In September of 2017, the newest version of the Mac operating system, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, became available on the Mac App Store. This is not currently a required update. After testing compatibility, we now allow Emerson faculty and staff with Emerson-owned macOS devices to update their systems to High Sierra.
We strongly recommend backing up all important data on the computer before upgrading.
This is a major change to your computer’s file system: some users have lost data upon updating, so backing up your documents and bookmarks is especially important. For more information on backing up your data, please visit our guide on Backing Up Data at Emerson College.
If you choose to update to High Sierra, you can access it by launching the App Store on your Mac.
We plan to update computer labs and classroom computers over the summer in preparation for the Fall 2018 semester.
If you want to get familiar with High Sierra before or after making the upgrade, check out the Lynda.com online course macOS High Sierra Essential Training. All Emerson community members have free access to the Lynda library. Sign-in at lynda.emerson.edu.