The LC iBook “Top 10”
More how-to guides are available on www.educ.ttu.edu/howto
1. iBook Overview: Power / Ports / Audio / Removable Media
Modem connection (for slow
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)
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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 mail.ttu.edu
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.
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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
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
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
(www.educ.ttu.edu/intranet) using PREFERENCES.
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 www.eraider.ttu.edu. 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
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.
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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.
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!
Friday, November 12, 2004
10 am - 11 am
Learn more online about your iBook operating system: Macintosh OS 10.3 (Panther)
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