Student Laptop Program
Information Services and Technology Management (ISTM) provides support for students, faculty, and staff in the use of technology supporting our three core missions: Education, Research, and Clinical Service. Many curricular activities at the Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) require the use of mobile devices. Much of your course work will involve computers, and we have a computer-based clinical system that tracks and records all aspects of patient care, from appointments and contact information to treatment plans and completed procedures. Therefore, it is essential for each student to have a portable personal computer that is compatible with our learning environment.
DDS, Operative, Prosthodontic and Periodontic students are required to purchase either the Apple MacBook Pro 13" or the Dell Latitude E6330 only.
Orthodontic students will be required to only purchase the unit under the Dell link below that is labeled Orthodontics.
Hygiene students will be notified via email of the requirements of their program.
|Dell Laptop Purchase||Apple Laptop Purchase|
Apple does not provide an accidental damage warranty and will need to be taken to an Apple store for hardware support. Any physical damage to the unit the student will be responsible for any charges incurred.
Dell provides an accidental damage warranty and can be brought to Technology Services for full hardware and software support free of charge.
In order to comply with university, state, and federal privacy/security regulations, each laptop will be configured for the following:
- Windows 7 SP1 or MAC OS X
- latest patches installed
- configured for enhanced security
- Microsoft Office (Office 2010 for PC or Office for MAC 2011)
- PDF Reader
- Anti-Virus and End-Point Protection
- OnCourse, Online collaboration and Learning environment capable
- WiFi and 802.11N enabled and 5GHz capable
- IU VPN Off-Campus authentication and encryption
- IU Secure wireless authentication and encryption
- Hard drive encryption
All students are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by the University’s Acceptable Use Agreement for accessing the University network. This agreement can be found at: IU Keep It Safe. Security measures implemented by the university and the school are implemented to protect the student, university, school and the school’s patients. Tampering with, or removal, of these security measures in not permitted unless authorized by ISTM. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action according to standard University and IUSD Academic Affairs procedures.
Due to vendor restrictions, iPADS and other tablet devices are not certified for use within the IUSD. While we expect this to change in future years, at this point, tablets are not an approved device for completion of the IUSD curriculum.
When purchasing your laptop, please bring it to our office upon arrival or designate delivery to our office listed below:
Indiana University School of Dentistry
1121 W. Michigan St., Room 120
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5186
Attn: Technology Services
Once your laptop is ordered, please send us an email at email@example.com and include the following information:
Your Full Name
Your e-mail address
Anticipated delivery date to IUSD
We will send you an e-mail when your laptop is ready. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (317) 274-5223 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.