My Classroom Has iPad 2’s & Newer iPads. How Do I Proceed?
For the 2019-2020 school year, we unveiled a new version of CAPIT Reading. We loaded the new App and Teacher Portal with new features and improvements. Unfortunately, the new App is not compatible with the older iPad 2, iPad Mini (1st Generation), and iPad 3. The latest version of CAPIT is only available with iPad 4 and up (see Fig. 1). The good news is that iPad 2 users can still access last year’s version of CAPIT Reading on their old iPads. Furthermore, they can access their students’ data on our new Teacher Portal.
If you have a mixture of iPad 2’s and newer devices in your classroom, you might have some questions. We address them below.
Should my class only go on CAPIT on our newer iPads? If I only use my new iPads, it would mean that I get less of my students on Capit each day. Or should I let some students go on the old version of CAPIT and some students go on the new version of CAPIT?
ANSWER: Let your students go on both new and old iPads. This arrangement will allow more of your student to use CAPIT for more extended periods.
But if my students go on the old version of CAPIT on an old iPad 2 one day, what will happen if they go on the new version of CAPIT on a new device the next day? Will CAPIT save their progress, or will they have to repeat the lessons?
ANSWER: No matter which device your student use, their progress will sync across devices, both new and old. Although the numbering of lessons is different in the new app from the old app, the lessons are the same. If your students completed a CAPIT Lesson on one device, they would not have to repeat it if they pick up another device the following day.
Be sure to teach your students to exit their User Profile—by clicking on their initials (Fig. 2) until they reach the User Page (Fig. 3)—after they finish a CAPIT Lesson and before they hand the device to a classmate. Exiting their user profile will trigger an “information sync” with the Teacher Portal and ensure they don’t lose their progress when switching devices. Additionally, it will ensure that the next user will not continue to progress in the wrong user profile.
Should I assign half of my class to always use the iPad 2 with the old version of CAPIT and half of my class to always go on the new iPads with the latest version of CAPIT?
ANSWER: That’s really up to you. Students can technically use both. But if you feel that it will be confusing for them to switch, then go ahead and assign iPads.
Will the Teacher Portal accept information from both the old version of CAPIT and the new version of CAPIT at the same time?
ANSWER: Yes! Progress from both the old version of CAPIT and the new version of CAPIT will sync with the Teacher Portal. However, for this, we have a separate FAQ. Please CLICK HERE and read it.