Integrating Jamf Teacher with Jamf Pro

Jamf Teacher is a free mobile device app that allows teachers to have limited management of student's school-issued devices. After integrating with Jamf Pro, teachers can do the following with Jamf Teacher:

  • Manage classes by locking students into specific apps and websites

  • Create and start lessons by allowing students to only access apps and websites for the lesson

Administrators can limit the management capabilities of Jamf Teacher by doing the following:

  • Configure how long Jamf Teacher restrictions can be set on student devices

  • Configure the time at which restrictions applied by Jamf Teacher end

  • Remove restrictions set by Jamf Teacher using the "Remove restrictions set by Jamf Teacher" mass action or remote command (For more information about how to send remote commands and mass actions, see Remote Commands for Mobile Devices and Mass Actions for Mobile Devices.)

If a Jamf Pro administrator and Jamf Teacher both set restrictions on the same student's device, the student's device will accept the most restrictive settings. Restrictions are set via mobile device configuration profiles created in Jamf Pro. For more information, see Mobile Device Configuration Profiles.

Integrating Jamf Teacher with Jamf Pro

Requirements

To integrate Jamf Teacher with Jamf Pro, you need the following:

  • A Jamf Pro user account with read and update privileges for Jamf Teacher

  • (On-premise only) A valid SSL certificate obtained from a third-party vendor (For more information, see SSL Certificate.)

  • (On-premise only) Allow secure inbound connections from "student-api.services.jamfcloud.com"

  • Students and teachers assigned to supervised devices

  • Classes created in Jamf Pro (For more information, see Classes.)

Procedure

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/docs.jamf.com/10.22.0/jamf-pro/administrator-guide/images/download/thumbnails/80767363/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click Device Management.

  4. Click Jamf Teacher images/download/thumbnails/81553331/Asset_1%403x.png .

  5. Click Edit.

  6. Select Allow limited management of students' devices by Jamf Teacher.

  7. (Optional) Choose how long teachers can restrict student devices from the Maximum Restriction Time pop-up menus.

  8. (Optional) Choose the time at which all restrictions set by Jamf Teacher are cleared from student devices from the Restrictions End Time pop-up menus, and then do the following:

    1. Choose the region in which Jamf Teacher time restrictions are cleared from the Region pop-up menu.

    2. Choose the time zone in which Jamf Teacher time restrictions are cleared from the Time Zone pop-up menu.

  9. Click Save.

Configuring and Distributing the Jamf Teacher App

To distribute the Jamf Teacher app to teachers, you must create a managed app configuration. The managed app configuration allows teachers to use the app without logging in.

Requirements

To use Jamf Teacher, teachers need a mobile device with iOS 10.11 or later.

Procedure

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Devices at the top of the page.

  3. Click Mobile Device Apps.

  4. Click New images/docs.jamf.com/10.22.0/jamf-pro/administrator-guide/images/download/thumbnails/80749478/Icon_New_Button.png .

  5. Select App Store app or apps purchased in volume and click Next.

  6. Enter the name of the app, choose an App Store country and click Next. Then click Add for the app you want to add.

  7. On the General tab, ensure that the Make app managed when possible checkbox is selected.

  8. Use the Scope, Self Service, and Managed Distribution tabs to configure app distribution settings as needed. For more information, see Apps Purchased in Volume.

  9. Click the App Configuration tab and enter the following in the Preferences field:

    <dict>
    <key>action</key>
    <string>updateToken</string>
    <key>device</key>
    <dict>
    <key>UDID</key>
    <string>$UDID</string>
    </dict>
    <key>apiUrl</key>
    <string>$DAS_URL</string>
    <key>jamfProAuth</key>
    <dict>
    <key>jamfProUrl</key>
    <string>$JPS_URL</string>
    <key>authCode</key>
    <string>$OAUTH_AUTH_CODE</string>
    <key>appConfigReinstallCode</key>
    <string>$APP_CONFIG_REINSTALL_CODE</string>
    </dict>

    </dict>

  10. Click Save.

The app is distributed the next time mobile devices in the scope contact Jamf Pro. If users were added as targets to the scope, the app is distributed to the devices those users are assigned to the next time the devices contact Jamf Pro.

For more information about the Jamf Teacher user experience, see Getting Started with Jamf Teacher in the Jamf Teacher Guide for Teachers.

 

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