Welcome to iPad Education

How to Use an iPad​

The Home Key, which is the circular button below the iPad screen, is the master button. When you press it, you will be returned to the Home screen. When pressed twice rapidly, any apps that are open will be displayed, allowing the act of switching between different apps simple. Dragging apps up, closes out those that no longer need to be used. It is a good habit to frequently close any apps that are not in current use, to preserve the life of the battery.

At the top right corner of the screen, there is the Battery Indicator which reflects the percentage of battery charge that is left on the iPad. At the top center of the screen, you can locate the Clock, and in the upper left corner, the WiFi Indicator. Externally, there is a Headphone Jack on the corner of the upper left edge so you can plug in a headset to listen to your audio and video. A Power/Lock Button is located at the corner on the upper right edge. If you hold this button down for three seconds, your iPad will give you the option to power off by swiping from left to right. If you simply click it, your ipad will lock, disabling its touch functions. Along the upper right edge are the Volume Buttons, which you may control to your preference. At the bottom edge of your iPad, there is a Port where you can insert the cable to Charge your device. It is recommended to allow your Ipad’s battery to die completely, then recharge the battery to maximize the life of the Ipad battery.

The Control Center may be accessed by swiping from bottom to the top, giving quick access to the most utilized settings. When activated, the Airplane Mode suspends the radio-frequency signal transmission by the device, thereby disabling Bluetooth, GPS, and WiFi. The Wifi indicator may be turned on and disabled by tapping it; when the icon is illuminated, this indicates the Wifi Connection is established. The wifi indicator reflects the strength and quality of the current Wifi connection. Low signal may delay video capabilities, whereas good signal will reflect a high signal and provide good video display. The Bluetooth is accessible through the same gestures. If you have no bluetooth devices already set to connect automatically, then you will have to pair your devices with the iPad through Settings.

The Crescent Moon symbol is the Do Not Disturb option. Its function stops notifications, alerts, and calls from making any noise, vibration, or lighting up the iPad screen when the screen is locked. Tap (highlight) the Bell icon to Mute the device, and tap it again to disable the Mute function. The Padlock icon surrounded by an arrow is the Rotation Lock, which allows your iPhone to be locked or "frozen" in portrait mode. When the Rotation Lock is activated, turning your iPhone to the horizontal orientation will not allow the screen to rotate into landscape mode.

The Screen Brightness may be adjusted to your preference by dragging the white dot along the line. The Clock icon directs you to the World Clock, Alarm, Bedtime Stopwatch and timer. Swiping up to return to the Control Center and tapping on the Camera Icon takes you directly to your Camera. The AirPlay Mirroring function is used to share your screen, if you would like to view whatever you are viewing on your iPad onto another screen. The Night Shift will automatically adjust the brightness to your preference for night viewing when set up in Settings.

Airdrop is a feature which enables the transfer of files between supported Macintosh computers and iOS devices without using mail or a mass storage device. The options of connecting to either ‘contacts only’ or to ‘everyone’ is available. This option should remain off until needed, so there is no accidental sharing of any information, documents, images, etc. If you have an Apple TV, you can use AirPlay to wirelessly stream video to your HDTV from Safari or QuickTime Player, or use your HDTV as a Mac display. Lastly, to exit the Control Center, swipe down instead of double-clicking the Home button.

The settings you will need to customize, particularly WiFi, Mail & Contacts, where you can add a new Wifi and mail account. If you do not already have Wifi, you will need a device called a Router that connects to your cable box (or another source of WiFi signal), which emits a signal that your iPad will receive, once set up properly. Viewing the videos and documents already loaded on your iPad does not require an internet connection. If you need to access your online course site to take an exam or if you want to view or download some information from the web, you will need to be connected to the Internet.

You will see a list in the WiFi section of Settings that shows all the available Wifi Networks located in your immediate area. When you choose a network from the list, a password will need to be entered. This password was either created when you setup your Router or the password was provided by the person who manages the network you are connecting to. Once you enter the correct password, your iPad will remember it and connect automatically. However, each time you move to a new location outside your network, you will need to establish a new Wifi connection with the local network.

Brightness & Wallpaper – you may adjust how bright you want the screen to appear, and select different wallpaper from the choices that are preloaded on your iPad or from your saved Photos. When you choose another image, you will have a choice to assign the image selected for your “Locked Screen,” which is what you see when you open your iPad, or for “Home,” when you return to your home page, or both. If you prefer to change the location of the icon on your home page, press your finger gently on the icon, hold your finger until all the icons begin to jiggle. When the icons jiggle, you may move the icon by dragging it to the preferred location. When you are satisfied with the new placement of the icons, click on the Home button once again to set the icons in place.

iPad Apps for Students

The TV icon located to the right of your Mail, contains all the courses you need to access for your degree program. To navigate through the videos, simply scroll up and down. To select a video, tap the video once for a description of the clip; press the Play arrow once to view the video. Tap once on the clip to list your options. At the top of the screen, you can view the length of the video, including the controls to Fast Forward or to Rewind the clip.

The options will disappear after a few moments, but if you tap the screen again, they will reappear. You can make them disappear by tapping the screen. At the bottom of the video, an option for Volume Control is available. The Rewind option will take you back to the beginning of the clip. The Play/ Pause button located in the center, and the Fast Forward button will forward your clip to the end. There is an option here that will allow you to minimize the screen so you may navigate through your iPad without losing your placement in the video. To close the video, double tap on the Home screen and drag the screen up.

Music is the next app, where you may locate the Creative Relaxation Visualizations (CRV) that Dr. Patrick Porter created to support many of the IQUIM courses. These are known as Superlearning audio files that are used for meditation and relaxation purposes, and work really well with the BrainTap Technology glasses. The CRV files were developed to help you study, review, assimilate and retain the information from the various courses. They are organized by different days, which include some of the course segments. Navigating through the files is simple: tap once to on the desired audio to select it. To play, press the Play button on the bottom. To Pause, press once again. The red circle with three white dots inside provides the option to remove (which should not be done), add to playlist, play the next song, or play later.

File Manager Pro - Click on the File Manager Pro icon to view a list of the Programs you are currently enrolled in. Within each program you will find a list of all the courses for that program. Scroll through the list to locate the course you want to access, then click on the Course Name to view the list of documents. Once you click on a Document, you can scroll through to view all the images and text documents. When reading the text or viewing the images, you may zoom in and out by double-clicking on the screen.

Creating an Apple ID

To create a new Apple ID, tap the Safari icon. In the search bar, type “appleid.apple.com.” This will take you to the Apple ID Page where you can manage your Apple account. Scroll down to “Create your Apple ID,” where you will be directed through the process of creating your own Apple ID. Remember, this is your personal account you will be using for your iPad and other Apple products or your choice. You will use the ID and Password you created to update and download apps.

The first step to create your ID Username/Login, will require an email address. When you want to change anything pertaining to your Apple ID, such as to verify your identity or to change your password, you will use this email address.

Secondly, a password must be created, followed by ‘confirm password’. The next step is to enter your Name. If you forget your Apple ID or password, the Security Questions make it possible for you to retrieve or change your password or to verify your Identity. The security questions and answers need to reflect personal information that only you will remember. The last few steps consist of entering the Country and deciding whether or not you’d like email announcements regarding Apple Music, iTunes, and Apple News Updates. Leaving the blue boxes checked will automatically send emails to your Username/ Login email. Uncheck them if you don’t want those notifications.

The Security Code must be entered, which is generated through random selection. You will need to access the email you used for your Apple ID to retrieve and activate the ID. Login using your ID email and verify it so you may activate the ID on the iPad. The final step of creating your apple Id, a six digit code will be sent to the email that doubles as your Apple ID, you will need to retrieve the code and plug it in to verify the ID. At this time you may restore your Find My iPad function.