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Change Notices and Computing Updates

Computer Specifications for the SHSU Network

Summer is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to start thinking about the new computer purchases needed for the next fiscal year. All computers purchased through IT@Sam will meet the current recommended specifications or better depending on the intended use of the computer.

The minimum specifications are updated as needed to ensure optimal performance of campus-wide applications. Certain campus applications such as the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop in particular), AutoCAD, or ArcGIS may not run well on machines with minimum requirements. 

We recommend planning for upgrades as soon as you are able. Please check the IT@Sam website for the minimum specifications and recommended specifications if you are unsure.  You can also use the Technology Tutorial to determine if your computer meets the minimum specifications. If you determine that you are just barely meeting the minimum specifications this may be a factor in unresponsive or sluggish programs. If you are using resource heavy software, as mentioned above, please mention this during the purchase process for your new machines.

Pictured below are the current mimimum and recommended configurations.


SHSU Computer Hardware Specifications


My Sam Portal Channel Spotlight: Registration Tab

A Registration Tab has been created in My Sam Portal to give students a centralized place to find everything that they will need to register for their classes. The Registration tab will only be available during registration times. All of the channels in the Registration tab are geared toward either showing the students what they need to know to register or letting them know who to contact if they are having any trouble with the registration process. The Registration Toolbox channel has links directly to Banner menu functions such as Registration Status, Add or Drop Classes, Look Up Classes, Registration Fee Assessment, and My Schedule. Please take a moment and look over the Registration tab in My Sam.

Registration Tab Toolbox


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