Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bring your Own Device (BYOD) at Northern is mandatory for all first and second year students. Everyone must bring their own device to attend. BYOD is about flexible learning in the classroom that provides access to the tools and resources previously unavailable to all students. Whether engaging in virtual e-classroom sessions, or doing on-the-fly research in a lecture, BYOD changes the way you can learn. Read the BYOD Policy (PDF, 57.5 KB)

Lockdown Browser – Taking Tests Via Blackboard Securely

http://www.respondus.com/lockdown/download.php?id=193447031

Instructions for Students in the Civil Cluster of Programs

AutoDesk Software Download (PDF, 1.60 KB)
Bentley Software Download (PDF, 1.82 MB)
SAFI (PDF, 935 KB)
Installing WoodWorks (PDF, 308 KB)

BYOD Vendors
The following vendors have provided laptop, service descriptions and pricing.

Alex Cochrane & Sons Services (ACSS) – Timmins
BEST BUY Canada Ltd. – Timmins with remote services to Haileybury and Kirkland Lake
Krazy Krazy – Timmins
PowerSwitch Computer Repairs – Kirkland Lake
Quantum Xpress Ltd. – Haileybury
Staples – Timmins

Information for Prospective and Registered Students

REQUIREMENTS

It is recommended that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system, but students will have access to Windows-based applications through a network client application if they are using a different model of computer (i.e. Mac, Linux.Unix, etc.). The network client application allows students to access files and programs from any device that has a network connection. Not all program titles such as AutoCad have equivalent Apple/Mac versions. Students required to install these titles must purchase a Windows-based laptop for these installations.

Minimum Laptop Requirements for ALL programs EXCEPT: Civil Engineering Technology; Construction Engineering Technician-Building Management; Building Inspection Technician; Mechanical Engineering Technician; Mining Engineering Technician (see hardware requirements below for these program exceptions)
In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:
• Intel i3 Processor or equivalent
• 2 GB of RAM or more
• 100 GB HDD or more
• HD Graphics
• Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac
• Windows Operating System (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1)

Beyond the Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet, and operate software and course ware installed on the laptop, student laptops should be equipped with the following:
• Intel i5 Processor or equivalent
• 4 GB of RAM or more
• 200 GB HDD or more
• HD Graphics
• Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac
• Windows Operating System (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1)

Optimal Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet, and realize optimum performance on the software and courseware installed on the laptop, student laptops should be equipped with the following:
• Intel i7 Processor or equivalent
• 8 GM of RAM or more
• 250 GB HDD or more
• HD Graphics
• Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac
• Windows Operating System (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1)

Minimum Laptop Requirements for – Civil Engineering Technology; Construction Engineering Technician-Building Management; Building Inspection Technician; Mechanical Engineering Technician; Mining Engineering Technician.

In order to access the internet, and realize optimum performance on the software and course ware installed on the laptop, student laptops should be equipped with the following:
• Intel i7 Processor or equivalent
• 8 GM of RAM or more
• 250 GB HDD or more
• HD Graphics
• Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac
• Windows Operating System (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1)