What’s new in Schoolwork

Find out about the new home base for teachers and students.

Schoolwork is a powerful iPad app that helps teachers and students use the power of iPad more effectively. Teachers can distribute and collect assignments easily, keep an eye on student progress in educational apps and collaborate one-to-one with students from anywhere, in real time. It’s easy for students to use too. Assignments will appear on their iPad devices automatically, organised by due date and class. And Schoolwork helps teachers keep up with how everyone in the class is doing so they can tailor their teaching to the needs of each student.

Some of the most useful educational materials are found within apps. With Schoolwork, teachers can browse supported apps to find content that fits their curriculum, then share specific app activities with students. In a single tap, they can go directly to the right activity.

Schoolwork is available in the App Store and requires the setup of school accounts and classes in Apple School Manager by a school’s IT administrator. Find out how to get set up for Schoolwork and find out more about the requirements in the Schoolwork User Guide.

Schoolwork 2.5.1 requires iPadOS 16.4 or later. To get the latest version of Schoolwork, check the Updates tab in the App Store on your iPad, or ask your IT administrator.

What’s new in Schoolwork 2.5.1

This update includes performance, stability and usability improvements.


What’s new in Schoolwork 2.5

  • Understand student data more quickly with insight cards that display overall trends related to performance, frequency, time and progress.
  • View exit ticket results for an entire class with charts to summarise and visualise the most frequently selected options and open response answers.
  • Assign an entire app for students to use for a specified amount of time.
  • Reset student passwords and create new verification codes for students within the app.
  • Allow students to add a photo, video, drawing or audio file in their exit ticket open response answer.

What's new in Schoolwork 2.4.1

This update contains bug fixes and performance improvements.


What's new in Schoolwork 2.4

  • Add photos, drawings, videos and audio files to instructions and try again messages for a more personalised experience
  • Use multimedia to design even more engaging exit ticket questions and answers
  • Create and schedule assignments to send to students on a specific date and time
  • Receive links to web pages for hand-in requests to give students more ways to demonstrate their learning


What's new in Schoolwork 2.3.2

  • Resolves an issue that prevented edits from saving when using Markup on a document


What's new in Schoolwork 2.3.1

  • Improved performance and ease of reviewing student work
  • Usability and stability improvements


What's new in Schoolwork 2.3

  • Get started with Schoolwork by using your school email address to request an account
  • Quickly create student accounts and share sign-in credentials
  • Create engaging exit tickets with multiple response types to gain better insights into student learning
  • See student progress on exit tickets including time spent, number of questions answered and class response averages
  • Support for User Enrolment* allows teachers and students to use their personal iPad to access Schoolwork
  • Use the new horizontal tabs when viewing an assignment to easily switch between activities


What's new in Schoolwork 2.2.2

  • Adds support for Arabic and Hebrew languages
  • Improved performance, including when submitting hand-ins and using Split View


What's new in Schoolwork 2.2

  • View time spent for assignments containing files or links opened within Schoolwork
  • Share assignments with other teachers by exporting to Common Cartridge file format
  • Use the updated sidebar navigation to access classes, assignments and students quickly
  • Easily edit, create a copy, share and more by long-pressing on an assignment card


What’s new in Schoolwork 2.1.2

This update includes usability and stability improvements.


What’s new in Schoolwork 2.1.1

  • By default, PDFs and photos assigned in Handouts now open in Schoolwork


What's new in Schoolwork 2.1

  • Import content from learning management systems using the Common Cartridge file format
  • Pull to refresh data in the Handouts tab
  • View student submission dates and times for Handout activities (requires iPadOS 14)
  • New status centre at the bottom of the left-hand navigation in the Handouts tab


What’s new in Schoolwork 2.0.1

  • Faster loading of classes and Handouts
  • More consistent scrolling experience throughout the app
  • Improved stability when signing in, navigating classes and Handouts, and using Split View


What's new in Schoolwork 2

All-new design

  • Switch between Handouts and Students views easily with new tab-based navigation
  • New sidebar offers instant access to current classes, recents, favourites, and drafts and archived Handouts with just a tap
  • Streamlined options for adding content such as app activities, photos, videos, links and documents during Handout creation
  • See which apps have enabled student progress, and view rich activity previews when adding app activities to your Handouts

New features

  • New Handout options, including locking Handouts, marking as “viewed”, requesting revisions and returning files
  • Insights into overall class and individual student progress, including completion rates, time spent, and incomplete and re-assigned activities
  • Notifications sent to teachers when Handouts are due or ready to be reviewed
  • Notifications to students when new Handouts are assigned or due tomorrow, a weekly summary of past due Handouts is available, and when a teacher has requested to try again
  • Teacher library that organises drafts, favourites and copies of Handouts from archived classes 
  • New Handout archive stores Handouts from classes after they've ended, making it easy to re-use activities
  • In-app and Spotlight search for classes, Handouts and students


What’s new in Schoolwork 1.3.1

This update includes minor bug fixes.


What's new in Schoolwork 1.3

  • You can now create, edit and delete classes in Schoolwork. Requires iPadOS
  • You can now create nicknames for classes in Schoolwork.
  • This update includes usability, performance and stability improvements.


What’s new in Schoolwork 1.2.1

This update includes minor bug fixes.


What's new in Schoolwork 1.2

  • Teachers can now create activities by scanning physical paper documents. Requires iOS 12Learn more
  • Students can now submit work in Schoolwork by scanning physical paper documents. Requires iOS 12Learn more
  • Progress-reporting apps can now automatically set an app activity in Schoolwork as Done when a student has finished the activity. Requires iOS 12.2 or later. If Schoolwork notifications are turned on, Schoolwork will display a message to students when an app activity is automatically set as Done.
  • For progress-reporting apps that use a new Schoolwork extension, teachers can now find and assign all activities associated with the app without launching it.


What’s new in Schoolwork 1.1.1

This update includes minor stability improvements.


What's new in Schoolwork 1.1

  • Help resources for students are now available.
  • Teachers can now search app activities within apps that work with Schoolwork.
  • This update includes usability, performance and stability improvements.


What’s new in Schoolwork 1.0.2

This update includes minor stability improvements.


What’s new in Schoolwork 1.0.1

This update includes minor stability improvements.


Schoolwork 1.0 Features

Share anything with Handouts

  • Use Handouts to easily share a homework assignment, study reminder or class announcement with students.
  • Add PDFs, documents, web links, photos, videos or even links to activities in an app.
  • For apps that work with Schoolwork, take students directly to a specific activity within an app.
  • Provide an easy way for students to submit a final project or demonstrate their understanding.

Keep students focused and organised

  • Direct students to a specific place when assigning an activity in an app.
  • Students can see what’s due this week across all of their classes.
  • In Pages, Keynote and Numbers, students can submit homework from within the app.

Collaborate and give real-time feedback

  • Easily collaborate with individual students or with the entire class in just a few taps.
  • Add comments to students’ work to provide feedback while they’re working on an assignment.
  • Use the new Drawing and Smart Annotation features in iWork to add feedback directly to students’ documents.
  • Use Apple Pencil or your finger to mark up PDFs, photos and more.

Review student progress

  • Check which students have finished or not finished assignments due this week.
  • See how students did across their Schoolwork assignments, including student work, test scores, points earned and time spent.
  • Students can submit homework to Schoolwork from within any app.

Personalise Instruction

  • See a holistic view of a student, including submitted work and progress in apps, all in one place.
  • Tailor Handouts to a single student or a group of students based on individual needs.
  • Use student progress to find students who may need an extra challenge or support.


Apple has a strong commitment to teacher and student privacy. Schools are required to opt in to Schoolwork’s student progress feature using Apple School Manager. Student progress is only recorded for teacher-assigned activities that are completed while using a school-provided Managed Apple ID. All student progress data is encrypted in transit and at rest. If a school does not opt in, teachers and students can still use Schoolwork without this feature.

In order to improve the Schoolwork product as well as help your school understand how students and teachers are using Schoolwork, Apple collects anonymous data about your Schoolwork activity that may also be shared with your school. This data will not be used for any other purpose and does not include personally identifiable information.

Find out more about privacy and security for Apple products in education.


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The Schoolwork app is named Classwork in Australia and New Zealand.

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