Black Gold Regional Division No. 18
Calmar Secondary School


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Due to recent changes that have been made to the districts processes for access to our Wi-Fi network with non-BGRS devices, the wireless system that will remember you for a month; meaning that you will only be required to authenticate once every 30 days.

Please follow these directions to use the school’s wireless:

1.   Start up your computer.

2.   Connect to the “bgsd-byod” network.

  • To do this on a Windows computer, click on the wireless icon located on the right of your task bar, choose the network and click “Connect.”
  • On a Macintosh computer, click on the wireless icon located in the top menu bar and select the network.

3.   Start up a web browser; Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome.  You will be taken to a login screen. BYOD Screen capture 2Enter your network username and password.  You’re now connected to the network AND you won’t have to enter the password again for 30 days.

Please note that in our Bring Your Own Device projects, purchasing a device is not mandatory – while we encourage students to bring devices they already own, you are not obligated to purchase a device for your child.
For students who do not have a device, forget their device, or choose not to bring one, in formal BYOD projects, classrooms will have approximately 20 devices available for students use.
Inspiring Education and the upcoming new curriculum in Alberta Schools in 2016 or 2017 calls for an increase in leveraging technology for learning. Alberta Education has released the Learning and Technology Policy Framework for school divisions to plan for the greater integration with technology.