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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Students attending North Lakes State College are encouraged to bring their own portable computing device to the College as a tool to enhance curriculum delivery; for online research and for work production, creation and submission.
 
Connection to the internet will be provided via the College Wi-Fi network and students participating in the BYOD are issued a 'Licence' that allows up to 3 devices (Excludes Smartphones & Chromebook) to connect to the internet and resources at the college. The licence is billed per calendar year (January to December) and is $25.00, whilst internet access is supplied by the college cost free.

Please refer to the Parent and Carer BYOD Information document for approved devices and minimum specifications required for devices*.

* Whilst tablet devices are quite fine for students to use in grades Prep - Year 2, they are considered 'Complimentary devices' for years 3 - 12 as they lack the ability to create complex content easily. Please refer to the section 'Mobile Devices' under 'Productivity Software' at the bottom of this page for further information.

Please be aware that Payment for the BYOD Scheme must be made and processed before a device can be connected to the Colleges network and can sometimes take several days to occur.

Payment can be made by attending Client Services from the 21/01/2019 or by direct debit. If using direct debit, please scan and email your BYOD Responsible Use Agreement form to Finance@northlakescollege.eq.edu.au and use either your child’s name or EQ ID as the direct debit reference.

The BYOD Responsible Use Agreement form is available below, as are the direct debit details (see the BYOD Scheme Payments section) so please complete and return with your payment of $25.00 as soon as possible.

Things to do before bringing the BYOD device to school

Before a BYOD device is On-boarded (Connected to the College's network) it is important that the device is in a state that allows it to be connected with the least amount of issues.

The following is required as a bare minimum in order for the device to be connected:-

  • iPads
      • Charged
      • Not restricted - able to be connected to join networks
      • Preferably have an AppleID so it is able to install Apps including the 'Microsoft Office Suite' Apps (Years 3-12 require this if an iPad is being used in these grades)
  • Android Tablets
      • Charged
      • Not restricted - able to be connected to join networks
      • Preferably have an Google PlayStore ID so it is able to install Apps including the 'Microsoft Office Suite' Apps (Years 3-12 require this if an Android tablet is being used in these grades)
  • Windows and Apple devices
      • Charged
      • Setup with a user account - Must be a user type that is allowed to install applications and join networks.

    Once the guide has been completed for your chosen device type, it can be brought along to any of the Colleges on-boarding sessions, and our Colleges helpful IT staff will assist your student in getting their device connected and working seamlessly between school and home.

    How to connect to the BYOD network?

    Teachers and students will use the following guides in the classroom to connect their devices to the BYOD network. These documents can not be used at home to connect student devices.

    BYOD On-boarding Sessions - 2019

    The college will be running on-boarding sessions daily throughout the school term to ensure that participating students can get their devices connected, and will be run by the Colleges IT Staff.
     

    These sessions are held as follows:-

    21-23 January, 2019 (Week before school commences)

    P-9 Campus

    Experiential Centre - EC22, 23 & 24 -- 1:00-2:30pm

    Sessions will be held in three spaces and will be run to specifically cater for:-

    • EC22 - Windows devices
    • EC23 - Apple Mac devices (Mac OSx & iOS)
    • EC24 - Android devices and Password resets

    Term 1, 2019 (29th January, 2019 onwards)

    P-9 Campus

    Prep - Year 3 - Cottage 4

    1st Break (11:15 - 11:50am)

    Year 4-9 - EC23 (Computer Labs)

    2nd Break (1:00 - 1:30pm)

    10-12 Campus

    Year 10 - Year 12 - Senior Campus Library

    2nd Break (1:00 - 1:30pm)
     

    We look forward to helping your students connect and make use of this wonderful resource in the near future.

    BYOD Scheme Payments

    Parents and guardians are reminded that payment for participation in the BYOD Scheme in 2019 is now open and participation fees can be paid either by attending Client Services from the 21/01/2019 or by direct debit.

    If using direct debit, please scan and email your participation form to Finance@northlakescollege.eq.edu.au and use either your child’s name or EQ ID as the direct debit reference.

    The BYOD Responsible Use Agreement form is available below, as are the direct debit details so please complete and return with your payment of $25.00 as soon as possible.

    Payment is required for all New Students entering the BYOD Scheme and devices will not be on-boarded until confirmation of payment is received.
     

    Students who were part of the BYOD program in 2018 have until the 16th March, 2019 to complete a new agreement and make payment. This will ensure their continuity in the scheme.

    Productivity Software

    Microsoft Office 2016 is available free for students. For more information and instructions on how to install the software please visit the Microsoft Office for state school students and staff learning place page.

    Mobile Devices

    Students utilising an iPad (Apple - iOS) or Tablet device (Android OS) in Years 3-12 are required to ensure that their device has had the Microsoft Productivity suite apps installed for their device; as iPads and Tablet devices are considered 'Complimentary devices'. The Microsoft Productivity suite apps are available for free from each devices 'App Store'. For your convenience, please find below a PDF with the list of Apps and links to download them.

    eTextbooks - JacPlus

    JacPlus is the colleges digital textbook and learning companion that is used in conjunction with the Year 7 to Year 10 curriculum, through the use of Jacaranda's JacPlus platform.
    This resource is made available through the Student Resource Scheme (SRS) and covers all core subjects with both online textbooks, resources and a downloadable complete textbook in PDF format.
     
    Students who have opted into SRS will be provided access to the complete PDF version of each of their subjects made available to them to access at school and\or to copy to their BYOD device or USB drive. Students will receive access to these resources once payment has been received for SRS, or a payment plan has been established for SRS. Details will be emailed to participating students using their school email and this process can take 2-3 business days to occur.
     
    We are looking forward to soon offering this same product to other years levels as the products are made available to us by the publishers.

    iPad applications

    Students in Prep to Year 2 and Italian Emersion will use applications included in the following documents on iPads during class. Please ensure that these apps are installed on your students own BYOD iPad so that they will be able to fully engage in all the classroom activities. 

    Tablet Software

    Students in Prep to Year 2 and Italian Emersion will use applications included in the following documents on iPads during class. Please ensure that these apps are installed on your students own BYOD iPad so that they will be able to fully engage in all the classroom activities. 

     

     BYOD

     
     

     School BYOD Portals

     
     

     Dell Portal

     
     

     The School Locker

     
     

     HP Portals

     
     

     JB Hi-Fi Solutions