About HU

About a Laptop as a Requisite Tool

update:2022/3/18

Policy

At Hiroshima University, you will use a computer and the Internet on many occasions, such as writing lecture reports and dissertations, as well as using computers in classes especially on " Daigaku Kyoiku Nyumon(Introduction to University Education)."
In addition, procedures such as class registration and grade viewing, and contact from faculty members and offices are carried out through the website "MOMIJI" (https://momiji.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/).You may use a computer in class, so be prepared to bring it with you when instructed by the lecturer.

News release document (Japanese Only)
https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/system/files/34459/no59_h2.pdf

Purpose

  • Continuously producing people with ability to make the best use of information and communication technology in advanced information-oriented society.
  • Extending educational power with the advanced EdTech.
  • Promoting paperless distribution and submission of educational materials.

Measures

We promote the following measures.

  • Increasing the number of courses that Student PC.
  • Improving campus environment for Student PC including Wi-Fi facilities.
  • Lending a laptop for a long term to students who don't have Student PC for financial reasons

In addition, Hiroshima University has a comprehensive license agreement with Microsoft. Under this license, students of HU may install anti-virus software and applications software (Microsoft Office) without any charge.

Contens To the students who enrolled in Hiroshima University in 2022

Required Specifications of a Laptop that You Prepare Before Enrollment

* If you already have a laptop computer meeting these specifications, you may use it. You do not need to get a new one.

  1. Software specifications:
    • The OS must be either Windows or macOS and has not expired at the time of enrollment.
    • The following applications should work lightly.
      The latest version of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), antivirus software
  2. Hardware specifications:
    • Have a wireless LAN.
    • The wireless LAN standard must be compatible with 5 GHz band (IEEE802.11a or IEEE802.11ac or IEEE802.11ax).
    • Battery operation time in the specifications should be at least 8 hours
    • Have a keyboard.
  3. Recommended conditions:    
    • Memory should be at least 8 GB.
    • A webcam and a microphone should be available on your laptop in preparation for online classes.

        *Internet access should be available at home in preparation for online classes when disasters or other interruptions in on-site classes occur.

 

Please note that students who will enroll in the following schools/departments must install the OS specified below:

  *Please contact the Student Support Office of each department for program-specific laptop requirements.

  • School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Department of Integrated Global Studies
    • Prepare a connector for an external display (e.g. HDMI, Display port, VGA).
    • Prepare a converter adapter if a D-sub15 VGA connector is not available. (Recommended)
  • School of Letters, Department of Humanities
    • Camera and microphone must be available.
  • School of Education, Cluster I, Program in Special Needs School Teacher Education
    • Windows is necessary in some classes. If you are taking that course and your computer runs on macOS, install Windows. In this case, you need to purchase an individual license. (NOTE)
  • School of Education, Cluster II, Program in Technology and Information Education
    • Windows is the requisite OS. If your computer runs on macOS, install Windows.In this case, you need to purchase an individual license. (NOTE)
    • Login username should be alphanumeric.
  • School of Education, Cluster IV, Program in Health and Sports Sciences Education
    • Windows is necessary for some classes. If you are taking such a course and your computer runs on macOS, install Windows. In this case, you will need to purchase an individual license. (NOTE)
  • School of Education, Cluster V, Program in Psychology
    • Windows is necessary in some classes. If your computer runs on macOS, install Windows.In this case, you need to purchase an individual license. (NOTE)
  • School of Science, Biological Science
    • Prepare connectors for external displays. (e.g., HDMI, Display port, VGA)
    • Prepare conversion adaptors if D-sub15 VGA connectors are not available. (recommended)
  • School of Science, Earth and Planetary Systems Science
    • Windows is the requisite OS. If your computer runs on macOS, install Windows.
    • In this case, you need to purchase an individual license. (NOTE)
  • School of Medicine, Program of Medicine
    • Highly accurate touch pen (Stylus pen) with electromagnetic / electrostatic type can be used and be able to bring it with your PC.
  • School of Medicine, Program of Health Sciences
    • Ensure that your computer can be connected to an external display (HDMI input). 
      If not, prepare an adapter (e.g. USB-C to HDMI).
  • School of Dentistry, Program of Dentistry and Program of Oral Health Sciences
    • Ensure that your computer can be connected to a video output device such as a projector (Recommended). It may be required when you share your presentation in the lecture room.
    • *Hiroshima University Co-op PC does not have an image output terminal (e.g. HDMI, VGA). It is recommended to prepare a USB-C to HDMI (VGA) adapter.
    • A webcam and a microphone have to be available on your laptop.If your laptop does not have a built-in webcam and an internal microphone, you can use external ones.
  • School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Storage capacity is recommended 250GB.
    • Prepare a connector for an external display (HDMI or VGA terminal). (Recommended)
    • Prepare an HDMI or VGA converter adapter if a connector is not available. (Recommended)
      *Hiroshima University Co-op PC does not have a connecter. It is recommended to prepare a USB-C to HDMI (VGA) adapter.
    • A webcam and a microphone have to be available on your laptop.
      If your laptop does not have a built-in webcam and an internal microphone, you can use external ones.
  • School of Engineering Cluster I
    • Windows 64bit is the requisite OS. If your computer runs on macOS, install Windows.In this case, you need to purchase an individual license. (NOTE)
  • School of Engineering Cluster II
    • Windows is the requisite OS. If your computer runs on macOS, install Windows.In this case, you need to purchase an individual license. (NOTE)
  • School of Engineering, Cluster III
    • Windows is necessary in some classes.
  • School of Engineering Cluster Ⅳ
    • Windows is the requisite OS. If your computer runs on macOS, install Windows.In this case, you need to purchase an individual license. (NOTE)
    • Please note that if you are assigned to the architecture program in the second year or later, you may use BIM software such as Archicad (see the website) for drafting work.
  • School of Informatics and Data Science, Department of Informatics and Data Science Course Major
    • Your computer must have Windows 10 or a later version installed.If your computer runs on macOS, install Windows.In this case, you need to purchase an individual license. (NOTE)

(NOTE) Mac with Apple Silicon may not work with the Windows license in the general package.

 

[Important]For those who have difficulty preparing a laptop due to financial difficulty:

Laptop rental service is available for students who have difficulty preparing laptops due to financial reasons. Students who wish to use the service can borrow a laptop for free for a year. Please read “Guidance Regarding Laptop Rental Service” in “Student's Guide” to check the conditions and other details of the service, and then take the necessary procedures.

Provision of Requisite Software Programs

Hiroshima University has a comprehensive license agreement with Microsoft Corporation.
In accordance with this license agreement, students of HU may install the following software programs for free.
(Note) The same contract content will not be the same after the next fiscal year, because the contract contents are reviewed every year.

●Microsoft Windows (Upgrade / Downgrade)

●Microsoft Office (for Windows / Mac)

●Anti-virus software (for Windows / Mac)

* Windows license is required for Windows upgrade / downgrade.

* For a computer with Windows 8 or a later version, use Defender bundled with the OS as a standard feature.

For details, please visit the official website of Hiroshima University, and search for “Momiji”.
Momiji (Student Information System) > Campus Life Information > PC Q&A
https://momiji.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/momiji-top/en/life/pc-qa/

Startup Workshop for Your Laptop (required for all students)

In the workshop, you will learn how to access to wireless LAN, login to the student portal website MOMIJI, install and confirm the installation of anti-virus software, and other matters. This workshop will be conducted in a self-study.

Freshmen should be required to conduct below,

  1. Initial setting and check of your own PC by yourself referring to "Web textbook".

  (Please use the newest version of Web textbook.)

  2. Submit the "Laptop Checklist" via "Moodle", the online learning system.

■For the freshmen who are hard to set up and check them by themselves.

If you cannot complete the setup on your own, assistance is available at the Support rooms or via phone or email.

1. Support at a Support room in the Startup Workshop for Your Laptop 
Our staff takes care of your questions in the following Venue. (No application required.)
*If you can complete the setup by yourself, no need to come to the following Venue.
(Campus map): https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/access

Campus

Date,Time

Recommended Faculty

Venue (Co-op PC)

Venue (Other than Co-op PC)

Higashi-

Hiroshima

campus

April 4th

13:00

-17:30

School of low (in the Day Program),

School of economics (in the Day Program),

School of Informatics and Data Science

Seminar rooms,

2F, Information

Media Center

Terminal room

and Group-work room 2F,

Information

Media Center

April 5th

10:00

-17:30

School of Integrated Arts

and Sciences,

School of Letters,

School of Education

April 6th

10:00

-17:30

School of Science,

School of Engineering,

School of Applied

Biological Science

April 7th

10:00

-17:30

Unspecified

Kasumi

campus

April 6th

10:00

-17:30

School of Medicine,

School of Dentistry,

School of

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Terminal room2,

1F,Basic Lecture

Building

Lecture Room 1,

1F, Basic Lecture Building

Higashi-

Senda

campus

April 5th

16:00

-17:30

School of low (in the

Evening Program),

School of economics (in

the Evening Program)

Group-work room, 2F, Higashi-Senda

Innovative Research Center

*In order to reduce congestion, we have set a recommended date for each faculty.
However, if you cannot make it, you are welcome to participate on any day.

*For the freshmen who miss the above schedule, our staff takes care of them at the schedule and the location below.

(Access map): https://www.media.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/aboutus/access/

1F,Main Building, Information Media Center

8:30~16:30 on weekdays

East Branch, Information Media Center

(2F, East Library)

8:30~16:30 on weekdays

Kasumi branch, Information Media Center

 (1F, Basic Lecture Building)

8:30~16:30 on weekdays

■ Attention when attending workshop

  • Please make the battery of the PC charge beforehand. Please bring an AC adapter just in case.
  • Please bring your student ID card (HIRODAI ID and password distributed on the guidance) and writing instruments.
  • If you have a fever or any other cold-like symptoms, please refrain from going outside to visit the campus and the entrance ceremony venue.
  • Please take the utmost considerations to prevent the further spread of the infection. Always wear a mask.

 

  • 2. Support via phone or email.

     

    Please contact the following information.

    ○ Person who has Co-op PC:

    Hiroshima University Co-op Support Center for freshman 0800-200-7930

    Open between 10:00 and 19:00 on March 8th to April 10th Other than the left, open between 10:00 and 17:00 on weekdays

    ○ Person who has other than Co-op PC:

    Inquiry counter for Startup Workshop for Your Laptop, Information Media Center, Hiroshima University
    E-mail st-pc@ml.hiroshima-u.ac.jp

     

    the Student Co-op computer

    Hiroshima University Co-op sells the original PC (Model that does not include Microsoft Office etc. provided by Hiroshima University) for freshmen. Co-op provides options for necessary software and property insurance covering 4 years of college life.
    For more information, please refer to Hiroshima University Co-op's website.

    Hiroshima University Cooperative's website.(Japanese only)

     

    F3S Workshop

    Information media center holds F3S (First Three Steps) workshop so that you can make better use of your laptop.
    There are various contents so that you can learn as much as possible about how to use your laptop in your student life. If you find something you're interested in, please join it.

    For more information,check F3S workshop website.(Japanese only)

     

    Wi-Fi access points

    HINET Wi-Fi (sharing Wi-Fi in Hiroshima University) is available in the library, lecture rooms, the cafeterias, and other welfare facilities.

    For more information, look for HINET Wi-Fi page on IMC web site.(Japanese only)

     

    Short term PC lending service

    Hiroshima University Co-op provides a short-term PC lending service (in principle, for a fee) for those who have forgot to bring their laptops to the university or whose laptops are being repaired.

    For more information, please check here.(Japanese only)

     

    For more information

    For other information, please refer to the following pages also.
     "Frequently asked questions about the personal computers"
     

     

    ■Inquiries:
    Information Promotion Group, Department of Information, Financial and General Affairs Office, Hiroshima University
    Tel: 082-424-5687(Operating hours: 9:00-17:00 on week days)
    Email: st-pc(at)ml.hiroshima-u.ac.jp ※(at) to @.


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