February iPad Group Meeting

Below you will find some of the highlights from our February iPad meeting. We were so pleased to have Professor Elizabeth Berro and Professor Barry Morris as faculty presenters. They shared the many exciting ways in which they have used the iPad to enhance their courses. Chris Levy of ITS, presented the topic of Dropbox–iWorks integration.

Professor Berro’s experiences:

Professor Berro applied for a grant which allowed 20 of her students to receive iPads. The iPads are used to support interactive learning in the classroom.
Some of Professor Berro’s goals include :

  • entirely eliminating PowerPoint presentations
  • minimizing lecture time
  • enhancing group activities

iPad Application in NUR 422:

Apps Used:

  • Epocrates: reference for drug interactions
    • In-class application: research various drug interactions
  • Board Game Tools: timer, scorecard, dice
    • In-class application: used for in-class quizzes and exercises

Professor Berro collaborated with textbook editors to make the course textbooks available in ebook format.

  • In-class application: Students easily flip through the ebooks to look at diagrams and other important information. Continue reading

VPN: Connecting to the Pace Network from Home

In order to access your work computer from outside the Pace University network, you’ll need a remote desktop app like Wyss PocketCloud, or RDP Lite. But the first thing you need to do is use VPN to connect to the Pace network.

To enable VPN on your iPad:

Step 1: Install the “Cisco AnyConnect” app, and open it

Step 2: Add a VPN connection
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Setting Up Your Pace Email on Your iPad

To set up your Pace email account on your iPad, follow these instructions:

  1. Press the “Home” button to arrive at the iPad’s home screen.
  2. Tap the “Settings” app icon to enter iPad settings.
  3. Tap the “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” button to enter the “Mail” settings.
  4. Tap “Add Account” to add a new mail account to the iPad.
  5. Tap “Microsoft Exchange” to set up a new Exchange account.
  6. Enter in the following information for each of the fields:
  7. E-mail address your_Pace_username@pace.edu
    Domain PACE
    Username your_Pace_username
    Password your_Pace_password
    Description give this email account a name
  8. Press Next.
  9. You might get one or more messages:
    • If you receive the message, “Cannot Verify Server Identity,” press Continue.
    • If you receive the message, “Unable to Verify Certificate,” press Accept.
  10. You will see the previous screen appear with a new field labeled Server below Email.
    • Students: Enter m.google.com into the Server field.
    • Faculty/Staff: Enter email.pace.edu into the Server field.
  11. Press Next.
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Schedule for Spring 2011 Group Meetings

Hello all, and welcome back to a new semester!

These are the dates of the Spring 2011 user group meetings:

NYC PLV
  • Feb. 16 (10:00-11:30 AM)
  • March 10 (10:00-11:30 AM)
  • April 6 (9:30-11:30 AM)
  • May 12 (10:00-11:30 AM)
  • Feb. 15 (10:00-11:30 AM)
  • March 9 (12:30-2:00 PM)
  • April 7 (10:00-12:00 PM)
  • May 11 (12:00-1:30 PM)

EDIT: The Pleasantville March meeting has been changed to March 9, 12:30-2:00 PM.
EDIT: The April meetings have been changed to April 6 (9:30-11:30 AM) in NYC and April 7 (10:00-12:00 PM) in Pleasantville.

EDIT: The April 6 meeting from 9:30am – 11:30am is located in room w510.