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Student iPad Loaner Program - installing apps

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IS&T provides loaner iPads to eligible students and faculty on request. See Student iPad Loaner Program Landing Page for information on the loaner program.

To install apps on your loaner iPad, you can go through the App Store, or use MIT's Self Service app to get MIT-provided software.

Using the App Store

You can access the App Store from your iPad's home screen. To download apps from the App Store, you will need to log in with an Apple ID. You can use your existing Apple ID if you have one, or create a new one. See Create An Apple ID for Your iPad for more information on creating a new Apple ID.

Using Self-service

On your home screen, look for the Self Service app. When you launch it you will see a list of apps that MIT provides for free. Click Install to begin installation. Installing from Self Service will give you the same apps you can get from the App Store, but does not require an Apple ID and paid apps are licensed by MIT.

Currently, the following apps are available in Self Service for all users:

  • Cisco WebEx Meetings
  • Explain Everything Whiteboard
  • LastPass Password Manager
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • MURAL - Visual Collaboration
  • Slack
  • Notability

Requesting licensed apps for personal iOS devices

If you are using a personal iPhone or iPad, you may request access to paid apps to be granted on a temporary basis. If granted, you will be able to install paid apps provided by MIT from the App Store. See [Requesting MIT-provided apps for your personal iPhone or iPad] for more information.

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September 16, 2022

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