Using the Classroom app
Classroom is an app for teachers, available for supported iPad devices and Mac computers, to hold classes in a schoolroom, remotely, or through a combination of nearby and remote (called hybrid classes).
When teaching a class, teachers can launch a specific app, website, or textbook page. They can also send documents to and receive them from students, and share student work locally on a TV, monitor, or projector using Apple TV. Finally, teachers can reset a student’s password, see which apps students are working in, and at the end of the class, view a summary of how students spent their time. Some Classroom features can be restricted using a mobile device management (MDM) solution.
For optimal performance with Classroom, class sizes of 60 students or fewer are recommended.
Classroom and Shared iPad
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 from 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 each iPad and is pushed to iCloud 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. Classroom can’t be used to manage Shared iPad temporary sessions.
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.