These instructions may not cover all possible things you’ll see on your iPad. Check with a teacher or Mr. Rule before clicking on something if you aren’t sure about something.
In some cases your iPad may not do things in the same order as listed below. This is NORMAL. No one really knows why……or at least “the mysterious they” haven’t bothered to tell Mr. Rule.
PLEASE help each other out – especially new students who aren’t familiar with iPads.
Make sure you have the correct cable + a charger block.
The cable should match the charger port on the iPad.
If your iPad has the “Hello” screen, start here:
Swipe to get past the first screen
Select the wi-fi network MDS-STUDENT
Username is mds##### – known as your MDS number.
Password is your Moodle password.
“MDS can Configure your iPad” Select YES.
If you already have one, Login.
email@example.com, password is your Moodle password.
If your Moodle password DOES NOT have:
a number, add 1871 to the end of it
an uppercase letter, change the case of the FIRST letter of your Moodle password
a lowercase letter, change the case of teh FIRST letter of your Moodle password
If NONE of these work and it keeps telling you “incorrect password”, you’ll need to do the reset password dance. Skip this step, and either figure it out OR come see Mrs. Andrews or Mr. Rule in the ARC later this week.
If you do NOT have an AppleID, you will need to set one up later. Skip this step for now.
When everything else is done, CLICK HERE for instructions on setting up an AppleID, and why you want to.
Siri? Your choice – Siri may or may not work.
Welcome to iPad!
Continue with the instruction below.
If your iPad has the new cover screen with Monty and your name on it – OR a notification that your iPad hasn’t been backed up in umpteen days, start with these instructions:
HINT: It’s faster to SEARCH for the app requested below, rather than blindly looking for it. Swipe DOWN in a blank area of the screen, and type the first few letters of the app [for example, type “set” to call up Settings, “mer” will call up Meraki, etc.]
NOTE: You MAY not have to setup your email again. Doublecheck it, though.
Join the network again [returning students only]
You’ll have to “resubscribe” to the network.
Settings –> Wifi.
If the login screen doesn’t automatically come up, then start up a web browser [Safari or Chrome]. Try to go to a website that is OFF-CAMPUS that you haven’t visited in a while. Macon.com, perhaps!
That should force the login screen to come up.
Settings –> Mail/Contacts/Calendars
If your email is already setup, skip this step.
If not, SETUP ACCOUNT
Sign in – firstname.lastname@example.org, Moodle Password
When it asks “IOS would like to accessblahblahblah” click YES – give it permission.
Settings –> iCloud
IF you already have an account, go ahead and sign in.
If your moodle password is missing a number, you should have added 1871 to the end of it.
If it is missing either an upper or lowercase letter, you should have changed the case of the FIRST letter in your moodle password to create the AppleID password.
IF you can’t get your password to work, go to iforgot.apple.com and reset it.
If you do NOT have an MDS AppleID, then you need to set one up. CLICK HERE for detailed instructions.
Search for DRIVE
Sign in – email@example.com and Moodle password
It WILL ask for it twice. Ask Mr. Rule later if you want to know why.
“Back Up Photos/Videos?”
This is a new feature – Drive can automatically backup your photos and videos from your camera roll, in the background, to your Drive space.
I suggest YES.
Upload Size? I Suggest HIGH QUALITY.
It backs up faster than “original quality”.
DO allow access to Photos.
Time to setup auto-backup to Drive.
Click past the intro screen. Get back to your Library.
Bottom Left, click the Gear icon to get to settings.
Select Accounts –> Google Drive. Login, YES allow access.
Select AutoBackup, select Google Drive.
Want to get some of your material from last year back into Notability? CLICK HERE and scroll down to the Notability section for instructions.
Setup Meraki MDM
THIS IS CRITICAL!
You should see a list of Networks. Select ALL IPADS.
The iPad will switch to a web browser, then settings, and a whole slew of dialog boxes will pop up.
Answer YES/AGREE/ALLOW/ to each one.
Once the iPad switches back to the Meraki App, it should say “Enrolled in All iPads”.
IF you accidentally enrolled in the wrong network, send an email to Mr. Rule and let him know which network you accidentally put yourself into. He’ll fix it later, behind the scenes.
IF Meraki asks you about turning on Location Services, YES, turn it on.
YES, allow Meraki to access location even when not running.
WHAT MERAKI DOES:
Allows your iPad to work better with our network.
Gives us a second way to find your iPad when you misplace it.
It IS a requirement for accessing our network.
Returning Students: Time to Clean Up after yourself
Call up Photos app. Clear out old Photos.
Call up Notes and Reminders – clear those out as well.
Sometimes your iPad has to be wiped clean of all your data….here is a list of everything you need to make sure everything gets setup and recovered.
DO NOT SET ANYTHING UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!
Kindle, iBooks, eTexts [may not apply to everyone]
Settings –> iCloud
do NOT create a new AppleID – just sign in to the existing one.
Fire up the app and login.
Settings –> Mail/Contacts/Calendars
Add Account >
Select GMAIL account
Type in your info.
Email Address is your FULL email address, including the mountdesales.net part
For Description don’t leave it at the default. I suggest MDS.
If you get 4 checkmarks, go to the next step.
If there’s a problem, doublecheck your typing. It is very common to misspell mountdesales.net, to add an extra space at the beginning or end, or to mistype your password.
This is a bit tricky, so pay attention!
Fire up Notability. All of your notes are gone – but you have a backup on Drive, right?
Setup your Dividers and Subjects [also known as the lines and folders] in Notability. Remember you should have a “Divider” for each class, and several “Subject” folders inside each divider. The exact list will change depending on the class.
CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT FOLDERS TO SETUP?
• Fire up the Drive app.
• Navigate to the folder “Notability”
• You should see a bunch of folders there – each folder in Drive = a folder in Notability…. but the Dividers don’t exist in Drive, so I hope your folder titles give you a clue to what’s inside.
• Write down what folders you’ll need, and inside which Divider/Class
Get to the main screen in Notability [the Library].
Setup the connection between Drive and Notability by clicking on the gear icon [bottom left] –>Manage Accounts, and click the LOGIN button next to Google Drive. DON’T SETUP AutoBackup yet!
Exit out of Settings.
You’ll have to download your backups one folder at a time
In Notability, select a folder to start and click it.
Then click the IMPORT button [looks like a rectangle with an arrow point INTO it].
Click Google Drive
Click the folder you want to import. You should see a list of docs inside.
At the top right is a link that says “Import foldername“. Click it.
All the documents in that Drive folder should import into the Notability folder you selected.
NEXT, select a different notability folder, then download the documents from Drive…. keep downloading until you get all of them you need.
NOW, setup autobackup.
Get to the Library/opening screen,
click the Gear icon on bottom left,
then Google Drive.
You’ll also have to setup any other app accounts [eTexts, kindle, ibooks, etc]
iBooks [optional for most students]
Some students will want to setup an account for iBooks, for a variety of reasons. MOST of the time you’ll want to use your PERSONAL AppleID [not your school one].
Settings –> iTunes & App Store
If you already have a personal AppleID, then use it.
If you don’t, you COULD use your school one, but remember that any material connected to that AppleID will disappear once you leave this fine institution.
•…. or you could create a new AppleID using your personal email address.