Parkland College - BYOD Tech Preparation Checklist and Resources for Students

Parkland sections that end in a "T" for Technology indicates that it is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) course and that students will need to bring their own laptop to class.

BYOD Tech Preparation Checklist:

1. Activate your ParklandOne password (to be completed in advance of start date) 
ParklandOne - How to Enroll in the Password Management System

2. Confirm your device meets the minimum laptop requirements (to be completed in advance of start date)
Parkland College - Minimum Laptop Requirements for BYOD Courses

3. Install Microsoft Office 365 (to be completed in advance of start date)
Office 365 (Office 2019) - Installing and / or Accessing Online (Windows and Mac)

4. Confirm that you have antivirus software installed (to be completed in advance of start date)

Antivirus Software for Personal Devices

5. Ability to connect to the "Parkland" Wi-Fi network

Parkland Wi-Fi (Student and Guest Access) - Connecting to Parkland

BYOD Tech Resources:

1. Additional Help Articles:

wePresent / MirrorOp Resources for Students  (This may be an application that your instructor will have you use in class)
Parkland College - Printing Information for BYOD Courses

How do Students Request IT Help?  
Parkland College - Dell Laptops For Sale in the Bookstore

2. If you are having any technical issues with the systems mentioned above, please contact the Tech Service Desk for assistance. Please be sure to mention that you are needing technical help with your BYOD course. Their contact information is in the footer at the bottom of this article.

3. If your device is lost, stolen, or damaged, you are expected to have the laptop repaired or replaced right away, however, Windows laptops are available for temporary checkout (max of 3 hours per day) from the Parkland Library. For more information, please see [Link for document 66059 is unavailable at this time.] .

See Also:

Tech Service Desk: Contact and Hours

In-Person Assistance: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., M-F, room A184

Phone/Virtual Assistance: 217-353-3333 *

Fall/Spring: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th. / 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays

Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th