iPads in BKC

06-June-23

Digital Devices & iPad Management

All mobile devices used by students in Ballymakenny College must be 'managed'. That means that every iPad is subject to MDM (Mobile Device Management).

Mobile device management (MDM) software allows IT administrators to control, secure and enforce policies on student iPads. This protects the student devices and the IT systems in Ballymakenny College. You paid for your MDM license when you purchased your IPad from Wriggle. It is a three year license and will expire in 2023 unless we purchase an additional license.

Students do require an iPad in TY and Senior Cycle. Student iPads if well maintained should last five/six years in Ballymakenny College. A hard case is essential to protect the Ipad and we recommend them thoroughly. They are essential for storing and saving student work and communicating with teachers.

iPads at Senior Cycle and TY

iPads can provide students with access to a wide range of digital learning resources, including e-books, educational apps, interactive study materials, and online platforms. These resources can enhance their learning experience, provide additional study materials, and help them understand complex concepts more effectively.Students can create digital notebooks, highlight important points, and easily search for specific information when studying or revising. iPads facilitate collaboration among students. They can work on group projects, share documents, and communicate with their peers and teachers through various communication tools and platforms. This enables effective collaboration even when students are not physically present in the same location. iPads facilitate collaboration among students. They can work on group projects, share documents, and communicate with their peers and teachers through various communication tools and platforms. This enables effective collaboration even when students are not physically present in the same location.

In 2023 Ballymakenny College switched providers from Wriggle to Select. This does not impact Junior Students in Ballymakenny College. The main impact is when students leave Junior Cycle to start Transition Year or Senior Cycle.

FAQ

I am going from Third Year in Ballymakenny College to Transition Year. What do I need to do?

The first thing is that you don't need to buy a new device for TY. If you are keeping the device you bought from Wriggle you don't need to do anything. We will organise that your MDM license is extended. This is part of your TY fees.

I am going directly from Third Year in Ballymakenny College into Fifth Year. What do I need to do?

Again, you don't need to buy a new device for TY but you will need your iPad. If you are keeping the device you bought from Wriggle you don't need to do anything. We will organise that your MDM license is extended. This is part of your Student Support Services Fees.

My iPad is not working and I want to buy a new iPad?

If you are not purchasing from Select this is called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). You should contact Select and either purchase a new iPad from them or organise with them to have the MDM applied to your new device. Contact Select by phone at 01 5079100 and let them know your school and your Year Group. You can also email Alan Dempsey from Select at alan.dempsey@selecttechgroup.com

I have Gadget Insurance. Does the switch to Select impact me?

If you have Gadget Insurance that you purchased this is unaffected once you have made the payments. Gadget Insurance will only cover iPads up to 5 years in age. Contact the Insurer directly if you have an issue with your iPad.

There are a number of service providers who can repair iPads. Ballymakenny College does not offer a repair service but we recommend that you always use a reputable repair service. If you have a query related to iPads please contact icthelp@ballymakennycollege.ie

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