Creating Locations in Jamf School

Locations are components that Jamf School administrators can create to determine which objects (for example, computers, mobile devices, or apps) Jamf School administrator accounts can view and manage. Locations and the objects within them do not have to be organized based on physical location. For example, a Jamf School administrator could create sites for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and then delegate control of each site to a specific Jamf School administrator account. You can also use locations when creating smart groups and enforcing settings.

You can create your own locations in Jamf School in addition to adding locations from Apple School Manager by synchronizing it with Jamf School.

Creating Locations

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Organization > Locations in the sidebar.

  2. Click + Add location.

  3. Use the Add location pop-up dialog to configure basic settings for the location, including the location name.

  4. Click Apply.

You can access locations in the pop-up menu in the top-right corner of the Jamf School interface. Your main location is always displayed at the top of the locations list.

Importing Locations from Apple School Manager

To add locations from Apple School Manager to Jamf School, you must configure the location settings in Jamf School. Before configuring the location settings, you must ensure that information is configured to import from Apple School Manager to Jamf School. For more information, see "Importing School Information to Apple School Manager" in Integrating Jamf School with Apple School Manager or the Connect your Student Information System to Apple School Manager article from Apple's support website.

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Organization > Settings in the sidebar.

  2. In the Apple School Manager settings section, click the payload with the Apple ID you use for Apple School Manager.

  3. (Optional) To ensure all locations are imported to Jamf School exactly as they appear in Apple School Manager, ensure the Synchronize all locations checkbox is selected.

  4. (Optional) To configure how locations are synchronized to Jamf School, deselect the Synchronize all locations checkbox and then do the following:

    • If there are staff members that are not directly associated with a class that you would like to synchronize to Jamf School, you can synchronize all those accounts at once by choosing a location to sync them to from the Location to use for syncing staff personnel pop-up menu.

    • If you do not want to synchronize a location from Apple School Manager, choose Do not synchronize from the corresponding location pop-up menus.

      Note: Any teachers, classes, or students associated with this location will not be synchronized with Jamf School.

    • If you want to configure the mappings of a location from Apple School Manager, choose the location you want to map the Apple School Manager location to from the corresponding location pop-up menus.

  5. Click Save.

You can access locations in the pop-up menu in the top-right corner of the Jamf School interface. Your main location is always displayed at the top of the locations list.

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