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Technology Requirements for HIIM Students

Minimum Hardware Requirements
Processor: Intel Core i5 processor or higher
Processor Speed:  2.5GHz or faster
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
RAM/Memory: at least 4 GB
Hard Disk Capacity: at least 500GB
Monitor: At least 14"
Multimedia capabilities: We will require a speaker and microphone (headset or built-in) and webcam (built-in or USB).

Minimum Software Requirements
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus or Office Professional 2013 or Office 365 Home Premium which includes the following programs::

  • Word for word processing
  • Excel for spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint for presentations
  • Access for database management
  • Outlook for email, calendar, contact management, and tasks

Antivirus software Recommended Microsoft Security Essentials. This can be downloaded for free at

Internet Browser Recommendations
Not recommend using Internet Explorer 9 or above with Blackboard. Currently, we recommend using the latest version of Firefox which can be downloaded here:  external link icon .

Reader for PDF documents
The latest version of Adobe Reader is available for free from Adobe at

Movie / Audio Player
The latest version of QuickTime or Windows Media Player should do. Windows Media Player should already be on your machine if it is windows. QuickTime can be downloaded at

You must have access to the Internet via one of the following methods:

  • DSL
  • Cable Modem
  • Satellite

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Suite 518
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6486