Loan Bank

A technology loan program that is responsive to your student’s needs.

Overview

SET-BC loans technology to school-based teams in BC school districts based on classroom or student needs identified during our Collaborative Action Plan (CAP) process. We also provide short-term loans of complex technologies for trial and assessment purposes.

SET-BC provides support and service for loaned technology for up to three years and the loans can be anywhere from a month to a school calendar year depending on each situation. Technology on loan from SET-BC is fully managed and supported throughout the service period by the SET-BC technical support staff. This includes repairs and replacements as necessary due to defects or normal ‘wear and tear’ in the school environment. Visit our SETdesk Support Page for more information.

Available Technology

We provide long and short term loans for the following types of technologies.

Access

Switch technology, alternate input devices, text-to-speech / speech-to-text software, word prediction software, and computing devices that provide support for students who have difficulty accessing their curriculum due to a physical challenge.

Communication

Alternative or Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices and software / iOS apps that provide support for students who have communication challenges.

Differentiation

Computing devices with software / iOS apps that support alternate formats and a variety of presentation methods in order to provide support for students needing to acquire content and represent their learning at their level.

Learning

Computing devices with software / iOS apps that support students’ acquisition of content and representation of their learning.

Vision

Magnification or braille software and hardware that can assist students struggling with vision loss to access their curriculum and course materials and demonstrate their learning.

Contact Loan Bank

To learn more about Loan Bank, including what technologies are currently available or how to request a loan, contact us using the form below and a SET-BC team member would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Check out some of the common questions we receive about Loan Bank. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, be sure to check out our main FAQ page for more questions.

SET-BC owns the equipment and technology that it loans out to students and schools. Students cannot take the equipment with them from one school to another school. In the case that a student moves to another school district, the loaned equipment is sent back to SET-BC. Once a student has been registered in their new district, the equipment can be reissued to the new school for the student’s/school’s use. The responsibility of the equipment is assigned to the new school. For more information on Equipment Returns, visit our Support Page.

A student can take equipment home at the discretion of the school. No waiver from the parent is required by the school, however, the school is responsible for the return of the equpiment. If equipment is lost or missing during this time, the school will be invoiced.

No. Parents and educators cannot sell equipment loaned from SET-BC. Equipment is strictly on loan and is owned by SET-BC and the Ministry of Education.

No. SET-BC does not sell its equipment to anyone. Equipment is owned by SET-BC and the Ministry of Education and is strictly for loan.

Once equipment has been transferred to a district, the equipment now falls under the district’s stewardship. If you need to dispose of a piece of equipment, check with your district and follow the appropriate policies and procedures. During disposal, please remove SET-BC ID tags from the equipment.

For loaned equipment owned by SET-BC, this is not allowed. In the case where equipment ownership is transferred to the district, this request should be directed to the school team or teacher.

Visit our Support Page for more information on our equipment return process.

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