Jindalee State School has a Bring Your Own Device program (BYOD) from Years 2-6. The BYOD program is an initiative that allows students to bring their own personal technology device to school and use it for educational purposes under the direction of a teacher or administrator.
The school has implemented a new Bring Your Own device technical service called BYOxLink.
The department has selected Microsoft Intune as its mobile device management (MDM) tool. BYO devices in schools that use BYOxLink need to enrol into the Microsoft Intune Company Portal (Intune). Intune allows the department to distribute a wireless network profile and curriculum related applications to student's BYO 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.
BYOxLink enables students and parents to install the School Wi-Fi and apps onto their devices from home streamlining the process so students and devices are ready for learning before coming to School. This will make student access to the School Wi-Fi faster, safer and more efficient.
Get ready for the new BYOxLink service
To use the new BYOxLink service, you will need to enrol the device into Microsoft Intune Company Portal. Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) platform that, for the purpose of BYOxLink, allows the department to distribute a wireless network profile and curriculum related applications to BYO devices.
Parents/Carers of students in years 2-6 in 2021 will be emailed logon details to allow for device self-enrolment at home during the 2020/21 school holidays.
You will find "how to guides" for iPads, Windows 10 laptops and also for MAC Laptops (now supported in 2021!!) on the right list of this page, along with a parent fact sheet on InTune.
Windows 10 Devices will also need to download some FREE software titles onto their students devices after their device has been enroled in Intune.. We have created a Windows 10 check list for you to follow to make sure your students laptop has all the required settings and Applications needed for their BYO Class in 2021. You can find this checklist on the top right of this page