Tech Tips: “AirDrop” file sharing

If you’re having trouble with this feature let the helpdesk know by emailing helpdesk@hastings.edu. If you have a tip you want to share or think your peers should know, please submit them to bdavis@hastings.edu. “AirDropping” is a fantastic way to quickly share a document outside of Google Drive with someone. AirDropping allows you to directly connect to another person’s iPad and share a file with … Continue reading Tech Tips: “AirDrop” file sharing

Apple updates “Widgets”

If you’re having trouble with this feature let the Helpdesk know by emailing helpdesk@hastings.edu. If you have a tip you want to share or think your peers should know, please submit them to bdavis@hastings.edu. Apple recently released its iOS 14 update. One of the most notable changes is the addition of customizable, on-screen widgets. These widgets are replacing the content in the “Today view.” The … Continue reading Apple updates “Widgets”

Screen Record Feature

Your iPad has built-in tools for screen recording. This feature can be utilized to record your own powerpoints/keynotes, lectures, notes, guides, and projects. To enable screen recording go into Settings>Control Center>Customize Controls. Click the green plus next to the “Screen Recording” control center icon. Once the control center icon has been added, you can start a screen recording by dragging one finger from the top … Continue reading Screen Record Feature

iPad “Speak Selection” Feature

Your iPad can read most text to you. This is a feature called “Speak Selection.” You can enable this feature by going into Settings>Accessibility>Spoken Content>Speak Selection. In order to utilize this feature, you highlight a selection of text and then tap once on the highlighted portion. A menu will appear above the highlighted portion, and you will select “Speak.” There are other options on the … Continue reading iPad “Speak Selection” Feature

iPad “Dictation” feature

Using “dictation” on your iPad (having the iPad type what you speak) can be a great tool for transcribing your thoughts onto paper.  You can pair this function with the Notability app to organize and get complicated thoughts out onto paper. This can be a great start for outlining a paper or charting a long, multi-step process.  This feature can be enabled through Settings>General>Keyboard>Enable Dictation. … Continue reading iPad “Dictation” feature

iPad “assistive touch” feature

The iPad has a feature called “assistive touch.” This feature allows the user to use a pointer on the screen that can be programmed with several commands and functions. The assistive touch button should interest folks who don’t enjoy having to swipe to get around on the iPad. This feature provides an alternative for swiping in and out of apps. The assistive touch feature can … Continue reading iPad “assistive touch” feature

iPad “Floating Keyboard” Feature

The size and location of your on-screen keyboard is  customizable by utilizing the floating keyboard feature. Use this feature by having the keyboard visible on the screen and then pinching inward with two fingers on the keyboard. Now, drag the keyboard to any location on the screen. To undo this setting, you will do the same pinch with two fingers over the keyboard, except this … Continue reading iPad “Floating Keyboard” Feature

iPad “Drag and Drop” Feature

You can easily copy and paste text and images from Google Chrome or Safari into Google Docs, Word, Pages, Notes and Notability (and more). This is done by split-screening two apps like Google Docs and Google Chrome. In Google Chrome, you press and hold on text or an image to highlight it. Once the text or image is highlighted, press and hold on the text or image … Continue reading iPad “Drag and Drop” Feature