Buy apps in volume for both iOS and Mac through the VPP store. Free apps are also available, so you can provide students and staff with all the tools they need to enhance learning.
Developers can offer education institutions special pricing on apps through the VPP. If a developer has enabled education pricing, institutions receive a 50 per cent discount when purchasing in quantities of 20 or more.
Use the VPP to purchase a wide variety of books from the iBooks Store. Discover children’s books, classic novels, reference guides and textbooks from major publishers, and bring entirely new ways of learning to your institution.
The VPP provides institutions with complete ownership and control of content through Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. And users get quick and easy access to apps over the air.
When you buy apps and books in volume you can distribute content via redeemable codes, directly to your users. You also have the option to assign apps and books using third-party MDM solutions.
Easily distribute apps to users while retaining ownership and control. Invite users to participate, then assign apps using an MDM solution. Apps can be used on all the user’s devices and, when no longer needed, reassigned to a different user. Learn more about MDM
Distribute and manage books, EPUB files and PDFs you create or purchase from the VPP. Books created with iBooks Author, EPUB files and PDFs distributed by MDM have the same properties as other managed documents. Books purchased through the VPP can be distributed through managed book distribution but cannot be revoked and reassigned.
If a student’s device is supervised, you can install apps and books over the air automatically. This ensures students get the right apps they need at just the right time.
Once iPad or Mac are deployed, you can distribute apps and content over the air. Updates to iOS and OS X apps and content can be cached locally using Caching Server 2 in OS X Server. This speeds up the download and delivery of content over your institution’s network. Learn more about Caching Server 2
Education institutions can purchase apps and books in volume using purchase orders, credit cards and PayPal. Institutions using purchase orders can procure Volume Purchase Program Credit (VPP Credit), which provides credit to administrators electronically through email and for any amount. Education customers can buy VPP Credit through the Apple Online Store for Education or by calling 0800-692-7753 to work with an Apple representative.
In just a few simple steps, your institution will be set up to purchase and distribute apps and books in volume. Enrol now
Set up a VPP account by providing basic information about your institution and who will manage the program.
In the VPP store, search for the content you need, enter the quantity and complete the transaction with VPP Credit or a credit card.