What is BYOD?

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a policy that allows students to bringing personally owned mobile devices onto the campus to access privileged LMU resources such as email, file servers and databases as well as their personal applications and data.

LMU Approach
In order to maintain full compliance with the LMU Network Policy, the LMU I.T. Department is rolling out a new Network Access Control Appliance (NAC). The NAC requires each user to register each device and bring that device into compliance before being granted network access.

What Devices Are Supported?

  1. Apple Devices
    1. iPhone 3GS or newer
    2. iPad – All models (WiFi only and Cellular)
      (iOS 5.0 or newer is recommended for any Apple Device)
  2. Android Devices
    1. Android devices running version 2.2 or later
  3. Laptop or Tablet
    1. Student Purchase Options
    2. Software Requirements
      1. Microsoft Office 2010 or newer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
      2. Adobe Reader
      3. Antivirus Software with a current update subscription
    3. Minimum System Requirements
      The minimum system requirements outlined below will ensure that your laptop or tablet serves as a portal to Computer-Based Testing and all digital resources including online courses, streaming lectures and podcasts, Virtual Microscopy slides and digital lecture notes.
Feature Requirement
Processor Pentium 1.5 GHz or faster recommended
Screen Size 10.5” or larger to view Virtual Microscopy and other images without scroll bar dependency
Hard Drive 250 Gigabytes or larger
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista,
Mac MT Lion 10.8
Lion 10.7
Browsers* PC: IE8, IE9, IE10, Firefox ESR, Firefox (final release channel), Chrome (Stable Channel)
Mac: Safari 6.0.1, Safari 5.1, Firefox ESR, Firefox (Final Release Channel), Chrome (Stable Channel)
Wireless Capability Wireless A,B,G,N,(AC Optional) Wired Ethernet capability built in or necessary adapter required
Removable Storage
Not required but strongly recommended
IS recommends LaCie external hard drives.
Virtual Storage Microsoft Sky Drive
Web Camera USB or Integrated

LMU IS Responsibilities
Each student will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of his or her own device. The IS department will assist students with basic software configuration and connectivity issues only. Additionally, students who purchase Lenovo computers through the Student Purchase Option below will be entitled to basic hardware support of their Lenovo PCs as long as the PC still has an active warranty and the student is still actively enrolled in LMU. Students who purchase Apple computers from the Student Purchase Option and students who purchase their PC from any other vendor will not receive any hardware support.