accessing ches programs online

Students enrolled into CHES will need to access a range of applications and websites including Compass, Microsoft Teams, Class and/or Zoom to engage in lessons and programs, access curriculum, communicate with teachers and submit work online regularly. You are expected to participate in various aspects of the online courses, including virtual classes, forums and interactive activities.

To have the best experience at CHES, you need a device that is able to join live classes with a camera and a microphone. It can be beneficial to use a headset microphone for better audio quality, but in-built device microphones can also be used. It is also recommended that you have a device with a physical keyboard to easily take notes and respond to communication. Most desktops or laptops are compatible with our CHES Learning Management Systems.

Please note that a smartphone, tablet or Chromebook is insufficient to meet the needs of CHES programs. Where possible, it is recommended that more than one device is available if more than one student is enrolled at CHES from the same family.

RECOMMENDED  Specifications

To ensure that students are able to take full advantage of the programs at CHES, it is highly recommended that students use a notebook computer that meets the following specifications: 

  • Intel i3 or Apple M1 processor (or higher)
  • 8GB of RAM (or higher)
  • 256GB SSD (or higher)
  • Runs Windows 10, Windows 11 or macOS 11 (or higher)
  • Wireless internet connectivity
  • An in-built webcam and microphone
  • An audio jack or bluetooth for headphone connectivity
  • A full-size physical keyboard
  • All day battery life
  • Ability to install course specific software as required (please see individual subject information in CHES handbook)
  • Microsoft Office applications
    • Please note: The license for Microsoft Office desktop applications is provided by the student’s base school or the Department of Education (via eduPass)

Enrolment Information

further information on enrolment is available here.

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