BYOLT Programme

BYOLT Programme

Bring Your Own Learning Tool (BYOLT)

We encourage students to purchase their own BYOLT device to help enhance their learning experience here at Nagle College.

Purchasing BYOLT Devices:

There are 4 options for Purchasing BYOLT Devices:

  • CEDP Apple Purchasing Portal (Apple Devices)

  • Computers Now Purchasing Portal (Apple & Windows Devices)

  • Retail Stores (Apple & Windows Devices)

  • Already Own a Device (Apple & Windows Devices)

Purchasing Devices via Recommended Purchasing Portals?

We recommend using our Purchasing Portal options for various reasons, the main reasons being:

  • Bundles have been negotiated to ensure the device you purchase meets all specifications for Nagle College

  • The prices have been negotiated to ensure you as a parent are saving money

  • The devices include On-site warranty, meaning if you have a warranty issue with your device then the manufacturer will either come to you to fix the issue, or will post out a replacement device to you. Both options mean less time you will be without your device

  • For Computers Now, the device will be delivered to school allowing either students or parents to collect the devices from Nagle College.

  • For Apple, devices can be either picked up in store, delivered to your home address or delivered to the school.

Please note delivery of devices is approximately 3 weeks, so please keep this in mind when purchasing from the Purchasing Portals.

CEDP Apple Purchasing Portal (Apple Devices)

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has negotiated special pricing for Apple products available to students of all CEDP schools, including Nagle College. These special pricing for Apple Products are available online via the Apple Purchase Portal at http://byolt.parra.catholic.edu.au, or at either Penrith Westfield Apple Store or Castle Towers Apple Store. Please ensure if you are purchasing a device at an Apple Retail store that you say you are from Nagle College, which is a CEDP School.

Computers Now Purchasing Portal  (Apple and Windows Devices)

Nagle College has negotiated special pricing for Windows & Apple Devices for students of Nagle College.

To login to the Computers Now Purchasing Portal, go to www.compnow.com.au/parraceo

Follow the onscreen Quick Portal Introduction to familiarize yourself with how the Purchasing Portal works.

Ensure in Step 1 you enter your child’s name in the Full Name Box, select the appropriate device category and most importantly select Blacktown – Nagle College.

Browse and make the appropriate selection

Purchasing a Device from a Retail Store (Apple & Windows Devices)

If you wish to purchase your students device from a Retail Store, please ensure that the device chosen meets all Device Specifications listed below. If the Device does not meet these specifications then the device will be unable to connect to the Nagle College Network.

We advise that you will need to pay extra attention to is ensuring the device is either Windows 10 Education or Windows 10 Professional, as well as having 5GHz 802.11n Wireless.

Already Own a Device

If you already own a device and it meets all Device Specifications, including being either Windows 10 Education or Windows 10 Professional, we also ask that you ensure the device’s battery will last the 6 hour school day.

Minimum Device Specifications for BYOLT:

  • Have a screen larger than 9”

  • Have a password/passcode to secure the device

  • Adhere to WHS guidelines (i.e.: Not have exposed wires, a leaking battery or a very damaged screen).

  • Adhere to one of the following :-

    • Be a Mac Laptop with OS X 10.10 or higher (Please note that all white macbooks are not supported)
    • Be an iPad model that is newer than 2014 (Please note that iPad Minis do not meet the minimum screen size requirement)
    • Be a Windows laptop or tablet with Windows 10 Education or Windows 10 Professional
      NB: Windows Home Edition does not have the minimum required features to be able to be used securely on the Nagle College network, and therefore cannot be used. Windows Devices purchased through the Computers Now Purchasing Portal include Windows 10 Professional. Devices not purchased through the Purchasing Portal will need to be upgraded from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Education.
  • Minimum amount of available storage

    • iPads : 32GB
    • Laptops: 128GB
  • Minimum amount of RAM

    • iPads: 2GB
    • Laptops: 4GB RAM (At least 8GB or more recommended)
  • Be compatible with WiFi 5GHz 802.11n (can also be 802.11abgn, 802.11agn, 802.11ac)

Please note Android-based devices are not compatible with Nagle College's secure network, therefore Android-based devices cannot be used in the BYOD Programme. Nagle College cannot connect Student's Mobile Phones or iPods.

Enrolling Devices to the Nagle College Network

ALL devices must be enrolled to receive the correct network settings for the Nagle College Network, as well as to ensure all students receive secure & filtered network connectivity.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) govern the requirements on how students can connect to the College network. Due to this, all devices will need to be connected to a secure WiFi network, as well as being enrolled into the CEDP’s MDM (Mobile Device Management) solution before the device can be used to access the network.

For Mac - ICT will install a small application which will enrol the Mac into CEDP’s instance of Microsoft Intune. This will allow the ICT team to automatically install the correct network settings (which can change frequently), as well as ensure the students receive secure & filtered network connectivity.

For an iPad - ICT will require the AirWatch Agent application to be downloaded onto the iPad. This will then require the students to login using their username and password, which will then enrol the ipad into the AirWatch management server. This will allow the ICT team to automatically install the correct network settings (which can change frequently), as well as ensure the students receive secure & filtered network connectivity.

For a Windows Device - ICT will assist with connecting the student’s device to CEDP’s instance of Microsoft Intune. This will then require the students to login using their username and password, which will then enrol the device. This will allow the ICT team to automatically install the correct network settings (which can change frequently), as well as ensure the students receive secure & filtered network connectivity.

Please note, CEDP and their ICT Staff cannot see any data on the student’s device, nor can they view the student’s screen.

Android devices, Chromebooks and iPhones are unable to connect to the Nagle College network at this point in time, and therefore cannot be used in the BYOLT programme.

If you have any questions about the BYOLT programme, please do not hesitate to contact the College via email, or alternatively via phone.