Elisabeth Murdoch College

Computers (BYOD)

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Laptop Program 2017

In 2017 we will continue with the BYOD Laptop Program. This program allows students to use a device they are comfortable with and only restrict the list of approved devices to minimum specifications rather than particular models and types.

The BYOD Laptop Program at EMC offers families the 2 following options.

Option 1

Parents purchase a laptop from their preferred retailer or bring an existing laptop from home that meets our Device Minimum Specifications (listed below).

Option 2

Parents purchase a laptop from a Department approved supplier. We have asked Edunet and Learning With Technologies to provide a convenient purchasing portal, with a finance option. Click on the company logos to visit their ordering portal.

 edunetlogo  lwtlogo2
When prompted for a password, enter EMC2017.

Please be aware, some LWT models currently have an 8-12 week delivery window.

The first delivery is expected on 18th November with weekly deliveries thereafter.

All purchased devices will be delivered to Elisabeth Murdoch College. Upon arrival, a member of the ICT Team will contact you and arrange pickup from the school. 

In most cases, warranty and insurance repairs on devices bought from Edunet and Learning With Technologies can be assessed and logged on your behalf by the ICT Team.

Device Minimum Specifications

Device Specifications that must be met if you intend to bring your own device.

  • Screen Size must be above 10 inches and no more than 16 inch.
  • Laptop must be able to hold charge for the entire day (we will not support charging during school).
  • Protective cover and carry case.

We highly recommend devices currently under warranty and have insurance that covers accidental damage. Laptop screens are the most commonly damaged component and are often more expensive to replace than the cost of the insurance.

PC Mac
Must have Windows 8.1 or newer installed. Must have OSX version 10.9 or above installed.
Must have Antivirus software installed and up to date, software can be provided by the college or downloaded from the eduSTAR software catalogue. Must have Antivirus software installed and up to date, software can be provided by the college or downloaded from the eduSTAR software catalogue.

Software

There is no need to purchase any software, including Microsoft Office, for school. Laptops no longer need to be held at the ICT office to have software installed.

Software that used to be installed is now accessible via our VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solution that allows remote access to a school machine from within the school and home. This “virtual machine” contains all the software that we previously installed including some we were not licenced to, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Students will be given school credentials to an Office365 account. This includes eMail, Microsoft Word, Excel, OneNote and Powerpoint. These can be installed directly on the student laptop and 4 other machines at home.

Resource Centre Lending

Students who do not own their own computer or have one in for repair can borrow a laptop for the day from the Resource Centre. These laptops must be borrowed before 9am and returned by the end of the day.

If you have any further questions, then please do not hesitate to contact the ICT team.

Phone: (03) 9788 2650 Email: ict@emc.vic.edu.au