Student Checklist

Are you ready to study from home? Here’s a CHECKLIST to help Truman students be prepared.

Your Computer

You will need access to a Windows laptop, MacBook, or iPad.

Suggested Devices

Devices running Windows 10, MacOS, iOS and iPadOS are compatible with the Truman essential systems listed below:

    • Blackboard
    • Zoom
    • Microsoft Office
    • Google Drive (file storage)
    • Your Y: drive (file storage)
    • Zoom


  • Windows Laptop – Windows 10
  • Macbook – MacOS Catalina
  • iPad – Any iPad that supports iPadOS (iOS 13, Fall 2019 updates), and an external keyboard is recommended
  • Chromebooks – While you can accomplish most tasks on devices running ChromeOS, some services (such as Zoom) are not available.
  • Other Equipment Resources – Students should check with faculty members on the availability of any emergency resources or equipment. IT will work with faculty to assist with emergency resources in any way possible.

Specialized Software

You should be notified by your instructor if there is specialized software specific to a course, including those already installed on  For more information on this topic, see Computer Labs and Specialized Software

Internet Service

Most software and services require high-speed Internet access. If you don’t have Internet access, check with local ISPs (Internet Service Providers) for any promotions or deals that they may be offering. Avoid any long-term contracts, but most ISPs have short-term or month-to-month options that could be a great convenience until we return to face-to-face learning.

Here are a few possible options to review:

Your Email

Have access to your Truman Gmail account and verify you can contact your Truman professors. Make sure to check your email often for updated communications!


Check that you have access to Blackboard and have made sure that all your courses are available and that you can access them.


Make sure you know how to use Zoom, and have tested that the audio and video works on your device.

Microsoft Office

Make sure Microsoft Office is installed and working on your computer. is Truman’s online, virtual computer lab. If you have a class that is using it, you will be notified by your instructor (or are already using it).  Just in case, test logging in to make sure it works on your device.

Your Files

You will want to have a place to store and share files, especially for collaborating with others students. As a Truman student, you have access to Google Drive as well as your shared network drive (the Y: drive).

Need help?

If you need help while working remotely, visit to browse our self-help information,  request service, or submit a help ticket.  You can  also call 660-785-4544 for assistance, and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

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