Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Canadore College will implement BYOD in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. BYOD will equip and prepare students and the College to quickly move to a remote delivery in case a critical situation occurs where the College must shut its doors for a period of time. BYOD prepares students to be anytime, anywhere learners using their devices to enhance their learning experience in and out of the classroom, obtain and work with course materials, participate in collaborative environments and become skilled, confident users of the technologies. Knowledge of how to search for and interpret evolving information prepares students to become lifelong learners.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a program delivery model that requires and supports students to acquire and own the technology required to complete their coursework when outside of the classroom, supplemented by on-campus labs and instruction. It is strongly recommended that students attending Canadore College beginning the Fall 2020 school year own the technology that meets, or exceeds, the technical needs of their programs.
To view device requirements for your program, click here.
Students are welcome to apply for OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program). If eligible, students may receive financial aid to assist with book, material and technology costs. Additionally, first year students can apply for entrance awards, and once enrolled students are eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries.
Most students have identified to Canadore that they already own or have the technology available to them and there are provisions in place for learners to access numerous financial supports to enable them to purchase their program supplies, including technology. Where students cannot purchase their own equipment, the Student Success Services Team has established a technology loan closet to ensure that this innovative program does not create additional barriers for students.
The College will be responsible for:
- Providing a complete technology and software list to students on the college website as well as guidance on where to access the technology in the most cost-effective way;
- Guide students on how to access financial supports and grants to enable the acquisition of technology;
- Maintain a loan closet of technology where acquiring technology is not possible so as not to create barriers for learners;
- Require only the technology that students need in order to succeed; and
- Garnering student feedback to guide best practice and an excellent BYOD student experience
Students will typically be responsible for:
- The cost of their laptop computer, software and other component parts as identified;
- Ensuring they have the laptop, and proper software installed before classes begin;
- The cost of repairs to their laptop and all maintenance to ensure cybersecurity standards are met; and
- Adhering to the Computing and Network Resources Acceptable Use Policy
Frequently Asked Questions
BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. At Canadore College, it is a program delivery model that includes strongly recommending for students to have a mobile computing device that meets minimum technical specifications outlined by each program.
A BYOD Delivery Model integrates Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into a program’s structure and culture. These technologies are used to enhance learning, foster collaboration, and prepare learners for a career in which information is available anytime and anyplace.
Nearly all full-time programs at Canadore College are implementing the BYOD Model from Fall 2020. Refer to the BYOD program list here.
BYOD is an initiative to support student development and learning. It prepares students to be anytime, anywhere learners, and to access and interpret career-related information that is always available and evolving. Knowledge of how to search for and interpret evolving information prepares students to become lifelong learners.
Please view details on the device needed for your program here.
Most students have identified to Canadore that they already own or have technology available to them, and there are provisions in place for learners to access numerous financial supports to enable them to purchase their program supplies, including technology. Where students cannot purchase their own equipment, the Student Success Services Team has established a technology loan closet to ensure that this innovative program does not create additional barriers for students.
If your program requires a Windows computer, your professors will be teaching in a Windows environment. You may be required to install software that requires Windows OS and may not be available on Apple computers. Please refer to the BYOD program list here.
You can purchase your laptop from a number of retail locations as long as it meets the program requirements.
The hardware requirements for each program are based on the software and any peripheral device that may be used in your field of study.
For program specific questions, please contact your Program Coordinator found in the BYOD program list here.
Student Success Services