Colo High School

BYOD Self Service Portal

BYOD Software

Colo High School has various software available free for staff and students from the NSW Department of Education. We have linked various help videos and information to get you started.

How to connect to the DETNSW Wifi

Recommended Free Software

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google.

Installation Instructions:

1. Navigate to this link and click the ‘Download Chrome’ button.

2. Double click on the ChromeSetup.exe file. This should be located within your Download folder.

3. If you’re asked, “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device,” click Yes.

4. Navigate through the prompts to install Chrome. After a couple of minutes, Google Chrome should be installed.

Minecraft Education Edition

Minecraft Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that builds STEM skills, unleashes creativity and engages students in collaboration and problem-solving. More info here.


Installation Instructions:

Follow the instructions created by Minecraft.Net.

NOTE: This is for Windows 10 devices.


Subscription Software

 All subscription software listed below is free for all Staff and Students.

Adobe Creative Cloud


Adobe Creative Cloud is a suite of professional digital media applications including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Muse and InDesign. Students can use their school email address to access titles for PC, Mac, iOS, Android and Web.


Follow the instructions within the video and use the link below to access Adobe Creative Cloud.

Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is a line of subscription services offered by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft Office product line. The Office 365 subscription will enable Staff and Students to install the following services on up to 5 Devices by using their school email address:


  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft OneDrive

                       Respondus lockdown browser for the minimum standards test for BYOD laptops.

                                                                  Click on the Link to download