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Bring Your Own Device for Academics

IT continues to provide a robust network to accommodate many wired and wireless devices. Community members are responsible for maintaining their personal hardware and personal Operating System (OS). IT can help students diagnose their technology issues, but it is the student’s responsibility to transport or arrange repair services for their device. Student devices will need to meet the following set of requirements:

  • Chrome browser to access: Google’s Gmail and My BackPack
  • The ability to connect to Wi-Fi for academic use. Ethernet is also available in the dorms
  • Antivirus with an active subscription (WMA provides Sophos if needed)
  • WMA will be using Google’s Docs, Sheets and Slides
  • Printing will be done through Google Cloud Print

Software WMA Provides:

  • Students will be given a WMA G Suite account which includes WMA Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets and managed Google services
  • Teachers will use Canvas and My BackPack to administer assignments, communications, collaboration, etc.

Supported Academic Devices:

  • iPad, Chromebook, Windows tablet, Windows laptop, Mac laptop, Android tablet

Excluded from Academic use:

  • Amazon Echo, Google Home, Kindle, Nook, cell phones (iPhone, Android, ...)

Devices Not Allowed on the WMA Network:

  • Wireless Routers, Access Points (AP), Network Switches, Smart TV’s

Note: Additional information is available in the Student/Parent Handbook