We’re making Apple devices as easy to deploy as they are to use.

Download The Education Deployment Guide from iBooks

It’s never been easier to put iPad and Mac in the hands of students and teachers. We’ve simplified the setup process so you can enroll everyone in your school quickly, configure devices automatically, and seamlessly buy and distribute apps and books.

Get your school up and running.

We’ve created a central system where technology managers can create accounts for everyone in the school, define roles and permissions, manage devices, and buy and distribute content in time for the first day of class.

Watch the Apple School Manager Guided Tour

Apple School Manager

The new Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that helps technology managers deploy iPad, Mac, and Apple TV in schools. Admins can configure device enrollment settings, create Managed Apple IDs for all their students and staff, and buy and distribute apps, books, and learning materials. It’s easy to access Apple School Manager, simply log in from a web browser on any Mac or PC. To get started, create an account for your school or sign in with your existing Apple Deployment Programs account and transfer all your accounts, devices, and content.

Log into Apple School Manager to learn more

Built-in privacy.

Apple will never track, share, or sell student information for advertising or marketing purposes. We build powerful safeguards into all of our devices, operating systems, apps, and services — including Managed Apple IDs, which are kept under the administration of your district. So the security, privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of student information is always protected. And we never track students or build profiles based on their email content or web browsing. Apple School Manager, iTunes U and all of the great iCloud features used by Managed Apple IDs are ISO 27001 certified to meet or exceed industry standard data security practices.

Data and Privacy Overview for Schools Download (PDF)

Parent Guide to Privacy Download (PDF)

Managed Apple IDs

Managed Apple IDs are designed and built for schools. This new type of account provides students and staff access to iCloud, Shared iPad, and iTunes U while maintaining the control schools need. Since Managed Apple IDs are owned by your school, you can easily reset passwords, define roles for everyone in the district, and audit accounts. Admins can create accounts in bulk by importing the necessary data from your Student Information System (SIS) or CSV files exported from your school’s directory service. Apple School Manager syncs directly with popular SIS providers including SunGard and Infinite Campus.

We think Apple School Manager will save our tech staff lots of time — so we can manage devices, content, and our student accounts all from one place.

Patrick Scanlan Supervisor of Technology & Information Services, San Jose Unified School District

Set up devices automatically.

We’ve streamlined device setup for both one-to-one and Shared iPad environments.* Now you can wirelessly configure settings and restrictions according to your school’s requirements, then easily assign devices to students, teachers, or class groups.

Apple School Manager and your MDM work together.

You can set up iPad and Mac wirelessly through your mobile device management (MDM) solution. Since your MDM and Apple School Manager work together seamlessly, you can automate setup and enrollment with the right settings and restrictions, then assign devices and apps according to the class groups you’ve defined. MDM also makes it simple to manage your devices and settings throughout the year. You can reconfigure Home screen layouts, show or hide certain apps, schedule overnight software updates, and use Lost Mode to track down misplaced devices.

Shared iPad

Shared iPad* is an iOS feature for schools that share devices and still want to provide personalized experiences. Before class begins, teachers can assign any student any shared iPad. Students know which devices to use because their pictures are on the Lock screens. Students can access their personal content using a password or easy-to-remember four-digit PIN. And because data is locally stored on the devices, after they log in, their homework, apps, and assignments are exactly as they left them. So teachers and technology managers won’t lose time backing up or wiping data between classes.

Choosing your MDM solution.

Mobile device management solutions are available from a wide range of vendors, whether your school is better suited for a cloud-hosted environment or an on-premise server. MDM solutions come with different features and pricing, so you have flexibility in deciding how to bring Apple devices into your school.

These MDM solutions support education features in iOS 9.3 and beyond:

Shared iPad will allow our district to transform a cart of shared devices into a personalized learning experience for each student.

Eric Culpepper Technology Support Specialist, Goose Creek CISD

Get the right learning materials to the right classes.

Because all of your accounts, devices, and content are in sync, it’s easy for technology managers to provide classrooms with the right apps, books, and learning materials in time for the first day of class.

Buy in volume and distribute wirelessly.

When you purchase apps for iPad and Mac through Apple School Manager, your education volume discount is applied automatically. And as soon as you make a purchase, it’s simple to use your MDM to push apps and books to the classes, teachers, and students who need them.

Learn more about buying in volume

Classroom App

Classroom is a powerful iPad app that helps teachers guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. Teachers can launch a specific app, website, or textbook page on any iPad in the classroom. They can also send and receive documents with their class and share student work on a TV, monitor, or project it using Apple TV. Teachers can even see which apps students are working in and assign a specific shared iPad for the class period. Classroom is easy to set up on a teacher’s managed iPad — and now teachers can create classes and invite students to join with no Apple ID or MDM required.

View Classroom in the App Store

Watch the Classroom App Guided Tour

We feel that IT should be hands-off as much as possible. Teachers need control — now they’ll have more power to manage their technology, which reduces support from our IT staff.

Blair Anderson Technology Director, Shawnee Heights School District

Ready for standardized testing.

iPad is an approved device for securely administering summative exams, including state standardized tests from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and ACT Aspire. With Automatic Assessment Configuration in iOS 9.3.2 and later, Assessment apps can automatically lock and configure iPad for testing, so that students can focus on the test without access to other apps, websites, or features such as Autocorrect, Dictionary, or Sharing.

Assessment with iPad Overview Download (PDF)

Assessment with iPad Guide Download (PDF)

Deployment Resources

Apple School Manager Help Learn more

Classroom Help Learn more

Getting Started with Classroom Download (PDF)

iOS Deployment Reference Learn more

macOS Deployment Reference Learn more

Profile Manager Help Learn more

Apple Configurator Help Learn more

Education Deployment Guide Learn more