iPads for Students

  • KCUMB recognizes that, in order for our students to be successful now and in the future, access to academic resources are critical, especially in regard to technology. Therefore, KCUMB is moving to a tablet-based curriculum to both increase sustainability efforts, as well as to give our students a technological edge. | See iPad Resources for Students (login)

    iPadsKCUMB is one of the few graduate and medical schools nationwide to provide tablet technology to all of our students. Incoming students receive an Apple iPad Air (64 GB, WiFi capable) during orientation week.* By providing students with tools and resources to help them achieve their goals, our University hopes to help students succeed at every level of their career.

    *Specifications are subject to change with product upgrades.

  • Frequently Asked Questions 

    This section will be updated regularly with new questions, so please check back soon for additional answers and further clarification about the tablet initiative.

    Q. Do students get to choose between an iPad and an iPad mini?
    A. No, first-year medical students and COB students will receive an iPad during orientation, which will be used throughout their education.   

    Q. Can students keep their iPads after graduation?
    A. Yes, upon graduation, students may keep their iPads. If a student withdraws or is dismissed for any reason, the iPad must be returned to the University.

    Q. Will the iPads come with cases and keyboards?
    A.
    No, students may purchase cases and keyboards that meet their personal needs. However, the iPads do include power adaptors and cables.

    Q. Can students customize (choose the color) of the iPads?
    A. No, all iPads provided by KCUMB will be Space Gray.

    Q. What, if anything, will be installed on the tablets?
    A. Every iPad includes the standard built-in apps such as Safari, iTunes, etc., but will not be installed with any additional apps. Any additional apps must be purchased and/or downloaded by the student.

    Q. Will students receive upgraded iPads as technology progresses?
    A. No. Incoming students will receive current technology intended to last them for the duration of their KCUMB education. These will not be replaced by the University as new models become available.

    Q. What happens if an iPad breaks or is lost? Does KCUMB replace/fix them?
    A. Students are responsible for the maintenance of their iPads and should contact Apple Support rather than contacting the IT Helpdesk for assistance. All iPads are also covered by the AppleCare Protection Plan for two years, which covers accidental damage. Replacing a lost iPad will be the responsibility of the student.

    Q. What if a student doesn’t want an iPad? Can he/she refuse it? Sell it?
    A. Students may neither sell nor refuse iPads, because there is an expectation that students will be using the iPads as part of the curriculum, including taking tests, in order to reduce paper waste on campus. It is important to remember that the iPad does not become the students’ property until they graduate. Graduates may keep their iPads or sell them according to personal preference.

    Q. Will all tests be taken on the iPad?
    A.
    The majority of exams will be taken using the iPad.

    Q. Will there still be financial aid adjustment for computers?
    A. Yes, there is a financial aid adjustment that can be used to purchase a computer.

     

    iPad Air with Retina Display - Product Specs*

    iPad Air with Retina display (Space Gray, 64 GB, WiFi capable)
    Dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics

    802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
    Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

    Retina display
    9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
    2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
    Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

    Chip
    A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor

    FaceTime HD camera
    1.2MP photos
    720p HD video
    FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi
    Face detection
    Backside illumination
    Tap to control exposure for video or still images
    Photo and video geotagging

    iSight camera
    5MP photos
    Autofocus
    Face detection
    Backside illumination
    Five-elements lens
    Hybrid IR filter
    f/2.4 aperture
    Tap to focus video or still images
    Photo and video geotagging
    HDR photos
    1080p HD video recording
    Tap to focus while recording
    Video stabilization
    Face detection
    Backside illumination
    Tap to focus while recording
    3x video zoom

    Power and Battery

    Built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
    Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
    Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

    Input/Output

    3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
    Built-in speakers
    Dual microphones

    Connector

    Lightening

    Sensors
    Three-axis gyro
    Accelerometer
    Ambient light sensor

    Operating System
    iOS 7

    Built-in Apps
    Safari
    Mail
    iBooks
    Photos
    Maps
    FaceTime
    Newsstand
    Messages
    iTunes Store
    App Store
    Calendar
    Music
    Videos
    Siri
    Reminders
    Contacts
    Camera
    Notes
    Photo Booth
    Clock
    Game Center

    Free Apps from Apple
    iPhoto
    iMovie
    GarageBand
    Pages
    Numbers
    Keynote
    iTunes U
    Podcasts
    Find My iPhone
    Fid My Friends
    Remote
    iTunes Trailers

    Location
    Wi-Fi
    Digital compass

    Video Calling
    FaceTime
    iPad Air to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi

    Audio Calling
    FaceTime
    iPad Air to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi

    Audio Playback
    Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000 Hz
    Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
    User-configurable maximum volume limit
     
    TV and Video
    AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
    Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
    Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

    Mail Attachment Support

    Viewable document types
    .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics

    Languages
    Language support

    English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
     
    Keyboard Support
    English (U.S.), English (Canadian), English (UK), English (Australian), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Stroke), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Slovak, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

    Dictionary support (enables predictive text and autocorrect)
    English (U.S.), English (Canadian), English (UK), English (Australian), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German, Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

    Siri languages
    English (U.S., UK, Canada, Australia), Spanish (U.S., Mexico, Spain), French (France, Canada, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong)

    Intelligent Assistant

    Siri

    Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more.

    Accessibility
    VoiceOver screen reader
    Guided Access
    Switch Control
    Support for playback of closed-captioned content
    AssistiveTouch
    Full-screen zoom magnification
    Larger type
    Bold text
    Increase contrast
    Reduce motion
    On/Off labels
    Invert colors
    Left/right volume adjustment

    Environmental Requirements
    Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
    Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
    Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

    System Requirements
    Apple ID (required for some features)
    Internet access9
    Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
    Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
    PC: Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    iTunes (free download at www.itunes.com/download) 

    Also includes
    Lightning to USB Cable
    USB Power Adapter

    Limited warranty
    iPads are covered under the Apple Care Protection Plan for up to two years.

    Product support
    Students should contact Apple support with questions and troubleshooting. Or visit the intranet for information about educational apps for iPad, workshops, user guides and more.

    *Specifications are subject to change with product upgrades.

    Incoming students: Before the first day of class, make sure to set up your iPad using the guide below. If you have any questions, please contact the KCUMB IT Helpdesk at 816-654-7700 or helpdesk@kcumb.edu.