Just released: Apple Classroom App for iPads on iOS 9.3

Update (iOS 9.3 available now) and get it (Classroom App)! More soon and just getting started! Click here for the Direct download link. Original impressions, it's almost as if we're going from ZERO to a blend of what products like Hapara and some other MDM solutions have been offering for years. All for the cost of $0. It's definitely worth a look! If your organization supports iPads, you can get the app now and give it a go!

You do need an education configuration profile to get started though so make sure your devices are set up in that manner.

And if you're new to the conversation, what is it? The new Classroom app turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time or launch a different app for each group of students. Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching so students can focus on learning.

Assign Shared iPads to students
- Once configured, Classroom connects to nearby student devices
- Classroom intelligently assigns students to the Shared iPad they most recently used
- Log students out of Shared iPad at the end of a session to prepare for the next class

Start, focus, or pause student work
- Launch any app, website, or book on student devices with a tap
- Lock devices into a single app to help students focus
- Lock screens to pause work or refocus your class

See what your students see with Screen View
- See an overview of all student screens at once
- Focus on a single student screen
- Students are informed when their screens are being viewed

Share student work on the classroom Apple TV
- Showcase the great work your students are doing to the class
- Use AirPlay to wirelessly present a student’s screen
- Students are informed when their screens are being presented

Reset forgotten passwords right in the classroom
- Reset a Managed Apple ID password without calling IT

Organize student devices using groups
- Classroom automatically creates groups of students based on the apps they are using
- Teachers can create groups to break students into project teams
- Perform actions on entire groups or on individual students within groups

Great for use with both 1:1 and Shared iPad student devices
All actions take place over the local network only


iPad with iOS 9.3 or later
iPad (3rd generation) or later, iPad Air or later, iPad mini (1st generation) or later, iPad Pro
App configuration via Mobile Device Management server
Supervised Student devices enrolled in Mobile Device Management server
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled on both student and teacher devices
Student devices within Bluetooth range of the teacher device running Classroom