iPod Touch Basics Training

This is a guide to using an iPod Touch with Luther College services such as Norse Mail and Norse Calendar.

Get Started Using your iPod Touch

For an introduction to your iPod Touch, review the user guide that you received when you purchased your iPod Touch. You can also go to http://www.apple.com/support/ipodtouch/.

Set up Norse Mail and Calendar on your iPod Touch

  1. Select Settings
  2. Scroll down to Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Select Add Account…
  4. For Norse Mail select Gmail
  5. Enter in
    • A name for the account
    • Your full email address
    • Your Norse Key password
    • A description of the account
  6. Click Next in top right
  7. Make sure mail is in the On position and if you would like the calendar for that account to sync make sure it is also set at On. This will automatically sync it within the calendar app on the iPod Touch.
  • You should now see this account listed in the Accounts section of Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • You can also add other personal accounts using the Add Account option by selecting the other email client in step 4.

Change your Norse Key Password

When you change your Norse Key password, you will need to provide that new password in order for your Norse Mail and Norse Calendar to continue working on your iPod Touch. The best method for changing passwords on your iPod Touch is to wait for the device to realize the password has changed and then provide the new information. Below is additional information on where to change it:

  • Within Settings select Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Select your Luther email account and then Account Info. Select Password and change it to your new Norse Key password.

Create Bookmarks for Luther Services

You can bookmark pages on your iPod Touch for easy reference as either a Bookmark or to Add an Icon to your home screen. To do this, go to the site you would like to bookmark, select the + symbol at the bottom of the screen, and choose whether you would like to create a bookmark or add it to your home screen.
Enter a name (any text) for the bookmark or icon. Some sites you may wish to bookmark include:

Setup Citrix

  1. Select App Store
  2. Select Search at the bottom of the page and search for Citrix Receiver
  3. Select Citrix Receiver and click install in upper right part of the page
  4. Select Citrix icon on iPod Touch
  5. Click + in upper right corner
  6. Enter
    • Description: Luther
    • Address: https://citrix.luther.edu
    • Username: (without @luther.edu)
    • Password: Norse Key password
    • Domain: lc.luther.edu
  7. To use, select Luther when you open Citrix and login to your account when prompted

Setup LDAP

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Select Add Account
  4. Select Other
  5. Select Add LDAP Account in the Contacts section
  6. Enter in:
    • Server: ldap.luther.edu
    • Username: No username is needed
    • Password: No password is needed
    • Description: Luther LDAP
  7. Select Next in upper right corner
  8. A pop up will appear asking ‘Do you want to try setting up the account without SSL?’ Select Continue
  9. luther, edu will automatically appear in Search Settings
    • Select Add Search Settings
  10. Base: ou=people, dc=luther, dc=edu
    • Click on description and people. luther, edu will automatically load in to Search Settings
    • Search Scope should be set to Subtree
  11. Select Luther LDAP arrow on top left of screen to return to the Luther LDAP home screen
  12. Select Save in upper right
  13. To use go into Contacts and scroll down to Luther LDAP
    • To search current staff, and students select people, luther, edu
    • To search all Luther emails select luther, edu


Settings is where you change how your iPod Touch functions. We encourage you to poke around and try things. Among the favorites:

  • Brightness & Wallpaper – You can change your the lock screen and home screen background picture with this option.
  • General – You can turn sounds on/off, change your accessibility options, and adjust other settings here.
  • Signature – When you send email messages from your iPod Touch, by default the message “Sent from my iPod Touch” will be added at the end of the message. If you like this, fine. If you want to change it, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Signature and change it to whatever you prefer, such as your name and contact information.