Borrowing Equipment

The Tech Center loans equipment for use by faculty and students throughout the College of Education and Social Work and any teacher preparation program. CESW Faculty may borrow equipment for use in the classroom, at professional meetings, and for research purposes.  CESW students may borrow equipment to use for presentations, class assignments, and field work.  Contact the Tech Center if you would like to make a reservation.  Please visit the Equipment tab on the left to see what technology is available to loan.


To be eligible to borrow equipment from the CESW Tech Center, you must be a student in the College of Education and Social Work or enrolled in a teacher preparation program.  All other programs, please visit IS&T Student Computing Resources webpage for additional information.  Laptops are available for loan beginning the first day of the semester and must be returned during final exam week for CESW student teachers, and counselor education or social work practicum students.  After the first two weeks of the semester, there may be loaners available for CESW students who are not in a teacher prep program.  Please contact the Tech Center for availability or click here to book an appointment for device pick up or drop off.  


All iPad requests are by faculty reservation only.  If your instructor requires an iPad for your course, they will email you information about how to make an appointment for pick-up.  All iPads will be scheduled for on-campus pick up.  If you need an iPad for coursework or student teaching, please email the CESW Tech Center to make an individual reservation.  We are happy to loan out any additional available iPads to CESW practicum students or student teachers.  


The iPad you are borrowing is for student use in coursework and for professional use as a Teacher Candidate.  Please follow the steps below to set up your iPad.

  • We recommend setting up your iPad on a robust wifi connection.
  • Press the home button to begin.  Choose your language, country, and a wifi network.  Enter your Username and Password.  Tap Next.
  • Remote Management screen will appear>tap Next> enter your WCU credentials to begin the set-up process on the iPad.  Remain connected to wifi until the apps finish downloading.
  • You can now enter your Apple ID and other account information.  We recommend creating a professional Apple ID linked to a personal email.  You can now use this Apple ID to purchase or load free apps on the borrowed iPad.  Apps stay in your iTunes account when you return your iPad and are your personal property.
  • If using an existing Apple ID, there is a two-factor authentication code that must be entered.  You may also be prompted to verify the Apple ID email address to complete set up.  You will not be able to download or open apps until these two steps are completed.
  • Create a passcode to keep your personal data safe while borrowing this iPad.
  • Back up your data (save any pictures, videos, etc.) 
  • Go to Settings > General > Reset > Choose Erase all content and settings.  Caution: this will delete all data off the iPad and reset it to factory settings.  This cannot be reversed.