e-Connect iPad Apps Guide

When you receive your e-Connect iPad, apps will be loaded during the initial setup process.  This is a list of those apps.

Pre-installed Apps

Native Apple Apps

iPad User Guide

You can either visit Safari to read the User Guide, or you can download it directly to your iPad and access it from Books.

Download the user guide from Apple Books

  1. Open the Books app.
  2. Tap Search, then enter “iPad User Guide.”
  3. Tap Get, then wait for the book to download.


Books allows you to read PDFs and ebooks from the Apple book store.


The Apple calendar allows you to access your iCloud calendar.  You can also add your Elon account here to see both personal and school calendars in one place.


You can create and share short videos in Clips. 


Contacts contains your iCloud contacts. 


Files is a file management app that allows you to save and access files on your iPad as well as to different cloud services (Microsoft OneDrive, iCloud Drive, DropBox, etc.).


The Mail app allows you to access your iCloud email, as well as link other email accounts including Gmail and your Elon Outlook account.


Messages is Apple’s text message application.


The Notes app allows you to create and share notes using text, images, video, voice, and web links.


You will find any photos you take on your iPad in the Photos app.  If you have iCloud photo enabled, you might also see photos taken on other iOS devices.


Reminders lets you setup to-do lists and assign dates and times to be reminded.


Safari is the native Apple web browser.

Apple Productivity Apps


You can create and edit documents using Apple Pages. Keep in mind that if you’re going to submit Pages documents in assignments, you should save to either PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Pages User Guide


You can create and edit spreadsheets using Apple Numbers. Keep in mind that if you’re going to submit Numbers spreadsheets in assignments, you should save to either PDF or Microsoft Excel format.

Numbers User Guide


You can create and edit slideshows using Apple Keynote. Keep in mind that if you’re going to submit Keynote slideshows in assignments, you should save to either PDF or Microsoft PowerPoint format.

Keynote User Guide


iMovie allows you to edit recordings and string together clips into one video file.

iMovie User Guide

Microsoft Office 365

Get the Most out of Microsoft Office Apps on your iPad


Outlook is your Elon email and calendaring app.


Teams is an app that allows you to collaborate in class and in group projects.  You can chat with classmates, receive and share files, take notes, and have video meetings.


OneNote allows you to take notes using images, text, video and audio.  You can share notes with other classmates, and your instructors will share notes with you.

OneNote for iPad Help


You can create and edit documents using Microsoft Word. 

Word for iPad Help


You can create and edit spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.

Excel for iPad Help


You can create and edit slideshows using Microsoft PowerPoint.

PowerPoint for iPad Help


OneDrive allows you to save files to your Elon file space and access them from any device where you are logged into your Elon account.  You can save files to OneDrive from any app that uses the Files app.


Microsoft Whiteboard is a digital whiteboard that you can use for collaborating in class or in group assignments.

Educational Apps

Moodle Mobile

Moodle Mobile is one way you can access your courses in Moodle, the Learning Management System (LMS) at Elon.  You can also access Moodle in the Safari or Chrome browsers.


Kahoot! is an app that allows you to answer questions your instructor shares with you in a game-like format.  You’ll receive game points for speed and accuracy.

Intro to the Kahoot! App


FlipGrid is a video discussion tool.  Your instructors will post video “topics” and you can respond to them as well as to posts by other students using video.

Getting Started with FlipGrid


A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that can contain images, documents, and videos and allows students to leave comments using voice, text, audio file, or video.

VoiceThread How to Articles


Bookshelf is the app that you will use in your nursing classes to download and access your nursing textbooks.

Getting Started with Bookshelf


Examplify provides students with a secure and stable exam environment for all assessment types.  It is used for many of your nursing assessments.

Examplify for iPad

LinkedIn Learning

With the LinkedIn Learning app, you can access your Elon LinkedIn Learning videos.

Khan Academy

Use the Khan Academy app to access Khan academy videos from your iPad.

Medical Apps


The Medscape app offers the latest medical news and expert commentary as well as drug and disease information, professional education, and CME/CE activities. You will need to create an account on Medscape to use the app.



AnyConnect allows you to access the Elon Virtual Private Network (VPN) from off campus if an application requires it.

Duo Mobile

Elon University uses a multi-factor authentication method (MFA), Duo Security, for logging into some web applications. 

Add a Tablet to Duo Security

Jamf Self-Service

Self-Service allows you to add additional Elon provided apps to your iPad if available.


You can use the AirMedia app to mirror your iPad to AirMedia-enabled projectors in some classrooms.

Additional Apps


Chrome is Google’s web browser.  You can use either Safari or Chrome for most websites, although some sites work better in Chrome.


Zoom is a web conferencing app that you can use to meet with your instructors or classmates virtually.


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