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 10.15 Catalina or newer)
Tablet: Windows 10+ (NOT Windows 10S) / iPadOS (5th Gen or newer)
Recommended technical specifications:
*Note: Echuca College recommends devices have adequate insurance against accidental damage, loss or theft. Please review your home and contents insurance policy as some provide some coverage.
Endorsed Devices and Supply Panel
Echuca College has arranged with CentreCom Bendigo and JB HiFi to form an endorsed list of BYOD devices, which include Windows & Mac laptops. Options are available for financing your purchase, and extending support. Both suppliers also offer options for extended warranty, accidental damage coverage, and accessories.
You are not required to purchase from these suppliers, however please ensure that the device you choose meets Echuca College minimum requirements.
We recommend parents and students visit the BYOD section on our website for the latest information from our suppliers. If you would like further information, or recommendations on a device, please call the office on 03 5482 1133 and request to speak to one of our IT Staff.
If you would like further information, or recommendations on a device, please call the office on 03 5482 1133 and request to speak to one of our friendly IT Staff. We are happy to help!
Policy and Permission Forms
Echuca College aims to provide a safe and educative environment by establishing an eSmart culture that 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 the documents. The Acceptable Use Policy/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 prompts 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):