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Connections iPad classes are in-demand with some partners reporting waiting lists of several months. The class material for iPad is comprehensive, covering all of the stock apps with plenty of classroom exercises.

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iPads no longer run iOS!

Beginning with the 2020 release of iOS, Apple has renamed the iPad operating system iPadOS. This name change reflects the diverging features between the iPhone and iPad. Many of these features take advantage of the larger iPad screen size and the accessories, like the Apple Pen, or Split View and Picture in Picture.

Some features cannot be used on older iPads. Multitasking features, and placing the Today View on the Home screen, for instance, are only available on the iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation and later), iPad Air 2 and later, or iPad mini 4 and later. If a feature

If you have the ability to contact students ahead of class, remind them to:

  • Bring a fully charged device to class.
  • Update their OS before class.
  • Make sure they bring their Apple ID and password if they have one.
  • Make sure they bring password information for any other email or social media accounts to class.
  • Bring any iPad accessories they want to share.

We suggest having a simple Wi-Fi password and posting it prominently to reduce time and errors for students logging on. 

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Marketing and catalog copy

iPadOS 13

iPads have a new operating system called iPadOS! New features (not available on some older iPads) include a new Home screen with the Today View, and multitasking improvements like Split View and Picture in Picture. This course is a comprehensive introduction to the iPad including all the standard apps you use the most.

iPad iOS 12

iOS 12 is here with new features and improved performance. This course will introduce you to all the basic apps including changes to the Control Center, Bedtime, Books, News, Maps, TV, Do Not Disturb and more.

iPad iOS 11

iOS 11 introduces some of the biggest and best changes for iPad users yet. This course has something for new and experienced users alike. All of the big changes are covered including the new "persistent" Dock, a new Control Center and App Switcher, the new keyboard that saves keystrokes, the all new TV app, Siri translations and much more.

iPad iOS 10

Apple's latest release includes updates to nearly every iOS app. You'll find new and creative ways to communicate with iMessage, smarter Maps, more health-oriented features, and much more. This course is a comprehensive introduction to iOS 10 and will help you master the wealth of features to be found in this release.

iPad iOS 9

Apple continues to enhance the iPad's usability with the release of iOS 9. Notes, Music, News, Maps and many other apps have new features you'll want to learn and use. This course is a comprehensive introduction to using the iPad including all of the included standard apps that come with iOS 9. Haven't upgraded to iOS 9 yet? Don't worry, this class will still teach you all you need to know, your device will just lack some of the new features.

iPad iOS 8

Apple's iOS 8 for the iPad introduces a ton of exciting new features including enhanced security, Family Sharing of apps, calendars, and photo albums, panoramic and time-lapse photo, Flyover tours, and much, much more. This course is a comprehensive introduction to using the iPad including all of the included apps. Still on iOS 7? Don't worry, this class will still teach you all you need to know, your device will just lack some of the enhancements.


Versions

iPad Essentials iPadOS 13

Current version: January, 2020
Translations: English, Spanish
Recommended course length: 5-6 sessions
Number of pages: 131 pages

iPad iOS 12

Current version: February, 2019
Translations: English, Spanish
Recommended course length: 5-6 sessions
Number of pages: 126 pages

iPad iOS 11

Current version: V1.0
Published: October, 2017
Translations: English 
Recommended course length: 6 sessions
Number of pages: 113 pages

iPad iOS 10

Current version: V1.0
Published: September 2016
Translations: English 
Recommended course length: 6 sessions
Number of pages: 102 pages

iPad iOS 9

Current version: V1.0
Published: September 2015
Translations: English / Spanish
Recommended course length: 6 sessions
Number of pages: 88 pages 

iPad iOS 8

Current version: v1.0
Published: October 2014
Translations: English / Spanish
Recommended course length: 6 sessions
Number of pages: 89 pages