BYOD at Stanford Medicine

Starting in Fall 2018 Stanford Medicine will begin the transition towards becoming a “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” campus.

BYOD will give students the flexibility and freedom to use their personal devices for activities and assessments, and will allow the EdTech team to focus our efforts on supporting the program, instead of managing and maintaining devices. This is a direction that many institutions, both higher-ed and K-12, are moving towards as it maximizes efficiency while providing students comfort in using their own device. The EdTech team can continue to ensure security on student devices using encryption and LockDown browsers. Also,  EdTech will maintain a smaller pool of devices for student-use if issues arise with a student's personal device. 

What does this mean for you?

BYOD System Requirements

In order for your device to provide the best experience for online exams and activities, please enure it meets this minimum set of requirements.

  • 11.6″ screen or larger, minimum screen resolution of 1028X768, 32 bit color
  • Windows 7, 8, 10; Mac OSX 10.8 or higher
  • 1GHz processor or higher
  • 4GB Memory
  • Google Chrome 61+, Safari 7+, Firefox 54+, Internet Explorer 11+ 
  • Wireless Card 2.4 GHZ/5.0GHZ  (5.0 recommended)
  • Lockdown Browser installed
  • Stanford Encryption process completed

** iPads are not recommended as primary devices, but will be accepted if it contains a keyboard and is able to run the latest version of  iOS (11+). NBME does not allow iPads for their examinations. Students will either need to provide a laptop for NBME exams or use an EdTech loaner laptop.


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