Bring Your Own Device program
All Secondary students are part of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program. Our BYOD program allows families to choose a device that works best for them – at school and at home. We will provide our students with all the software they need for school as well as tech support for when problems arise.
Below you will find specific information related to the College’s implementation of the BYOD program, suggested computer specifications and some suggested supplier details. If you have any questions relating to the College’s BYOD program, please email us at [email protected].
We do not specify a particular device that parents are required to purchase. Instead, the College will provide some general specification guidelines and parents will have the freedom to make decisions about what best suits their specific circumstances regarding device usage.
Please be aware that the following devices will not be supported by IT staff within the College’s BYOD environment:
- Apple iPads (including iPad Pro), Android tablets or Google Chromebooks
Depending on your knowledge, purchasing a laptop can be a daunting process. To assist parents in making an informed decision, we have worked with some suppliers to provide a shortlist of devices across a variety of price points that address the recommended specifications. Please note that there is no obligation to purchase devices from these providers.
- Extended warranty and ADP must be purchased in same transaction as the laptop
- JB Hi-Fi BYOD Portal
- Access the Portal using password: FCACBYOD2024
- BYOD JB Hi-Fi Contacts
- BYOD FAQs Page
- BYOD Warranty Support
As part of the College’s License agreement, students are able to access the full offline installation of Microsoft 365 and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The Intune device enrolment process will automatically install Microsoft 365 for all students.
Students can install the Adobe Creative Cloud suite by Signing In at the following website with their college email. https://creativecloud.adobe.com/cc/
Specific software will be provided to students as required – eg Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD & Inventor
Use of Anti-Virus software is at the discretion of parents. However, the College uses the default Windows Defender which is a free option for all Windows devices.
The following table provides an overview of the base and recommenced specifications for BYOD devices. These specifications have been chosen to provide a balance between cost and the technical longevity of the device.
|(Intel) Core i3 Processor/(AMD) Ryzen 3
|(Intel) Core i5 or above/(AMD) Ryzen 5 or above
|4 gig of RAM
|8 gigabytes or RAM or above
|128 gigabytes SSD
|256 gigabytes SSD or above
|Minimum 11.6 inches
|13/14 inch with optional touch or stylus
|Windows 10, Windows 11 or Mac OS 11+
|Approximately 6-7 hours – enough for a school day.
|Dual band AC Wi-Fi
|Separate laptop bag
|3 year onsite warranty with Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)
The College does not have insurance to cover damage to privately owned laptops.
If a laptop sustains damage while at school, it is important that students alert staff to this issue immediately. This message is reinforced to students during the BYOD induction process.
The College has a pool of replacement devices that students can access for a short-term loan in the event of issues with their devices. It is recommended that parents source the longest warranty that fits within their budget and consider the option of onsite repair as opposed to a depot warranty (which means the device will need to be couriered back to a repair centre).
Accidental Damage Policies (ADP) is insurance that can be purchased to cover a device in the event it incurs damage that falls outside the scope of the normal warranty terms and conditions. Some manufacturers offer ADP protection, while it can also be sourced through home and contents insurance or third-party providers.
As with all insurance products, please carefully consider the Product Disclosure Statement when choosing ADP including such aspects as excess payable, total amount the policy will cover, repair v replacement options and the permitted frequency of claims.
Connect your BYOD Device from Home: Intune
Fraser Coast Anglican College has implemented a new system to connect student’s BYOD devices to our school IT infrastructure. Intune will provide fast and secure access for students to use the school Wi-Fi, curriculum applications, emails, internet and printer on personal devices.
School staff can only access school information through Intune and cannot:
- see personal information
- monitor what happens on the device
- track or locate the device
- see information on installed personal applications (other than school applications)
- uninstall applications, including personal ones.
The instructions on this page will show you how to enrol a family-owned device using Intune and install an application we use to provide software to students. This process may take up to 30 minutes to complete.
It is recommended you enrol your device at home using your home Wi-Fi internet connection. If needed, your child may also enrol at school using the FCAC Wi-Fi service at the library.
If you have any difficulty following the instructions, please contact our IT Support Services for assistance.
The process outlined below must be carried out on ALL student devices, preferably while at home.
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