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As an IUSM student, where can I get free software for my computer?

IUWare — Download the software you need for free:

»Windows
»For Mac

»For Linux

NOTE: You may find that you cannot access the IUWare site until the Medical Student Affairs registrar mass-enrolls the incoming class. If so, don't worry. That will occur well before orientation, probably around mid-July.

As an IUSM student, where can I get free software for my Windows-based computer?

Overview of »IUWare

Download the software you need for free: »Programs for Windows Computers

NOTE: You may find that you cannot access the IUWare site until the Medical Student Affairs registrar mass-enrolls the incoming class. If so, don't worry. That will occur well before orientation, probably around mid-July.

As an IUSM student, where can I get free software for my Macintosh?

Overview of »IUWare

Download the software you need for free: »Programs for Macintosh Computers

NOTE: You may find that you cannot access the IUWare site until the Medical Student Affairs registrar mass-enrolls the incoming class. If so, don't worry. That will occur well before orientation, probably around mid-July. After July, if you cannot access the lectures, email IN-Iret-MedtubeMail@exchange.iu.edu

How can I access the recorded lectures?

By default, access to the lecture recordings is restricted to first through fourth year Medical Students, Medical School Faculty, and some Graduate Medical Students. You will need to use your IU username and password to login - just click on the sign in link in the upper right hand corner of the lecture recordings web page. If you are accessing the lecture site through Angel, you will need to login again on the lecture site home page.

Three Ways to Access the lecture recordings

NOTE: You do not need to use a VPN connection to access the recorded lectures.

— VIEWING SPECIFICATIONS —

Windows Operating System — any of the following:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Vista
  • Windows 7

Mac Operating System — OSX 10.4.8 or later

Web browsers - Windows

  • Internet explorer v 6.0 or greater
  • Firefox version 2.0 or greater

Web browsers - Mac

  • Safari Version 2.0.4 or later
  • Firefox version 2.0 or later

Broadband internet connection - 150kb or greater

Currently, only PC systems using the Windows Media plugin currently support speed control. (Many students use speed control to review the lectures at 1.4 or higher playback rate.) Mac users may want to install software to emulate Windows on your Mac. Parallels allows you to run both Mac and Windows operating systems simultaneously. It may be available at the IUPUI bookstore. If not, you can purchase and download it from http://www.parallels.com/. VMWare Fusion serves the same purpose and is gaining market share.

I use Firefox as my browser and I am able to play the recorded lectures. Why can't I control the speed?

You need the Windows Media Player plugin installed for Firefox to use the speed control. » Get the plugin

My operating system is Vista Home and I am unable to play the recorded lectures.

Students with Windows Vista Home have reported that they lost the ability to play the recorded lectures. -- It worked, then stopped working. The solution is to add a user without administrative rights to your computer. Logon as that user to play the recorded lectures.

Why am I having problems when syncing with Entourage, iCal and/or iPhone?

Under certain circumstances, the 10.5.3 upgrade will set the time zone to "US/East – Indiana." This setting can cause problems when syncing with Entourage, iCal and/or iPhone. In most cases the proper time zone would be "Indianapolis."

Why am I having problems logging into Oncourse, Onestart and/or problems with CAS authentication when using Safari?

Mac OS X 10.5.3 users of Safari may experience problems logging into Oncourse and Onestart. Users may also see problems with CAS authentication. IU software engineers are trying to resolve this issue and have informed Apple.

Connections to https://onestart.iu.edu and https://oncourse.iu.edu will appear to hang. If the user stops the page load then refreshes the page load they may be able to access these sites. However access may not be reliable. Users on Mac OS X 10.5.3 can use Firefox to access these sites.

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