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 (128 GB, WiFi capable) during orientation week.* In 2013, KCUMB students were provided with either iPads or iPad minis.

    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 will receive an iPad during orientation, which will be used through the second year. Before entering the third year, medical students will receive an iPad mini. Students in the College of Biosciences will receive an iPad during orientation.

    •  Important note for students enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year: While all KCUMB students will be given iPads or iPad minis as part of the new tablet initiative, the schedule that they will receive their iPads may vary from what is listed above. Additional details are available on the University intranet.

     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 black.

    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.
    There will likely be a transition period during fall 2013 in which some paper tests may be used. Ultimately, the University will be working toward administering all tests electronically.

    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 with Retina Display - Product Specs*

    iPad with Retina display (Black, 128 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

    FaceTime HD camera
    1.2MP photos
    720p HD video
    FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi
    Face detection
    Backside illumination


    iSight camera
    5MP photos
    Autofocus
    Face detection
    Backside illumination
    Five-elements lens
    Hybrid IR filter
    f/2.4 aperture


    1080p HD video recording
    Tap to focus while recording
    Video stabilization
    Face detection
    Backside illumination

    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.

    iPad mini with Retina display- Product Specs*

    iPad mini (Space Gray, 64 GB, WiFi capable)
    A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor

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

    FaceTime HD camera
    1.2MP photos
    720p HD video
    FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi
    Face detection
    Backside illumination


    iSight camera
    5MP photos
    Autofocus
    Face detection
    Backside illumination
    Five-elements lens
    Hybrid IR filter
    f/2.4 aperture


    1080p HD video recording
    Tap to focus while recording
    Video stabilization
    Face detection
    Backside illumination

    Display
    Retina display
    7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
    2048-by-1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
    Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating 

    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.