Acadia University - School of Education
"All students who will be, or are currently attending Acadia University, are required to have a laptop." The courses in your Bachelor of Education program will use the Acorn online courseware system. You will be expected to use technology regularly in all of your courses.
Technology Services @ Acadia
Start at the "Technology Services" website, http://ts.acadiau.ca/ . This is the best place to find out everything you need to know about the technology support services at Acadia and to get information about laptops.
To find out about the laptop requirement, click on the Tech Store link at the Technology Services website. At the Tech Store you can see the specifications that your laptop must meet to make sure you will be able to use the software and network services provided by Acadia. If you wish, you can purchase a laptop directly from the Tech Store site (either a Mac or a Dell). If you are bringing your own laptop, you can find out whether it meets the specifications required by Acadia.
The Technology Services Helpdesk is located on the lower floor of the Beverage Arts Centre. This is a walk-in service centre for technology support. The Hours of Operation as well as additional contact information is listed on their website, http://ts.acadiau.ca/.
Buy and Bring a Network Cable
Acadia has wireless access in many parts of the campus but for the original log-in services you may need to plug your laptop into the network. Therefore, you may need to have a good network cable. You may purchase one at the Tech Service desk.