Project Indigo encompasses the best of Capital University. Individualized, holistic support to help every student succeed. Digital tools to promote access and enhance our face-to-face interactions. And Go! — a call to action for our students, staff, and faculty to transform our classrooms, our campus, our communities, and our world.

About Project Indigo!

At Capital University, we’re connected by a common bond and a strong affinity for this place. Now, we’re connected by even more: Project Indigo, a platform that keeps us all informed. It’s a network that ensures that we’re all included. A system that gives everyone equal access to education, so we all have the same opportunity to gain knowledge and grow into our fullest potential. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to empowering all students to achieve success — and while tools, technology, and devices will change over time, that steadfast promise will remain forever.

Connection

There’s no substitution for face-to-face at Capital. Technology helps us stay even more connected. Individualized campus resources available at your fingertips, no matter where you are. From working collaboratively on an in-class project to organizing and facilitating a student organization event, sharing information on campus has never been easier.

Education

No matter where you look on campus, you will see students, staff, and faculty using the same device. We can collaborate in new ways. Digital tools to enhance holistic learning and provide opportunities to transform the educational experience. Sharing information with all of campus has never been easier.

Inclusion

It’s a dynamic time in our world — on the heels of a global pandemic, learning, both inside and outside the classroom, has taken on even greater importance. We will engage with one another in ways we only used to dream about. It means we can all Go! further together.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What device is being used? Why this device?

We are using the 8th generation iPad and the 1st generation Apple Pencil. Apple’s core values of accessibility, innovation, access, and equity match Capital’s core values and mission. Equipping our students, faculty, and staff with iPad devices and Apple Pencils allows us to connect with students and take student success to a new level.

How does Project Indigo fit into the overall university vision and strategic plan?

Project Indigo magnifies Capital’s commitment to student access, learning, and success. It allows us to provide individualized student access and support in new and profound ways and to use digital tools to enhance face-to-face connections and relationships. We will be able to challenge all members of our institution to go affect change in the classroom, the community, and in our world.

How is it funded?

The University has been developing the digital infrastructure to support all aspects of this project for the last three years, including:  network capacity, hardware, software, and the device itself.  The project is funded through federal and state dollars, the technology fee, and generous donations from alumni. 

What do I do if I find an iPad on campus?

If you find an iPad or Pencil on campus, please take it to the IT Help Desk in Blackmore Library. Our IT team will be able to identify and reach out to its owner. Thanks for aiding in a reunion!

Incoming Students

When/how will I receive the iPad?

Incoming students will receive their iPad devices and Apple Pencils at Summer Orientation in June. Summer Orientation dates will be announced in early 2022.

What’s included with my iPad?

You will get an iPad, an Apple Pencil and a charger.

Do I need an Apple ID to use the iPad?

Yes! If you do not currently have an Apple ID, you’ll need to create one. If you already have your own Apple ID, it is best to use that one to set up your iPad. If you currently use an Apple ID with others, you will want to create your own. You can set up your Apple ID at https://appleid.apple.com.

Do I get to keep it if I take a leave of absence, withdraw, transfer, or graduate?

If you take a Leave of Absence for a semester or year, you are welcome to keep your iPad and Apple Pencil as we still consider you a student at Capital, even on your Leave, so we want you to stay connected to us! When you graduate, your iPad is yours. If you withdraw or transfer, you will need to turn in the iPad and Apple Pencil to the IT Help Desk in Blackmore Library before you leave campus.

Do I have to have an iPad? What if I already have my own?

You will need this iPad. Because it’s from Capital, we can share apps you may need on campus or for a specific class, and send you information. You’re welcome to use your device as well.

Is my online activity being monitored by Capital?

No. Capital is not monitoring you in the background. We do expect all students in our community to know and follow the Acceptable Use Policy (PDF).

Am I being charged for the iPad?

The University has been developing the digital infrastructure to support all aspects of this project for the last several years, including network capacity, hardware, software, as well as the device itself. The project is funded through federal and state dollars, the technology fee, and generous donations from alumni.

Will I have the opportunity to learn about apps I don’t know how to use or am I on my own?

Yes! We will have training opportunities throughout the academic year. We’ll also have a student team of Project IndiGO all-stars with open hours throughout the week to help with specific questions.

Can I use the iPad for more than class?

Of course! Feel free to download apps you want and watch all the Netflix you can fit in (between classes and all the cool things you’re doing on campus)!

Can I put stickers on my iPad?

Yes! Make the iPad your own.

Are there any prohibited actions on the iPad?

We expect all members of our community to follow the Acceptable Use Policy (PDF).

What information is gathered through my iPad?

Your iPad is managed, but what this means is Capital University can push and pull apps, bookmarks, eBooks, PDFs, and a few more items. What Capital cannot do, is see what you are doing on the device, or how you’re using it.

How do I get help?

You can email the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@capital.edu for any technical help. You can also reach out to us at orientation@capital.edu for any other questions.

Will I still need a computer?

You may want a computer – that's a personal choice. You can buy a keyboard case or wireless keyboard to use with your iPad, which makes it a very convenient option. Individual academic departments will communicate any specific hardware and software needs to their students.

Can I sell the device?

No. Until you graduate, Capital owns the device.

Can I install my own apps?

Yes!

How will instructors and staff use the iPad? Will I use it outside of class? Will it be used it all classes?

You’ll use the iPad in all types of ways inside and outside the classroom – and you’ll probably use the device in ways we haven’t even imagined yet! You will likely find yourself using the iPad in all your classes – either through ways the instructor is using it or for taking notes, looking things up, etc.

Can I “jailbreak” my iPad?

You cannot jailbreak your device, as that put it at risk from a security standpoint. It can also make the device much more difficult to troubleshoot, if something goes wrong. Information Technology does have a method to see if your device is jailbroken, and if it is, we will reach out to you so we can reset it back to its normal state.

Why Apple and the iPad and not another product?

Apple’s core values of accessibility, innovation, access, and equity match Capital’s core values and mission. Equipping our students, faculty, and staff with iPad devices and Apple Pencils allows us to connect with students and take student success to a new level.

Returning Students

What’s included with my iPad?

You will receive an 8th generation iPad and a first-generation Apple Pencil.

Do I get to keep it if I take a LoA, withdraw, transfer, graduate?

If you take a Leave of Absence for a semester or year, you are welcome to keep your iPad and Apple Pencil as we still consider you a student at Capital, even on your Leave, so we want you to stay connected to us! When you graduate, your iPad is yours. If you withdraw or transfer, you will need to turn in the iPad and Apple pencil to the IT Help Desk in Blackmore Library before you leave campus.

Do I have to have an iPad? What if I already have my own?

You will need this iPad. Because it’s from Capital, we can share apps you may need on campus or for a specific class, and send you information. You’re welcome to use your device as well.

Do I need an Apple ID to use the iPad?

Yes! If you do not currently have an Apple ID, you’ll need to create one. If you already have your own Apple ID, it is best to use that one to set up your iPad. If you currently use an Apple ID with others, you will want to create your own. You can set up your Apple ID at https://appleid.apple.com.

Is my online activity being monitored by Capital?

No. Capital is not monitoring you in the background. We do expect all students in our community to know and follow the Acceptable Use Policy (PDF).

What information is gathered through my iPad?

Your iPad is managed, but what this means is Capital University can push and pull apps, bookmarks, eBooks, PDF’s, and a few more items. What Capital cannot do is see what you are doing on the device, or how you’re using it.

Am I being charged for the iPad?

The University has been developing the digital infrastructure to support all aspects of this project for the last several years, including network capacity, hardware, software, as well as the device itself. The project is funded through federal and state dollars, the technology fee, and generous donations from alumni.

I’m on a Leave of Absence, can I still get an iPad?

Yes! Please contact Student Success at success@capital.edu for assistance.

Will I have the opportunity to learn about apps I don’t know how to use or am I on my own?

Yes! We will have training opportunities throughout the academic year. We’ll also have a student team of Project IndiGO all-stars with open hours throughout the week to help with specific questions.

I love my iPad! I’m so excited for everyone to have one. How can I help other students get comfortable with their iPad?

We have a Project IndiGO all-star team! For more information on student positions, please contact Dan Parker, Associate Director for Learning Technologies and Digital Design, at dparker3@capital.edu.

Can I use the iPad for more than class?

Of course! Feel free to download apps you want and watch all the Netflix you can fit in (between classes and all the cool things you’re doing on campus)!

Can I put stickers on my iPad?

Yes! Make the iPad your own.

Are there any prohibited actions on the iPad?

We expect all members of our community to follow the Acceptable Use Policy (PDF).

How do I get help?

You can reach out to the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@capital.edu or 614-236-6508 for help with your device. For general questions about Project Indigo, reach out to us at indigo@capital.edu.

Will I still need a computer?

You may want a computer – that's a personal choice. You can buy a keyboard case or wireless keyboard to use with your iPad, which makes it a very convenient option. Any needs for specific majors will be communicated to students by departments.

Can I sell the device?

No. Until you graduate, Capital owns the device.

Can I install my own apps?

Yes!

How will instructors use the iPad? Will I use it outside of class? Will it be used it all classes?

You’ll use the iPad in all types of ways inside and outside the classroom – and you’ll probably use the device in ways we haven’t even imagined yet! You will likely find yourself using the iPad in all your classes – either through ways the instructor is using it or for taking notes, looking things up, etc.

Can I “jailbreak” my iPad?

You cannot jailbreak your device, as that puts it at risk from a security standpoint. It can also make the device much more difficult to troubleshoot, if something goes wrong. Information Technology does have a method to see if your device is jailbroken, and if it is, we will reach out to you so we can reset it back to its normal state.

Why Apple and the iPad and not another product?

Apple’s core values of accessibility, innovation, access, and equity match Capital’s core values and mission. Equipping our students, faculty, and staff with iPad devices and Apple Pencils allows us to connect with students and take student success to a new level.

Faculty and Staff

Do I have to use an iPad in class? Use a Digital textbook?

There are no requirements on how faculty/staff use the device. Through trainings and using the device and different apps, we think many faculty/staff will see the benefits and ways to implement in their day- to-day work and education of the students. Students have been using e-textbooks for several years and the device gives them the opportunity to do that with more books, when available. Faculty are not required to change textbooks for their classes.  If you want to learn more about affordable learning options that include e-textbooks, visit the Blackmore Library faculty resource site.

Can I use the iPad for more than work?

Yes! The best way to familiarize yourself with the device is to use it!

Are there any prohibited actions on the iPad?

We expect all members of our community to follow the Acceptable Use Policy (PDF).

How do I get help?

You’ll want to bookmark the Project Indigo! iLearn course, which will be a constantly evolving resource with app usage ideas, success stories, and basic tips and tricks. You’ll also be able to rely on the Digital AllStars, a team of Capital faculty, staff, and students who can help you get the most of the iPad in your classrooms and interactions with students.

I’d like to be a Digital AllStar, can I get involved?

We would love to get you involved! Reach out to Deanna Wagner (dwagner1453@capital.edu) for more information.

I want to use a specific app in my class - how do I make sure all my students have it?

If you find a specific app that you want to use, please contact IT by emailing helpdesk@capital.edu, and we’ll work with you to push to the specific iPad devices, oor by putting it into the Self Service app, if it is something that anyone can use. You will want to give IT at least one week’s notice to set up the app for the devices.

Knowing every student has an iPad, I’m ready to move to a digital textbook. How do I do this?

Contact our Barnes and Noble Capital University Bookstore to see how they can assist you with providing digital textbooks for your classes.  Cassandra Straley, our bookstore manager, is available at sm713@bncollege.com and they have a digital content FAQs site.  If you want to learn more about affordable learning options that include e-textbooks, visit the Blackmore Library faculty resource site.  There are many other options to explore including Apple iBooks, Cengage , and Amazon.

Why Apple and the iPad and not another product?

Apple’s core values of accessibility, innovation, access, and equity match Capital’s core values and mission. Equipping our students, faculty, and staff with iPad devices and Apple Pencils allows us to connect with students and take student success to a new level.

Parents and Families

How much are we being charged for this?

The University has been developing the digital infrastructure to support all aspects of this project for the last several years, including network capacity, hardware, software, as well as the device itself. The project is funded through federal and state dollars, the technology fee, and generous donations from alumni.

How does Project Indigo fit into the overall university vision and strategic plan?

Project Indigo magnifies Capital’s commitment to student access, learning, and success. It allows us to provide individualized student access and support in new and profound ways and to use digital tools to enhance face-to-face connections and relationships. We will be able to challenge all members of our institution to go affect change in the classroom, the community, and in our world.

Why Apple and the iPad and not another product?

Apple’s core values of accessibility, innovation, access, and equity match Capital’s core values and mission. Equipping our students, faculty, and staff with iPad devices and Apple Pencils allows us to connect with students and take student success to a new level.

Alumni and Community

How does Project Indigo fit into the overall university vision and strategic plan?

Project Indigo magnifies Capital’s commitment to student access, learning, and success. It allows us to provide individualized student access and support in new and profound ways and to use digital tools to enhance face-to-face connections and relationships. We will be able to challenge all members of our institution to go affect change in the classroom, the community, and in our world.

Why Apple and the iPad and not another product?

Apple’s core values of accessibility, innovation, access, and equity match Capital’s core values and mission. Equipping our students, faculty, and staff with iPad devices and Apple Pencils allows us to connect with students and take student success to a new level.