Bring Your Own Device

byod


The Somerset Hills School District is committed to aiding students and staff in creating a 21st century learning environment. Students and staff will now be able to access our wireless network with their personal devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones, etc) during the school day. With classroom teacher approval, students may use their own devices to access the internet and collaborate with other students. Many schools across the nation are implementing Bring Your Own Device policies for their students and staff. By allowing students to use their own technology on campus we are hoping to increase the access all students have to the technology they need to succeed.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How to connect?

Connect to the wireless network SHSD-Public

Open a browser window such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome

Browse to your home page

You will be prompted to accept the terms of the public wifi

You may be prompted to enter your username and password. These are the same usernames and passwords used for network and email login

You are connected!

What devices are allowed for Bring Your Own Technology?

Any WIFI capable mobile devices, including laptops (Windows or Mac), netbooks, iPads, iPod Touch, eReaders, smart phones, and other tablets.

What will users be able to do with their device?

Users will be able to use web-based applications and tools available on their device.

Is the Internet access filtered?

Yes, personally owned personal devices will access the Internet through the same Internet filter that is used on SHSD owned computers. The user will be prompted to login when the attempt to load their first webpage after connecting.

Can students use their 3G or 4G data plan?

No, because 3G and 4G content are not filtered and secure. For Internet access students are required to use the SHSD public wireless access.

What if a user has technical issues with the device?

Students must manage their own technology and should take care of any technical issues. The teacher or campus technology facilitator is not responsible for ensuring that any student-owned device is functioning properly.

District Policies and Regulations Relating to Technology and/or BYOD:

2360  Use of Technology   Policy 
 2361  Acceptable Use of Computer Network - Computers and Resources   Policy / Regulation 

 

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