Welcome to Baylor
At Baylor, you will discover a variety of apps and systems designed to enhance your campus experience. Explore these basic resources before you arrive on campus in the fall so that you will be ready to succeed! Follow us @BaylorITS on Twitter and Facebook to learn about additional resources and announcements throughout the summer!
"Day One" Resources
Use your Bear ID and password to add your devices to the AirBear campus wireless network (AIRBEAR WPA2) when you arrive on campus. AirBear is available in all campus buildings (including residential facilities) and in many outdoor areas across the Baylor campus.
You are already familiar with Duo two-factor authentication, but be sure to download the free Duo Mobile app and enable push notifications for the fastest way to access many of Baylor's online resources. Protip: Add a second device to your Duo account just in case something happens to your phone.
Baylor provides a license to all students for Microsoft 365 to empower your education including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, Teams, and more. Use your Baylor email address and password to use these apps on up to 5 different devices.
Set up the Microsoft Outlook app on all of your devices and be sure to check your Baylor email account throughout the day. You can even check your messages using Microsoft Outlook on any web browser. Messages from your professors, classmates, and campus offices will be sent to this "official" address.
Canvas is the place where you will engage with your professors, colleagues, course assignments, and more. As the fall approaches, get on Canvas with your Bear ID, password, and Duo two-factor authentication. Explore the courses that appear (some faculty do not publish their courses early) and see the resources your professors have made available to get ready for the first day of class!
Use Box to collaborate with others on course projects and share all types of files. Box provides a cloud-based platform accessible on the web or through the Box app to interact with your files. Create your account using your Bear ID and password and learn how to use this powerful resource.
PawPrints is Baylor's campus-wide printing network. As you walk the campus, you will see printers with this PawPrints logo. You can print from your device to any of these printers. Install the drivers to your device and the mobile app and you will be ready to go!
Baylor makes Zoom available to all students for video and team collaboration. Zoom can be used through the app or on the web to create, schedule or join small or large group meetings. Once you authenticate to Baylor's instance of Zoom, you are ready to leverage all of its rich features.
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Minimum Hardware Specifications
Baylor Information Technology Services has worked with our academic partners across the campus to compile these minimum system specifications for students coming to Baylor. Please use these as a guide.
|Operating System:||Windows 10 64-bit or Apple MacOS 10.15
Note: Chromebooks are not capable of meeting the demand for Baylor's hybrid and online courses. A fully-capable Apple or Windows-based laptop system is essential.
|Processor:||Intel Core i5 or i7|
|Hard Drive:||500GB+ SSD|
|Screen Resolution:||1920 x 1080|
|Accessories:||Webcam and Microphone-equipped Headset|
|Warranty:||An extended warranty is recommended.|
|Please Note: Students selecting Apple laptops should be aware of some possible limitations. Certain areas of study in the Hankamer School of Business and the School of Engineering and Computer Science require students to use programs within a Windows environment. Students using an Apple laptop will need to either dual boot or run a virtual machine. Unless students in these schools already own an Apple laptop, it is strongly recommended that the student select a Windows-based laptop.|
Education-Priced Hardware from the Baylor Bookstore
The Baylor Bookstore sells and provides warranty support for Apple and Dell systems. The following offers are only available from the Baylor Bookstore and are good from now through July 2021.
Apple orientation specials with a $100 service voucher for any labor at the Bookstore's Apple Authorized Service Center.
Dell is offering a $100 rebate on any Dell systems purchased that are $499 and above, along with a $100 voucher for repair services at the Bookstore's Dell Authorized Service Center.
To take advantage of these offers, call (254) 710-6973 or email email@example.com. View this video to see additional products and services available through the Baylor Bookstore.
Still Have Questions?
Call HelpDesk+ at (254) 710-4357, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit baylor.edu/helpdesk for assistance with Baylor technology questions. Our expert support team will help you prepare to engage the technology resources available across the Baylor campus to support your success. When you arrive on-campus, you can visit HelpDesk+ on the Garden Level of Moody Memorial Library for in-person support.
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