Personal Computer Requirements

As of Fall 2019, these are the most recent details regarding the requirements for personal computers for use at UB:

No Chromebooks – Many UB courses require the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser for test-taking. Respondus Lockdown Browser is not compatible with Chromebooks.

Webcam – Many UB online courses require the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor. This means that you will be required to record yourself and your surroundings before and during your test, and a webcam is required to facilitate this. If your computer does not already have a webcam, we recommend an external Logitech brand webcam.

Screen: Minimum resolution of 1280 x 800

Operating System: Windows 8 and newer (Windows 10S not compatible), MAC OSX 10.13 and newer

Memory: Minimum 4 GB of RAM, 8 GB of RAM recommended

Processor: Intel i3 2.0 GHz or better, Intel i5 recommended or AMD equivalent

Hard Drive: 120 GB Storage total, at least 10 GB of free space, SSD recommended

Graphics: Windows – Direct X 9 or later, Direct X 10 recommended

Browser: Latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Network Connection: Minimum 5 Mbps recommended, wired connection recommended for test-taking