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KU School of Pharmacy Information Technology
Email: rxit@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-7948 (RxIT)
Hours: Mon. - Fri. from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Office: KU Pharmacy Rm. 1045
Staff Directory

Backing Up Your iPad

It is essential that you have a back up method in place as you begin using your iPad for the Pharm.D. program. If you need help getting started, please stop by the RxIT Suite for assistance.

Back-up Options
The back-up method you use is entirely up to you. Here are some options:

  • iCloud
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive for Business (see "OneDrive for Business" below)

Annotation Software

There are numerous annotation software options out there. We recommend you select the annotation software that works best for you. For iPads, consider purchasing and using a supported stylus such as an Apple Pencil.

OneNote - While at KU, you have access to OneNote for note-taking, including some annotation features. See "OneNote" below for more info.


Purchase License/Create Account

  • Go to: https://account.turningtechnologies.com/account/
  • Enter your KU email address and select "Create account"
  • A verification email will be sent to the KU email address you provided with a link to continue the account creation process
  • Complete the steps to create your account
  • When prompted, add/purchase your subscription, there are 1-year and 5-year options
  • For cost effectiveness over the course of the Pharm.D. program, we recommend the 5-year subscription

Technology Resources if You Are New to KU

Here are some resources to learn about the technology available to you while you're at KU:

Exam Soft

Downloading an Exam

  1. Once registered, you will find exams available to download on the left-hand side. Tap the exam name to select the exam. If you do not see the exam you are scheduled to take, tap the Refresh Exam List button or swipe vertically to refresh the list of available exams.
  2. Tap the Download Exam button to download the exam to the device.
  3. If the download was successful, a green check mark will appear next to Step 1 Exam File Downloaded. Underneath the main window, you can review the exam details and settings for the exam.

Starting an Exam

  1. Select the downloaded exam you need to start.
  2. Review the details and exam settings.
  3. Enter the case-sensitive exam password provided by your instructor and tap Start Exam.
  4. When instructed, enter the randomly-generated code and tap Start Exam.

Exam Features

The following are exam features which may be available in your exam if enabled by your instructor.

  1. Exam Level Attachment
  2. Time Remaining
  3. Set an Alarm
  4. Question Level Attachment
  5. Notes
  6. Calculator
  7. Flag
  8. Question Navigation
  9. Cross out Answer Choice
  10. Highlight Text
  11. Slide between Question and Answer Choice
  12. Dismiss Mid-Exam Alarm

Answering Questions

Answering a Multiple Choice/True False

For Multiple Choice or True/False questions, select the circle(s) to indicate the answer(s).

Answering a Fill in The Blank Question

For Fill in the Blank and Essay, type your response in the text field.

Closing your Exam

  1. Select Submit Exam or Submit & Exit button to close your exam.
  2. Confirm exit.  You may not re-enter the exam after exiting this screen.  If you need to return to your exam, select Return to Exam.
  3. A green confirmation screen indicates the upload was successful. An upload confirmation email will also be sent to the exam taker.


Blackboard is KU’s learning management system, used by many instructors for course materials, announcements, assignment submission, and more.

To access Blackboard, log in at courseware.ku.edu or select the Blackboard link from any KU page.

  • Best Experience
    To submit assignments, view course reading materials, and complete any other graded work, you will want to use the full website via courseware.ku.edu.
  • Mobile App
    The Blackboard mobile app can be used to see course announcements or get alerts when grades have posted.

Visit KU Blackboard Student Resources for more information on how to use Blackboard as a KU student.

Known Issues

Viewing Videos on iPad
To avoid issues viewing videos on iPads, turn on "allow third-party cookies" for courseware.ku.edu

OneDrive for Business

While at KU, you have access to cloud-based file storage and sharing via OneDrive for Business.


  • 1TB of personal cloud storage
  • Edit, create and share documents using Office 365 from your browser, tablet or computer
  • Share files with others at KU and external contacts

Access your OneDrive for Business:

  • Log in to KU's myCommunity and select "OneDrive for Business" from the list of "Featured Links" on the left
  • Select the "Apps" icon in the top left corner (i.e., the square of nine dots) and select "OneDrive"


Check out KU Information Technology's student video series to learn to use OneDrive for Business, Office 365, and OneNote to stay organized for classes.


While at KU, you have access to OneNote, a digital note-taking tool.


  • Makes taking and organizing class notes easy (see Taking Notes with OneNote video)
  • Take notes using keyboard or stylus
  • Attach photos and videos to notes
  • Attach files to notes, including pdf, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Use built-in annotation tools to markup notes

Access OneNote:


Check out KU Information Technology's student video series to learn to use OneDrive for Business, Office 365, and OneNote to stay organized for classes.

Known Issues

Working Offline
When using OneNote offline or with an unstable internet connection, you may see a notification that OneNote is unable to connect and is in offline mode. You can continue working in offline mode, your changes will sync to your OneNote online when a stable internet connection becomes available.

Student Organizations - Requesting Rooms for Meetings

See Room Reservations for information about reserving rooms for student organization meetings, including online forms and guidelines.

Printing in Pharmacy Building

Multi-function printers are available in the following School of Pharmacy building locations:

  • Room 2025 - Student Lounge
  • Room 3020 - Just outside room
  • Room 3009

Additional printers are available in the following School of Pharmacy building locations:

  • Room 3023
  • Room 3045