What's new in Classroom

Learn about the latest updates to Classroom for iPad and Classroom for Mac.

Classroom turns your iPad or Mac into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students with iPads through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time, or launch a different app for each group of students. Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching so students can focus on learning.

What's new in Classroom 2.0 for Mac

  • Manage student Mac computers that use macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later
  • Navigate to deep links in ClassKit-compatible apps

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 2.0 for Mac.

What's new in Classroom 3.1 for iPad

  • Teachers can now hide the current app on student devices, returning iPads to the home screen and Mac computers to Finder.
  • Dark Mode support
  • This update also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 3.1 for iPad.

Earlier versions

Learn what's new in earlier versions of Classroom for Mac and Classroom for iPad.

What's new in Classroom 1.0.1 for Mac

Teachers are no longer prompted for admin credentials when students connect to admin-created class sessions.

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 1.0.1 for Mac.

About Classroom 1.0 for Mac

Classroom is now available for the Mac and includes the same features as the iPad version.

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 1.0 for Mac.

What's new in Classroom 3.0 for iPad

  • Manage student Mac computers that use macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later
  • Navigate to deep links in ClassKit-compatible apps

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 3.0 for iPad.

What's new in Classroom 2.3.1 for iPad

  • Improved the reliability of students joining a class session.

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 2.3.1 for iPad.

What's new in Classroom 2.3 for iPad

What's new in Classroom 2.2 for iPad

  • Navigate now offers the option to Lock the student device in the chosen app.
  • New iOS restriction to require teacher consent to leave a teacher-created class from a supervised student device

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 2.2 for iPad.

What's new in Classroom 2.1 for iPad

  • When the teacher ends a class session, a new screen presents a summary of student activity timelines before returning the teacher to the class chooser.
  • Share URLs, documents, images, and more to individual students or to groups using the new drag and drop functionality in iOS 11.
  • Three new Configuration Profile restrictions allow you to set, configure, or force the "Join Classes," "Lock Apps and Device," and "AirPlay and View Screen" settings for teacher-created classes to match the behavior of admin-created classes.

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 2.1 for iPad.

What's new in Classroom 2.0 for iPad

  • Create classes within Classroom and invite nearby students to join
  • Share documents and links to student devices via AirDrop (replaces the Classroom Share Extension)
  • Students can share documents and links with their teacher via AirDrop
  • Mute audio on student devices

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 2.0 for iPad.

What's new in Classroom 1.1.2 for iPad

  • Fixed an issue that in some cases prevented Classroom from discovering nearby student devices.

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 1.1.2 for iPad.

What's new in Classroom 1.1.1 for iPad

  • Improved support for passcode-protected Apple TV devices.
  • Edit a group while in Slide Over or Split View.
  • Filter apps by name in the Open App action dialog.

Learn more about the requirements for Classroom 1.1.1 for iPad.

What's new in Classroom 1.1 for iPad

  • A new Share Extension lets you send links from Safari and other apps via the Share sheet.
  • Navigate to iTunes U courses
  • Add and remove students from teacher-created groups

Learn more about features and requirements for Classroom 1.1 for iPad

About Classroom 1.0 for iPad

Assign Shared iPads to students

  • Once configured, Classroom connects to nearby student devices.
  • Classroom intelligently assigns the right student to each Shared iPad based on which device the student used last time.
  • Once students are done, the teacher can easily log them out to prepare each Shared iPad for the next class.

Start, focus, or pause student work

  • Launch any app, website, or book on student devices with a tap
  • Lock devices into a single app to help students focus
  • Lock screens to pause work or refocus your class

See what your students see with Screen View

  • See an overview of all student screens at once
  • Focus on a single student screen
  • Students are informed when their screens are being viewed

Share student work on the classroom Apple TV

  • Showcase the great work your students are doing to the class
  • Use AirPlay to wirelessly present a student’s screen
  • Students are informed when their screens are being presented

Reset forgotten passwords right in the classroom

  • Reset a Managed Apple ID password without calling IT

Organize student devices using groups

  • Classroom automatically creates groups of students based on the apps they are using
  • Teachers can create groups to break students into project teams
  • Perform actions on entire groups or on individual students within groups

Great for use with both 1:1 and Shared iPad student devices

  • All actions take place over the local network only
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