BYOD at Conestoga

Conestoga is committed to supporting a Bring Your Own Device model here at the college.  This means you can bring whatever laptop, tablet or mobile device you have, to use on campus.  Please know, the IT Service Desk can not provide support for issues on your personal computer.

Downloading Software

Microsoft Office: Log in to Office to download Office 365 to your personal devices, you get up to 5 installs.
Adobe for students: Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until May 31, 2020 for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.
Adobe for staff: You can get Adobe for free, just log into Adobe using your Conestoga account and the enterprise login.

On-Campus Computers

You can access our Lab Configuration page to see what each room has in terms of hardware and software

Requesting Additional Hardware

If you are having trouble with your computer, or need additional hardware, like a webcam or headset, please contact the IT Service Desk.​

​Office 365

Your computer is equipped with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Visio, and Publisher.   For support on using this software, consult Microsoft's support site, and click on the icon for the software you are learning.  

Media Player

We use VLC Media Player, a versatile video and audio player, as our software to launch DVD's, .mp3's and more.  For support and troubleshooting using VLC Media Player, consult VLC's support site.  

View Client

We use VMware Horizon View - a Virtual Machine software, to connect our remote campuses to our infrastructure, and to provide consistent access to standard computer setups.  Students, faculty, and staff requiring specialized software may use a view tailor-made for them.

Your Classroom Computer's Software

Your classroom computer will have the above software, in addition to the following, as requested.


Easy Interactive Whiteboard 

Available in classrooms with Interactive Whiteboards (any classroom with a DVP model 595wi), this software lets you use your projected screen like a tablet, and draw and annotate on-screen.  Check out our support page to get started using Easy Interactive Whiteboard software.

Doing multiple choice quizzes using bubble sheets?  Use DataLink Connect to score the test results and generate reports to submit in eConestoga. Check out our support page to get started using DataLink Connect.

Parscore (OMR Scanner)

Some faculty may be using ParscoreThis software is not supported with training.  The support document for using this software is here.

Faronics Insight (Lab Monitoring)

We use Faronics Insight to allow faculty to monitor student activity on lab computers during class. Download this user manual to get started using the software.

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser application that locks down the testing environment within eConestoga. Check out our support page to get started using Respondus LockDown Browser.

Request Specialized Software

If licensing permits, specialized software can be requested for installation on college issued computers.  Request the software by emailing the IT Service Desk, detailing the software you need and providing evidence of any manager or Chair's approval.

Downloading Software or Adding it to your Home Computer

Work from home often?  Need to get a new copy of Microsoft Office or Adobe?  Looking for SolidWorks or DreamSpark? Check out the Downloads page to learn what software is available for you to download for no or at low cost from the college.

Get Training on your Computer's Software

Throughout the year, you can request training for any of the software issued on your desktop or classroom computers.  Contact Professional Development to arrange your training, or find out about upcoming training events.


Need Help?

Email the IT Service Desk, or call 519.748.5220 ext. 3444