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A guide to equipment available to check out from Hamersly Library, Western Oregon University

Checking out the iPads

The iPad (SPED only) package includes the following components:

  • iPad 4
  • Bluetooth keyboard case
  • power adaptor
  • iPad charging cable
  • keyboard charging cable (may be white or black)
  • cleaning cloth
  • instructional handout
Who can borrow one? Special Education Division, by specific course approval list
How long is the loan? Term-long
What are the overdue fines? $10 per day
What is the replacement charge? $630
Guides and Manuals

User Manual from Apple

Special Education on iOS
Apple's page overviews how iPad features can serve students with a variety of disabilities.

 See Current Availability (24 copies)

Quick Reference Guide

Physical Orientation

The Home button has several functions. It wakes the iPad when it is sleeping, exits out of apps, and returns the iPad to the primary "home" screen.  Double-click the Home button to select from all currently running apps.  Hold the Home button for a second to manage the apps: move them to new locations on the home screen(s), close open apps, delete apps from the device.

A quick press to the On/Off Sleep/Wake button will both wake the iPad and put it to sleep. The iPad uses very little power when it is asleep, so it is not often necessary to turn the iPad entirely off. But when needed, the same button turns the iPad on or off--just hold it down for a few seconds.  To power off, you'll have to confirm on screen.  While the iPad powers on, the Apple icon will display for a minute; when the home screen displays it is ready to use.

Downloading Apps, Media, and Files

Besides the core, Apple-installed apps. these iPads come pre-loaded with a few Special Education apps.  You may download other apps, but please note the following issues:

1. You need your own Apple ID. If you own an iPod, iPhone, or Mac computer, or use iTunes at all, you already have an Apple ID; it's the username and password you use to login to the App Store or iTunes. The Apple ID page will allow you to recover it if you've forgotten it, or to create one. 

2. Your purchases (free or paid) through iTunes and the App Store follow your Apple ID.  So even if your initial download is to this borrowed iPad, you can subsequently download it to another iOS device (iPhone or iPad) you have now or get in the future.  And the reverse is true; if you already own an iPhone to which you've downloaded apps, those apps will be available to download to this borrowed iPad.

3..These iPads get wiped clean of anything saved on them between rentals. If you download, install, or create any content on the iPad, you must copy it to another location before the end of your rental.

Pre-Installed Apps


The SPED iPads come loaded with the Built-In Apps as well as:

(iPads numbered 20121168 – 20121172 do not have Proloquo2Go installed)

Finding Additional Apps