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iPad Loan Program

Faculty interested in increasing student engagement in a teaching and learning environment can now borrow iPad tablets in one of the following ways:

  1. Faculty members can borrow one iPad for up to 4 weeks to determine whether this is a technology that would be appropriate for their classroom.
  2. Faculty can borrow from 5 to 20 iPads for classroom use. They can be loaned for 1 to 4 weeks during fall and spring terms. During the summer they can be loaned for the entire first session or second session (5 weeks).

iPad request forms need to be submitted 2 weeks in advance of date needed for class.

The faculty member or GTA, if instructor of record, assumes responsibility for the iPads, and support hardware (iPad cover, charger, and stylus if requested) upon receipt of hardware, and completion of required check out form. If the faculty wishes to have students take the equipment out of the classroom during the loan period, faculty would want each student to fill out and sign the iPad Classroom Equipment Checkout Form (below), which would transfer the responsibility of that equipment to the student to whom it is assigned. Equipment fees for loss or damage to iPads: Lost or Stolen: $500.00; Damaged: $50.00; Charger (Block and USB Cable) $40.00.

Request Single or Multiple iPads

For Class Use by Students outside of the classroom
OIT will provide a student check out form for faculty wishing to loan iPads to their students for use outside the classroom. On your initial application form you will need to indicate that students will be using the iPads outside the classroom. Each student must complete and sign the form prior to being allowed to take the iPad.

Download iPad Classroom Equipment Checkout Form (PDF)


Pre-Installed Software (Apps):
The iPads come from Apple pre-installed with software listed below:

  • App Store
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Clock
  • Contacts
  • Game Center
  • FaceTime
  • iTunes
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Messages
  • Music
  • Newsstand
  • Notes
  • Photo Booth
  • Photos
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Settings
  • Videos
  • YouTube


Suggested Software (Apps):
The following software has been used successfully for teaching and learning. You must create an Apple ID to download the app. The (*) denotes items that must be purchased. Some of the free apps may also include in-App purchases for access to additional features.

  • Brainscape
  • Doceri
  • Dropbox
  • Evernote
  • FindMyPhone
  • Flashcardlet
  • GoodReader*
  • Google Earth
  • iTunes U (Loaded w/UT main page)
  • Inkling
  • Kindle
  • Lecture Tools
  • NearPod
  • Notability*
  • Penultimate
  • Tips and Tricks – iPad secrets
  • UT app

iPad Training Options
In addition to the Loan Program, OIT offers iPad training. You are encouraged to sign up for the workshop that will meet your needs prior to requesting loaner iPads.  For additional training or a consult, please contact the OIT HelpDesk online or by phone at 865-974-9900.

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