Does Tarleton Support the iPad?
Many members of the campus community have been seeking advice from Information Technology Services regarding the purchase of Apple iPads.
IT Services is currently developing standards for management of the Apple iPad. Departments are encouraged to contact the university's Computer Help Desk (254.968.9885,helpdesk@Tarleton.edu) for guidance on purchasing in iPad.
Individuals who choose to make a personal purchase of Apple’s iPad may contact the Computer Help Desk (254.968.9885,helpdesk@Tarleton.edu) for assistance configuring your Tarleton Exchange account or your Student Go account.
Can I use my personal iPad to access Tarleton email?
Similar to support for personal smartphones, the Computer Help desk can assist you in configuring services on your iPad. Tarleton Exchange account and Student Go account can be configured the built in mail app in iOS on the iPad. Alternatively, you can use Outlook Web Access via the Safari web browser on the iPad to access your email and calendar.
What kind of software can be installed on an ipad?
The iPad uses iOS for its operating system. This OS is significantly different from the standard Mac OS X platform. iOS uses software that can only be installed from the iTunes App Store, this requires an Apple ID account. Microsoft Office currently has free apps on the iPad with limited use. Apples offers the free productivity apps Pages, Numbers and Keynotes which can be obtained through the App Store. These apps work similar to Microsoft Office's Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
General strengths and limitations
Note: Not meant to be inclusive or representative of all opinions.
- Please refer to Apple's iPad retail page for features and specifications.