Connect Your iPad to Display in a Classroom
1. How do I connect my iPad to a classroom projector or flat panel display?
You will need to connect your iPad to an adapter and display device in order to project iPad content.
The most common adaptor is VGA (video graphics array), a basic standard for color resolution in computer monitors that, today, represents the lowest common denominator for compatibility. Classrooms with an ITS wall box have a VGA cable within.
A less common type of adaptor is HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface). This type of cable is not provided in classrooms, and only some classrooms have HDMI inputs. A list of upgraded classrooms with HDMI inputs can be found here.
2. Will everything project from my iPad?
- The VGA input is more commonly available but what it can display is more limited. Displaying to an external device from the iPad through a VGA input is enabled at the level of the app. The limitation is that some apps are enabled and some apps are not.
- HDMI is less commonly available usually found on newer models of flat panels and projectors, but it will project everything you see on the iPad: the desktop, the Safari web browser, ebooks—everything.
- Apps Enabled for VGA display:
- Keynote $
- Photos (in slideshow mode only)
- GoodReader $
- Brushes and other drawing/whiteboard apps $
* Preloaded in the iPad Operating System
$ Available for purchase
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get help setting up and testing your iPad in a classroom.