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.
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.
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.
Purchase Portal - BYOD Device
Victor Harbor High School in conjunction with ASI has opened a new computer purchasing portal. Listed on the site are computers that will run well on the BYOD network at the school.
STEP TO TAKE:
- Login to your account on VHHS DayMap, go to the Bulletins and find ‘BYOD Purchasing Portal’ for the Registration Key Code. (Students can also find the information on the school’s intranet page)
- Follow this link to the purchasing portal, https://victorharbor.asi.com.au
- Select ‘Register’ (bottom right). Then create an account
- Now you are under way
Just an additional note: It’s always a good thing to get anti-virus, anti-malware, as well as accidental loss or damage and theft cover when purchasing a computer to be used by your child at school.