Technology to Support Higher Learning
Bridgewater has the tools and technical infrastructure to support students—both on campus and off. Our wireless network offers high-speed internet connectivity throughout our campus. We offer Microsoft O365 applications, Blackboard LMS and a broad range of applications and services to support academic life.
Need a loaner device or do you need a password reset? Have a question about security? Technology help is available by phone, email or chat with a drop-in service desk located in the library.
For students new to online learning, we have resource and strategy suggestions to support student success:
Student Laptop Recommendations
When selecting a desktop, laptop, or Chromebook computer for school, make sure you compare battery life and CPU (central processing unit) performance to get the best and longest-lasting performance. We would also recommend you consider an extended warranty to help cover issues throughout your enrollment.
Please note, technology-intensive programs of study may require a higher minimum standard device.
- Windows 10, not S mode
- 128GB+ Solid-state drive (SSD)
- 8GB memory (RAM)
- Running one of the three most recent operating systems: How to check which OS your Mac is running
- Chromebook models have a pre-assigned end-of-life date for updates.
Check here to find your model and ensure it will receive updates for the duration of your tenure at BSU: Chrome Auto-Update Policy
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
BSU students, faculty, and staff can download up to five copies of Office 365 for Business on their personal devices. O365 offers cloud-based email, One Drive, and Office Online (cloud-based Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)
WVD is available for use by BSU students to access course-specific software applications. The virtual Windows 10 system can be accessed from any Mac or PC computer.