- Setting up an Apple ID
- Selecting and installing an app from iTunes
- Setting up Find my iPhone
- Using Reflector app and set a password for your Reflector app
Teachers are practicing using the ipads for personal and classroom management. This gives them the opportunity to become familiar with some apps, and the use of the device.
Our training day with a Casper representative started off quickly and highly technical. Prior to the session our tech support person from district office had created three profiles for installation. One for controlling system settings, one to enroll the device and one for maintenance and inventory of apps. We were using a cart of 25 iPad 2 devices to learn the process. It took about 20 minutes to install the above profiles, as we did this manually.
Once the devices showed up in Casper, we could manage them. At this point we installed a few apps and even installed 3 iBooks. This went very quickly and smoothly. Some of the concepts we talked about included creating different groups for teacher iPads and student iPads.
Now some decisions need to be made about the system settings. We will sit as a group and decide about these settings and push that out to the devices. One of the things that will be sent to student individual devices is to require students to create a locking code so others cannot pick up their device and begin to access apps.
All in all I can appreciate all of the set up that needed to be done in the background before our training session could happen.
For more information from Casper or JAMPF: "While we have a number of resources online such as our PDF Library,Video Library, Knowledge Base, and JAMF Nation user community, we know that nothing beats a live demo."