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Faculty of Business and Information Technology

  • Hardware

    HARDWARE FOR FBIT STUDENTS (2019-20)

    BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

    • Incoming and returning students in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology will bring their own device in the 2019-20 academic year. 
    • Please review the Laptop Standards tab in this section for recommended minimum hardware specifications. These specifications are required for Ontario Tech University software to run successfully and without any interruptions on your device.  
    • View suggested devices.
  • Software

    SOFTWARE FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND FACULTY MEMBERS

    The list below represents software provided by IT Services to undergraduate students and faculty members.

    • Visit the breakdown of Software by Course Code page for details.
    • The specific software applications that are provided to each student and faculty member are dependent on course or academic program requirements.
    • Students or faculty members may be required to use additional Ontario Tech licensed software applications or services that are not listed in the software summary below.
    • Software listings are subject to change.

    Adobe Creative Cloud Project Professional
    Anti-virus software Respondus Lockdown Browser
    Audacity Rotman Interactive Trader
    Education Suite for Entertainment Creation Rotman Portfolio Simulation
    EndNote Unity Free
    Firefox Unreal Engine SDK
    Hansoft Client Visio Professional
    Introduction to Business Visual Studio Professional
    Minitab VLC Media Player
    Office Windows
    Ontario Tech Printer Installer Wwise

    Please follow instructions on how to download software via the software portal.

  • Services

    SERVICES

    SOFTWARE             Students are provided with software that can be used on their personal device. Visit software for BYOD TELE students to learn how to download and install software.
    SOFTWARE SUPPORT Software support is available to all students participating in the BYOD TELE model.  Visit the IT Service Desk locations for further instructions or visit the Software Support area located at the North Oshawa Library or 61 Charles Library.
    EXAM SUPPORT Technical support is provided during in-class examinations (upon faculty request) and emergency loaner laptops are available in the event of hardware or software failure. Visit preparing your laptop for an exam to learn tips on how to be ready prior and on the day of an exam. 
    LAPTOP RENTALS (short term use only) Available for a nominal fee to accommodate BYOD TELE students who might need a rental for a limited time (subject to availability). View hardware BYOD TELE students information for details.

    GENERAL USE WORKSTATIONS (GUWs)

     Access to course-specific software for BYOD students is available on all desktops located in the North Library and on selected desktops in the Downtown Library (61 Charles St.).

    HARDWARE REPAIR

    Onsite hardware repair is available to eligible Lenovo and Dell laptop models only. Repairs are conducted by licensed repair technicans. View details about repairs and tips on how to take care of your device.

  • Fees

    TELE FEES (2019-20)

    Faculty of Business and Information Technology students pay a mandatory fee which is directed to the cost of delivering the technology learning environment. Any funds remaining at the year end will be applied to the future costs of the program. As part of the BYOD TELE model, FBIT students will pay an annual TELE fee for the 2019-20 academic year (dependent on program) as follows:

    • Business and Information Technology Students will pay $151.07.
    • Game Development students will pay $478.

    Note: Undeclared students taking a Game Development course will be required to pay an additional fee for Adobe Acrobat.

  • Agreements
  • Important dates

    BYOD TELE EVENTS

    DATE

    LOCATION

    Download your software for Fall semester*

    Download available now

    Software Portal

    Download your software for Winter semester*

    January 1

    Software Portal

    Download your software for Spring/Summer semester*

    April 1

    Software Portal

     *must be registered in courses prior to downloading software


Laptop Standards

  • Laptop standards - Commerce

    HARDWARE VERIFICATION TOOL

    Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for Ontario Tech Univeristy software usage for your courses. Please download and run the application by selecting one of the buttons below.

    CHECK YOUR WINDOWS LAPTOP     CHECK YOUR MAC LAPTOP

    MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS

    Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your courses. These specifications are recommended for successful ONtario Tech University software usage.  View suggested devices.

     

    WINDOWS PC

    MAC

    Operating System

    • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
    • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed

    Mac OS 10.10.5 or higher running Windows 10 (Pro edition is preferred)

    Processor Type

    Core i5 U, H, or HQ Processor

    Core i5 U, H, or HQ Processor

    Memory

    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Hard Drive

    Minimum 250GB, 50GB of available space (SSD recommended)

    Minimum 250GB, 50GB of available space (SSD recommended)

    Graphics Card

    Intel Integrated Graphics or better

    Intel Integrated Graphics or better

    Wireless Network Card

    Card supporting wireless N

    Card supporting wireless N

    Virus Protection

    An up to date Antivirus client is required. Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 at no additional cost.

    No Antivirus is reqired.

    Additional requirements

    • Ontario Tech University projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
    • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
    • Ontario Tech University projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
    • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
  • Laptop standards - Game Development
    HARDWARE VERIFICATION TOOL

    Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for Ontario Tech University software usage for your courses. Please download and run the application by selecting one of the buttons below.

    CHECK YOUR WINDOWS LAPTOP

    MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS

    Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your courses. These specifications are recommended for successful Ontario Tech University software usage.  View suggested devices.

      WINDOWS PC
    Certification VR Ready Certification
    Operating System
    • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
    • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed
    Processor Type Core i5 U, H, or HQ Processor
    Memory Minimum 16GB RAM
    Hard Drive Minimum 250GB, 100GB of available space (SSD recommended)
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or better (AMD and Intel GPUs are not acceptable alternatives)
    Wireless Network Card Card supporting wireless N
    Virus Protection Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 for free.
    Additional requirements
    • HDMI video port is required.
    • Some Ontario Tech University projectors may require a VGA video port. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
    • Students in this faculty MUST have a Windows PC. Mac hardware running Windows OS is NOT an acceptable alternative.
    • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
    • The following additional accessories are recommended:
      • Xbox One controller
      • Wacom tablet accessory
  • Laptop standards - IT & Networking
    HARDWARE VERIFICATION TOOL

    Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for Ontario Tech University software usage for your courses. Please download and run the application by selecting one of the buttons below.

    CHECK YOUR WINDOWS LAPTOP

    MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS

    Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your courses. These specifications are recommended for successful Ontario Tech University software usage.  View suggested devices.

     

    WINDOWS PC

    Operating System

    • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
    • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed

    Processor Type

    Core i5 U, H, or HQ Processor

    Memory

    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Hard Drive

    Minimum 250GB, 50GB of available space (SSD recommended)

    Graphics Card

    Intel Integrated Graphics or better

    Wireless Network Card

    Card supporting wireless N

    Virus Protection

    An up to date Antivirus client is required.  Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 at no additional cost.

    Additional requirements

    • Ontario Tech University projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
    • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
    • Students in these programs MUST have a Windows PC.  Mac hardware running Windows OS is NOT an acceptable alternative.
  • Laptop Standards - Technology Management (BIT & Commerce)
    HARDWARE VERIFICATION TOOL

    Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for Ontario Tech University software usage for your courses. Please download and run the application by selecting one of the buttons below.

    CHECK YOUR WINDOWS LAPTOP

    MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS

    Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your courses. These specifications are recommended for successful Ontario Tech University software usage.  View suggested devices.

     

    WINDOWS PC

    Operating System

    • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
    • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed

    Processor Type

    Core i5 U, H, or HQ Processor

    Memory

    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Hard Drive

    Minimum 250GB, 50GB of available space (SSD recommended)

    Graphics Card

    Intel Integrated Graphics or better

    Wireless Network Card

    Card supporting wireless N

    Virus Protection

    An up to date Antivirus client is required.  Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 at no additional cost.

    Additional requirements

    • Ontario Tech University projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
    • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
    • Students in these programs MUST have a Windows PC.  Mac hardware running Windows OS is NOT an acceptable alternative.

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