All Bryan School students, both main campus and online students, should have access to a laptop computer that can be used in all Bryan School courses and meets the following requirements:
Students may purchase but are not required to purchase a laptop through UNCG’s Student Laptop Program. Purchasing laptops through the Student Laptop Program have benefits including a price below retail, pre-loaded software for academic use and access to the on-campus Technology Support Center.
Students without access to a laptop may also arrange a short-term checkout of a laptop from the UNCG Library.
In person classes – 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.
Online Classes – Students will be required to access the class using a computer that meets these requirements for all online courses including having internet access. This applies to all online and main campus students that are enrolled in an online class. Faculty may require students to turn on their cameras for synchronous classes and meetings.
Exam Proctoring – Students in online and face to face courses may be required to take exams on their computers. These exams may require students to turn on their cameras, may require the downloading of lockdown browsers to the student’s computer, and/or the recording of the exam session to maintain the academic integrity of these tests. Students must comply with these requests by faculty in order to successfully take the exams and complete their courses.
Information for students about Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor, as well as an opportunity to test your equipment, can be found here.
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. A Chromebook will not satisfy these computer requirements.
Any questions about Bryan School Student Laptop Policy should be sent to Associate Dean of the Bryan School, Dr. Bill Brown ([email protected]).