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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

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BYO laptop daily routineThe BYO option is for those families that may already have an appropriate device. Please be aware that there are some challenges with BYOD.

  • Although the school can provide Microsoft Office and some Adobe programs for free, additional software will need to be purchased by families. This will vary depending on subject selections.

  • IT Technicians will not be able to diagnose or repair BYO devices apart from issues with connecting to the school network. (It is possible some devices may not connect to the network) Repairs and warranty claims will need to be handled by families.

Please refer to the information on the side to join the BYOD Program.

Please return the completed form to the School Administration or email to 1to1Program@mansfieldshs.eq.edu.au

On-Boarding

To enable students to easily access departmental resources on their own devices, the Department of Education is implementing ‘Enterprise Mobility Services’: a suite of products including ‘Microsoft Intune’. Information regarding Microsoft Intune can be found in the MS Intune Fact Sheet (PDF, 510KB).

On-boarding (or enrolling) your device allows it to connect to the school network and gain access to a portal with apps and important links. The device is best enrolled at home using either the Windows 10 or Apple Mac instructions. Once enrolled, the devices will automatically connect to the school network. If the device is not enrolled when brought to school, an extra step is needed to connect to the school network before then enrolling the device.

What Intune does

This software enables mobile configuration settings to be deployed to devices to:

  • Enable Wi-Fi Connectivity to the school’s network Enable automatic setup of the device’s default mail application to add the student’s departmental email account 

  • Enable access to a school selected list of mobile or store applications 

  • Enable access to a school selected list of websites 

  • Enable students and central office support staff the ability to remove the device from Intune

  • Enable students the ability to ‘factory reset’ a lost or stolen device.

  • Students can perform this remotely via the self-service console.

  • Provide information on applications installed through Intune

  • Provide some information such as username, device serial number, device name, model, manufacturer, OS name and version 

What Intune does not do

  • Does not monitor student’s use of the device

  • Does not track student’s locations

  • Does not provide information on personally installed applications

  • Does not allow uninstalling of personal applications Does not allow uninstalling of personal applications

There are two parts to the on-boarding process which is outlined in the checklist. The first is to enrol in Intune and the second is to map school drives and printing. The second step uses a small app which can be saved on the student's desktop and run once connected to the school network. Copies of the app can be found via the Intune Self-Service Portal.

BYOD Software

A list of available software can be found in the Self-Service Portal.

Microsoft Office

All Queensland state school students can download multiple free copies of the latest Microsoft Office to their personal home computers and mobile devices. 

Students will need to use their school email address to sign in.

Microsoft Office 2016 is available for personal devices only, not devices that part of the school laptop program. These devices already have a licenced copy of Microsoft Office.

Your Office subscription lasts for as long as you’re a Queensland state school student.

For PC and Mac, visit Office Portal, login using your school email address, click through to install and follow the onscreen process.

If you have trouble, please refer to the instructions on how to download and install Microsoft Office 2016 to your personal home computers:

Adobe CC

Use the link in the Self-Service Portal or download Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) Direct: install any programs you believe you need for school or just to learn for fun by following these instructions (PDF, 141KB). Take your laptop to the IT Help Desk to be seralised. Do not purchase any products as the school already is licensed for your BYOD and we will supply this as a part of your text and resource payment. Remember, to have this product serialised, you must have your school fees up to date.

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Last reviewed 09 April 2019
Last updated 09 April 2019