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Student EdTech: J1T 1. Check OS

A guide to the most common questions and tools for students


To be able to

  • run your computer safely and securely
  • update apps and software to the latest version

you need to have the latest OS (Operating System) on your computer

How to find your OS


  1. Click on the Apple at the top left of your computer screen
  2. Click on "About This Mac"
  3. You will see a pop-out screen with the version of your operating system
  4. It should say "MacOS Big Sur" version 11.5.2
  5. If you have Big Sur but not the right version - update the software at home
  6. If you do not have Big Sur take your computer to IT to do the update for you and borrow a loaner computer while the update is taking place.