This is an introduction to the Apple iPad.
Upon completion of this 1-on-1 training, you will be able to:
Note: Apple periodically releases software updates for the iPad. To apply the update, back up your iPad and then go to Settings -> General -> Software Update -> Install Now.
For information on iOS releases, see http://www.apple.com/ios/
To turn your iPad on, press the sleep/wake button that is located on the top right corner. Below is a display of this button and the other functions of the iPad.
Pressing the sleep/wake button once while the iPad is on will lock the iPad. This prevents anything from happening when you touch the screen.
To turn your iPad off, press and hold the sleep/wake button until the red slider appears. Then drag the red slider to power off.
The first time you use the wireless internet on campus, you will be asked to register your iPad with the campus network. Once on the registration page (http://network.luther.edu/), select the first option which is for Luther College Faculty, Staff, and Students. Then enter your Norse Key username and password and click the Register button. You may need to reboot your iPad for the registration to take effect.
You can use your Norse Mail, Norse Calendar, and related Contacts through the Safari Internet browser. However, it’s much easier to use them within the respective apps on your iPad: Mail, Calendar, and Contacts.
ITS uses a special account to download and install default applications on your iPad. If you want to purchase additional applications, music, or other items through iTunes, you’ll want to use your own account.
Connect your iPad to your computer and iTunes will open. If you have used iTunes before, that account can be synced with your iPad. If you don’t have an account, create one and then it will sync with your iPad.
If you’re not near your computer, on your iPad go to Settings and click on “Store” on the left hand side. Then select “Sign Out”. At that point, you will be given the option to either “Sign In” – and provide both your username and password – or “Create New Account”.
Once you’ve setup the account and synced with your iPad once, you can either download apps to your iPad directly using the App Store or iTunes on your iPad, or you can download them using iTunes on your computer and then sync the iPad to your computer to transfer them to your iPad.
Visit the App Store on your iPad to download applications. Note you can port apps from your iPod Touch to your iPad and they will work. A select few iPad apps are listed here:
|Pages||$9.99||Word processing application|
|Quickoffice||free||Full editor for Google Docs and Word, Excel, PowerPoint (alternative to Pages, Numbers, Keynote)|
|Documents to Go Premium||$16.99||Full editor for Google Docs and Word, Excel, PowerPoint (alternative to Pages, Numbers, Keynote) User Guide|
|2Screens – Presentation Expert||$4.99||Full-featured document manager, file viewer, web browser and whiteboard with VGA-out to TV, LCD monitor or projector|
|Dropbox||free||Sync and share your files online and across computers|
|GoDocs||$4.99||View your Google docs|
|GoodReader||$4.99||Read huge PDF or TXT files; Google Docs integration|
|Citrix||free||Access Luther desktops, applications, and data (see note below)|
|Dragon Dictation||free||Voice recognition application|
|iBooks||free||Download and read books from the iBookstore|
|Kindle||free||Download and read Kindle books|
|Pandora Radio||free||Personalized radio that can stream music|
|USA Today||free||Latest news stories, scores, weather and photos|
|Marvel||free||Download and read Marvel Comics|
|Omnigraffle||$49.99||Create a quick diagram, process chart, page layout, etc|
|Adobe Ideas||free||Digital sketchbook|
|NPR News||free||Follow local and national news; listen to NPR stations|
|Google Search||free||Search Google quickly|
|Free Translator||free||Interface to free Google Translate API to languages|
|Wikipanion||free||Easy search, navigation and display of wikipedia entries|
|Google Earth||free||Explore global satellite and aerial imagery|
|Roadshow||free||Collect your favorite web videos, and play them back anytime, anywhere — even offline!|
|BeejiveIM for iPad||$4.99||Chat client that integrates with gChat|
Note: In order to use Citrix, an account must first be created by ITS. Once you have an account, the settings to use include Description: Citrix, Address: https://citrix.luther.edu, Username: Norse Key username, Password: Norse Key password, and Domain: lc.luther.edu. For detailed setup, see Citrix – iPad Installation and Configuration. For information on using Citrix, see Citrix Training.
When you change your Norse Key Password, you will need to provide that new password in order for your Norse Mail, Calendar, and Contacts to continue working on your iPad. The best method for changing passwords on your iPad is to wait for the device to realize the password has changed and then provide the new information. Below is additional information for each of the options:
There are times when you would like to display what’s on your iPad to a projector using the appropriate adapter. On newer iPads, everything on your iPad will display on the projector. On older iPads (1st generation), certain applications permit this ability. For a listing, see iPad Apps Supporting VGA/Composite/Component Out
In addition, podiums on campus now have AirServer installed which permits displaying what's on your iPad without an adapter.
Settings is where you change how your iPad functions. We encourage you to poke around and try things. Among the favorites: