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How to Participate

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  1. ​​​​​​​Read the BYOD Charter which explains the program, and minimum device specifications.
  2. Select a device that meets minimum specifications:
    • From one of the BYOD Purchasing portal links on this page;
    • from a retailer;
    • from an existing family owned device;
  3. Prepare the device by installing Microsoft Office software.
  4. Complete the BYOD Charter Agreement and return it to the main office, with your enrolment pack or scan and email to laptops@fernygroveshs.eq.edu.au.  
  5. Devices can be self-enrolled at home and will then connect automatically to the school network.  Instructions are here.  Contact IT if you have any issues connecting. 
  6. Students who opt for a Mac - depending on subject requirements - may still need to run windows programs.  Running Windows applications on a Mac will require extra software or configuration - please refer to the BYOD Charter and BYOD Software Applications for details.


​Recommendations:

  1. Our recommended device is a Windows 10 Laptop as the operating system will provide maximum compatibility with school applications.
  2. Do not purchase Microsoft Office for BYOD as it is available FREE for EQ students.  Refer to BYOD Software Applications for details.

The following devices are not suitable for BYOD

  • ​Devices that do not support Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac, (5GHz)​
  • Devices that do not meet the minimum specifications
  • Windows 10S.  (The 's' mode is a special version Windows 10 that must be upgraded to Windows 10 at home.  Refer to instructions here.)
  • Windows 8, or Windows RT
  • Smartphones
  • Chromebooks
  • Android devices
  • Linux distributions (eg Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora etc)
  • Any other version of software not listed in the BYOD Charter.
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Last reviewed 08 September 2021
Last updated 08 September 2021