For you iPad (and iPad Mini) owners out there, check out the latest offerings the App Store from Desire2Learn (D2L):
Binder: an app that allows students to “fetch” documents from the Course Content tool and bring them to the iPad for reading later (even offline!) as well as for annotations like highlighting, free hand notes, text notes and underlining.
Assignment Grader: an app for faculty that makes it easier to grade Dropbox submissions even offline and submit the grades back into the D2L environment when you are online again.
Both require the same basic three steps:
- Download the app (Binder or Assignment Grader)
- Create an account via D2L’s new Edudentity server
- Open the app, login to the school’s D2L system and get started
For a little more info on Binder, check out the videos
Our new Pellissippi app is available in the Apple Store, Android Play and Blackberry Market.
The current version gives you access to:
- Campus Maps
- Campus News
- Important Phone numbers and
- Videos about the college.
Future versions will also provide access to even more!
Check out this post at Library’s blog…..
Ready to try out an iPad? Students can check out an iPad at the Hardin Valley campus Library. Five iPads are available for check out. An iPad can be checked out for 4 hours for use in the Library or ERC on a first come, first serve basis.
Faculty can check out an iPad at Educational Technology Service (ETS) for up to a week. Five iPads are available on a first come, first serve basis.
These iPads are loaded with over 100 apps. Check one out and try a few apps. It’s easy, just touch the screen. Know any awesome apps, especially in an academic related subject? Please be sure to leave us your suggestions at the iPad apps library guide.
Questions? Contact Librarians: Rick Bower (rbower – 539-7106), James Gill (jdgill – 539-7107 ) , Peter Nerzak (pnerzak 694-6517), or Instructional Technology Specialist: Brandon Ballentine (bcballentine 539-7333.
Don’t forget PSCC has a site license to lyndacampus. It is a software training & tutorial video library available to PSCC students, faculty and staff . It’s online courses help you learn critical skills . Access thousands of tutorials including video-based elearning courses on Adobe and Microsoft applications and technologies; web design; digital photography, video and audio; Mac applications; programming, and more. Lynda Campus’s team of trainers and teachers provides comprehensive and unbiased movie-based training.
Included are iPad sessions on Tips & Tricks for using this tablet.
Be sure to log in via above link, or at the PSCC Library’s A-Z databases page:
There, click on letter “L”, then on lyndacampus link, if off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your PSCC username and password. At the lyndacampus login page, at right, create your account by filling in and submitting form. When you return to the lyndacampus login page, log in with your lyndacampus account.
At lyndacampus, sign up for notifications as other sessions become available.
Questions, problems? Contact Library Reference desk: 865-539-7107; email: email@example.com; RefAsk form: http://lib.pstcc.edu/askref, or text to: 66746, start message with keyword: pslib, then enter message and send. Have a smart phone? Find Text a Librarian QR code at right and scan with your QR code scan app to start text app for you.
If you want to forward your Pellissippi Email (not email inside our online course system – often called D2L), we have instructions for several types of phones:
To set up your Pellissippi State email on your Windows Phone, do the following (for Windows Mobile 6.5)
On the Home screen, slide to the Mail tab.
Tap New Account at the bottom-right of the screen (or tap Menu > New Account if you have already added a mail account). The Mail Setup screen appears.
Enter your email address and password, select Exchange Email (Outlook), and then tap Next.
Enter the domain name and server address
Domain Name = pstcc.edu
Server Address = owa.pstcc.edu
Select the This server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection option and then tap Next.
Clear the data that you want to exclude from synchronization, and then tap Done. Your phone syncs with the Exchange Server and downloads your Outlook email messages.
Note If you include all Outlook data, your Outlook contacts, appointments, and tasks will also sync with your phone.
Pellissippi State’s email system is Microsoft Exchange. You can set up your Android phone to receive and send mail through this system. This tutorial is using Gingerbread Android OS. If you use a different version, the icons might be different but the settings will the same for our email system.
Open the Settings menu
From the Settings menu, touch or select Accounts and Sync.
Touch or select Add Account button
On the next screen, touch or select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync under More Accounts.
Enter your Exchange Server information and Touch Next.
Enter your email address and current password and click Next. The phone will communicate with the college’s Exchange server for a few seconds and the screen will return with some options.
Be sure the domain name is pstccad\your username (like mmouse or jthutt) Enter your current password and ensure that the server is listed as owa.pstcc.edu
Your phone will check the incoming server settings.
If everything is correct the Account Options screen will appear allowing you to customize your account settings. Finally, you will be asked to name this account and enter the name that will be displayed on outgoing messages. Touch Done when complete.
You will now start getting Pellissippi Email (and contacts and calendar, if you choose) to your phone.
Activation and Syncing
If your device is running iOS version 4.3 or earlier, you must sync with iTunes on computer for activation, backing up data, and updating the operating system.
- If you don’t already have iTunes installed on your computer, download it from the Apple website: http://www.apple.com/itunes/
- Launch iTunes and login using your Apple ID. If you do not have an Apple ID, you can create one by clicking on the Sign In button in iTunes.
- Connect your iOS device to the computer using the USB cable and wait for the sync to complete.
Tip: iOS devices are meant to be synced with only 1 computer. If you have multiple computers,choose the one you want to sync with before starting the activation/sync process detailed above.
Adding PSCC Email
- Access the Settings app and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.
- Tap the Add Account . . . button.
- Select the Microsoft Exchange option.
- Provide your email address, username, and password. Type pstcc.edu in the domain field and click Next.
- Enter owa.pstcc.edu when prompted for the domain.
- Choose whether you want to sync mail, contacts, and calendars to your iPad using the toggle switches.
- Click Save when finished.
A Note About Email
As you are aware, your PSCC email account password must be changed every 90 days. When you change your password, it is a good idea to change it in your Mail settings on the iPad as soon as possible in order to avoid potentially locking your account.
Accessing PSCC WI-Fi
- Access the Settings app.
- Tap the WI-Fi button.
- Make sure WI-Fi is turned on.
- Tap the PSwifi network and wait for a login screen to appear.
- Sign in using your regular PSCC username and password.
- After a period of inactivity, you’ll need to login to the wireless network again using the steps above.
Downloading New Apps
- Browse apps using the App Store app.
- When you find an app you would like to download, tap the app’s price tag.
- Provide your apple ID and password.
Tip: Depending on the size of the app you’re downloading, you may need to sync with iTunes before the app will be installed.
Most developers frequently update their apps with new features and bug fixes. The easiest way to update all your apps is through iTunes.
- In iTunes, access the Applications section.
- Click on the Check for Updates link.
- Click on the button to download all free updates.
- Once the downloads are complete, sync your iPad to install all of the app updates.
Once you’ve downloaded many applications, you will probably want to start organizing them for easy access.
- Rearrange apps by tapping and holding the icon until it wiggles. Then, simply drag an icon to a new location to rearrange. You can move apps to new pages by dragging the app to the corner of the current page and waiting for the previous or next pages to appear.
- Create folders by pressing an app icon until it wiggles, then dragging it and releasing it over another app.
- You can also organize apps in iTunes if your device is connected to your PC.
Delete existing apps by either holding the app icon until it wiggles and tapping the X icon or by selecting the app icon in iTunes and pressing the Delete key.
The iPad OS allows for simple multitasking.
- When you launch a new application, the current app will remain open in the background. Only certain tasks are allowed to use multitasking (such as location services and audio).
- Switch between open apps by pressing the Home Button twice.
- Close a running application from the multitasking screen by pressing an app icon until it wiggles and tapping the X button.
- Some apps use location awareness to enhance the user experience. However, you may not feel comfortable sharing this with applications. Within settings, the Location Services section gives you a quick way to enable or disable location services per application or at a system-wide level.
- The small switch in the upper right corner of the ipad (in portrait orientation) is used to mute audio. In the General section of the Settings app you can change that to lock screen rotation if desired.
- We recommend enabling Passcode Lock and Auto-Lock so that unauthorized access to information on your phone is limited should your decide be lost or stolen. (Available in Settings > General).
- Install the Find my iPhone application. If your device is ever lost or stolen, you can use another iOS device or the Mobile Me website to play a sound, send a message, lock, or wipe all data from the device. The app and service is free.
Adding Web Pages to the Home Screen
You can save links to webpages to your home screen so that accessing frequently-used sites is very similar to launching native apps. For example, try adding D2L to your home screen:
- In Safari, navigate to elearn.pstcc.edu.
- Tap on the action icon (to the left of the address bar) and choose the Add to Home Screen option.
- Click Add.
- Now you can access D2L at any time by clicking on the icon!