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Bring Your Own Device

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOx) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning. It is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned device to access the department's information and communication (ICT) network.

Chinchilla State High School has been accepted into a pilot program for BYOx Version 2 for Education Queensland in 2021 using a new technical service called BYOxLink.

Due to the late roll-out, students are encouraged to continue with the voluntary use of student devices. During 2021, the school will develop a staged plan for introducing student devices by year level, giving plenty of time to purchase devices before the 2022 school year starts.

A completed BYOx participation agreement form (PDF, 686KB) is to be completed and returned to the school office before students bring their device to school.

BYOxLink service allows students to securely access the IT network, school email and mobile learning applications on their own devices. It provides seamless access to digital learning resources between school and home.

The department has selected Microsoft Intune as its mobile device management (MDM) tool. One-to-one devices in schools that use BYOxLink need to enrol into the Microsoft Intune Company Portal (Intune). Intune allows the department to distribute a wireless network profile and curriculum related applications to student's BYO devices.

School staff can only access school information through Intune and cannot:

  • see personal information
  • monitor what happens on the device
  • track or locate the device
  • see information on installed personal applications (other than school applications)
  • uninstall applications, including personal ones.

Below are Intune installation guides for Windows devices. It is recommended you enrol the device at home or, if needed, you can enrol at school using the guest Wi-Fi service, EQGUEST.

Windows help guides

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Last reviewed 19 February 2021
Last updated 19 February 2021