Bring Your Own Device ProgramWJCC Schools2019-12-04T10:58:42-05:00
What is BYOD?
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) allows students to use their own technology during the day to enhance the learning experience. Examples of the types of technology which can be used are Windows laptops/tablets, Mac laptops, Android tablets, and iPads, among others.
Participation by students in the BYOD program is not required. The BYOD program is currently only available to high school students. Teachers must still use division-issued assets to access the network.
Get all the information you need to make sure your device meets the minimum requirements to be a part of the BYOD Program.
The below links to various resources are provided to the families of WJCC as a convenience to provide easy access to various programs and utilities that may be of interest. WJCC in no way endorses or recommends any particular vendor or program over another:
If a student is not following the developed guidelines for the use of his or her personally own device, an administrator can revoke the privilege through the regular discipline process if the infraction warrants. If the student’s BYOD privilege is removed, the student will continue to have network access by using a division computer device.
Am I still held accoutable for the Acceptable Use Policy I accepted at the beginning of the school year even though this is my own personal computer?WJCC Schools2017-07-19T12:43:45-04:00
Yes. The Acceptable Use Policy remains in e?ect even when you are using your own computing device such as a laptop, smartphone, iPad, etc. Violating the terms of the AUP is a Student Code of Conduct violation.
If a teacher is delivering a lesson that uses these devices, will my child be at a disadvantage if he or she does not have one?WJCC Schools2017-07-19T12:43:22-04:00
There is a BYOD permission form that must be signed and returned at the beginning of each school year. The BYOD permission form will be included in the Welcome Back to School packet sent home each September. New students will also have to acknowledge both the AUP and BYOD form after registering. If you have any questions about the form, please contact your child’s school.
How will students be able to print?WJCC Schools2017-07-19T12:41:06-04:00
Since there are hundreds types of devices that may be brought to school as part of the BYOD program, there is no technical assistance provided other than providing the name of the wireless connection. Students will be expected to know how to connect their devices.
What is the range of the network?WJCC Schools2017-07-19T12:39:51-04:00
Check the settings menu of your device to see if there is a network access icon. Select this icon and choose the BYOD network from the list. Be sure to consult the owner’s manual of your device to get exact directions for accessing wireless networks.
I have a data plan from a provider (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, etc.) on my digital device that allows Internet access without using the WJCC student network. Is this allowable?WJCC Schools2017-07-19T12:38:20-04:00
The teacher has the final say on classroom procedures. If your teacher asks you not to use your device, you should follow his or her instructions. Although access is available, it is not guaranteed for every classroom situation.
Why am I filtered on my own device?WJCC Schools2017-07-19T12:32:33-04:00
Internet filtering is a requirement of all public schools. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all network access to be filtered, regardless of the device you use to access it while in a public school. The network you are using while at school belongs to WJCC and will be filtered.