In recent weeks, I have been asked why iPads are significant at Briar Cliff University, and for that matter, in the workplace. Since then I have been digging for resources that explains this. This article was forwarded to me by an associate (thank you). Enjoy! How the iPad has Changed the World of Business

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The GoodReader Series

Today is very exciting because the BCU Ed Tech department is launching its first video series to help faculty utilize both ANGEL and the iPad – specifically the GoodReader App. The strategy behind this video series is that it provides all the necessary content that would normally be delivered in a workshop, but completely online […]

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iPad Basic Tutorials

Experience Level: Beginner For those who are interested in learning the basics of the iPad, the link below is great place to start. Enjoy! iPad basic video tutorials

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Adding/Managing Media in WordPress

Both students and faculty at BCU use WordPress to share ideas, portfolios, and other relevant information. This article provides information that will help anyone who wishes to include media in their post, such as documents, pictures, and videos. There are plenty of resources out in the cyber world. We’re here to point them out. To […]

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Multitasking Gestures for the iPad

Skill Level: Beginner Software: iOS 5 & 6 Audience: All We found this link that demonstrates four (4) different ways to use the multitasking gesture tool for the iPad. Although this tutorial was created when iOS 5 was released, it is still relevant for iOS 6. Click on the link below and enjoy. CNET: Four […]

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Let’s Join the Space Race

Hello everyone, Before I make this introduction, I want to make sure I clarify the term “Dropbox” so it doesn’t come across confusing. At BCU there are two ways we use this term. First, there is the dropbox feature that we use in our Angel learning management system. Then there is the “Dropbox”  application that […]

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Apple iOS 6 Upgrade

By now most people have been aware that there is new operating software (OS) for iPads, iPhones, and iPods. iOS 6 was released back in September and there are over 200 new features introduced into the system. If you own the following devices, you have the capability to take advantage of this new OS: iPhone […]

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Using Angel on the iPad

Angel is the course management system for Briar Cliff.  It’s accessed at http://bcuonline.briarcliff.edu. Scrolling Because Angel uses a lot of frames in its web design, some pages in Angel will not scroll on the iPad.  To get around this problem, open Angel in Safari (or the web browser app of your choice) and tap on […]

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How do I find etextbooks?

We are currently in the Wild West phase for ebooks — the rules, territory, and culture are all still being established. Many of your textbooks won’t be available as ebooks yet. Some textbooks will be converted into apps, instead of ebooks. How do you find the book you need? First, make a list of the […]

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Security for the iPad, or Find My iPad and Passcodes

The Four Good Ideas for keeping your iPad secure are: Don’t set it down in public places, and keep your dorm room locked when you leave it there. Set up Find My iPad right away. (see below) Set a Passcode Lock and/or Restrictions. (see below) Take a picture of your contact information and set the […]

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How to sync the iPad to an existing iTunes account

If you already have apps – maybe for an iPhone or iPod Touch – you will need to reset your iPad and sync to the computer where you sync your other Apple devices.  This will transfer the apps you already own to the iPad. Anything you have already added to the iPad will be wiped […]

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How to rearrange apps

For a quick demonstration of creating app folders on the home screen, see the video below, or follow this link: http://youtu.be/wdMCGQ7G0_k The iPad can have up to 11 screens of apps and folders.  The Dock (the bar at the bottom of the home screen) can hold up to 6 apps or folders.  When you have a […]

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How to take a screenshot on the iPad

Press briefly at the same time — the power button (top right of the iPad) and the home button (bottom center below screen).  Your screen will flash and, if the sound is on, you’ll hear a camera shutter. Screenshots and photos taken on your iPad can be found in the Photos app, which has a […]

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How to get BCU email on the iPad

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars Tap on “Add Account” at the top Tap on Exchange Fill in the form, using “briarcliff” as the Domain and your BCU username. By default, the Description is “Exchange”. If you’ll be adding other email accounts, such as Gmail or Yahoo, you might want to change Description to […]

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How to create an iTunes account

1. If you need to create an iTunes account, but don’t want to use a credit card, get an iTunes Gift Card from the Briar Cliff Bookstore, HyVee, ShopKo, or any other reseller, before beginning this process. 2. Tap the App Store on the iPad. 3. Option A: If this is the first time you’ve […]

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How to get apps on the iPad

If you have already bought apps for an iPhone or iPod Touch, go here. If you don’t have an iTunes account at all, go here.

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