Laptop Setup

Step Description Action
1Make sure your computer hardware, software, and peripherals meet the "UCSD Medical Student Computer Requirements". Medical Student Computer Requirements
2Ensure your laptop is UCSD security-compliant with current operating system updates, a firewall, anti-spyware, and anti virus software (See A-C below).
NOTE: Most Windows 10 & current MacBooks have these security features automatically enabled.  The main concern is that your computer has an anti-virus program that auto-updates with the latest virus definitions to block them.  Sophos is recommended, but you can use another anti-virus program also.
See OPTIONAL steps A-C below - these can be skipped for newer laptops (see note at left).

Additional Laptop Security Tips
  A) Configure your laptop to automatically download and install critical operating system updates. System Updates
  B) Enable your computer's firewall to protect it from unwanted and unsolicited network traffic and to ensure the privacy of your information. Firewall
  C) Install an Security Software program onto your laptop and devices to protect it from viruses and unwanted malicious software.

The Sophos HOME version is free; you will need to setup an account on the website to download it.
Windows:Sophos
(also serves as anti-virus)

Apple:Sophos
(also serves as anti-virus)

Devices:Sophos Free Tools
3Register for Duo Two-Step Login Process​ for both the UCSD & UCSD Health instances.
Duo for Health Sciences
Register for both instances  -
Campus and Health Systems
4Connect to the UCSD Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow access to Library e-journals and other UCSD restricted sites. Install the "VPN Any Connect" client to your computer (use "username@ucsd.edu" for authentication of the client download)
Virtual Private Network

Use your campus alias "username@ucsd.edu" for authentication to download the client.
  A) Successfully connect to a sample Library Course Reserves site using the VPN. Select the 'allthruucsd' option when logging into the VPN. Library Course Reserves
5 Use UCSD Health Outlook Web Access (OWA) to check your email online.
[ Login name = username@health.ucsd.edu ]
 
Review the Tip Sheets to learn how to configure OWA for your computers or mobile devices.

UCSD Health Cloud Email

Check the UCSD Health Cloud Email Tip Sheets for specific steps to setup email on your devices.
6Login to Canvas Learning Management System
(use UCSD AD credentials).
Canvas LMS
7​Login to MedHub Educational Management System for Scheduling & Evaluations (use UCSD AD credentials).
* Verify/Update your contact information - after login, in upper right-hand corner of home screen:
click 'Account' > 'Update Contact Info'
MedHub  - will be active in early August

Update your phone number(s), current address and permanent address
8Login to ProgressIQ Data Integration System
(use UCSD email credentials - username@ucsd.edu).
ProgressIQ
9Register for the ExamSoft application and install the Examplify software on to your computer and iPad. A mock quiz will be available before the Computer Orientation (MS1's) or before the first weekly quiz (PS2's). Use the exam password = mock123 to begin the quiz. ExamSoft Application

Institution ID = UCSDHS
  A) Download & Install the Adobe Acrobat Reader (Examsoft uses this program for all image display functions in the Examplify application). Get Acrobat Reader
(uncheck the Optional Offers before installing)
10Download & Install the Zoom Meetings client to your computer, mobile devices and install extensions for your web browsers as desired.
Scroll down to 'Getting Started' section for the download link.
UC Health Zoom
Domain = uchealth.zoom.us

Login using the Single Sign-On option
11Connect to the UCSD wireless network. 
Must be done while on the UCSD campus.
UCSD Wireless Network
12OPTIONAL: Create a campus printer account. 
More information is available on the Imprints page. A black & white Wepa printer is located in the MET Student Lounge.
UCSD Wepa Account

School = UCSD

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