IT Services will replace all of the iMac instructor stations in the front of classrooms with new Dell all-in-one desktop computers. These upgrades will happen over the course of the fall semester and take place early in the morning before any scheduled classes.
Faculty should be aware that while many of these iMacs are currently set up to dual boot into both Windows and Mac OS, Apple has moved away from support for the dual-boot platform, so the decision was made last year to move classroom computers to Windows only.
All of the new computers will be running Windows 10. This should allow for much faster login times at the beginning of class.
Computers also come equipped with a built-in DVD drive in the base of the stand and a pop-out camera on top of the monitor.
This project was intended to take place entirely over the summer, but due to the global chip shortage and international shipping delays, most of the computers did not arrive until recently. Again, every consideration is being made to minimize the impact on those using these rooms.
Upgrades have already begun and will continue throughout August and into the fall.
If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Koch in IT Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 4450.