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Software Requirements

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Access to the department's ICT network is provided only if the mobile device meets the department's security requirements which, at a minimum, requires that anti-virus software has been installed, is running and is kept updated on the device. 

Software installation is the responsibility of the student/parent/caregiver. Valid licences are required for all software present on the device. It is recommended that every device has the following software installed.

Minimum software requirements

Details
Virus Protection

Up-to-date full version of a trusted antivirus software. The laptop won't connect to our network if it fails a virus software check. Therefore a reputable antivirus software is a must. There are many different virus protections options available.

Windows 10 has built-in real-time antivirus named Windows Defender. Defender is sufficient to pass the virus software check.

Not supported: trial versions of any anti-virus, AVG, Avast, Kapersky, Bitdefender and Windows Firewall.

Office Suite

eg Office 365 (free to all students)

'Microsoft Office' allows students to install the Office suite of software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) for FREE. Instructions to download, install and activate this software are available from https://learningplace.education.qld.gov.au/microsoft-office-software 

You need to sign into this page with your school email address and password.

PDF Viewer
eg Adobe Acrobat Reader (https://get2.adobe.com/reader/)
Internet browsereg Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox 


Microsoft OneDrive

First introduced in 2019, OneDrive is an online data storage location dedicated and secured for Education Queensland schools. OneDrive allows students to save their files securely in the Microsoft cloud infrastructure. Students can access their data using any device, giving unprecedented flexibility to complete learning tasks as they move between school and home.

Other suggested software

Adobe CC

 

As Brown Plains SHS subscribes to the Adobe Software Agreement, this software is available for students to purchase at a reduced rate of $15.00 per year. 

If you would like to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud, simply pay your money to the cashier and show your receipt to a staff member in the iCentre. You will then be given as set of instructions for how to install the package. 

Access to Adobe CC expires at the end of the year that the product was purchased. It is recommended to only be installed on those laptops that meet the "recommended specifications" listed in the hardware requirements.

This software is required if you are studying ICT, Design, Media or Visual Art.

Computer Aided Design (CAD)The installation of this software is provided by the CAD teachers. Please see one of them for installation instructions or further information.
Mind Mapping Software

Mind Master - https://www.edrawsoft.com/download-mindmaster.php 

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Last reviewed 02 December 2020
Last updated 02 December 2020