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Bring Your Own Device

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To prepare your new device for use at school, please click here:


Student BYOx On-Boarding Process

Student login details required.


For support please email: BYOx@runcornshs.eq.edu.au 



Runcorn SHS believes that a strong BYOx program allows for students to create a deeper understanding in learning and develops skills that they will take with them for the rest of their lives. 

 

Starting in 2021, the BYOx rollout to all year groups begun with Year 7 & 11.  In 2022, this will be extended.  It is expected that all students in Year 7 , Year 8, Year 11 and Year 12 will bring a suitable BYO device to school every day in 2022.  This will be supported in the classroom with increased use of digital tools, including every class having their own OneNote containing their lesson outline, tasks/activities and resources, and selected access to digital textbooks.​


Other year levels are also welcome to bring a suitable device, as they too will gain access to the same digital tools and class OneNotes. ​


Please note that to participate in Runcorn SHS BYOx program, parents/guardians must complete the BYOx acceptable use policy document, and return this to either Administration or directly to the IT Support room. 


To further support this, Runcorn SHS has created partnerships with three major providers that can offer education pricing, and package deals, along with finance options if required: 

 

HP Portal: 

School Code  RuncornSHS 

 

Dell Portal: 

Username: rshs  

Password: parent 

 

JB Education Portal: 

School Code – RSHSBYOD2021 


Apple Education:

https://www.apple.com/au/education/​

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You can also purchase your own device. If you choose to purchase a device through a retailer, we strongly recommend that you download the BYOx Specification List to hand to the salesperson, to ensure that you are purchasing a device that is suitable for the BYOx program. 

 

Warranty & Accidental Damage Protection 

Laptops are expensive technical devices and they do break down and can be damaged, especially in the hands of teenagers. It is vital to ensure a fast turnaround for repairs when the need arises.  


We highly recommend every device has Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) insurance with Next Business Day (NBD) warranty. Each of the above portals offer this as an option to you.  


Note: The school IT Support staff are unable to repair personally owned devices, however may be able to assist in some warranty claims.


You may have the option of adding ADP to your home and contents insurance policy. However, be sure that it covers the device 24/7 and while away from your home. 

 

BYOx Device Requirements 

Windows Devices (recommended): 

Minimum Specification 

 

Standard Specification (Recommended) 

 

Processor 

Intel® Pentium® Quad Core 

Processor 

Intel® 10th Gen Core i5 or better 

Screen Size 

11” 

Screen Size 

11” or bigger 

Ram 

4GB 

Ram 

8GB or better 

Storage 

128GB SSD 

Storage 

256GB SSD or better 

USB-C Port 

USB-c Gen 3.1 Port (Thunderbolt 3 Port) 

Wireless 

Dual Band 802.11 ac  

Wireless 

Dual Band 802.11 ac 

Operating System 

Windows 10 

Operating System 

Windows 10 

Battery Life 

6 hours 

Battery Life 

8 hours or better 

 

MacBook Devices: 

Minimum Specification 

 

Standard Specification (Recommended) 

 

Processor 

Intel® Pentium® Quad Core 

Processor 

Intel® Core i5 or better 

Screen Size 

11” 

Screen Size 

11” or bigger 

Ram 

4GB 

Ram 

8GB or better 

Storage 

128GB SSD 

Storage 

256GB SSD or better 

USB-C Port 

USB-c Gen 3.1 Port (Thunderbolt 3 Port) 

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 hours 

Battery Life 

8 hours or better 

 

iPad Devices: 

Minimum Specification 

 

Standard Specification (Recommended) 

 

Model 

iPad 5th Gen 

Model  

iPad 7th Gen or better 

Screen Size 

9.7” 

Screen Size 

10.5” or bigger 

Storage 

128GB 

Storage 

128GB or better 

Operating System 

Latest iOS 

Operating System 

Latest iOS 

Recommended Accessories 

 

Recommended Accessories 

 

Protective Case 

Hard cover case 

Protective Case 

Hard cover case 

Keyboard 

Compatible keyboard folio 

Keyboard 

Compatible keyboard folio 

(iPad Mini’s and Chromebooks ​are not supported due to compatibility issues) 

 

Unsupported Devices 

A number of devices are not supported by the EQ network: 

  • Chromebooks 

  • Android tablets 

  • Linux devices 

  • iPad Mini’s 

  • 2.4Ghz only devices (Wi-Fi compatibility) 

  • (Device must be dual band or 5GHz capable)

 

Software Requirements 

All Queensland state school students are eligible to install a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 on up to 5 personal devices via the Microsoft Student Advantage package.  Follow the link below to install.  You will need to sign in to this website with your school email address and password (note that Year 7 students will receive this information at the beginning of the school year): 

 

BYOx Lockers 

BYOx lockers are available on a first in basis for Year 7 and 11 students. If you are a Year 7 or 11 student and would like a locker, you are required to fill out the BYOx Student Locker contractand pay a $13.00 deposit at the finance window in Administration. After the payment has been made, present your completed BYOx locker contract and payment receipt to our IT Support Team and you will be assigned a locker and padlock. The $13.00 deposit will be credited to your account upon return of the padlock at the end of the school academic year. 

 

 

Onboarding your Device 

To ensure access to the school network and services, all student devices must be onboarded BYOxLink and Microsoft InTune.  To ensure this process is completed in a timely manner, students are required to do this at home and will need their school username and password (note that Year 7 students will receive this information at the beginning of the school year). 


To complete the process, students will need to navigate to the following location and complete the steps outlined: 

BYOx - Student Information + Setup (student access only) 

  • If you have any issues with the process, please present your device to the IT Support room before or after school or during breaks, and they will assist. 

 

Additional Resources 


Lynda.com 

The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) now offers free access to Lynda.com for all Queensland residents. To access this excellent resource so that you or your child can learn computer programs, please: 

1.    Join SLQ by clicking Here 

2.    Once you have joined up with SLQ, and have a username and password, click Here 

 

Adobe CC 

Education Queensland is changing the way this product is licenced.  If you wish to have Adobe CC installed on your device, please see IT Support for more details.  An additional cost of $10 per user is required to be paid before installation can take place. 

 

Student SharePoint access 

To access your emails and other Microsoft applications such as OneNote and Teams, click here https://qedu.sharepoint.com/sites/2167/students/ 

 

Help? 

If you require any further information, have questions or issues, please contact the IT Support team either in the IT Support room or via BYOx@runcornshs.eq.edu.au 


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Last reviewed 25 June 2021
Last updated 25 June 2021