Apple and Education
Ignite the creativity in every student.
At the heart of everything Apple does is a single vision: to create amazing products that enrich people’s lives. It shapes not only what they make, but how it’s made and what they care about. Apple technology is designed to give students new ways to experience and demonstrate their learning — no matter what type of learners they are.
Why Apple and Education
For more than 40 years, Apple has worked with and learned from educators to understand the best opportunities for technology in learning. iPad and Mac give students a canvas as limitless as their imaginations so teachers can unlock the unique genius in every learner.
Apple Education Learning Series
This series is presented by the Apple Education Leadership and Learning teams. Each video is designed to help educators use Apple products and their built-in features to enable remote learning for all students.
Management and Deployment
Powerful tools from Apple support IT managers with their deployments and teachers with their classroom workflows, so students can learn in a secure and personalised environment.
Apple has designed powerful tools for schools to use for deployment, to help teachers with classroom workflows, and to enable a personalised learning experience for every student
Apple School Manager
Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators to deploy iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac computers all from one place. When used with your mobile device management (MDM) solution, you can configure device settings and buy and distribute apps and books.
Apple School Manager and your MDM work together
With Apple School Manager, you can assign school devices to your MDM server so they are automatically enrolled and configured. Since you can set the default MDM server by device type, it’s easy to automate assignments for iPad and Mac. With MDM you can wirelessly deploy apps and books, configure Home screen layouts, filter web access, schedule overnight software updates, find misplaced devices and manage dozens of other settings.
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. The MDM solutions below support the education features in iOS.
Zero-touch configuration for IT
Get your users up and running quickly without having to physically touch or prep devices. By automating MDM enrolment for large-scale iOS deployments, your users can immediately set up accounts, configure corporate policies and assign apps over the air.
Supervision provides a higher level of device management for corporate-owned iOS devices. You can wirelessly enable this mode during setup, allowing additional restrictions such as turning off iMessage or AirDrop. Supervision also gives you additional device configurations and features, such as web content filtering and single-app mode.
The ASM makes it even easier to set up users on iPad and iPhone. After devices are linked with your MDM server, users are guided through the activation process with the built-in Setup Assistant. You can streamline the setup even further for your users by specifying that certain screens be skipped during the initial device setup.
Mandatory and lockable MDM enrolment
Your iOS devices can be preconfigured to require automatic enrolment in MDM. This ensures that devices are configured based on your organisation’s requirements, and guarantees that all users get those configurations on their devices. You can also lock users’ devices into MDM for ongoing management.
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Volume Purchasing Program (VPP)
The Volume Purchase Program (VPP) makes it simple to find, buy, and distribute apps and books in bulk for your organisation. Whether your workforce uses iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can provide great content that’s ready for work with flexible and secure distribution options. And you can get custom B2B apps for iOS that are built uniquely for you by third-party developers and procured privately through the VPP store.
- Get apps and books in bulk
Purchase world-class apps and engaging interactive books in volume, and equip your entire workforce with innovation. Through the VPP store, you can buy apps for both Mac and iOS as well as books from the iBooks Store. You can also get custom-made business-to-business (B2B) apps that are built uniquely for you by third-party developers and procured privately through the VPP store, so your business gets exactly what it needs.
- Buy with purchase orders
Use a purchase order to buy VPP Credit redeemable on the VPP store. VPP Credit can be procured for a specific dollar amount and is delivered electronically to account administrators. You can buy VPP Credit through your Apple purchasing account or through your Apple Authorised Reseller.
- Streamline distribution
Assign apps and books to users or groups through Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions — giving you complete ownership and control over your content. When apps are no longer needed, they can be reassigned to a different user. Or you can choose to distribute content via redeemable codes, permanently transferring the app or book directly to your users.
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Apple Products for Education
Apple products are built with teachers and students in mind to support the work they do every day and to inspire creativity in the classroom.
Apple builds hardware, powerful apps, the most advanced software and free curriculums — all designed to help teachers ignite the creativity in every student.
Mac and iPad are terrific for what happens in the classroom. And they’re just as amazing for things students do outside of class, like shooting a movie for an assignment or creating a song to demonstrate what they’ve learned.