We’re making Apple devices as easy to deploy as they are to use.

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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 enrol 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 members; configure device enrolment 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.

Log into Apple School Manager to learn more

Built-in privacy.

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 school. 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. Apple School Manager, iTunes U and all of the great iCloud features used by Managed Apple IDs are ISO 27001–certified to meet or exceed industry-standard data security practices.

Data and Privacy Overview for Schools Download PDF

Managed Apple IDs

Managed Apple IDs are a new kind of Apple ID that gives students access to iCloud, iTunes U and Shared iPad, while maintaining the control schools need. Apple School Manager lets you automatically create Managed Apple IDs for all students and staff members by importing the necessary data from your Student Information System (SIS) or CSV files exported from your school’s directory service. And because Managed Apple IDs are owned and assigned by your institution, you can easily reset passwords, audit accounts and define roles for everyone in the school.

We think Apple School Manager will save our tech staff lots of time — so we can manage devices, content and our student accounts all from one place.

Patrick Scanlan Supervisor of Technology & Information Services, San Jose Unified School District, California, United States

Set up devices automatically.

Shared iPad is an iOS feature for schools that share devices and still want to provide personalised experiences.* 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 enrolment 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

Shared iPad is an iOS feature for schools that share devices and still want to provide personalised 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 students 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.

Choosing your MDM solution.

MDM solutions are available from a wide range of vendors, whether your school is better suited to a cloud-hosted environment or an on-premises server. MDM solutions come with different features and pricing, so you have flexibility in deciding how to bring Apple devices into your school.

These MDM solutions support education features in iOS 9.3 and beyond:

Shared iPad will allow our district to transform a cart of shared devices into a personalised learning experience for each student.

Eric Culpepper Technology Support Specialist, Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District, Texas, United States

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.

Buy in volume and distribute wirelessly.

When you purchase apps for iPad and Mac through Apple School Manager, your education volume discount is applied automatically. And as soon as you make a purchase, it’s simple to use your MDM to push apps and books to the classes, teachers and students who need them.

Learn more about buying in volume

Classroom App

Classroom is a powerful iPad app that helps teachers guide learning, share work and manage student devices. Teachers can launch a specific app, website or textbook page on any device in the class, or share student work on a TV, monitor or projector using Apple TV. They can even reset a student’s password, see which apps students are working in and assign a specific shared iPad for the class period. The Classroom app is easy to set up on a teacher’s iPad with the help of MDM. And since it uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to connect to each student’s iPad, classes can get straight to learning without requiring daily support from IT.

View Classroom in the App Store

We feel that IT should be hands-off as much as possible. Teachers need control — now they’ll have more power to manage their technology, which reduces support from our IT staff.

Blair Anderson Technology Director, Shawnee Heights School, Kansas, United States

Administer student assessments.

iPad makes it simple to incorporate formative assessments into your classes. And in single-app mode, iPad is a secure device for administering interim and summative exams, including many standardised assessments. There are also apps that help you track students’ progress, give real-time feedback and improve the focus of lessons as students move towards these tests.

Deployment Resources

Apple School Manager Help Learn more

Classroom Help Learn more

Getting Started with Classroom Download PDF

iOS Deployment Reference Learn more

macOS Deployment Reference Learn more

Profile Manager Help Learn more

Apple Configurator Help Learn more

Education Deployment Guide Learn more