About Educator Laptops

Educator Laptops are available to Greater Victoria School District teachers with a continuing contract of any FTE. The program was launched in 2016 in support of the District’s Technology for Learning Strategy. The laptops come with Microsoft Office, Google Chrome and several other programs that teachers use everyday. Other applications can be installed. The laptops are fully supported by the Information Technology for Learning Department.

Using Your Educator Laptop

Follow the links below to learn more about using your laptop:

Understanding the Basics

Click here to get your laptop Setup and learn basic information about using your device at work and at home here.

Working With Windows 10

Click here for beginner and Intermediate Tips for working with Windows 10, your laptop’s operating system.

Working With Google’s G-Suite Tools

Your District Google Account (ending in sd61learn.ca) is your ticket to all things Google. Click here to learn more here.

The Laptop’s Physical Layout and Features

Click here to learn about the ports and buttons your laptop uses to connect to other devices.

 

Participation in the Educator Laptop Program

All Teachers with a continuing contract of any FTE, and all Principals/Vice Principals are eligible to receive an Educator Laptop. If you are eligible and would like to request one, review the Guidelines and Expectations page of this website and then click on Participate to request an educator laptop.

Participation in this program is voluntary. Every classroom is equipped with a teacher desktop computer. If you do not have a fully functioning desktop computer in your classroom please create a GVSD Help Desk Ticket to request one.

Teachers can also opt to use their own personal device in the classroom instead of using a district supplied laptop.

If you have any feedback or questions relating to this program, please direct them to Evan Garland, Manager of Information Technology & Security  egarland@sd61.bc.ca

Handout for New Laptops

This document is for ITL Support Staff to give teachers when assigning a new laptop: Get to Know Your Laptop