Technology in Learning

Greenvale Secondary College places a high value on student learning and academic growth which is at the forefront of everything we do.

Developing each student’s potential and ability to the fullest is strengthened by the integration of digital technologies as educational tools.  Digital learning devices provide opportunities for the development of essential learning skills such as collaboration, communication, creativity and problem-solving, enhancing student learning.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 1:1 Program

We have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 1:1 Program where it is compulsory for all students to have a portable laptop/notebook device that meets minimum requirements and specifications.

This program provides students with the opportunity to be effective digital learners who will become confident, creative and productive in a digital world. We believe that this access to technology helps engage our students in the learning process in new and creative ways. They become increasing skilled at using technology to access and present information, solve problems and work collaboratively.

Although students may not use their device in every class, it is an essential learning tool and they will need their device every day to access digital textbooks, resources and complete learning activities for all their subjects, both at school and at home.

Purchasing A Device Through LWT

We strongly recommend that a device is purchased through the schools recommended supplier to ensure compatibility and to streamline the process of getting the device ready for our curriculum.

If you would like to purchase a device through the school instead of bringing your own, this can be done through Learning With Technologies portal which can be accessed via the link below.

LWT Ordering Portal

Bringing Your Own Device

Below is a link to download a document that outlines the device specification requirements.

BYOD Requirements Checklist

If you are planning on bringing your own device, there are some programs that are required for our curriculum that will need to be installed before the student commences at Greenvale Secondary College.

  • Microsoft Office365 – A licence will be provided by the department once a student has been enrolled.
  • Vivi
  • NAPLAN Lockdown Browser

Further information around how to install these programs can be accessed via the link below.

Greenvale Secondary College – BYOD Guides

If further assistance is required, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at it@greenvalesc.vic.edu.au or via phone on (03) 8393 0000 to schedule an appointment with our IT team.

Compass

Compass is our online administrative portal for families, students and teachers. Students use Compass to access:

  • daily updates to their class and co-curricular timetables
  • excursion and event information
  • school notices and communications
  • email teachers
  • semester reports, NAPLAN results and Learning Behaviour Reports

For more information on Compass for families, see Compass

Digital Learning Support

For Year 7 families, we run an information session to assist with laptop purchase, requirements, set up and managing it at home. In addition, all Year 7 students participate in our ‘Laptop Bootcamp’ early in Term 1 to help them connect to the school network, download and use DET-provided software, login to Compass and Microsoft Teams, and print. We also run a cybersafety workshop in Term 1 and reinforce this with learning activities in the G5 program.

Digital Textbooks and Software

Our students purchase and access digital textbooks for some of their subjects to use on their digital devices. For more information, see Booklists 

Students are provided with free school-licensed and government-provided software for their device.

Acceptable Use

We have an Acceptable Use Agreement that outlines the requirements and expectations for students when using devices and the school network. All students and parents or carers are required to read, understand and sign this agreement at the start of the school year and this detail is include in the Enrolment Information Handbook.

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