City University of Seattle Technology StandardsRequirements | Recommendations | Information Security | Classroom Technology Standards | Technology Discounts
City University of Seattle requires every student to own or have access to a computer that is at a minimum capable of performing the following essential functions:
Please note that individual programs may have additional requirements or recommendations, including:
Many computer configurations, operating systems, security settings, privacy settings, Internet browsers, and Internet access speeds are available. The specific set of tools and settings used in combination by students, faculty, and staff to access information and technology adopted by City University will determine system performance. See the resources below for vendor specific minimum system requirements:
Each student is required to maintain a student portal account and an email account that is provided by City University of Seattle via My.CityU.edu. The City University of Seattle student portal and email systems are the primary medium for communication of official University correspondence, such as but not limited to policy changes, billing notices, registration notification, various guidelines and any information considered important (see complete Computer, Internet Access, and Email Account Requirement policy in University Catalog).
Students are recommended to have (these are not minimum requirements, but should provide a highly functional system to support the student’s studies):
Software that is useful in general coursework (individual programs may require other software):
While many operating systems will work with the technology at CityU, best results are typically found with Windows 7 OS.
City University uses a defense-in-depth to protect information stored on its systems, including the use of electronic systems and security processes. The most important component of our security strategy is people. Without cooperation and diligence on the part of students, staff and faculty it is impossible to provide complete security.
Students, staff and faculty do their part in information security by:
For additional recommendations and guidelines, see Information Security Tips for Students & Faculty
Technology provided at CityU campuses includes:
To provide access to higher education, CityU partners with community colleges and technical colleges, local school districts, and with other private institutions of higher education to offer degree programs. The level of access to the Internet and technology may vary depending on the partner’s infrastructure or programs offered. In some cases, a technology fee for the partner school may apply.
To purchase software and other technology with an educational discount:
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