Technology Services now has a new iPad cart with 30 (new or 3rd generation) iPads (with wi-fi only—no 3/4G). The iPad cart can be requested either through our online reservation system or by completing a Technology Services Equipment Reservation form available in the mail room or the Computer Center.
The delivery policies and procedures are the same as the wireless laptop carts. The iPad cart is reserved as a unit. The iPads are not checked out individually.
All the iPads on the cart have the same set of apps installed. Our existing app list includes the following:
|Skype||Dropbox||The Weather Channel|
|WebEx||Adobe Reader||Dragon Dictation|
|GDrive for Google Drive||Paper by FiftyThree||Brushes 3||Meritum Paint Pro|
|Educreations||Pages (*)||Keynote (*)||iMovie (*)|
|Common Core Standards||THUD! Presidents||ClassDojo||ASCD|
|MathSquared||Math Scale||Word Grab||Sight Words|
|Falling Stars||Prezi||Hangouts||Microsoft Lync 2010|
|Explain Everything||Vault Breaker|
All of the paid apps (*) have been purchased through Tech Services’ corporate account so that we can “reimage” the iPads and restore the apps owned by the College. Our plan would be to have faculty request new apps in much the same way they would request new software for installation in the computer labs. If the app is free, we could certainly add it to all the iPads during the next “refresh” period (we plan to refresh the iPads at least twice per year, in August and January). Quicker turnaround might be feasible, but would need to be requested and approved on a case by case basis. Funds for additional paid apps would need to come from the department requesting them. Several faculty members have already indicated that they will fund these purchases through a student course fee (yes; we realize that the students’ wouldn’t get to “keep” the app their course fee funded, but since the cost of apps is relatively low, we’re planning to treat them more like consumables).
Printing from the iPad cart is available. Print jobs are setup to print to the on-board printer.