How do you handle student owned laptops?
Hi everyone! It's great to have found a place for IT guys and gals who work in an educational setting to discuss issues!
Here's mine: We allow students to bring their own laptops to the college. Previously we would install a wireless certificate, their printers AND all of their software that they needed, on all of their machines. This proved to be too time consuming and difficult to manage so we are hoping to put the media in their hands and allow them to install as much as they can themselves. I expect we will have to install wireless certs for them as giving them access to do this themselves seems risky.
I am wondering if anyone else is doing this at their school and how you handle these students when they arrive on day one?
How do they authenticate to the network?
How do they get the software they need?
How are printers managed?
Anything else worth mentioning?
Thanks for your input! :)