What is BYOD?
BYOD stands for "Bring Your Own Device". Students are able to bring their own personal laptop or tablet to use at school instead of school computers. The device will be connected to the school network so that the student is able to access all files and printers available when using school computers.
Why use BYOD?
BYOD users prefer the convenience of using the same device throughout both the school day, as well as at home for homework.
How much does it cost to connect to the school network?
Beaudesert State High School Offers a free BYOD connection service, via Educations Queensland's BYOX Program. Students need to bring the device plus a completed BYOX Agreement Form (PDF, 230KB).
Some new pc laptops come in Windows S mode. The device will need to be changed to Windows S mode to connect to our network. For instructions, please read Windows 10 S Mode (PDF, 174KB).
For further information about the software used to connect BYOX devices to the school network, please read the BYOXLink Parent Information Sheet (PDF, 168KB).
For further information about the BYOX Program, please see the BYOX Charter (PDF, 259KB).
What devices are suitable for BYOD?
A Windows or Apple laptop purchased within the last couple of years should have sufficient capacity to meet the BYOX requirements. However, please be aware that art, graphics and media software needs greater processing power than standard office programs. Students can check device requirements with their relevant teachers.
What software will my student need?
Students use Microsoft programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint in many of their subjects. These programs are free to download to students' personal/home devices for use when completing schoolwork. Please visit the Learning Place's Microsoft Office information page for instructions.
What do I need to know when planning to buy a new device for my child?
For information about the capacity required for school devices, please check our BYOX Minimum Specifications (PDF, 201KB).
Beaudesert State High School has also teamed up with JB HiFi to offer the convenience of their BYOD portal. Using the Beaudesert State High School code, parents and carers are able to access:
- a pre-selected range of suitable devices
- 6-day a week technical support via the JB HiFi BYOD Customer Service line
- device insurance packages and extended warranties
- optional home delivery
- various finance options.
Please note that this in a non-compulsory option when purchasing a device for your child.