Before teachers or students can begin to use T4L rollout Windows devices and those purchased in EdBuy, they will need to be built or configured using the eT4L server.
To deploy software to these devices or update the operating system, you will need to become familiar with the Software Catalogue and the Universal Desktop Manager (UDM).
If you encounter any problems throughout these processes, check out the troubleshooting information.
Once your devices are set up you can explore resources and PL to help you get started.
Windows devices first -time set up
Building and rebuilding using the eT4L server
When you receive your Windows devices they will not be configured for action, they need to be built via the eT4L server at your school. It is also recommended that you rebuild your devices at least once a year or when a new operating system is released.
Follow the steps in the video below or view the rebuild guide.
Managing your fleet using the software catalogue and UDM
Using the Universal Desktop Management (UDM) system you can manage your fleet of Windows devices simply and easily. This tool enables you to update the operating system, add or remove programs and more.
Note: If you are familiar with the ‘Manage my/staff access’ utility it can also handle this process.
- How all users (teachers and SASS staff) can request software using the Software Catalogue
- Deploying software using UDM
- Managing device locations and details
More detailed information
Now that you have your devices setup, software installed and more, you might want to go further. Check out the links below for more detailed information:
If you encounter any problems throughout the processes listed above here are some tips:
- if your device is not responding begin with an F12 rebuild
- jump into the ICT Support group in the department’s Yammer service
- if this does not solve your problem or you have additional enquiries log a call with EdConnect.
Getting started with your Windows device
Now that your devices are up and running it is time to kickstart your journey with technology in the classroom. Take a peek at these resources packed with top tech tips and tricks to boost your skills in no time.
Read - Get back to basics and explore the power of Microsoft Word with magazine.T4L
Attend – Catch up on a one-hour PL webinar to get started with digital learning in the classroom using Microsoft tools, or register for an upcoming event
Watch - Personalise your desktop to streamline your digital classroom on Windows Notebooks
Discover - Check out the Microsoft OneDrive resources page to start moving your documents to the cloud!
Learn - Boost your Office 365 skills in 10 easy steps with a curated digital pathway
Powering your productivity with technology
After mastering the basics of your device, explore a new set of resources designed to power your productivity with technology.
Read - Open up magazine.T4L to discover the power of Microsoft Teams and to manage your digital space
Attend – Catch up on a one-hour PL webinar on managing and personalising learning with Microsoft 365, or register for an upcoming event
Watch - Transform Microsoft 365 tools with Immersive Reader
Discover - Listen to a podcast on digital wellbeing featuring neuroproductivity researcher Dr Kristy Goodwin
Teaching and learning with your T4L rollout devices
Read - Craft inspirational presentations in PowerPoint with magazine.T4L
Attend – Catch up on a one-hour PL webinar to hear ideas for managing learning in a digital classroom on Windows devices, or register for an upcoming event
Watch - Power up PowerPoint with AI
Discover - Get your students creating with T4L Kids magazine, a self-guided independent learning resource
Learn - Take your classroom to the cloud with Microsoft Teams
For more support with your devices, subscribe to T4L and receive the latest resources or contact email@example.com.