About your BYOD Computer
This is a guide to:
- What you must download and set-up
- Subject based software needed/suggested
What I need to do so my computer is ready for school
Please ensure your computer is fully charged at home each night. Charging your computer during a lesson or classroom will not be acceptable and there are not enough charging stations for everyone to use between classes.
Login to ScotE
To do so, either:
Click on ScotE at the top of www.scotscollege.school.nz and follow the instructions. Be sure to click keep me signed in
enter details into the sign-in page on your internet browser:
- Login will be: email@example.com (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org)
- When you click in the password field, the browser should automatically move you to another sign in box. This is correct. You enter the same details again. Password will be the same as you have used to login to the school network previously OR if you are new: Newuser12
You can change your password by logging in to a Scots computer (from the Computer Labs, the Arts Graphics or Music Rooms). After logging in press Ctrl-Alt-Del, then choose change password.
You can also change your password from home by following these instructions
Set-up your OneDrive folders so they sync to your computer’s hard drive
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a working, up to date copy of Virus Protection software installed on your computer. You can download free antivirus software online, such as AVG Free, AVAST or use the built in Windows Defender.
It is also strongly advised to turn on Windows Updates to receive patches and bug fixes.
Download Microsoft Office 365 for Free
All students are able to download Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus for free as part of the Microsoft Student Advantage programme. This provides students with the full Microsoft Office Suite, which can be installed on up to 5 devices, Windows and Apple. To do so please click on Office 365 at the top left of ScotE homepage.
On the next screen, UNTICK the two boxes which asks you to make Bing your default search engine and make MSN your homepage. Then click on the Install now button.
Subject Specific Software
There may be some subjects that require other specific software, particularly with senior students. Subject teachers will let students know what software they will require for their courses. (e.g. Senior art students may need Adobe Photoshop – now a cloud based application where a subscription is needed. Your teachers will give you more information about this).
Ensure that your computer is easily recognisable; make sure it is clearly named both on the computer and your computer case, as well as on any peripheral devices you use (headphones, mouse, stylus / pen etc.).
When not in use, your computer should be stored securely in your locker or in a charging station.