BYOD - COMPUTERS & IPADS

 

The Taminmin Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers to students bringing a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. Students will have the opportunity to bring their own laptop or tablet to school and connect to our wireless network for the purpose of enhancing their learning. The laptop or tablet must be able to connect to the school WiFi and students will be able to download Microsoft Office 365 as supplied by the Department of Education.

Before students bring their device to school, they will be required to sign a BYOD Student Agreement that sets out how the device can be used at school. 

The current fleet of Student Netbooks funded by the federal Government's Digital Education Revolution (DER) have reached the end of their warranty. Students who do not bring their own device will have the opportunity to utilise one of these under the Taminmin College Laptop Scheme.

BYOD Policy

BOYD User Charter

BYOD FAQ

BYOD Printing

 

Please see links below:

Student Extranet page

http://web.ntschools.net/w/taminmin/g/SitePages/Students.aspx

Guest Wireless Network User Guide

Webmail access (Emails)

https://webmail.ntschools.net

Office 365

https://login.microsoftonline.com

Installing Office 365 on a BYOD

 

DEVICE SPECIFICATIONS:                                  

Feature

Recommendation

Comments

Operating System

 

Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, RT

Apple: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

iPad: iOS 6 or higher

Android: Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3) and above

Chrome OS

All windows computers can be integrated with the NT Schools network allowing users to print to school printers.

Please note: Chrome OS will not allow students to install the free Office desktop and mobile apps, which allow them to work on their Office documents while offline.

Warranty

Minimum 2 years

Most vendors will offer 1 year warranty however it is recommended at least 2 years of warranty is purchased.

Physical Size

Laptop or Tablet

Minimum 10 inch screen

For continuous usage screen size must be large enough to reduce the impact on eye sight.

Memory

Minimum 2 GB RAM

RAM is important for applications which will be run from the device rather than using web or department hosted services.

Storage

Minimum 16 GB

All students have access to 25GB free cloud storage through our Microsoft OneDrive service.

Wireless Compatibility

Device must support IEEE 802.11n (Wireless N)

 

Battery

Minimum 6 hours battery life

Students must charge at home.

Peripherals

Keyboard for tablet devices
Headphones
Protective case/cover

Typing on screen reduces visible area and not recommended for extended period use.

Security

Virus protection and all devices must be up to date with all critical patches and OS security updates.

All computers (Windows and Apple Mac) should have an anti-virus program installed and kept up to date. There are many antivirus programs available both paid and free versions. Also ensure the computer is kept up to date with all security updates.

Software

Students can download Office desktop and mobile apps for free onto their personal devices using their NTSchools accounts.

Parents are not required to purchase MS Office Suite for their Children.