Technology is part of everyday life!

That’s why, immediate accessibility to information is essential for success in the classroom and in today’s workforce. Today’s learners need portability, reliability and accessibility to technology and information.

In response to today’s rapidly increasing technological needs, Presentation College is continuing to expand its use of mobile technology by web streaming courses, utilizing Moodle for online course delivery, expanding its Digital Campus Initiative and much more. The objective of this mobile technology is to provide a dynamic learning environment, giving PC students access to a flexible and comprehensive learning community.

Computing Facilities & Services

Although you will likely use your laptop for all your needs, there are also computer labs located in E203, the Career Learning Center, and the Library. All Presentation College campus buildings have wireless access points that allow students to access their email, Blackboard and the Internet. The wireless network is intended for individual student use ONLY. Using the connection to create any type of server (game, web, FTP or other) is strictly prohibited and may result in the loss of your connection.

Pay-for-print network printers are located in the Career Learning Center and the Library. Bring your laptop to the PC Help Desk in E202 to set up your laptop for use on the wireless network and install network printers. Lakota, Fairmont, and Sioux Falls students can contact the support staff at those campuses for support and to configure their laptop for use on the wireless network

Digital Campus Initiative

Presentation College’s Digital Campus Initiative is intended to better enhance the learning experience of all students. Please note the following technology requirements for attending Presentation College:

1.  All degree-seeking students are required to have a laptop.
2.  All laptops must meet the required specifications.
3.  All laptops must be registered online with the Presentation College Help Desk.

 

Additional information on the requirements:

1. All degree-seeking students are required to have a laptop.

a.  ONLY PC Virtual students have the option of a laptop OR a desktop.

b  Students are highly encourage to purchase their own laptop that meets the requirements below. Students may also order a laptop through Presentation College by deducting the purchase price from their financial aid account (if receiving a sufficient refund). If ordering a laptop through Presentation College the “Laptop Order Form” located at https://help.presentation.edu must be completed and returned at least three weeks BEFORE the first day of classes.

 

2. All laptops must meet the following required specifications.

a.  All laptops must meet the following minimum requirements:

Operating System Windows 8 or OSX 10.7(Newer is advised)
CPU i5 2.5 GHz processor or better
Memory (RAM) 4 GB or more
Hard Disk Drive 250 GB or more
Peripherals Webcam, Microphone
Display 12 inch or larger screen
Wireless 802.11g/n Wireless card
  Computer must be less than 4 years old.

 

b.  Laptop Recommended Specifications:

Operating System Windows 8.1 or 10 or OSX 10.8 or Newer
CPU i7 2.2 GHz processor or better
Memory (RAM) 8 GB or more
Hard Disk Drive 250 GB SSD or More
Peripherals Webcam, Microphone
Display 15.6 inch or larger screen
Wireless 802.11g/n Wireless card
  Computer must be less than 4 years old.

c.  If you have questions on the hardware specifications you can email the Help Desk at mailto:help@presentation.edu or call 605-229-8411.

 

3. All laptops must be registered online with the Presentation College Help Desk.

a.  Laptops must be registered online using the “Laptop Registration Form” link located  here.

 

You must complete the online laptop registration before the first day of classes or a laptop will be purchased for you and charged to your account.

 

Note about Mac computers.

If a student has a Mac laptop or will be purchasing one please be aware that not all software programs at Presentation College may be compatible. The current workaround for incompatible programs on a Mac is to run a Windows virtual machine. Please be aware that it is the student’s responsibility to have and if necessary purchase a VALID copy of the Windows operating system for their Mac if required for classes. A copy of Microsoft Windows costs approximately $100-$200. Contact the Help Desk for additional details.

 

Additonal Software

Presentation College will be offering Microsoft Office 2016 as a download for students at no additional cost through Microsoft Office 365. It is highly recommended that students install Microsoft Office 2016 to ensure compatibility with faculty, staff and other student documents. Additional information and instructions on installing Microsoft Office 2016 can be found online on the Help Desk website located at: https://help.presentation.edu/portal

 

Presentation College Help Desk

The Presentation College Help Desk provides technical assistance related to your laptop or other general technical questions. You may contact the PC Help Desk at 605-229-8411 or 1-800-437-6060, extension 8411 or email: mailto:help@presentation.edu. Walk‐in technical support is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Presentation College Help Desk is located on the Aberdeen campus inroom E211 of the main building.

If you have any questions at all please contact the PC Help Desk.