iPad Class-set Loan Program Overview


The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), in partnership with the Bass Library, offers two sets of 20 iPad Airs (32GB, WI-Fi-only) and two set of 20 iPad minis (16GB, WI-Fi-only) for instructional use.  Yale faculty members interested in using the iPads are asked to submit a proposal describing how they and their students will use the iPads in support of a Yale course.  The iPad proposals can be written for either semester-long course use or for short-term class use.  Preference will be given to proposals that involve innovative applications of this technology to achieve course learning goals.

The selected applicants will be provided with pedagogical and technical support to assist with the development and implementation of the proposed activities. Purchasing assistance will also be provided for proposals requiring specialized iPad applications.

The iPad set recipients will be expected to participate in evaluating the iPad-supported activities and sharing the experience through a public talk, a blog post, and/or other appropriate outlets.

General programmatic questions can be addressed to Lauren King from the Bass Library.

Interested parties should submit a consultation request form (please note you will be taken to another site).

Proposal Deadlines

Fall and spring proposal deadlines vary from year-to-year, but announcements are made on a variety of channels including the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning web site.

iPad Terms of Use

Borrowers must be an active member of the faculty, staff, or student with Yale University Library borrowing privileges.

Responsibility for Equipment

By checking out the iPad and accessories, students assume the following financial responsibilities for replacement if the equipment is lost, damaged or not returned on the last day of class:

  • iPad – $550 replacement cost
  • Power Cord – $29 replacement cost
  • iPad protective cover – $35 replacement cost
  • Processing Fee – $20 per item lost/damaged
  • Any other equipment not enumerated will be charged at an amount to be determined later

If a student loses or damages this equipment during the loan period, please contact Lauren King of the Bass Library Circulation Department by emailing lauren.kingBlueAtSign-smyale.edu to arrange for payment.

Loan Period

The iPad and power cord will be checked out to students on a date to be arranged with the instructor at the beginning of the semester.  All equipment must be returned on the meeting of the last class for the course.  Any equipment not returned at that point will be subject to replacement costs and processing fees.

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