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Computers, software & BYOD

software and apps we use

We use a range of online systems to support our students' education and to allow parents and carers to stay in touch with school. For more information see our page about apps and online systems.

 

Microsoft Student Advantage

Microsoft Student Advantage

Office 365 Pro Plus entitles Hope Valley College students/staff to download local copies of the full version of Microsoft Office including familiar Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Lync and Publisher on up to 5 personal devices.

Office 365 Pro Plus can be downloaded through your college email account. To access this benefit use your college email login details at office.com/getoffice365

The following products are included with the Office 365 ProPlus subscription:

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC or Mac (Office 2019 base applications),
  • Office Mobile for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad / Office Mobile for Android.

 

How to connect to the college Wi-Fi

How to connect to the college Wi-Fi

For further steps required to connect mobile devices, please see the section below. Follow the next steps to connect your Windows/OSX device.

Connect to HVC-BYOD using your network username and password.

Download SSL Certificate here

Install the certificate in your web browser

Internet Explorer / Edge (For Edge Browser, use the Internet Explorer method)

  1. Download the certificate
  2. In the Menu Bar, click Tools > Internet Options to display the Internet Options window.
  3. Switch to the Content tab and, under the Certificates section, click Certificates to display the Certificates Window.
  4. Switch to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and click the Import button to start Certificate Import Wizard.
  5. Import the Certificate downloaded in step 1 using this wizard.
  6. Click Next
  7. Select Place all certificates in the following store
  8. Click Next
  9. Click Finish
  10. Click Yes to the security warning
  11. Click OK 

 

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Firefox

  1. Download the certificate
  2. In the Menu Bar, click Tools > Options to display the Options window.
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security tab
  4. Scroll down and click the View Certificates to display the Certificate Manager window.
  5. Switch to the Authorities tab and click Import.
  6. Select the Certificate downloaded in step 1 and click Open.
  7. In the Downloading Certificate window, select Trust this CA to identify web sites and click OK.
  8. Click OK

 

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Google Chrome

  1. Download the certificate
  2. To the right of the Address Bar, click on Customize and control Google Chrome button and click Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings and scroll down to HTTPS/SSL.
  4. Click Manage Certificates… to display the Certificates window.
  5. Switch to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and click the Import button to start Certificate Import Wizard.
  6. Import the Certificate downloaded in step 1 using this wizard.
  7. Click Next
  8. Select Place all certificates in the following store
  9. Click Next
  10. Click Finish
  11. Click Yes to the security warning
  12. Click OK 

 

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Safari

  1. Download the SSL CA Certificate as shown in step 1.
  2. Once downloaded, double-click the Certificate. This launches Keychain Access and displays a Certificate Not Trusted warning.
  3. Click Always Trust to import the certificate into Login Keychain.

Additional Steps required for IOS

How to trust the Root Certificate

The following instructions are for iOS 10.3, if your version is different please check the documentation to see where these settings are.

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Go to General and then click on About.

Select Certificate Trust Settings.

Additional Steps required for Android

To connect to the BYOD WiFi at Hope Valley College.
These steps were tested on a Samsung phone running Android Version 8.

Settings  > Turn on the WiFi and select HVC-BYOD

2) Change the settings to the following and select CONNECT.

EAP Method: PEAP
Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
CA Certificate: Don’t Validate
Identity: Your network username
Password: Your network password

3) Download SSL Certificate here

4) When prompted, enter and select the following:

5) You should now be connected to the HVC-BYOD WiFi

However, the following additional steps might be required depending on your Andriod version.

Browse to Settings Biometrics and Security

Scroll to Other Security Settings

Select Install from device storage

Browse to the storage folder where you downloaded the SSL certificate and select it and press DONE
When prompted, enter and select the following and select OK:
You should now be connected to the HVC-BYOD WiFi.

How to connect to the college Wi-Fi using Windows

Turn on the wifi and select the HVC-BYOD broadcast wifi
Click Connect
Enter your network username and password and click OK
You should now be connected to the HVC-BYOD wifi.
Follow the above steps on how to install the certificate in your web browser