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Educational Technology Resources at Bryn Mawr College

Find out about educational technologies available to members of the Bryn Mawr College community.

iPads for Faculty Use

Classroom Use: iPads are available for faculty to reserve for pedagogical use in classes. Fill out this form to inquire about reserving one for lecture or several to distribute to students for class activities.

Individual Use: The Help Desk as a pool of 6 iPads available for individual checkout to Faculty or Staff for College-related use or testing. To request an iPad from the Help Desk, please fill out this form.

User's Guide for iPads: Click on this link and download the PDF for an overview of basic iPad functions and suggestions on how to effectively use them in the classroom.

Can I present from an iPad?

Yes, you can! You will need an adapter to attach it to the VGA cable, but otherwise presenting from an iPad works the same way as presenting from a laptop.


Lightening to VGA adapter, for iPads with Retina Display.

Apple 30-pin to VGA adapter, for iPads models 2 and higher.

Both adapaters are available through the Apple Store on Bryn Mawr College's purchasing system, e-Market.

Digital Rights Management Restrictions:

Please note that video-streaming apps (e.g., Netflix, NBC, etc.) typically block mirroring iPad content on another device, meaning it will not play through to the computer. For more information, click here.

Swivl Presenter Tool



Swivl is a tool that you can use to record a presentation from an iPad or iPhone. It allows you to use a slideshow presentation while walking around the room and recording your voice. The Swivl adapts to your movements and rotates to face you when you move around the room. Swivls are available to check out from the Canaday Library Circulation Desk.

For a webinar on Swivl, click here.

iPad Tech Talk

Chris Boyland, Esther Chiang, Jancy Munguia and Elizabeth Reilly attended the 3rd Annual Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina on November 19-21, 2014. On December 3, 2014 they gave a tech talk about the future of iPads in higher education.


iPads from the Education Technology Services Pool come pre-installed with a variety of apps to enhance teaching, learning, and research. In addition to the standard Apple applications, you will find the following apps:

Microsoft Applications, including OneDrive, OneNote, OWA for iPad, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

Google Applications, including Google Drive, Slides, Sheets, Docs, and Google Earth.

Interactive Whiteboard Apps, including Doceri and ShowMe.

Apps for Notetaking and Handwriting, including MyScript Memo, Evernote, and Penultimate.

Apps for Reading and Document Viewing, including Read&Write, Foxit PDF, BrowZine, BlueFire Reader, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Apps for Presentations and Collaboration, including Prezi Viewer, Slideshark, and VoiceThread.

Other Apps for Learning and Reference, including Pleco Chinese Dictionary and Quizlet.

If you require particular apps that we don't already install on the iPads in our pool, we will work with you to determine the best fit for your needs.

Useful Websites