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BYOD Setup Steps


New laptop? Start here to get it ready for use at Tenison Woods College.

Please take the time to read through this information, following the links to learn about the responsibility of owning and using a laptop and accessing the online world. We hope you find these steps (and the many other articles found on the site) helpful and pick up some useful tips along the way!


Starting out

  • When you turn on a brand new laptop for the first time, it will want to connect to the internet and create a free Microsoft or Apple account if you don't already have one.
    This is a personal account, separate from your school login and enables extra functionality and services. Your school login is used later for Microsoft Office and OneDrive.
  • Remember your device login password. Write it down in a safe place if needed. Add a hint if prompted.
  • Make sure your device is ready to use and connected to the internet before continuing with the setup steps below.

School account

If you require any assistance with your school user account or logging in to Office 365, please use the 'Contact ICT Support' tab at the top of the page to log a support ticket with the ICT department.

This page contains a comprehensive list, but after running through the intial setup, you really only need to do a few things to be ready for school.



Once you have your school account, these 3 steps will have your laptop ready to go:

The SEQTA and Portal@TWC web pages are your jump off points to all of the school's ICT services.

Ensure you set the SEQTA  (https://learn.tenison.catholic.edu.au) and Portal@TWC (https://tenison.catholic.edu.au/portaltwc) pages as a bookmark or favourite in your internet browser.

See here for a quick guide on how to use SEQTA Learn. 

See here for a quick guide on how to use Portal@TWC.

Another must have! Microsoft office is heavily utilised during lessons at Tenison Woods College. Microsoft Teams is also included as part of office or may be installed separately.

Install your free copy of Microsoft Office from the Office 365 portal (link to article)
MS Teams (about Teams article)

You'll need to store your files in the school O365 cloud. By saving here, you will have backups covered. Plan for your laptop to fail as accidents happen. 

How to connect to your OneDrive cloud storage account (link to article)

See here for more information on OneDrive (link to article)


How to connect to Tenison Woods College Wifi network (link to article)


a. Install the internet certificate to access the internet using the school's wifi

These required certificates can be installed through these steps here. (link to article)


b. Install Mobility print to use the school's printers

Students can add this to access the main 'release station printers' and other printers at school


More information link

All printing articles



FOLDR allows students to access school network files from their laptop and also provides an easy way for students to change their school password.

How to access FOLDR (link to article)

How to install FOLDR onto your BYOD (link to article)

More information link

All FOLDR articles

Enable Self Service Password Reset 

Students will need to set this up, but once enabled this allows a password reset using the 'forgot password' link on the Microsoft sign in page.

How to reset your school password (link to article)

Antivirus for Laptops

A must have. Install antivirus on your laptop, or use inbuilt Windows Defender. (link to article)

File Formats and Sizes for Work Submission 

Teachers cannot open every type of file. Students need to consider others they are sending information to. 

Learn about file types used at school when sharing and submitting schoolwork. (link to article)

Learn about how to share files that are too large to send over email. (link to article)

Email on Your Laptop

Setup email direct to your laptop, or use webmail from the Portal@TWC page. The choice is yours.

Adding your school email account to your device. (link to article)

Laptop Charger Electrical Test and Tag

All students wishing to charge their BYOD at school MUST have their charger and lead tested.

It's as easy as dropping your charger lead into the library on 'Test and Tag Tuesdays' before recess to have it checked. (link to article)

Optional Free Tools and Applications

Install apps such as Audacity and Vivi (link to article)

Some important resource pages: (click the highlighted titles to open the articles)

Tenison Woods College respectfully acknowledges the Boandik people are the First Nations people of the Mount Gambier South Eastern region of South Australia and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, past, present and emerging.