Bring IT FAQs
Bring IT FAQs
Looking for more information about Bring IT? Here you'll find answers to some frequently asked questions.
Please refer to your specific program page to see if your program has minimum technology requirements.
Yes. Students who require accommodation for a documented disability should consider their adaptive technology needs when they select a device for their BringIT programs. Students who wish to access disability services can make an appointment with the Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services, by calling 416-289-5000, ext. 3850, or by emailing email@example.com.
The hardware requirements for each program are based on the software used and the learning outcomes of your field of study.
Please refer to the Minimum Recommended Hardware Specifications for your program under the Technology Requirements section of your program page. If your laptop meets the minimum hardware requirements and/or can run the software required for your program, then you can use your current device/laptop.
Please note: If you are purchasing a new device, you may want to consider one that exceeds the minimum standards. In some cases, it may be easier – and more cost-effective – to purchase a device that you can effectively use outside of your program for many more years.
In some cases, programs have listed minimum hardware (and software) requirements that may be met by a specific type of tablet. In instances where either the program allows for a tablet and/or the minimum hardware and software requirements are met by the tablet, you may be able to use the tablet.
Professors will integrate the use of a mobile technology device when it will enhance the learning experience. The professor may ask you to use a device to learn about and apply course-specific hardware and software tools, or to complete on-demand research, exams and quizzes. You may also be required to participate in collaborative exercises or respond to questions or surveys during class.
The cost of the mobile computing device is highly dependent on the minimum hardware requirements defined by your College program. Many programs require students to buy a mid-tier Windows laptop device. To better estimate the cost of the device you’ll need, please see the hardware requirements on the Technology Requirements section of your program page.
The vast majority of software (i.e., Office 365, AutoCAD) is provided to you as part of your college fees and/or is cloud based/free of cost. However, some programs may have unique software licensing requirements and annual subscriptions which will affect your costs.
Please refer to the Technology Requirements section of your program page for any specific accessories that may be required for your particular program. For instance, you may be required to purchase earphones so that you can use your device without disturbing others, or a headset/microphone combination that allows you to participate in online sessions and/or remote collaboration with your peers.
Most laptops are covered under their manufacturer’s warranty for a limited time. While Centennial’s Information Technology (IT) department can assist you with issues related to myCentennial or eCentennial login, they cannot provide hardware or configuration support. By doing so, they may breach your manufacturer’s warranty. You may wish to purchase an extended warranty along with any new device/laptop, when possible.
It is your responsibility to make sure your computer is in good working order and available for use during classes. In the event of an unforeseen circumstance where your device is not available to you, Centennial offers a short-term laptop loan through the Library Resource Centres. You must present your valid student ID card before you can check out a loaner laptop for up to three hours.
Centennial College domestic students who do not own a device may qualify for a $500 bursary. The bursary is disbursed on a first-come/first-served basis and assessed financial need.
You may also qualify for other bursaries. After we have supplied you with your fee statement for the fall (September to December) semester, check your myCentennial email account for a message containing a link to the College’s Doorway to Dollars Questionnaire. Based on your responses to this questionnaire, we will automatically invite you to apply for this and any other bursaries or scholarships for which you may qualify. To review all of the College’s bursaries, visit: https://www.centennialcollege.ca/financial-aid/centennial-college-bursaries/