Digital resources and tutorials

Recommended pdf readers

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Downloading and accessing Zip files

To extract compressed files i.e. download course units that have been uploaded as .zip files, you can use Adobe PDF reader, or alternatively download free app iZip, which can extract .zip and .rar files. Download iZip to find out more.

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Using electronic textbooks (eTexts)

To get the most value out of your electronic textbook, it is highly recommended that you watch the tutorial videos.

To watch the videos, first open the link and register with Bookshelf (VitalSource Technologies).

The app that you will need to access the textbook on your personal computers and devices can also be found on this support page (n.b. the app is called “Bookshelf” by VitalSource Technologies).

If you run into any difficulty there is also a 24/7 instant-messaging help service run by VitalSource Technologies (click the “Help” button at the bottom right of the support webpage and simply type your query)

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Additional resources to enhance your iPad experience

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iBooks – handy tips video tutorials

1. How to navigate around your iBook


2. Pop ups 101


3. Writing notes


4. The wonderful world of widgets


5. How to add text in widgets


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How do I set up my iPad?

 Download set up instructions (pdf)


Turning the iPad on/off

  • Turning on the iPad - Press and hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears.
  • Turning off the iPad - Press and hold the sleep/wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears. Slide the slider to the right to shut the device down.
  • Resetting the iPad if it is not responding - To reset an iPad that is not responding press and hold the sleep/wake button and the home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears (10-12 seconds).

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