iPad courses

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.

Instructor information

Class scheduling note:

Apple releases a new operating system every year in mid-September. It can take 2-3 weeks to update the manuals to reflect changes. iPhone and iPad users usually adopt new operating systems very quickly, around 50% at the 4 week mark at least. Be aware that scheduling classes either immediately before or after the release can result in issues with training manuals.

Please use the iOS 11 manual for all upcoming courses. Note that the course is now published as a single manual.

Apple's iOS upgrades tend to be adopted very quickly, and iOS 11 will be no exception for users with compatible devices. Note that iOS 11 is compatible with iPad Pro, iPad Air and Air 2, and iPad mini 2, 3 and 4. 

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

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 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