In response to the changing requirements of the
curriculum and the rapidly shifting technological landscape, Murrumba State
Secondary College has been focused on providing the best opportunity for
students to engage in digital learning through the BYOD (Bring YourOwn Device)
program. Furthermore, developing contemporary 21st Century skills is
a priority of both the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in the
curriculum. The priority details skills such as investigating,
creating, communicating and operating using ICT’s that are embedded into a
range of curriculum areas in order to skill the students for the 21st Century.
We highly recommend parents/caregivers view
the iPad Resources and iPad Usage information on the MSSC website for set up and
use of iPads at Murrumba State Secondary College. To connect to the college network the BYOD Acceptable Use form needs to be completed and returned to iServices.
ICT Acceptable Use Agreement Form and Third Party Online Services
Use Agreement Form outlines the College policy
and guidelines when accessing and using the school network. The Third Party Online Services Consent Form requests
consent to use third party web based, cloud and/or app services to improve
learning opportunities at the college, a full list of websites is shown on on our Website Risk Review Register. Both require signatures from parents/caregivers and students can return
these forms to the College Administration Block (A Block) or iServices.
following information outlines the BYOD program for parents/caregivers and
NOTE: As some Android tablets meet the requirements of the BYOx Connect tool, we do not recommend it, as the Department of Education cannot effectively support them. Chromebooks are an unsupported device.
The College have worked with suppliers Apple, JB HiFi, HP & Datacom
to provide our students with competitive education pricing whilst also
providing Support, Warranty & Finance solutions. The portals provide a range of devices that meet our minimum specifications,
suitable for the BYOD program for Year 7 to 12.
Note: Datacom Access Code & Password: mssc
Note: JB HiFi School Code: mssc2020
SELECT A PORTAL BELOW
NOTE: Parents/caregivers are not required to purchase through these suppliers and can purchase from any retailer or use an existing device that meets the minimum specifications.
The College recommends that a device be chosen that meets the minimum
specifications below and enables suitability for curriculum based
activities. Student subject choices and
interests should be considered when deciding on a device. Other considerations (for example: amount of
typing, multitasking and handwriting recognition) when choosing between an
iPad, Windows device (ChromeBook, Surface RT or Windows 10 S not supported) or a MacBook is outlined in the
Student BYOD Charter Agreement on the College website.
are the minimum requirements if a student chooses the following subjects due to
the use of software required for these courses:
NOTE: It is also
strongly recommended that the device be added to home and contents insurance to
cover it from accidental damage.
Software installation, with the exception of
software packages distributed by Murrumba SSC, is the responsibility of the
student/parents. Valid licenses are required for all software present on your
device. Murrumba SSC, in conjunction with Department of Education & Training (DET) has negotiated a number of software deals for BYO devices,
which students/parents can take advantage of.
Microsoft Office 2016
Queensland state school students can now download multiple free copies of the
latest Microsoft Office to their personal home computers and mobile
Ask your child to follow
these simple steps to get Office:
- For tablets and smartphones, download from your app store and sign
in with your school email address.
Adobe Cloud Suite
Murrumba State Secondary College purchases an annual subscription through the DET Enterprise Agreement for Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Desktop apps suite, which enables the CC Design and Web Desktop apps to be installed on all student BYOD devices.
NOTE: These are not cloud-based programs, and need to be installed on the hard drive of laptops. The programs are not suitable to be used on mobile devices such as iPads.
Previous versions of Adobe software must be uninstalled before attempting to install the software
2018 Adobe CC Design and Web Desktop Apps
The Adobe programs are free and further information regarding each program within the Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 Suite can be found on the Adobe website
. All students wishing to install the software are to request it through the IT department in iServices.
2018 Adobe CC Complete Master Collection
Year 10 -12 students wishing to install the full Creative Cloud Master Collection suite on their BYOD device will be required to pay $20. All students wishing to install the software are to request it through the IT department in iServices.
NOTE: A Minimum of 256GB storage is recommended for the Adobe Master Collection Suite.
NOTE: Adobe 2019 Apps will be available from Term 2, 2019.
NOTE: Master Collection purchases have finished for 2018 and will commence early 2019.
Windows Defender Antivirus
Defender comes built-in to Windows 8 & 10, and automatically scans programs
you open, downloads new definitions from Windows Update, and provides an
interface you can use for in-depth scans. Best of all, it doesn’t slow down
your system, and mostly stays out of your way—which we can’t say about most
other antivirus programs.
Symantec Nortons Security with Backup
The Department of Education
and Training has negotiated with Symantec to offer state school students
discounted anti-virus software. Students
can log into the Learning Place to find out more. Look for
the ‘Exclusive security offer’.
is mandatory that all students have antivirus software on their BYOD device.
Information & Communication Technology Acceptable Use
Students are responsible for all activities carried out on their personal network account.
General Network Responsibilities – Students will NOT:
- Share their password with anyone else
Use another student’s network account
Allow another student to use their account
Attempt to change the network in any way
Install/use any software other than that provided by the College
Attempt to bypass security
Store inappropriate material in their network account (e.g. non-program related files, .exe files, personal files, games)