These instructions are designed to assist 1st year medical students with setting up their iPads.
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.
Open the Global Protect app on your iPad.
For portal address, use gwvpn.gwu.edu then click Connect.
Login to VPN using GW Single Sign-On
Check your Two-Step Authentication (i.e. text, Authenticator app, etc.) to authorize your VPN login.
You can now access Himmelfarb Library's databases, e-texts, and e-journals without any additional logins.
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: 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. The app version is useful in the clinical setting and other settings where you may not have a consistent or strong Wifi access.
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. The app version is useful in the clinical setting and other settings where you may not have a consistent or strong Wifi access; Lexicomp's app is also useful if you wish to install it on your phone as the Lexicomp website is not mobile-optimized.
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.