requiring students that work with Apple products to find other temporary solutions.

Any questions about Bryan School Student Laptop Policy should be sent to Dr. Bill Brown (wobrown@uncg.edu).