Device Requirements

Device Requirements

OTD Entry-Level students are required to own a laptop or iPad while enrolled in the program. Students will be required to write papers, create presentations, record video and take exams on their device. Students are expected to bring the device as requested, fully charged (power may not be available), and adhere to individual course-use policies.

Minimum power and memory requirements

The following requirements will ensure sufficient processing power and memory to run current versions of Microsoft Office and possibly more demanding applications such as an exam-testing platform.


PC minimum requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10 or higher
  • Only genuine, U.S.-English, French, Portuguese, Swedish and British versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported
  • Windows RT and 10 S are not supported

Apple minimum requirements

  • OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or higher
  • Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported
8 GB memory
i5 or greater processor
256 GB or greater hard drive
USB port (newer devices may require an adapter)
3-year manufacturer warranty recommended, but not required


Suitable devices

  • iPad Air+
  • iPad Mini 3+
  • iPad Pro

Mobile operating systems supported

  • iOS 10
  • iOS 11
  • Only genuine versions of Apple iOS are supported
500 MB of free space required
iPad must not be jailbroken


Students may be required to download and/or purchase additional software. If this is the case, students will be provided with instructions and links. Technology-related questions should be directed to Binghamton University’s Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or

Get Microsoft Office software free: Binghamton University provides Microsoft Office free of charge to students, faculty and staff for use on their personal computers and devices. To obtain this free software, you must have an active Binghamton email address. Visit the University's Information Technology Services Office 365 webpage for instructions and more information.