If your iPad is fresh out of the box then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the first time setup. This includes things like setting the language, entering your personal Apple ID, and accepting the Terms & Conditions. Now is probably a good time to make sure your battery isn't about to run out.
Within a couple of minutes of enrolling your iPad you will be prompted for various passwords for things such as your LSU email account and to connect to the staff Wi-Fi network. The username will be filled in for you, all you need to do is enter your password, which is the same one you use to logon to the PCs and access webmail.
You will also be given 60 minutes to choose a passcode. Once you have done this your iPad will automatically lock after 5 minutes of inactivity. If the passcode is entered wrong 10 times the device will be wiped as a security measure, since 10 incorrect passcode entries in a row is usually an indicator that someone is attempting to guess the code.
Be sure to have a look at the icon labelled Self Service, here we have put links to various apps that you might find useful. If you have any suggestions for ones you'd like to see added then get in touch and we will update that screen.