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, photos, videos, scanned documents, links and hand-in requests. See also app activity, Handout, link activity and 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 on the file at the same time. Schoolwork supports collaboration for Pages, Numbers and Keynote files. See About collaboration for Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
An electronic publication (EPUB) file. 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 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.
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. Teachers can also specify a Handout deadline. If your teacher adds a deadline, any activities or work you submit after the deadline are late. Schoolwork automatically sets deadlines to 23:59 local time for the specified day. See also activity.
iOS and iPadOS software
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.
The date your teacher published a Handout.
An iOS or iPadOS educational app that shares student progress 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 data in Schoolwork.
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 district. 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.
The Schoolwork sidebar lists classes for the school account you are using in Schoolwork.
If no classes appear in the sidebar or if you want to change any of your student information, contact your teacher.
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.
The amount of time you spend working on an assigned Handout activity on your iPad. Schoolwork only reports time spent for progress-reporting app activities.