iPad Resources


Since Apple introduced the iPad, there has been a lot of interest in education.  There have been a number of studies in K-12 and higher education.  Many colleges have distributed iPads to students in the classroom in order to assess all the possibilities of this new product, which will change the way we read, teach, and learn.

Mobile Learning Initiative at USF

USF's Mobile Learning Initiative (MLI) is a pilot program that is exploring the effectiveness of mobile technologies for teaching and learning. Four graduate programs, consisting of 90 students and 40 faculty, are participating in the initiative.  Check out the details of the initiative here.

Also take a look at our original iPad project on wiki documenting the goals of the study and the contributions of the participants and the second iPad study on the iPad 2 wiki .

iPad and IOS News

IOS News

IOS is now out!  Check out the reviews on Apple's new mobile operating system at The Verge and Engadget.

iPad news

Now there are two!  9to5 Mac does a nice comparison of the 12.9" and 9.7" iPad Pro

iPad Pro 9.7" or iPad Air 2?  When you look at the two 9.7" iPads, which would be the better device?  The Verge reviews the benefits of each to help you decide.


Set up your DonsApps Mail and Calendar on the iPad

For Faculty and Staff For students and alumni
Mail Mail
Calendar Calendar

Manuals and Information

USF Wireless and the iPad

Accessing USF Wireless on your iPad here on campus?  You can self-register your device so you can access USF Wireless without the need to login every time.

Web Resources


Looking For a Case?

The number of cases that are available for the iPad is enormous and deciding which case is right for you can be daunting. The Wirecutter has put out a nice list of cases for all of the different versions of the iPad and iPad Mini.

Styling With a Stylus

Looking for a stylus for illustration, drawing diagrams or writing notes on your iPad? There are quite a few styluses available with varying degrees of functionality for drawing or writing. Prices can range from the cheap to the outrageous-The Wirecutter does a nice job reviewing a range of styli.

Keyboarding on the iPad

Typing on the digital keyboard on the iPad can be tough-especially for the touch typists. Fortunately there are a number of solutions available for those who need a "real" keyboard. Check out The Wirecutter's excellent article on keyboard  keyboard folio cases.

Productivity suites for the iPad

You can do email and calendaring on the iPad, but what about Microsoft Office type documents like Word and Excel? Check out the review on productivity suites for the iPad from CNET and Infoworld’s article on productivity apps for the iPad.

Microsoft releases Office for the iPad

When Microsoft first released Office for the iPad, there was a catch-you could view for free but needed to subscribe to an Office365 account to create and edit documents. Check out Engadget’s initial review here. Recently Microsoft made some updates to their suite that makes much more accessible to everyone. Read Macworld’s reviews of the 3 products: IOS Excel, IOS Word, and IOS PowerPoint.


Did You Know?

Packing the Dock
You can have more than 6 items in your iPad dock; if you have a good number of apps installed and would like to have dock access to say 20 items, create folders with the apps you want to be able to access from the dock. Then click and hold on the folder to enter the app edit mode where you can move or delete apps and folders. Drag the folder to the dock to finish. 

Force quit an app?
Have you ever had an app that seemed to freeze like a program on your PC or Mac? You can actually force quit that app by double clicking on the Home button to access the mult-tasking bar and press and hold on the offending app. A red circle with a line appears; press on the red circle to force quit the app. For later versions of the IOS, double click on the home button to access the multitasking view and swipe upwards on the offending app to force quit it.