Office of Information Technology
A secure wireless network called “Brown” covers most of campus.
Most students at Brown bring laptops. For most purposes, Mac and Windows PCs work equally well. We estimate around 65% of students have Mac laptops, and 35% Windows. Some also bring Linux computers or Chromebooks. Chromebooks work great for email, paper writing, Zoom and Canvas (our online learning system), though they have some limitations that prevent them from using some scientific and research software applications.
A variety of technical workshops are offered by the Library and other campus groups. Support and consultation for instructional technologies is provided by the Digital Learning and Design team. On-demand training for technical topics and more is available at LinkedIn Learning.