Courtney Mauck, Ph.D. and Janet Vogel presented a workshop introducing device management in September 2022.
A mobile device policy on the syllabus can help establish expectations for the productive use of technology in the classroom. The policies below offer a range of approaches to the integration of technology in the classroom. Please note that none of the policies suggest outright bans on the use of mobile devices because the use of technology may be an important accommodation to allow all students to participate fully.
Students (and faculty!) may find Do Not Disturb to help them focus while in class. You can set Do Not Disturb for a specific time period or while you are in a certain location. You can even create a Do Not Disturb schedule to match your course schedule. Our Task Aid provides instructions:
Screen Time limiters can also help students (and you) reduce the amount of time spent on distracting apps like Instagram, Tik Tok, and SnapChat. If you set a time limit in an app on the iPad, a notification will pop up alerting you that you have reached your limit. While you can circumvent this, it is a good way to be mindful of how much time you are wasting in a given day.
To set your Screen Time limits:
Flow is a focus-based timer that allows you to select the duration of your focus and breaks.
Set the timers to work best for you and the time you have available.