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The LC iBook "Top 10"

  1. 1. The LC iBook “Top 10” More how-to guides are available on 1. iBook Overview: Power / Ports / Audio / Removable Media Modem connection (for slow dialup connections!) Firewire 400 USB 2.0 & 1.0 Video port (iSight camera, digital (digital camera, printer, (See section #9 of this camcorder, iPod, thumbdrive/keydrive) handout) external hard drive) Volume adjustment buttons Ethernet / wired network (Top of keyboard: F3 = mute, F4 = 1/8” Audio connection (when wireless lower volume, F5 = increase volume (headphones or Internet not available, like external speakers) hotel high speed Internet) Window Controls: MAXIMIZE CLOSE CD/DVD Eject Button MINIMIZE Power (Upper right corner of keyboard. Your iBook (Upper right corner of has a slot loading combo drive: you can read keyboard above F12 and and burn CDs, and read/play DVDs) CD/DVD Eject button) 2. The Dock, The Finder, 3. Power Management (Sleep, & Applications Restarting, Force Quitting) Done using your iBook? No need to shut down if you’ll use it tomorrow. Put it to sleep either by: Closing the lid Clicking on the Apple menu and choosing sleep. The Dock = Windows XP Task Bar Change dock location: Apple menu, Dock, Position on Applications in OS X rarely Left / Right / Bottom. Turn magnification on/off. freeze, but it is possible. If Click on the Finder icon (far left side of your computer is frozen, try: the Dock to open a “Finder window.” Force quitting the Navigate to different places on your troublesome program: hard drive using Finder windows. (Like Hold down command double clicking “My Computer” in (the apple key) and Windows XP) option, then press Use the left sidebar in every Escape. Finder window to navigate to Shut down the entire computer by holding down the frequently used locations. power button in the upper right corner of the Applications contains ALL the keyboard for 5 seconds. After it shuts down, wait software programs installed about 30 seconds before powering the iBook on again. on your computer. Last updated 4 November 2004 Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. 4. Wireless Internet Access & WebMail Click on the airport/wireless signal strength icon in the menu bar (upper left corner of the screen) and select an available wireless network. Here at TTU, we use 802.1X authentication, which means you must login with your eRaider username and password. Power Saving Tip: If you are Other locations (hotels, airports, other public wireless access areas) may be setup running on battery power and differently: NOT using wireless internet Open Network: No password or authentication required connectivity, turn off WEP Password: Enter a password (provided) AIRPORT (same menu as MAC Authentication: The MAC address of your airport/wireless card must above) to extend your be entered into the local router before you can wirelessly connect to the battery life. Internet Pay for Use: Like the “Wayport” service in some airports and hotels, pay a fee Once you are successfully by credit card after opening a web browser (Safari or IE) connected to a wireless Hidden Network: Network name is not browsable: Choose “Other” in above network, go to menu and enter the network name (provided by the network owner) in Safari or IE to check your TTU email! 5. Remote Desktop: Connect to your COE office computer remotely Use your iBook to wirelessly connect to your COE Office computer anywhere you have Internet access. You can view and control your computer in FULL SCREEN mode just like you were actually working at your desk! To do this: Your office desktop computer must be left turned on Your office computer must be running Windows XP w/ “remote desktop” enabled If you are not connected to the TTU network, you must login to the TTU Virtual Private Network (VPN) Have a Mac desktop computer? You can use Apple Remote Desktop (our college has an unlimited client license) to do this too. TIP: Before clicking CONNECT, click the DISPLAY Instructions will follow tab and choose FULL SCREEN. at a later TLO. Last updated 4 November 2004 Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. 6. Changing your password / COE & TTU Passwords Currently as a TTU employee in the College of Education, you have at least 4 usernames and passwords to remember and use for different purposes (TechSIS ID not included here): Your eRaider Password is used to: Check TTU email iBook Userid and Password TTU College of Education servers are on Log into TTU Wireless our own “domain” (EDUC). Each faculty To install software updates or Network and staff member have their own new software programs on your Log into WebCT userid and password for the EDUC iBook, you will be prompted for Log into RaiderLink domain. Use this to: your password. ( Log into a Windows computer at Log into TTU VPN (Virtual startup To protect your computer’s Private Network) Log into the COE network to security, please change your Log into the TLTC website and access the P or SHARE drive (for default password: register for a class Xerox scans, other shared files) 1. From the Apple menu Log into other TTU websites Log in to the COE Intranet choose SYSTEM requiring authentication, like ( using PREFERENCES. Purchasing Internet Explorer only (not 2. Click ACCOUNTS (lower Forgot your eRaider username or Safari or Netscape) left corner) password, or need to change it? Log Contact the COE Network 3. Change your password, into For personal Administrator if you have trouble with typing it twice to verify. help, call 742-HELP. your COE username/password 4. Close System Prefs. 7. File Saving / Compatibility 8. Moving Your Files Click Microsoft You have several options for moving files Word in the Dock and to and from your iBook: choose to open a new 1. Email a file to yourself from another Word Processing file. computer (check your email with Choose File - Save. WebMail or Entourage 2004) Click on the arrow 2. Use a USB thumbdrive beside the filename / keydrive. After you to show the complete finder window with all plug it in, open a Finder location selections. window and it will show up below your hard RECOMMENDED drive. SAVING LOCATION: 3. Connect to your network home folder Your home folder (Go - Connect to Server from the (looks like a house) in Finder) and login with your COE your documents username and password. Copy files folder. from the network folder to your iBook’s hard drive. TIP: Don’t delete 4. Use an iPod as an external hard drive existing folders in to copy files. the documents folder. Last updated 4 November 2004 Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. 9. Connecting to a Classroom Projector You must use the Apple VGA display adapter (shown on the left) that came with your iBook to connect it to a classroom LCD projector or other external monitor that uses a “standard VGA 15 pin” cable. Steps: 1. Make sure your iBook is asleep or shut down. 2. Plug in the VGA display adapter into the iBook display port (far left side between the 2nd USB and headphone/audio port) 3. Plug in the projector cable to the other end of the adapter. 4. Turn on the projector or external monitor. 5. Wake the iBook up from sleep (open the case) or press the power button to start it up. Tip: Click on the Monitors icon in the menu bar (upper left corner of the screen -- see graphic on the left) to change the screen resolution and number of colors displayed on the iBook and connected projector. The iBook will always “mirror” the same display on the projector as on the iBook’s screen. 10. What is Next? TODAY, Friday, November 5, 2004 Technology Learning Opportunities 3:15 - 4:15 pm (TLOs) Next Week: COE Lecture Hall 001 Learn about using iChat, your iSight Tuesday, November 9, 2004 camera, and instant messaging. There 12 pm - 1 pm will also be time for questions and Education 213 answers! Learn about Entourage 2004: The best virus free email program available for TTU faculty and staff! Repeated again Friday, November 12, 2004 10 am - 11 am Education 213 Learn more online about your iBook operating system: Macintosh OS 10.3 (Panther) Last updated 4 November 2004 Page 4 of 4