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Faculty of Education

The information listed below is for the 2019-20 academic year only. Details regarding the 2020-21 academic year will be posted in mid-June.

  • What do I need to know about BYOD?

    Description of video:

    Video outlines the high-level services Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) TELE offers for Ontario Tech students. Links mentioned in the video:

  • Hardware



    • Faculty of Education students will bring their own device in the 2019-20 academic year.
    • Please review the Laptop Standards tab in this section for recommended minimum hardware specifications. These specifications are required for Ontario Tech University software to run successfully and without any interruptions on your device.
    • View suggested devices.
  • Software


    The list below shows the software provided by IT Services to undergraduate students and faculty members.

    • Visit the breakdown of Software by Course Code page for details.
    • The specific software applications that are provided to each student and faculty member are dependent on course or academic program requirements.
    • Students or faculty members may be required to use additional Ontario Tech licensed software applications or services that are not listed in the software summary below.
    • Software listings are subject to change.

    ActiveState Active Python Motic Pro Digital Microscope
    Alice  Office
    Anaconda Ontario Tech Printer Installer
    Anti-virus software Respondus Lockdown Browser
    Audacity Rubric Builder
    Camtasia Studio Scratch
    EndNote SMART Notebook
    Geometer's Sketchpad TinkerPlots
    Grid Algebra Vernier Probes
    Lego Mindstorms EV3 Windows
    Logger Pro

    Please follow instructions on how to download software via the software portal.

  • Laptop standards

    Hardware Verification Tool

    Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for Ontario Tech Univeristy software usage for your courses. Please download and run the application by selecting one of the buttons below.



    Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your courses. These specifications are recommended for successful Ontario Tech Univeristy software usage.  View suggested devices.




    Operating System

    • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
    • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed

    Mac OS 10.10.5 or higher (Windows may be required for certain software)

    Processor Type

    Core i5 U, H, or HQ Processor

    Core i5 U, H, or HQ Processor


    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Hard Drive

    Minimum 250GB, 50GB of available space (SSD recommended)

    Minimum 250GB, 50GB of available space (SSD recommended)

    Graphics Card

    Intel Integrated Graphics or better

    Intel Integrated Graphics or better

    Wireless Network Card

    Card supporting wireless N

    Card supporting wireless N

    Virus Protection

    An up to date Antivirus client is required. Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 at no additional cost.

    Antivirus is not required.

    Additional requirements

    • Ontario Tech University projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
    • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
    • Ontario Tech University projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
    • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
  • Services


    Software             Students are provided with software that can be used on their personal device. Visit software for BYOD TELE students to learn how to download and install software.
    Software Support Software support is available to all students participating in the BYOD TELE model.  Visit the IT Service Desk locations for further instructions or visit the Software Support area located at the North Oshawa Library or 61 Charles Library.
    Exam Support Technical support is provided during in-class examinations (upon faculty request) and emergency loaner laptops are available in the event of hardware or software failure. Visit preparing your laptop for an exam to learn tips on how to be ready prior and on the day of an exam. 
    Laptop Rentals (short term use only) Available for a nominal fee to accommodate BYOD TELE students who might need a rental for a limited time (subject to availability). View hardware BYOD TELE students information for details.

    General Use Workstations (GUWs)

     Access to course-specific software for BYOD students is available on all desktops located in the North Library and on selected desktops in the Downtown Library (61 Charles St.).

    Hardware Repair

    Onsite hardware repair is available to eligible Lenovo and Dell laptop models only. Repairs are conducted by licensed repair technicans. View details about repairs and tips on how to take care of your device.

  • Fees

    TELE FEES (2019-20)

    Faculty of Education students pay a mandatory fee which is directed to the cost of delivering the technology learning environment.  Any funds remaining at year end will be applied to the future costs of the program.  As part of the BYOD TELE model, Education students will pay a one-time fee of $194.88 which covers the full 16 months of their program.

  • Agreements
  • Important dates

    BYOD TELE Events



    Download your software for Fall semester*

    August 1

    Software Portal

    Download your software for Winter semester*

    January 1

    Software Portal

    Download your software for Spring/Summer semester*

    April 1

    Software Portal

     *must be registered in courses prior to downloading software

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