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All Dean College students are required to have with their own laptop computer and a personal printer. The make and model of the computer and printer you choose is a matter of personal choice.
The Technology Service Center (TSC) supports only laptops meeting the minimum requirements listed below:
Minimum requirements for laptops running Microsoft Windows:
NOTE: The TSC does not support computers running Windows XP or Vista.Minimum requirements for Macintosh computers:
Tablets are not recommended as the primary computer for students and should only be considered as a secondary tool. Laptops are best suited for completing assignments and for compatibility with Dean on-line resources.
If you have specific questions about a tablet, please contact the Technology Service Center at 508-541-1633.
All students are expected to have a personal printer to print class assignments. Wireless printers are not permitted. Your printer must be connected to your laptop by USB (or other) cable.
Dean provides students with a complimentary subscription to Microsoft Office 365 for Students. The subscription is available to all students with an active Dean College email address. Microsoft Office 365 runs on Windows, Mac, phones and tablets, including iPhone and iPad. To register with Microsoft for your free download, go the Technology Service Center page on Today@Dean and click on the link “Students Register for Free Office 365” located under 'Site Links'. Instructions for registering and downloading can be found under the 'Shared Documents' section of this web page.Virus Protection:
It is important for all student computers to have up-to-date virus protection software installed, running, and configured to automatically update. Viruses can be devastating to your documents and computer. If you have a virus, the TSC may need to keep your computer for several days. There is no guarantee it can be restored to correct working order. If you are using Windows 8 or 10: Keep Windows Defender running in the background at all times. If you are using Windows 7: Download Microsoft Security Essentials This software is free at www.microsoft.com. Macs are not immune to viruses. It is highly recommended that all Mac users run virus protection.
Dean College respects the intellectual property rights of others and we ask our users to do the same.
You may not post, modify,
distribute, or reproduce in any way copyrighted or other proprietary materials
without obtaining the prior written consent of the copyright owner of such
materials. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, deny
access to a site or service or disable and/or terminate the accounts of any
user who is alleged to have infringed the intellectual property or proprietary
rights of another.
If you believe that your work has been copied in
a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property
rights have been otherwise violated, please furnish our Designated Agent
written notice with the following information:
Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached
Locke Lord, LLP617-239-0174
the disputed materials were posted by a third party identifiable through
reasonable efforts, we will provide reasonable notice to the third party of the
charge. If the third party responds with a valid counter-notification, we will
provide you with a copy so that you may take any other steps you may consider
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