Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Why BYOD?

Lavalla Catholic College has a strong tradition of supporting learning with modern Information Communication and Technology.

Learning environments supported by a student centred model of customised mobile technologies, are an effective means of fostering student learning.

Students are encouraged to explore a range of applications that best suit their individual learning needs.

The College will provide

  • A reliable wireless networking infrastructure with access to online learning resources and tools.
  • Educational Software including Microsoft Office 2016, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Access to Filtered Internet.
  • Lavalla’s Learning Management System (LMS) which enables students to access the College’s curriculum online.
  • Parent Portal – providing parents access to their child’s information such as financial and educational reports.

What do you need?

Laptop Device
  • Screen size must be a minimum of 10 inches (25 centimetres), measured diagonally.
  • Battery life must be a minimum of 6 hours.
  • Up-to-date Anti-Virus software.
Considerations
  • USB/Wireless Mouse.
  • USB/Portable Hard Drive to backup and save files.
  • Insurance.
  • Weight as there is potential for user discomfort.
  • Carry Bag.

Window Devices

Minimum Specification
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1.
  • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD A6 (at least 2.5 Ghz).
  • Storage: 250GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred).
  • Memory (RAM): 4GB.
  • Graphics: Integrated GPU.
Recommended Specification
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit.
  • Processor: Intel i7 or AMD A8 (at least 2.0 Ghz)
  • Storage: 256GB Solid State Disk (SSD).
  • Memory (RAM): 8GB or more.
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU (at least 1GB).

Apple Devices

Minimum Specification
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Processor: Intel i5 (at least 2.5 Ghz).
  • Storage: 128GB Solid State Disk (SSD).
  • Memory (RAM): 4GB.
  • Graphics: Integrated GPU.
Recommended Specification
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.13.
  • Processor: Intel i5 (at least 3.0 Ghz).
  • Storage: 256GB Solid State Disk (SSD).
  • Memory (RAM): 8GB or more.
  • Graphics: Integrated GPU.