The concept behind the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) project at Echuca College is to provide students with the opportunity for more personalised learning by having access to technology both at home and at school. This program will promote individual, differentiated learning for each student from Year 7 to Year 12.
We are seeking to explore the opportunities of BYOD in the lifelong learning for students, and are confident in being able to enhance their learning outcomes with the use of technology in the 21st Century.
The following BYO Devices are generally acceptable:
Laptop: Windows 10+ ( NOT Windows 10S) / macOS (version 10.13 High Sierra or newer)
Tablet: Windows 10+ (NOT Windows 10S) (must have an attachable keyboard)
Recommended technical specifications:
*Note: Echuca College recommends devices have adequate insurance against accidental damage, lost or stolen. Please review your home and contents insurance policy as some provide some coverage.
|CPU||Intel i3 Gen 6 or AMD r3||Intel i5 Gen 6 or AMD r5|
|Hard Drive||128GB||256GB / 512GB (SSD Preferred)|
|Battery||4 Hours||6 Hour|
|Wireless||802.11 a/n||802.11acn 5Ghz|
|Warranty||1 Year||3 Year|
Endorsed Devices and Supply Panel
Echuca College has teamed up with Centrecom Bendigo and JB Hi-Fi and have formed an endorsed list of BYOD devices, which include Acer, HP, Lenovo and Apple Macbook laptops. These are very competitively priced (and often cheaper as they are discounted for Education), with options to extend warranty, insurance options, a range of carry cases and finance options. The devices are generally built to different specifications and designed to last in an education environment.
The partnership with these suppliers also enable us to directly support the student’s device with the supplier – all warranty, accidental coverage and quoting for repairs can be done by the I.T. team at Echuca College. Leave the I.T. speak to the professionals. 😉
We do not restrict you from purchasing from these endorsed suppliers – for as long as the device you choose to buy has the minimum specifications, we will allow your child to bring it and connect to the school network. The support received may be limited as we won’t be able to facilitate correspondence with the place of purchase.
If you would like further information, or recommendations on a device, please call the office on 03 54821133 and request to speak to one of the I.T. technicians who are more then willing to assist.
|2018/2019 Brochure:||Click here to download|
|Contact:||PH: 1300 730 548
|2018/2019 Brochure:||Click here to download|
|Online Ordering Portal||https://eduportal.centrecom.com.au|
|Contact:||Education Team: 1300 007 601
Policy and Permission Forms
Our aim is to provide an educative environment by establishing an eSmart culture which is in keeping with the values of the school, legislative and professional obligations, and the community’s expectation. Within this context, the objectives of the following guidelines are to ensure the smart, safe, responsible use of ICT within the school community.
These guidelines outline the conditions applying to the use of all school ICT and behaviours associated with safe, responsible and ethical use of technology. Authorised users are required to comply with the Agreement.
Echuca College recommends reading each of documents. The Acceptable Use Polciy/BYOD Permission form needs to be filled out by the parent/guardian and student, and handed into the I.T. team before the device is allowed to be used at the school or connected to the school network.
Apple iPad AirPrint PaperCut App
The PaperCut App for iPad / iPhone is required for printing to PaperCut managed printers. The App authenticates each print job – effectively linking up users with their print jobs. It can also provide balance display, print job confirmation, shared account selection and message notification.
Deploying the App to iOS devices is simply a matter of going to (while on the school network) http://ec-app-1.echucacollege.vic.edu.au:9191/ios/install. After accessing the installation URL on an iPad / iPhone (iOS device) an Install Profile dialog should appear. Follow the promps to install the App. Afterwards, a Printing App (actually a Web Clip) should be available on the home screen.
After printing, open this newly added App, sign in with your network credentials, and your print job should process and begin to print.
Microsoft Office 365
In order to help you prepare for success this school year, we’re providing Microsoft Office to every student free of charge. With Office 365, you will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more.
• Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!) – This includes home devices/computers
• Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing (1 Terabyte of Cloud Storage Space)
• Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
• Office subscription lasts for as long as you are a student here and the program continues
Click on the relevent device for Instructions on how to download/install Office 365:
Links to download the installation packages (only accessible within school):