2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) 
    
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2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Responsibility for Technology Requirements


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  • Many courses use additional or downloadable software. In a few instances, these software packages are for PCs only. For example, one course in the Master of Business Administration specialization in Project Management uses Microsoft Project.
  • If students are Mac users, it is their responsibility to make appropriate arrangements to use PC-required software in those few instances (such as the example above) when comparable Mac software does not exist, in order to achieve the learning objectives in the class
  • Walden recognizes that students can use alternate software to achieve the same results for a given task/assignment. Where submissions are to be made in certain formats, however, Walden does require that the submission be made in that requested format, so the submission can be reviewed appropriately. An example would be Microsoft Office. Walden understands that applications such as OpenOffice can be used to perform very similar tasks; however, all examples provided in the university’s academic environment are standardized in Microsoft Office (the required software). Should assistance be needed, it would only be given with the use of that required software. The same applies for any submissions/assignments that are to be submitted in that format.