Personal Computer / Guide: Software recommendations

Purpose

  • To provide a baseline of recommended software for successful personal computing at Miami University

User

  • First-year students
  • Continuing students

Environment

  • 716166: Miami Student Laptop Program
    • Miami Notebook

Guidelines

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

  • Productivity suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Windows

macOS


Cisco AnyConnect (MUVPN)

  • VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to establish a secure connection to the Miami network
  • Access to software licensed for Miami student use
  • Access MUFiles and MyFiles while off-campus.
  • Access to on-campus computers using Remote Lab

Windows

macOS


Google Chrome

  • Recommended browser when accessing your Miami GSuite email, drive and docs

Windows

macOS


Google Backup and Sync

  • Backup files and pictures from your personal computer to your unlimited GSuite Drive

Windows

macOS


Zoom

  • Easily join a remote class session

Windows

macOS


WebEx Meetings

  • Easily join a remote class session

Windows

macOS


Adobe Reader

  • Adobe the leader in PDF file management, use it to view, sign, collaborate on and annotate

Windows

macOS


Read&Write

  • Includes many different tools within one application
    • Picture dictionary 
    • Sounds-like and confusable words
    • Study skills highlighters
    • Vocabulary list builder
    • Speech maker
    • Pronunciation tutor
    • Screen masking

Windows

macOS


Network file storage (MyFiles MUFiles)

  • Utility to access limited file storage on Miami's file servers

Windows (Map Drive Utility)

macOS (NoMad)


 

Note

  • Base application load for Miami Student Laptop Program a.k.a Miami Notebook

 

Details

Article ID: 105895
Created
Wed 4/22/20 9:14 AM
Modified
Mon 7/12/21 12:09 PM
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