Using the Classroom app
Classroom is an app for teachers that’s available for supported iPad devices and Mac computers. As a teacher, you can guide learning, share work, and manage supported student iPad devices and Mac computers. You can launch a specific app, website, or textbook page in your class. You can also send to and receive documents from your students in class and share student work on a TV, monitor, or projector using Apple TV. And you can see which apps students are working in, view their screens, mute student devices, and reset a student’s password. Some Classroom features can be restricted using a mobile device management (MDM) solution. For more information, see Classroom app MDM restrictions in Mobile Device Management Settings for IT Administrators.
When Classroom is used with Shared iPad and Managed Apple IDs, you can assign students to a group of iPad devices. Students tap their name in a list on each iPad and enter their passcode or password at the beginning of class. When class is over, you can use Classroom to sign students out of their Shared iPad so that it’s ready for the next student. Data is cached locally on iPad and is pushed to the cloud even after students sign out. If necessary, data from the previous user continues to be pushed to the cloud after the next user signs in to the iPad.
For optimal performance with Classroom, class sizes of 60 students or fewer are recommended.
Classroom can be used for classes synced with Apple School Manager, synced with MDM, or classes created by the teacher without a connection to Apple School Manager or MDM; however, the types of classes can’t be mixed. Classroom can’t manage Shared iPad temporary sessions.