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NSW Department of Education Software

 

 

 

 

 

Students with a current NSW Department of Education email address are able to download Microsoft and Adobe software free of charge. While all the software is available from the DoE is Microsoft Windows compatible, Apple MacBooks only have limited compatability while Chromebooks and Tablets (both Android and iOS) have no software available to them.

Titles include Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016 Pro for Windows and Mac and Adobe Creative Cloud for Windows and Mac.

You can access the NSW Department of Education software Catalogue from this website

https://nsw-students.onthehub.com

You will need to register with your school issued email address (username@education.nsw.gov.au) and purchase (for free) the software licence.

Important: Save the licence key that you purchase (take a photo or write it down) this is your key to activate the software.

 

Get the Essentials for Windows and Apple

G-Suite

Google Suite of applications are the preferred set of office utilities at Kingscliff High School. This suite of applications offer excellent collaborative features which greatly enhance student learning. To access G-Suite simply login to your student portal, use the left navigation shortcuts to select Learning and select G Suite (Google Apps for Education). From there you’ll find everything you need

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the preferred internet browser at Kingscliff High School, this is the access portal for almost all in class activities, projects and take home assessments.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365, is a powerful set of utilities which offer many features comparable to G-Suite, OneNote is a useful tool and workbook replacement in many circumstances. Office is one of the fundamental tools used throughout almost all businesses. Office 365 has cloud storage and can be accessed in a web browser or installed on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones. Office 365 is accessed through the student portal under the learning tab.

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a free video and audio player that can play a large range of file types without the need to install other software. it is a very lightweight program that uses very little processing resources when compared to Windows Media Player or iTunes, this makes it very capable to run on more portable devices

7-Zip

7-Zip is a free compression/decompression software which allows you to combine files and reduce their size for faster uploading, or the ability to email.

Anti Virus

Antivirus software should be installed on any Windows or Apple OSX device that is going to be used in a shared environment, such as school or places where free WiFi is available. Malicious software can be spread easily over open WiFi and novice internet users are especially vulnerable. Using a trusted and capable antivirus scanner will assist in keeping your data secure and safe at all times.

Kingscliff High School recommends Windows Defender, built into any windows installation after version 7, outside of that there are several free programs available that will more than satisfy your security needs. AVG AntiVirus Free and Avast! are the most established in that regard and paid-for options are also very reliable, however each have benefits over the other. With some research online you will be able to make a decision on which Antivirus best suits your needs.

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