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BYOD Software Available for Students

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Week 7,
Term One, 2016

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Just as technology doesn’t stand still, software licensing for education in the last few years has moved as well to support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). As part of the College’s software licensing, there is a range of software available for student devices and information on these, and other IT updates, can be found on the Student IT Help Desk page on Schoolbox.

Students are able to install Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, on up to 5 devices. There are versions suitable for installation on both Windows devices, Mac devices available for download by students logging in to their Office 365 accounts and for iPads from the iOS app store. Students use their College username and password when prompted.

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The College in addition has a site license for Adobe Design and Web software, which includes Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere Pro. Licensing requires that this software can only be downloaded onto a BYOD laptop device and requires a visit to the IT Help Desk in the KIP to apply the license. Autodesk software is also available to students for BYOD devices.

Alongside the BYOD software, students also have access to a College OneDrive account, which provides 1 TB of storage. For students, their OneDrive account is replacing their networked drive as the place for them to store their files. The advantage is that these files can be accessed from any device, College or individually owned, included iPads. On College devices, the student’s OneDrive is mapped to be their O Drive.

For more information, including how-to videos, students and parents can visit the Student IT Helpdesk page on Schoolbox.

Students are reminded that for any queries or assistance with any technology needs, they can visit the IT Helpdesk in the KIP at lunchtime or after school. The IT Helpdesk is staffed by a member of the IT team and can provide a range of support from accessing the College wifi to questions about how to use software. We’re always happy to support and assist in any way we can.

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