Academics

Technology

 

Our Philosophy

At TMI, we believe that by implementing purposeful technology integration, we will inspire students to be confident problem solvers and future leaders. Technology enhances learning and teaching at TMI and provides balance for our students and family.
Technology tools help to develop social intelligence, communication, and digital citizenship. As such, TMI is committed to thoughtful investment in technology, with a robust infrastructure that supports the education of our students as digital citizens with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for their well-being and success.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

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  • What is it?

    BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device, which means every student is required to bring their own laptop to every class, every day at TMI. The BYOD laptop model supports a student-centered environment at TMI, exposing students to integrated digital tools that prepare them for future success.

    Students and teachers will login to the TMI WiFi using their Active Directory username and password (not your Google account) on their device. Please note, this is different from accessing the Guest Network. The TMI Guest network is slower and has tighter restrictions on what can be accessed. 
  • We acknowledge that...

    Simply adding technology will not transform teaching and learning. The implementation of a BYOD laptop program requires a transformation in the learning experience. The overall goal of technology integration at TMI is to accelerate learning by providing opportunities for students to think and work creatively. When used purposefully, technology has the potential to support and scaffold student learning thereby promoting balance. Ultimately the vision is for our students to use technology not just for consumption, but for the construction of knowledge.
  • Looking ahead...

    Today’s students demand an educational structure that allows them to practice 21st century skills for jobs that have not yet been created. They need to be given the opportunity to practice authentic problem-solving and produce real-world work. The BYOD laptop model supports a student-centered environment at TMI, empowering students to utilize technologies to communicate, collaborate, and create.

Specifications for BYOD Laptops

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  • General Information

    TMI will not require students to own a specific brand or type of operating system. Rather, the TMI Technology Department, in collaboration with the Academic Technology Committee, has compiled a list of broad specifications for student laptop devices (see below). With these specifications it is expected the majority of students will be able to use a laptop they already own or be able to purchase a reasonably-priced laptop to meet the specifications. These specifications are meant to provide flexibility for students and parents, while supporting the variety of learners we have at TMI.
  • Minimum Specifications for BYOD laptops

    Operating System:PC - Windows 10
    Apple- MacOS High Sierra
    Processor:Intel i5 or AMD A10
    RAM:8 Gigabytes
    Hard Drive:Solid State Drive (SSD) 512 Gigabyte (Strongly Recommended) or SATA 512+ Gigabyte
    Display:13 inch
    Wireless:802.11 N or AC
    Camera:Built in Webcam with microphone
    Battery:6-8 Hour

    Antivirus software required.
    Microsoft Office required. Download via TMI email for free using link.
    Protective case/bag with student identifying information.
    Earbuds/headphones.
  • Recommended Specifications for BYOD laptops

    Operating System:PC - Windows 10
    Apple- MacOS High Sierra
    Processor:Intel i5 or AMD A10
    RAM:12 Gigabytes
    Hard Drive:Solid State Drive (SSD) 512 Gigabyte
    Display:15 inch with 1920 x 1080 resolution (also known as 1080p or Full HD) Touch Screen with Inking Capability
    Wireless:802.11 AC
    Camera:Built in Webcam with microphone
    Battery:8-12 Hour
    Security Feature:Biometric reader or facial recognition for unlocking machine

    Protective Case with student identifying information.
    Anti-Theft solution similar to LoJack for Laptops.
    Extended warranty with Accidental Damage Protection.
    Recommended weight of no more than 3 pounds.
    Antivirus software required.
    Microsoft Office required. Download via TMI email for free using link.
    Protective case/bag with student identifying information required.
    Earbuds/headphones.
  • Additional Software

    Students enrolled in specialized courses may need to purchase additional software.
  • International Students

    For our International Students we strongly recommend that their computer’s operating system be installed with English being the standard operating language.This will be helpful in the event that technical support is needed.

How to Connect to TMI's WiFi Network

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  • Android

    1. To access the TMI WiFi network on your personal device, locate the Settings on your Android device.
    2. From Settings, tap on WiFi under Connections. A list of WiFi connections will appear.
    3. Tap on/select TMI WiFi.
    4. Once selected, a pop-up will appear:
      • Verify that EAP METHOD is set to PEAP
      • Phase 2 Authentication is set to NONE
      • Verify CA Certificate is set to DON'T VALIDATE (option on newer Android OSs) 
      • Under IDENTITY, type in your Active Directory username
      • Anonymous Identity should be left blank
      • Under ENTER PASSWORD, enter your Active Directory password
      • Click CONNECT
    Your device will begin to scan and obtain an IP address. When you see the word CONNECTED below TMI WiFi, you are ready to proceed. You may then close out of the Settings window.
  • iOS iPhone/iPad

    1. To access the TMI WiFi network on your personal device, tap on Settings on your Apple device.
    2. From Settings, tap on WiFi in the left-side column.
    3. Tap on TMI WiFi. You will be prompted to enter your Active Directory username and password.
    4. A pop-up will appear. Tap TRUST.
    5. Your device will begin to scan and obtain an IP address. When you see a checkmark beside TMI WiFi, you are ready to proceed. You may now close out of Settings.
  • Chromebooks

    1. Click on the wireless  icon (bottom right).
    2. Choose TMI WiFi from the list of available networks.
    3. Enter the requested information.
    4. Click Connect.
  • Mac

    Connecting Your Mac Laptop
    1. Connect to the TMI WiFi by selecting the WiFi icon at the top of your screen.
    2. Enter your Active Directory username and password when prompted.
    3. Click Continue.
    4. If you have a password set up on your Mac, you will need to enter that username and password when prompted to make the change.
  • PC

    1. Click Connect on the TMI Guest
    2. Open Internet Explorer or another web browser and go to any website address if the TMI Guest WiFi Portal does not display. You will be directed to the TMI Guest WiFi portal.
    3. Under the “Log In” button click on the link that says “If you are a Student, Faculty or Staff Member click here to configure your device”
    4. Once the QuickConnect Configuration Wizard page loads click on “Start” in the lower right. This will download the QuickConnect Software.
    5. Run the QuickConnect.exe app that you just downloaded.
    6. If you get a security warning go ahead and allow the application to run.
    7. The QuickConnect Configuration Wizard will open. Click on “Next”
    8. Enter your TMI WiFi Logon credentials in the boxes provided
    9. The software will say “Configuring Your System”. Once it’s done configuring click “Connect” You will then be connected to TMI WiFi” If it fails to connect please contact the TMI Technology Helpdesk.
 

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  • Tips For Parents

    Please have your student:
    • Download: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Google Drive on their Smartphones, Tablets and iPads.
    • Install: Google Chrome on all devices to take advantage of the full functionality of G Suite for Education.
    Please make sure all Operating Systems are up to date and that your student's device has an up to date anti-virus software. ​
 

TMI's WiFi at a Glance

In order to ensure the success of our BYOD program, TMI has:
  • Increased our primary Internet connection from 100Mbps to 1Gbps for faster web browsing and downloads
  • Increased our WiFi coverage and capacity across many areas of the campus with additional money being allocated for additional upgrades as necessary
  • Planned a replacement of our Internet firewall and filter in Summer 2018 to allow for greater capacity

   Contact the Helpdesk

MISSION: TMI provides an exceptional education with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ that challenge motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.

TMI Episcopal admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
TMI Episcopal
20955 W. Tejas Trail
San Antonio TX 78257
phone (210) 698-7171
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