These instructions are designed to assist 1st year medical students with setting up their iPads.
Once you receive your iPad, you will need to complete these set-up steps.
After receiving your iPad:
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If you have additional questions, please contact:
Himmelfarb Library's App Shelf provides information on the library's app collection including instructions for connecting these apps to the Library's institutional subscription in order to access premium app content.
The App Shelf provides information on additional Information Apps for specialty content (Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas, Board Vitals, etc.) as well as additional apps including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Your iPad came with a generic name, but you will want to personalize the name.
About this app: The Cisco AnyConnect client allows secure remote access to GW systems including Himmelfarb Library resources. This app will allow you to access Himmelfarb Library resources and other resources from off-campus locations as though you were on the GW campus.
When you'll use it: AnyConnect VPN can be used to connect to Himmelfarb Library's online collections from off-campus locations; you don't need to use AnyConnect VPN when you are on-campus..
Open the AnyConnect app on your iPad.
Tap Connections and choose Add VPN Connection.
Enter the following information in the form that appears:
Server Address: go.vpn.gwu.edu
Tap Save to save the connection.
Move the slider to the right next to AnyConnect VPN to start a connection.
Enter your UserID and password and tap Connect to connect to the GWU VPN network.
About this app: Google Drive provides you access to the document storage portion of your GWmail account.
When you will use it: secure storage for documents; can be used to back-up documents from selected apps on your iPad .
About this app: box is a cloud-based storage and collaboration service which is been licensed by GW for your use.
When you will use it: to security store documents and back-up files.
About this app: PollEverywhere is an audience response app used to respond to surveys and questions live during class
When you will use it: to participate in sessions and respond to questions during class.
About this app: Wēpa (We Print Anywhere) is the printing system at GW. Wēpa is a cloud-based printing system which allows you to submit a print job from any location on campus, including from your iPad, and pick up the print job at any location. Print kiosks are available at Himmelfarb Library (1st and 3rd floors) as well as at other campus locations. Wēpa provides black and white as well as color printing. The charge for black and white printing is $0.09 per sheet, or $0.10 per sheet ($0.05/side) if printing double-sided. The charge for color printing is $0.70 per sheet ($0.35/side if printing double-sided.) You may pay with your GWorld Card, credit card (a $0.40 transaction fee is applied), or funds deposited into your Wēpa account.
When you will use it: if you want to print any course materials or other documents while you are at GW.
About this app: Panopto is an app which permits access to videos of lectures from you iPad. Panopto is intended as a study tool, not a substitute for class attendance. Please note that recordings include only voice/screen – not laser pointer, whiteboard, or panels. While most sessions are recorded, some instructors or guest speakers may not permit recording; in addition, technology sometimes fails and so sessions may be missed.
When you'll use it: to view the recording of a class either because you missed it or for review purposes.
About this app: OneNote is note-taking program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes, drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users.
When you will use it: to take notes in class including adding notes to instructor presentations.
About this app: DynaMed is a point-of-care information resource which includes drug and disease information. DynaMed contains more topics than epocrates+ and also provides more detail on clinical interventions and the quality of evidence for that information. DynaMed is provided to you courtesy of Himmelfarb Library.
When you will use it: to find evidence-based information on specific conditions including diagnostic approaches
About this app: epocrates+ is a point-of-care information resource which includes drug and disease information. epocrates+ is the app version of Epocrates Essentials and is provided to you courtesy of Himmelfarb Library.
When you will use it: to find evidence-based information on specific conditions including diagnostic approaches.
Online Access: DynaMed and epocrates+ are both available as mobile-optimized web resources. Both are available from Himmelfarb Library's homepage, and have also been added to your iPad as homescreen icons. You have full access to both resources via web access, and have the option to also add these as apps
App Access (OPTIONAL)
About this app: Lexicomp is a comprehensive clinical drug information app including Lexi-Drugs and Lexi-Interact. Lexicomp is provided to you courtesy of Himmelfarb Library.
When you will use it: to look up specific drugs; to identify possible drug interactions; to identify visually identify drugs.
Online Access: Lexicomp is available as a web resource and will display well on your iPad. It can be accessed directly from from Himmelfarb Library's homepage. Lexicomp's website is not mobile-optimized so if you wish to use it from your phone regularly, you may opt to add it as an app.
App Access (OPTIONAL): Lexicomp's app requires annual authentication to keep it activated.
Please note: to complete the two final steps of your iPad set-up, you will need information which will be distributed later. Once you have that information, please return to complete these final steps.
About this app: class schedules and locations.
When you'll use it: daily in order to know when and where your classes will occur.
About this app: secure, offline testing application for iPad.
When you'll use it: to take exams.
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