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Update to "iPads to Second Orientation Day - August 12th, 2019" Message

Update to "iPads to Second Orientation Day - August 12th, 2019" Message

by Centra Moodle Admin -
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This messages is for all incoming ADN and LPN students for the Fall 2019 semester.


I've received some questions about what type of iPads are acceptable to bring to Centra College and have during classes. Below is a list of acceptable iPads that will run the latest iOS 12 software. I've also included information on how to tell what type of iPad you have via the link to Apple's support page, what type of iPad to get if you don't have one already, and what are not acceptable alternatives to Apple iPads.

List of Pad generations that will run iOS 12 and will work for Centra College classes, be sure your iPad has enough space for textbooks and apps:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3rd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad 6th generation
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 3rd generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

More information on iOS 12 found at

Don't know what type of iPad you have? Click here to view Apple's support page on iPads.

iPad requirements for those who do not already own an iPad:


Sixth  Generation iPad


32 Gigabytes


9.7-inch LED Multi-Touch Display



Wireless Connection/Model


Operating System

iOS 12

Required Apps1

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Mail, Files (all are free either on the iPad or in the App Store)

Vitalsource Bookshelf – Elsevier books App



8 megapixel

Apple ID

Student’s personal account



1Other apps and requirements vary from instructor to instructor and when different apps are made available to students.

COVER NOTE: When purchasing a cover for your iPad, the director of Infection Prevention at the hospital has stated that covers are to be a vinyl material, not cloth. This way, students can enter patient rooms with their iPads and clean them off when they leave.

Students are expected to have an Apple iPad charged and ready every day for class.

Listed here are NOT acceptable substitutes of technology over an Apple iPad. Students may choose to use these in conjunction with an acceptable Apple iPad:

  • Any type of Windows laptops or PCs (Dell, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, HP, etc.) or Apple Macs, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs
  • Windows Surface and Surface Pro Tablets family
  • Samsung Galaxy Tablets family
  • Amazon Fire Tablets
  • Google Pixel Tablets
  • Lenovo Smart Tablets
  • Sony Digital Paper Tablets
  • Jailbreak iPads are also not acceptable types of iPads.
Let me know if you have any questions.


Patrick Robrecht