FAQs & Support

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What are the requirements to run the eNotebook app?

We recommend a minimum of the iPad 2 running at least iOS version 5.0. While not required, a stylus is highly recommended. We personally like the Boxwave stylus and the Adonit Jot. You do not need an active Internet connection to run the eNotebook app.

How would I use the eNotebook app in class?

The eNotebook™ app helps you organize your daily class in one virtual notebook. From here you can organize your teachers’ class files (in DOC, PPT, or PDF format) and your handwritten notes in class-based notebooks. Instead of receiving a paper handout from your teacher, you will receive a copy of the handout digitally and then write on top of it within the eNotebook app. This also works extremely well if your teachers use PowerPoint ,Word, and PDF files to guide their lessons. By downloading the file and writing on top of it, you can actually take fewer handwritten notes (you don’t need to copy the text from the teacher’s file). You can also add your own handwritten notes pages, highlight key terms, crop important sections and so on.

Students from elementary, middle, high school and college level were included with the user-testing process in perfecting the eNotebook app. You can ask for more suggestions on how to fully use the eNotebook app in class in the Support Forum section.

How do I get files (DOC, PPT, PDF) from the computer to my iPad?

If you have an active Internet connection, you can select the file and use the “Open In…” feature to open the file within the eNotebook app. Also, eNotebook links directly to any Dropbox accounts and allows for quick downloads from there.

If you don’t have an active Internet connection, another option is convincing your teacher to use an Apple Airport Extreme router with the USB feature. If you want additional information regarding this feature, please let us know by using the Contact Us link.

How safe are my digital notebooks?

Extremely safe! Every time you sync your iPad with iTunes, all your handwritten notes are backed up and saved on the host computer. If a notebook is accidently erased, you can use the Restore feature to recover your handwritten notes.

What else can I do with the eNotebook app?

If several of your classmates have the eNotebook app, you can email your handwritten pages to each other; this works great if you miss class. Also, you can print out individual notes, and email or print entire notebooks. Individual pages are marked with the page number as well as a date stamp so you can keep your notes organized. To rearrange your notes or notebooks, all you need to do is drag and drop the pages or notebooks to the new arrangement.

What if my school won’t allow iPads in class?

Many schools are concerned with tablets and how they could be incorrectly used in school. However, the fact that you are reading this says that you are serious about your education and want to take advantage of everything to help you be successful. One suggestion is to approach your principal and explain how you want to use the iPad in school. To help explain how you want to correctly use the iPad and what you believe are acceptable uses, you can access a generic Student Acceptable Use Agreement by clicking here.

You can also contact us at support@welearnsoftware.com

What are the requirements to run the eNotebook app?

We recommend a minimum of the iPad 2 running at least iOS version 5.0. While not required, a stylus is highly recommended. We personally like the Boxwave stylus and the Adonit Jot. You do not need an active Internet connection to run the eNotebook app.

What about the concerns with Internet security and using iPads in the classroom?

While many apps require an active Internet connection to function, eNotebook was designed to work with full functionality without an active Internet connection. When used in conjunction with the Apple Airport Extreme router, you can create a classroom where your students can access the class files wirelessly while offline. For additional information on Internet classroom security, you can access a generic Student Acceptable Use Agreement here.

How do I get my teaching files (DOC, PPT, PDF) from my computer to the students’ iPads?

Without an active Internet connection:There are several different ways to move your files to your students’ iPads. One possibility is for the teacher to create a website with the class files uploaded. The student can then download the files at home and add them to the eNotebook app via iTunes before coming to class.

Another possibility is using a Network Area Storage device. These allow you to create a wireless network within a classroom that does not require Internet access.

Still, the best bet for a classroom while being fairly inexpensive is using an Apple Airport Extreme router and the USB port. Once configured, the teacher can add the class files to a USB flash drive, attach it to the router, and the students (up to 50 at one time) can access the class files wirelessly. This is done without any Internet access and no student-to-student access. If you want additional information about using the Apple Airport Extreme router or want to purchase a fully-configured router ready for the classroom, click on the informational page here.

With an active Internet connection:eNotebook was created with direct access to Dropbox; students can access a shared drive in Dropbox and bring your class files (DOC, PPT, PDF) into the eNotebook app. DOC, PPT, and PDF files can also be imported with the “Open In…” feature. Your students can also access a website and then download and open the class files in eNotebook using the “Open In…” feature.

How can my students use eNotebook effectively in the classroom?

First of all, the virtual backpack allows your students to keep both your class files (handouts) and their notes organized in one easy- to-access location. Imagine you are starting class with a review guide for tomorrow’s test that was written as a DOC file. Instead of handing the student a piece of paper than can be misplaced, they can use a downloaded copy of the file (see below for directions regarding downloaded files) and take their notes directly on the iPad. For review lather that night, the student can bring up a clean copy of the file and then take additional notes or do additional practice. The best part is that both the downloaded DOC file and all the student’s notes are saved locally on the iPad.