What’s new in Classroom?

Find out more about the latest updates to Classroom for iPad and Classroom for Mac.

Classroom turns your iPad or Mac into a powerful teaching assistant, helping teachers guide students through a lesson with iPad, check their progress and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student’s 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.

What’s new in Classroom 3.5 for iPad and Classroom 2.5 for Mac

  • This update contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Find out more about the Classroom requirements for classes synced with Apple School Manager, MDM-synced classes and unmanaged classes.

To use Classroom in macOS Monterey, Classroom 2.5 is required.

Earlier versions

Find out what’s new in earlier versions of Classroom for Mac and Classroom for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 2.4.1 for Mac

Students can join Classroom sessions remotely over the internet or by using bluetooth if they’re nearby

  • Students will be notified with a ringtone and banner when they’re sent a request to connect to a remote Classroom session 
  • Enhanced controls allow students to disconnect from a remote Classroom session and set a time to auto-disconnect when their device is asleep
  • Classroom sessions can support a mix of nearby and remote students simultaneously

Improved group management and controls

  • Use the sidebar navigation to easily create, manage and edit groups in fewer taps
  • Use smart groups to quickly view students based on proximity or remote connections, and which app they have in the foreground
  • Manage students’ devices based on their device status, including their device type, whether its online or offline and if it has a low battery

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 2.4.1 for Mac.

What’s new in Classroom 2.3 for Mac?

  • Create and edit classes that sync to Apple School Manager

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 2.3 for Mac.

What’s new in Classroom 2.2 for Mac?

  • Access classes set up through Apple School Manager by signing in to your device with a Managed Apple ID
  • Use AirPlay to project class details to Apple TV when inviting students to join a teacher-created class
  • Adjust the size of students’ screens using Pinch-to-Zoom

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 2.2 for Mac.

What’s new in Classroom 2.1 for Mac?

  • Teachers can now hide the current app on student devices, returning their iPad to the home screen and Mac computers to Finder.
  • This update also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 2.1 for Mac.

What’s new in Classroom 2.0 for Mac?

  • Manage student Mac computers that are using macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later
  • Navigate to deep links in ClassKit-compatible apps

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 2.0 for Mac.

What’s new in Classroom 1.0.1 for Mac?

Teachers are no longer prompted for admin credentials when students connect to admin-created class sessions.

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 1.0.1 for Mac.

About Classroom 1.0 for Mac

Classroom is now available for Mac and includes the same features as the iPad version.

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 1.0 for Mac.

What’s new in Classroom 3.4.1 for iPad?

Students can join Classroom sessions remotely over the internet or by using bluetooth if they’re nearby

  • Students will be notified with a ringtone and banner when they’re sent a request to connect to a remote Classroom session 
  • Enhanced controls allow students to disconnect from a remote Classroom session and set a time to auto-disconnect when their device is asleep
  • Classroom sessions can support a mix of nearby and remote students simultaneously

Improved group management and controls

  • Use the sidebar navigation to easily create, manage and edit groups in fewer taps
  • Use smart groups to quickly view students based on proximity or remote connections, and which app they have in the foreground
  • Manage students’ devices based on their device status, including their device type, whether its online or offline and if it has a low battery

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 3.4.1 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 3.3 for iPad?

  • Create and edit classes that sync to Apple School Manager

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 3.3 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 3.2 for iPad?

  • Access classes set up through Apple School Manager by signing in to your device with a Managed Apple ID
  • Use AirPlay to project class details to Apple TV when inviting students to join a teacher-created class
  • Adjust the size of students’ screens using Pinch-to-Zoom

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 3.2 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 3.1.1 for iPad?

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 3.1.1 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 3.1 for iPad?

  • Teachers can now hide the current app on student devices, returning their iPad to the home screen and Mac computers to Finder.
  • Dark Mode support
  • This update also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 3.1 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 3.0 for iPad?

  • Manage student Mac computers that are using macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later
  • Navigate to deep links in ClassKit-compatible apps

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 3.0 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 2.3.1 for iPad?

  • Improved the reliability of students joining a class session.

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 2.3.1 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 2.3 for iPad?

What’s new in Classroom 2.2 for iPad?

  • Navigate now offers the option to Lock the student device in the chosen app.
  • New iOS restriction to require teacher consent to leave a teacher-created class from a supervised student device

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 2.2 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 2.1 for iPad?

  • When the teacher ends a class session, a new screen presents a summary of student activity timelines before returning the teacher to the class chooser.
  • Share URLs, documents, images and more to individual students or to groups using the new drag-and-drop functionality in iOS 11.
  • Three new Configuration Profile restrictions allow you to set, configure, or force the “Join Classes”, “Lock Apps and Device” and “AirPlay and View Screen” settings for teacher-created classes to match the behaviour of admin-created classes.

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 2.1 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 2.0 for iPad?

  • Create classes within Classroom and invite nearby students to join
  • Share documents and links to student devices through AirDrop (replaces the Classroom Share Extension)
  • Students can share documents and links with their teacher by using AirDrop
  • Mute audio on student devices

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 2.0 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 1.1.2 for iPad?

  • Fixed an issue that in some cases prevented Classroom from discovering nearby student devices.

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 1.1.2 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 1.1.1 for iPad?

  • Improved support for passcode-protected Apple TV devices.
  • Edit a group while in Slide Over or Split View.
  • Filter apps by name in the Open App action dialogue.

Find out more about the requirements for Classroom 1.1.1 for iPad.

What’s new in Classroom 1.1 for iPad?

  • A new Share Extension lets you send links from Safari and other apps through the Share sheet.
  • Navigate to iTunes U courses
  • Add and remove students from teacher-created groups

Find out more about features and requirements for Classroom 1.1 for iPad

About Classroom 1.0 for iPad

Assign a Shared iPad to students

  • After it’s been configured, Classroom connects to nearby student devices.
  • Classroom intelligently assigns the right student to each Shared iPad based on which device the student used last time.
  • When students have finished, the teacher can log them out easily to prepare each Shared iPad 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 present a student’s screen wirelessly
  • Students are informed when their screens are being presented

Reset forgotten passwords directly in the classroom

  • Reset a Managed Apple ID password without having to call IT teams

Organise student devices using groups

  • Classroom creates groups of students automatically based on the apps they’re using
  • Teachers can create groups to split students into project teams
  • Perform actions on entire groups or on individual students within groups

Great for use with both one-to-one and Shared iPad student devices

  • All actions take place over the local network only
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