Getting More from Apple iPads

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Getting More from Apple iPads

This course covers both Apple iPads and iPhones.

This course gives a detailed outline of the Apple iPad’s capabilities and functions.

Course Objectives

To give a comprehensive summary of the Apple iPad’s features and how to get the best out of it.

A workbook is provided containing exercises to give hands-on experience and general information. This is yours to keep.

  • On this course you will learn:
    • How the filing system in iOS works and how you can use it to your greatest advantage
    • How best to display move, copy, rename, find and delete files
    • How you can apply the same ideas to emails in your inbox
    • How to back up your files so that, if anything happens to your computer, you have copies that you can still use
    • How to empty the recycle bin and clean up your disk.

A workbook is provided containing exercises to give hands-on experience and general information. This is yours to keep.

Course Structure

Five weeks x2 hours sessions

The topics below are flexible and will be adapted to best suit students’ needs.  Topics covered will include:

  • Week 1:
    • Hardware & software controls
    • Navigation
    • Icons and folders
    • The onscreen keyboard
    • Text editing
    • Voice recognition (Siri)
  • Week 2:
    • Moving and copying files between different folders
    • Best practice for naming files and folders
    • Tagging and rating picture files
  • Week 3:
    • Safari – browsing the Web
    • Gestures
    • Contacts (address book)
    • Mail (email)
    • Printing
  • Week 4:
    • Calendar
    • Cameras / photos
    • Video calling
    • Messages
    • Music, books, maps
    • News
  • Week 5:
    • Settings: configuration and customisation
    • Notification Centre, Widgets, Search
    • iCloud
    • Backup – using iCloud or via iTunes on a PC
    • Revision / practice
    • Topics suggested by students

Prerequisites

No prior experience of the Apple iPad is expected, but it will be assumed you are already familiar in general terms with the Internet and email.

For those new to the Internet & email, we also offer the Starting off with Apple iPads course with the emphasis on these topics.

Please bring along your own Apple iPad or iPhone.

When and Where?

If you are unsure of the suitability of one of our courses or simply wish to find out more you can visit one of our drop in centres to discuss a course or visit our courses timetable page or our course planner page to see where and when the courses are being held.

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