Teaching and Learning with iPads - Guides for Instructors

Leicester Medical School is the first UK medical school to adopt a one-iPad-per-student programme at the undergraduate level. Every first-year student receives an iPad for her learning as soon as she arrives to Leicester Medical School. Students are expected to bring their iPads to every class session in order to take notes, capture online resources, collaborate with other students particularly in groupwork sessions as described in this First Year Groupwork document , and watch and listen to multimedia learning materials.

These guides will get you started using the software and methods which support learning via iPads. The beginning point is the unit or block workbook, which is created and saved as a pdf, distributed on Blackboard, then downloaded by students onto their iPads and importing into the Notability app, a pdf annotating app purchased by all of the students. In addition, lectures on campus are automatically recorded by the Panopto system, multimedia material can be shared and discussions organised on  Blackboard, live polls and iPad-based quizzes enabled through Top Hat and Participoll, and webinars held which bring together remote participants into an online classroom-type environment.

Creating a unit workbook for use on iPads

Using and Linking to University Library resources (ClinicalKey, Lippincott, and others)

Sharing out lecture slides

What Apps for your iPad? Apps recommended and suggested for students

"Reflect" Lecture Capture (Panopto)

Explain Everything - to create hand-drawn videos with narration

Blackboard - Building a course that works well for students

Blackboard - Communication and Collaboration

Blackboard - Preparing Your Unit Resources Area on Blackboard

Blackboard - Uploading Files to Content Collection

Participoll for live voting and polling in class

Top Hat for in-class polling and out-of-class quizzes


Webinars with Adobe Connect and Blackboard Collaborate

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