The glossary defines terms you encounter as you use the Schoolwork User Guide.
A task assigned as part of a Handout. Schoolwork supports the following types of activities: apps (including progress-reporting apps), files, links, bookmarks, photos, videos and scanned documents. See also app activity, bookmark activity, Handout, link activity, progress-reporting app.
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.
A teacher-owned file in iCloud Drive that supports concurrent editing or viewing. Teachers can share one copy of a collaborative file with all students in a class or share a separate copy with each student. Teachers and students can actively work in the file at the same time. Schoolwork supports collaboration for iWork Pages, Numbers and Keynote files.
Completed or Closed Handouts
A section in a class view. Schoolwork moves Handouts from the class view to Completed or Closed Handouts when:
The Schoolwork home page. To display the dashboard, tap Schoolwork in the top left-hand corner of a class page or Handout displayed in the dashboard.
The date your teacher published a Handout.
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 the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), a non-profit 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.
A message from your teacher. A Handout can include announcements, reminders, instructions, assigned activities or requests for work. Handouts consist of a list of recipients (an entire class or one or more students in a class), a title, instructions and an activity assignment or request for work. Teachers can also set a Handout deadline. If your teacher adds a deadline, any activities or work you submit after that date are late. Schoolwork automatically sets deadlines for 23:59 local time on the day specified. See also activity.
The mobile operating system software used by iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
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.
A school account is a Managed Apple ID used 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 and Schoolwork). School accounts are owned and controlled by a school or education authority. The institution can reset passwords, limit purchasing and communications, and set up role-based administration.
Note: A school account is referred to as a Managed Apple ID in the Schoolwork User Guide for teachers.
An iOS educational app that shares student progress data with teachers through a developer framework. In Schoolwork, teachers 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 own progress in Schoolwork.
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 are sharing, how you customise the Share menu and the sharing destination.
Any shared file you are working on, as well as everything you submit to a Handout.
The amount of time you spend working on an assigned Handout activity on your iPad.