Demystifying iOS Deployment in K-12 Edu – TCEA 2019 Presentation
The resources for my session at TCEA 2019 will help you get started with iOS deployment, novices and veterans alike will benefit from materials linked in this article. This session on iOS deployment will give participants a hands on overview of using Apple School Manager, DEP, and Jamf Pro MDM.
Important: Please be sure to bring a laptop with the latest version of Safari or Chrome.
For part of the training, we will be looking at Apple School Manager, which works better Safari or Chrome. This session is a hands-on workshop where you will gain a fundamental understanding of iOS device deployment using Apple School Manager, DEP, and JamfPro MDM.
I will update this page leading up to the training so be sure to check back for resources, etc.
- Exploring Apple School Manager
- Understanding How Device Enrollment Works
- Hands-On Provisioning iOS Devices with DEP and MDM
- Next Steps – Resources
- Questions & Reflection
Learning About Apple Solutions for K-12 Schools
If You Ignore Everything Else, At Least Read the Apple Education iOS Deployment Guide
This guide from Apple covers the steps involved to deploy iPad successfully in both one-to-one and shared device environments. You can find out how to prepare your infrastructure, set up and deploy iPad, and enable teachers in their classrooms.
You will need to download this on an iOS device or a Mac.
What is Apple School Manager
Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators to deploy iPad, Mac, and Apple TV all from one place. You can configure device settings, create accounts for all your students and staff, and buy and distribute apps and books. And Apple School Manager integrates with Student Information Systems (SISs) and SFTP so you can quickly create accounts with school rosters and classes.
What are Managed Apple IDs?
Managed Apple IDs are special school-created and school-owned accounts that provide access to Apple services. Managed Apple IDs are designed to meet the privacy and security needs of schools, including limitations on purchasing and communications, and role-based administration.
Learning About JamfPro Mobile Device Management
Jamf Pro 10.8.0 Administrator’s Guide
This guide contains overviews about Jamf Pro (formerly the Casper Suite) features and instructions for performing administrative tasks using Jamf Pro. It does not prescribe administrative workflows or strategies but is intended to be used as a reference.
Before using the instructions in this guide, the Jamf Pro server (formerly the Jamf Software Server) must be installed.
Integrating JamfPro with Apple School Manager to Support Education
This helpful guide provides step-by-step instructions for integrating with Apple School Manager to support Shared iPad and Apple’s Classroom app using the JamfPro MDM suite for iOS deployment and management.
Impact: Using Personalized Technology to Drive Student Growth
In our webinar, Using Personalized Technology to Drive Student Growth, hear how a Philadelphia suburb-based district—Ridley School District—implemented differentiated learning technology with their iPad program and walk away with techniques you can bring back to your district or school.
You’ll learn how Ridley School District:
- Rolled out a successful 1:1 iPad program
- Deployed curated apps to each student
- Demonstrated proven academic growth at the individual student level
Jamf Pro How-To Videos on YouTube.com
This is an excellent resource for you to get started learning how to use Jamf Pro. Jamf’s professional development teams are excellent, making complex topics simple and accessible.
“At Jamf, we have always been dedicated to helping educate the IT community in best practices for Apple management. We hope the videos you find on our channel help you explore new concepts and workflows for getting the most of of the Apple devices in your environment.
We create a comprehensive management solution for Apple technologies—Jamf Pro. We help business, government, and education organizations succeed with Apple by combining innovative software with exceptional support, training, and service. We code all winter to provide our customers with best-of-breed management software, which is developed exclusively for the Apple platform—the only management software of its kind. With over 3,000 organizations managing more than two million Apple devices, we are deeply invested in our customer’s success.”
JamfPro 101 Introductory Course – Free!!
This introductory course will help you learn the fundamentals of deployment and mobile device management using JamfPro. It is user friendly and best of all… it’s free!!!
Apple Admin Community, Slack and MeetUps
The Apple admin community is a very connected group of professionals who support one another through the MacAdmins Slack, a podcast, local or regional MeetUps. You don’t have to do this alone. There are over 14,000 of us to provide insight and support. The blend of ideas about supporting our users with Apple devices from Higher Ed, K-12, Enterprise, Healthcare, and Government will help you grow as an admin and bring new and exciting features to your users. Check out the links below to find out more. You can get direct help with your iOS deployment and trade ideas and best practices.
Over 14K members. You can get real time help, news and insights from peers around the globe. No shenanigans. This group is friendly, helpful, and very well informed
Austin Apple Admins
Our goal is simple: to create a social network of Apple admins in and around Austin and Central Texas. We continually strive for this network to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, the ability to grow and learn, to foster professional development, bolster camaraderie amongst peers, and have some fun along the way.
Dallas Apple Admins
The Dallas Apple Admins is a new, but exciting group in our community. Check out their MeetUps!
The MacAdmins Podcast is recorded roughly twice a month and produced in partnership with MacAdmins.org, where you can join thousands of Apple Admins on a Slack team. Subscribe to our podcast and rate us on iTunes and Stitcher! Our podcast is produced by Tom Bridge, with theme music created by Adam Codega the first time he opened GarageBand. Our Mixing Engineer is James Smith, who makes us sound good. Hosting is provided by Technolutionary and MacAdmins.org.