Deploy Apple devices to faculty
Refine the setup experience by first deploying devices to a small group of teachers. Select individuals who can test workflows, provide feedback, and eventually train their peers on best practices. Implement a way to receive cohort feedback—such as a collaborative iWork document—and improve the experience based on their recommendations.
Here are recommended workflows for them to test:
How long does it take to get to the devices’ Home screen?
Which Setup Assistant panes should be skipped on student devices?
Which apps and books are considered “mission critical” and should be downloaded during setup?
Which apps and books can be downloaded after initial deployment to reduce network load?
Do the mobile device management (MDM) restrictions you are deploying ensure that devices are secure, students have access to resources from anywhere, and respect your acceptable use policies?
Have you informed students, teachers, and parents about about privacy and security for Apple products in education?
Is a workflow in place to vet each requested app to ensure it meets the school’s standards for student privacy?
Will students be issued verification codes so they can access their school resources on other devices?
How can devices be easily identified by students?
Does the MDM solution allow you to modify device wallpaper by grade level or inscribe the student’s name on the lock screen?
Does the MDM solution provide a self-service option?
How can self-service be personalized by grade level, content area, and learning needs?
Should students be permitted to personalize the layout of their Home screens, or should the layout of apps and folders be standardized?
Are classes visible in the Classroom app?
Are Apple TV devices managed to ensure only the appropriate devices are permitted to mirror? Have teachers been made aware they can AirPlay student content using Classroom for iPad or Classroom for Mac?
Which users are permitted to use FaceTime and iMessage?
Can Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents be shared both inside and outside the institution?
Is it easy to initiate iWork collaboration with students and teachers?
Has auto accept and user account lookup been turned on for students and teachers?