The glossary defines terms you encounter as you use the Classwork User Guide.
A task assigned as part of a Handout. Classwork supports the following types of activities: apps (including progress-reporting apps), files, photos, videos, scanned documents, links and hand-in requests. See also app activity, bookmark activity, Handout, link activity and progress-reporting apps.
A task assigned within an app. For example, a task to read chapter 2 of The Hobbit in Apple Books or to solve Learn to Code 1 in Swift Playgrounds. See also activity.
Apple School Manager
A simple, web-based portal for IT administrators to deploy iOS, iPadOS, macOS and tvOS devices all from one place. When used with a mobile device management (MDM) solution, administrators can configure device settings and buy and distribute apps and books. Apple School Manager integrates with Student Information Systems (SISs) and SFTP so administrators can create accounts with school rosters and classes.
Apple School Manager is where IT administrators set up classes for Classwork and enable student progress reporting. See Apple School Manager User Guide.
An activity saved as a Classwork bookmark. For example, the address of a webpage, file or app. Instructors can bookmark activities to save and organise favourite webpages, files and progress-reporting apps to revisit them in the future. See also activity.
Note: Classwork bookmarks are not the same as Safari Bookmarks and are not included in your Safari Bookmarks list. See also Bookmarks list.
The list of activities saved as Classwork bookmarks. To view the Bookmarks list, tap or edit an existing Handout, tap Links and then tap Bookmarks. See also activity, bookmark activity.
The collection of view-only Handouts associated with a removed class. When a class is removed, Classwork deletes the students and student progress data, then saves view-only copies of all associated Handouts in a class archive. Class archives appear in [your organisation] as [class name] (Year).
An instructor-owned file in iCloud Drive that supports concurrent editing or viewing. Instructors can share one copy of a collaborative file with all students in a class or share a separate copy with each student. Instructors and students can actively work in the file at the same time. Classwork supports collaboration for Pages, Numbers and Keynote files. See About collaboration for Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
An electronic publication file (EPUB). A digital version of a printed publication, created according to the EPUB format. The EPUB format is a free, open ebook standard developed and maintained by Publishing@W3C, a working group of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a nonprofit standards organisation. You can use Pages to export your documents in EPUB format for reading with Apple Books on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. See Use advanced book creation options in Pages.
An assignment containing one or more activities. Handouts consist of a list of recipients (an entire class or one or more students in a class), a name, one or more activities and instructions. A recipient and name are required; all other information is optional. You can also specify a Handout deadline. If you add a deadline, any activities or work a student submits after the deadline are late. Classwork automatically sets deadlines to 11:59 pm local time for the specified day. See also activity.
Instructors can post a new Handout immediately or save it as a draft until they are ready to post at a later time.
iOS and iPadOS software
Mobile operating system software used by iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
An online store, accessible through the Music app, where you can purchase songs, albums, music videos and more. The content you and others see in the iTunes Store can vary by the country or region specified in Music by each individual user as their default country.
Apple’s Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps. You can use these apps to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
A task assigned through a web URL. For example, a web link URL or file share link URL. See also activity.
Managed Apple ID
Like a personal Apple ID, you can use a Managed Apple ID to sign in to a personal device, sign in to a shared device or to access Apple services and portals (for example, iCloud, iTunes U, Apple School Manager or Classwork). Unlike personal Apple IDs, Managed Apple IDs are owned and controlled by a school or district. The organisation can reset passwords, limit purchasing and communications and set up role-based administration.
Instructors using a Managed Apple ID can use Classwork to share and receive content, collaborate with students and view progress data for students at their school. Classwork instructors are given 200 GB of iCloud Drive storage.
See What are Managed Apple IDs in Apple School Manager? in Apple School Manager User Guide.
Note: A Managed Apple ID is referred to as a school account in the Classwork User Guide for students.
A Classwork class created by importing Apple School Manager class information. See also Managed Apple ID.
An instructor at a primary school, high school, college or university whose organisation is enrolled with Apple School Manager. Managed instructors can access Classwork to share and receive content, collaborate and integrate app activities into their instruction. See also Managed Apple ID.
Downloadable content (for example, a lecture) added to iTunes U courses as media files (for example, a audio, video, web, app, book or document). iTunes U materials can be files on a computer, web links or existing iTunes Store, Apple Books and App Store links.
mobile device management (MDM)
A service that lets you remotely manage enrolled devices. Once a device is enrolled, you can use the MDM service over the network to configure settings and perform other tasks on the device without user interaction. Profile Manager is an MDM server that is part of macOS Server and there are also many third-party MDM servers. Mobile device management is supported on Mac computers with OS X 10.8 or later installed and on iOS devices with iOS 5 or later installed.
For management, devices are enrolled with an MDM server using an enrolment configuration profile, which can be done directly by the user. For organisation-owned devices, MDM enrolment can be automated using Apple School Manager. When an administrator initiates an MDM policy, option or command, the device receives notification of the action through the Apple Push Notification service (APNs). With a network connection, devices can receive APNs commands anywhere in the world.
Using MDM you can also distribute, manage and configure apps and books purchased through the Volume Purchase Program or developed in-house.
To learn more about large-scale deployments of iOS and iPadOS devices, see Deployment Reference for iPhone and iPad.
An iOS or iPadOS educational app that shares student progress with instructors through the ClassKit developer framework. In Classwork, instructors can browse an app’s content, select app activities to assign to students and view student progress. As students complete their assigned activities in the app, they can view their overall progress in Classwork.
Term used in the Classwork User Guide for students to describe Managed Apple IDs. See Managed Apple ID.
The Share button is available in many apps, giving you an easy way to share all kinds of documents and other files. Sharing options depend on the type of item you’re sharing, the sharing destination and how you customise the Share menu.
The amount of time a student spends working on an assigned Handout activity on their iPad. Classwork only reports time spent for progress-reporting app activities.
Any link that, when tapped, takes you directly to the associated app. For example, a Podcasts link or an Apple News link.