6. Why am I asked not to update some of the programs on my laptop?
Dells and MacBook Pros have been preloaded with specific operating systems, browser and plug-ins. These settings have been specifically chosen to ensure optimal performance when using the UMMS Learning Management System (BLS Vista) and other supported applications you will use for your courses. These applications include online curriculum, Apreso Lecture Capture Videos, Browser Lockdown which is used in conjunction with online exams, Virtual Microscopy, streaming media imbedded in courses and more. Some educational applications are not compatible with the most recent releases of browsers and plug-in.
We recommend you retain all applications and settings that come with your laptop.