The glossary defines terms you encounter as you use the Schoolwork User Guide.
An assignment with at least one activity not marked done and not sent to your teacher, and which your teacher hasn't marked complete. See also activity, assignment, completed assignment, submitted assignment.
A task sent as part of an assignment. Schoolwork supports the following types of activities: apps, files, photos, videos, scanned documents, links, hand-in requests, and exit tickets. See also app activity, assignment, link activity, progress-reporting app, exit ticket.
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 posting from teachers to students. Assignments can consist of a list of recipients (an entire class or one or more students in a class), an assignment title, one or more activities, and instructions. Teachers can also specify an assignment due date. If your teachers add a due date, any activities or work you submit after the due date are late. Schoolwork automatically sets due dates to 11:59 p.m. local time for the specified day. See also active assignment, activity, completed assignment, submitted assignment.
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 Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files. See About collaboration for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
An assignment your teacher marked as complete. When an assignment is complete, Schoolwork moves the assignment from your Due Next and Due views to your Done views. For completed assignments, progress reporting stops and you can’t submit work, replace work, or make any more changes to activities associated with the assignment. See also active assignment, activity, assignment, submitted assignment.
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 Publishing@W3C, a working group of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a nonprofit standards organization. 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 short formative assessment. Exit tickets can help your teacher gauge your comprehension, reactions, or engagement. In Schoolwork, exit tickets consist of a series of questions sent to you as an assignment 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 teachers publish an assignment.
An 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 in Schoolwork.
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, 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’re using in Schoolwork. You can also use the sidebar to search by assignment title, app activity, or file name.
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’re sharing, how you customize the Share menu, and the sharing destination.
An assignment with all activities marked done and sent to your teacher. You can submit work within Schoolwork, or you can use the Share button to submit from another app. After you submit all activities for an assignment, Schoolwork moves the assignment from your Due Next and Due views to your Done views. See also active assignment, activity, assignment, completed assignment.
The amount of time you spend working on a Schoolwork activity on your iPad. Schoolwork only reports time spent on activities in progress-reporting apps when those apps are active (their windows are in front). Currently, only the Podcasts app reports time spent on activities when it's not active.