Dubbo College

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Telephone02 6885 2300

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Browse through this section to find out more about Dubbo College's bring your own device (BYOD) information.

Connecting to the WiFi

Step 1: Connect the 'DETNSW' named wifi connection using your user.name@detnsw where your username is the first part of your school email.

Step 2:  Make suer you have 'proxy auto discovery' turned on. Once you have configured this you will not need to change any settings between home and school.

What software should be installed on your BYO Device?

As part of BYOD, it is important that your device is ready for learning. Just like preparing your exercise books and textbooks, you will need to prepare software in advance. 

We ask that you always install software while at home. This will ensure the filter does not stop any downloads and logins. It also saves our bandwidth and the use of the WiFi in the school. 

All subjects:

The following software should be installed and activated before bringing your device to school. This software will be used in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, LOTE, Technology, Visual Art, Music, PDHPE.

Office 2016 including OneNote

All NSW Department of Education students have access to the free installation of Office 365 including the full Office Software on 5 different laptops or Desktops, and 5 different Mobile devices such as phones and tablets across all platforms. 

Adobe Creative Cloud

An Adobe® Creative Cloud™ Student and Teacher Edition membership give students access to all the latest and greatest Adobe creative tools, plus online services* and other new apps as they're released. For a low price – highly discounted for education – you get the freedom to create anything you can imagine.

With Creative Cloud, you have the power to:

  • Design posters, logos, T-shirts – you name it
  • Build websites without writing code
  • Create web, mobile, and tablet apps with HTML5
  • Edit photos and videos like a pro
  • Create a polished portfolio
  • Make sensational presentations and reports

What's Included in Creative Cloud?

An Adobe® Creative Cloud™ membership gives you access to every Adobe Creative Suite® desktop application and more.

It is essential that students download and activate (open one of the software applications) at home via their Student Portal.

Internet Browsers:

All students should install both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Movie Makers:

All subjects may require movie making as part of assessment and project work. Please ensure one of the following is installed. 

Windows including Windows Tablet

MacBook Air or MacBook Pro - iMovie