Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
BYOD allows students to bring their own computing device to all of their classes. Students can bring a device of their choice (laptop, tablet etc) and connect to the school network, access programs and the Internet, print and save their work to the school’s server from home or at school 24/7.
CHROMEBOOKS do NOT work on the school network and must NOT be brought to school.
Windows 10 S laptops should be either avoided or upgraded to the full version of Windows before bringing them to school. These maybe able to be upgraded via the Windows Store on the laptop if the laptop purchase has already been made. Windows 10 S can only run applications downloaded from the Windows Store.
The advantage of a BYOD strategy is that it provides students with the flexibility of having their own device, one with which they are comfortable and familiar and also suits their home requirements.
Here are two suggested providers who have offered a small discount on portable devices for families associated with our school.
HP Portal www.hpshopping.com.au/vhhs (choose from any of the Entry, Mid or High level devices on offer for special pricing and use the special code vhhs5% for a further discount on these devices)
EduNet’s portal address is URL: http://victorharbor.technologyportal.com.au
Install LearnLink Office 365
LearnLink Office 365 is a customised package of Microsoft Office 365, tailored for the South Australian public education system, and is offered at no additional charge to families whilst their student remains enrolled at Victor Harbor High School.
Microsoft Office 365 is now available for students and staff to install on their devices. Students need to return their signed Office 365 / Digital Citizenship Agreement (usually processed on Fridays) in order to be given access. For a copy of the agreement, click here.
You will need to use your Learnlink email account to log in to office.com and again to activate the software after you have installed it, which at this stage is best to do using either an internet hotspot or home internet access. Even if you are already using Office 365 with a family account, you will need to switch to using your Learnlink account to be able to use Office 365 collaboratively with staff and students at school.
For instructions on installing Office 365 on a Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac computer, click here.
For instructions on installing Office 365 on a mobile device running Android or iOS, click here.
Please contact the school if you have any queries or questions in relation to BYOD.
The Department of Education’s Work, Health and Safety Management requires students who bring their own device chargers to be used at school must have them electrically tagged & tested every 12 months (AS/NZS 3760 Standard).
Our school provides free tag and testing of device chargers to students wanting to charge their devices at school. Students can go to the IT Support Office to have their charging cords electrically tested and tagged.