iPad Innovation Academy: Basics
 iPad Innovation Academy: Basics

iPad Innovation Academy: Basics

Private University of Education, Diocese of Linz

Anna Weghuber & Thomas Wimmer


Duration 4 units
Unit 2 hours/unit
Licence CC BY 4.0
Participants 903
Availability Unlimited
Start Date 26 August 2023
Costs € 0.00

General Course Information

How do I turn on the iPad? How can I transfer data from one iPad to another? How do I mirror my screen content to the screen/beamer or smartboard? How can I quickly switch between apps? Finally an iPad in your hand and then many questions arise. Whether you are a beginner, advanced or professional - the MOOC is suitable for all users.

In the basic MOOC, all relevant settings from A-Z for starting work with the iPad are explained and helpful tips and tricks for advanced users are not neglected. Before starting productive work, the basics and special features are explained and applied using practical examples. Lessons can be made more effective and clearer with just a few simple steps. Sharing the screen and exchanging data in the classroom has never been easier than with iPad. Immerse yourself in the world of the iPad and let yourself be enchanted! Enjoy the easy and intuitive handling!


Course Content

In four lessons, we'll show you everything you need to start digital lessons with the iPad:

  • Lesson 1 (Basics: Settings)
    We affectionately call this part button science. Here you will learn the basics of the iPad and find your way around the basic settings.

  • Lesson 2 (Basics: Camera)
    The camera app is always underestimated. Here you can not only create photos and videos, but you can also use slo-motion and time-lapse recordings for your lessons.

  • Lesson 3 (Basics: Photos)
    The Photos app offers a variety of options. Besides creating albums, you can edit photos/videos instantly. The screen section can be changed in just a few steps, photos can be labeled or painted over. Movies are created and exported in no time.

  • Lesson 4 (Basics: Inspiration & Apple Learning Center)
    Motto: “Sharing is caring”. Educators use the technologies on the iPad in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we present many practice-oriented teaching examples that invite you to try them out in the class and motivate you to do something.
    Reference is also made here to the Apple Learning Center, where the content discussed in the MOOC is repeated and summarized.

Course Goals

The participants ...

  • can set up the control center individually.
  • learn how to send data quickly and easily via AirDrop.
  • learn how to use AirPlay to project content from the iPad onto a screen/beamer or smartboard.
  • can structure apps on the iPad (on the screen and in the dock).
  • know how to use Split Screen to move content, e.g. from one app to another app using drag & drop.
  • get to know the basic functions of the app camera.
  • can set settings for the camera.
  • get to know the basic functions of the Photos app.
  • create a photo review or a slide show.
  • purchase the bagde “iPad” in the Education Community Learning Center.
  • are inspired with many practical teaching examples.

Previous Knowledge

No special previous knowledge is necessary.

Course Procedure

The course consists of four lessons, each containing at least one video, various additional materials and a final quiz. The individual lessons are all activated at the start of the MOOC and are then available as self-learning courses.

Accompanying Phase

In order to deepen the learning content and to give you the opportunity to exchange ideas with Anna Weghuber and Thomas Wimmer, we are offering a one-off Zoom question time on the following date, in which you can participate voluntarily:
Date: Thursday, September 7th, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94294370711
All registered course participants will be informed by email one day before the zoom meeting!
We look forward to an interesting exchange!


For active participation in the course, an automated certificate will be issued upon completion, which contains your user name, the course name and the completed lessons. It should be noted that this is only a confirmation that you have correctly answered at least 75% of the self-assessment questions.


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  • Do I have to create an iMooX account to take part in the course?
    If you are already enrolled at a college/university, you can select "eduID" when logging in and then log in with your PH online access data from your university. Otherwise you can of course register again.

  • Are there fixed lesson times during which I have to be online?
    No, the modules are completed in self-study.
    However, there is an online question time on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., which you can attend voluntarily.
    The invitation will follow by email.

  • I missed the MOOC start time, can I still join?
    Yes, you can join the course at any time.

  • How do I get a PH-Online participation confirmation?
    If you have successfully completed the MOOC, you will find the registration link to a PH online event at the end of lesson 4. Register for this training event. Prerequisite is the enrollment at the Private University of Education, Diocese Linz . Also send the MOOC certificate to  ipad_academy@phdl.at. The PH online participation confirmations with 7 teaching units are issued quarterly.

  • I heard that after the 6 MOOCs you also have the certification for the Apple Teacher?
    In each of the 6 MOOCs of the iPad Innovation Academy series, lesson 4 refers to the Apple Learning Center, where the content discussed in the MOOC is repeated and summarized. Work through these lessons and complete the relevant quiz to earn your badge. Earn all six badges and you'll be certified as an Apple Teacher and meet the requirements to become an Apple Learning Coach.

Course Instructor

Anna Weghuber & Thomas Wimmer
Anna Weghuber & Thomas Wimmer

teach in education, training and further education at the Private University of Education, Diocese of Linz.

Among other things, they deal with new training formats for educators, developed the completely redesigned online training series iPad Innovation Series and are certified Apple Professional Learning Specialists.
Apple Professional Learning Specialist

Support in creating the MOOC: Birgit Zauner

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