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What is BYOx?

Bring Your Own ‘x’ (BYOx) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning. It is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned mobile devices to access the department’s information and communication (ICT) network. The ‘x’ in BYOx represents more than a personally-owned mobile device; it also includes software, applications and connectivity.

The school’s BYOx program supports personally-owned mobile devices in terms of access to:

 

Why have we chosen to implement the BYOx Program?

We have chosen to support the implementation of a BYOx model to:

 

What mobile devices can I use?

The school selected range of approved devices includes laptops/tablets running Windows 7 or better or Apple Macbook products running up to date OS X operating systems. A tablet device must have a physical keyboard attachment in order to be approved.

Access to the department’s ICT network is provided only if the mobile device meets the department's security requirements which, at a minimum, requires that anti-virus software has been installed, is running and is kept updated on the device.

 

The minimum specification requirements include:

 

Windows Devices:

Minimum Specification

Premium Specification (Suggested)

Processor

Intel® Pentium® Quad Core

Processor

Intel® Core i5 or better

Screen Size

11”

Screen Size

11” or bigger

Ram

4GB DDR3

Ram

8GB DDR3 or better

Hard Disk Drive

500GB HDD or 128GB SSD

Hard Disk Drive

128GB SSD or better

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Operating System

Windows 7 or better

Operating System

Windows 7 or better

Battery Life

6 hour

Battery Life

6 hour or better

 

MacBook Devices:

Minimum Specification

Premium Specification (Suggested)

Processor

Intel® Pentium® Quad Core

Processor

Intel® Core i5 or better

Screen Size

11”

Screen Size

11” or bigger

Ram

4GB DDR3

Ram

8GB DDR3 or better

Hard Disk Drive

500GB HDD or 128GB SSD

Hard Disk Drive

128GB SSD or better

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Operating System

Latest OS X

Operating System

Latest OS X

Battery Life

6 hour

Battery Life

6 hour or better

 

How do I Participate?

If you already own a device suitable to participate in the BYOx Program simply follow these steps:

If you do not already own a device that is suitable to participate in the BYOx program here are some options:

https://myschoolshop-qld.datacom.com.au/rshs

Username: rshs

Password: BYOD2017

 

BYOx Help and Support

The school’s ICT Team is available to offer support to students between the hours of 9am-3pm Monday through until Friday. This support will extend to printing, internet connection, network file access, connectivity to the school’s network and logging service requests through the Dell Portal.

For any other questions or queries please email 2167_BYOx@eq.edu.au

 

The school’s BYOx program does not support personally-owned mobile devices in regard to:

 

 

Accessing Emails:

Emails can be accessed from any internet enabled device at http://owa.eq.edu.au

 

Backing Up your device:

We strongly suggest that students regularly backup their data to an external hard drive or USB on a regular basis. SyncToy is a freeware tool created by Microsoft that provides an easy-to-use interface for synchronising/backing up files. Check out our simple tutorial on backing up using SyncToy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmnRM6R_bss

 

Microsoft Office (Free to Staff and Students):

All Queensland state school staff and students can now download multiple copies of the Microsoft Office 2016 to their personal home computers and mobile devices for free. Check out our simple tutorial on how to download and install Microsoft Office:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHyT192t_f4

 

Anti-Virus:

Using your own device at school or the office, you need security that adapts to the platform. Norton are offering Norton Security with Backup at a special discount for students, teachers and staff of the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment. To take advantage of this offer browse to the link below and click on the Norton Exclusive Security Offer.

https://students.learningplace.eq.edu.au/senior/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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