It’s never been easier to put iPad and Mac in the hands of students and teachers. We’ve simplified the setup process so you can enroll everyone in your school quickly, configure devices automatically, and seamlessly buy and distribute apps and books.
Get your school up and running.
We’ve created a central system where technology managers can create accounts for everyone in the school, define roles and permissions, manage devices, and buy and distribute content in time for the first day of class.
Apple School Manager
The new Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that has everything admins need to deploy iPad and Mac in schools. Automatically create Managed Apple IDs for all students and staff, configure device enrollment settings, and easily buy and distribute apps, books, and learning materials. And you can log in from a web browser on any Mac or PC. Create an account for your institution to get started, or sign in with your existing Apple Deployment Program account to transfer your accounts, devices, and content.
Apple will never track, share, or sell student information for advertising or marketing purposes. We build powerful safeguards into all of our devices, operating systems, apps, and services — including Managed Apple IDs, which are kept under the administration of your district. So the security, privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of student information is always protected. And we never track students or build profiles based on their email content or web browsing.
Data and Privacy Overview for Schools
Set up devices automatically.
We’ve streamlined device setup for both one-to-one and Shared iPad environments.* Now you can wirelessly configure settings and restrictions according to your school’s requirements, then easily assign devices to students, teachers, or class groups.
Apple School Manager and your MDM work together.
You can set up iPad and Mac wirelessly through your mobile device management (MDM) solution. Since your MDM and Apple School Manager work together seamlessly, you can automate setup and enrollment with the right settings and restrictions, then assign devices and apps according to the class groups you’ve defined. MDM also makes it simple to manage your devices and settings throughout the year. You can reconfigure Home screen layouts, show or hide certain apps, schedule overnight software updates, and use Lost Mode to track down misplaced devices.
Shared iPad* is a new iOS 9 feature for schools that share devices and still want to provide personalized experiences. Before class begins, teachers can assign any student any shared iPad. Students know which devices to use because their pictures are on the Lock screens. Students can access their personal content using a password or easy-to-remember four-digit PIN. And because data is locally stored on the devices, after they log in, their homework, apps, and assignments are exactly as they left them. So teachers and technology managers won’t lose time backing up or wiping data between classes.
Get the right learning materials to the right classes.
Because all of your accounts, devices, and content are in sync, it’s easy for technology managers to provide classrooms with the right apps, books, and learning materials in time for the first day of class.
Compatible with standardized testing platforms.
iPad is an approved device for securely administering summative exams, including state standardized tests from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and ACT Aspire. By working with your MDM, you can configure devices for autonomous single-app mode and disable certain features for tests, making iPad a great tool for both formative and summative assessments.