Your new Samsung Tab 4
About this article
This article provides a checklist for you to consider as you finish setting your new Samsung Tab 4 so that you are work functional. It is intended for all students and employees participating in the E-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program. While you complete the following checklist as you configure your tablet it may helpful to refer back to the New laptop and table features article as it highlights some of the important changes found on your new device.
Your set up checklist
After your laptop/tablet distribution session you will need to make a few configurations to be work functional.
Everyone - Review Hardware
Everyone - Where to begin
The following links take you to two excellent Lynda.com courses designed to provide you with and overview of the new features or simply some key tips and tricks for using your Tab 4. If you are not familiar with Lynda.com course please check out the article How to access lynda.com courses.
Everyone - Adding Apps
The Google Play Store has a huge collection of mobile apps which are easy to access, easy to search, and easy to download - using the same Google ID account you use for everything Google.
Everyone - Productivity Apps
Mobile devices (like your Tab 4) are great for collaborating and creating. In fact, if you use the Microsoft Office apps and the cloud to store your files, you will quickly see how easy it is to create a document, add some pictures with the built-in camera, save it to the cloud, work on it some with your laptop, and share it with other folks. Here are a couple articles that will tell you more...
Optional - Specialized Apps
The Google Play Store has an extensive list of mobile apps which are easy to search for and download - using the same Google account. Here are just a few examples of what is available. (Some of these pages are written for iPads, but most of the same applications are available for the Tab 4's through Google Play. Go to Google Play and download them on your Android tablet.)
- Note Taking Apps
- Android News Apps
- Magazine Apps
- Android Social Networking Apps
- Collaboration Apps
- Android Multimedia Apps
- Android Presentation Tools
- Android Weather Apps
- Android Utilities
Optional - Digital Security
Addressing security threats and managing risk is a vital part of our eWarrior program and extensive documentation can be found here to educate yourself on the many measures that can be taken to prevent data breaches or spread of harmful viruses and malware.
- Information Security site WSU's digital security information and policies that are perjtinent to WSU employees.
- Take a workshop on Digital Security. These workshops are offered each semester, but if there are no workshops listed, you can Request a Workshop.
How to get additional training
Workshops and 1:1's
Need help with software, try Lynda online tutorials. With a Lynda account you will have access to over 2000 videos. Learn how to create your account profile by going to Lynda for instructions.