Distributing In-House Apps and Books

In-house apps, books, and documents are either developed through the Apple Developer Enterprise Program or content created by your school, such as PDFs. You can manually distribute in-house apps, books, and documents to users and devices in Jamf School. Before distributing in-house content, you must add it to Jamf School.

Adding In-House Content

Adding In-House Apps and Packages

You must manually add in-house apps to Jamf School. In-house apps must be packaged with a valid .app file in its contents. You can also distribute a macOS package to computers by using in-house app distribution. For more information on how to build a macOS package, see Building Packages.

Note: The maximum package upload size is 4 GB per package.

  1. In Jamf School, click Apps in the sidebar.

  2. Click +Add App.

  3. Choose the type of app you want to add from the pop-up menu.

  4. Upload the file to Jamf School in the pop-up dialog.

The app or package is added to the Apps table.

Adding In-House Books and Documents

You can manually add in-house books and documents to Jamf School. You can distribute these books and documents to any managed device.

  1. In Jamf School, click Documents in the sidebar.

  2. Click Documents.

  3. Click +Add Document.

  4. Upload the file to Jamf School in the pop-up dialog.

The content is added to the Documents table.

Distributing Content

Distributing Apps and Packages to Groups

After adding apps and packages to Jamf School, you can distribute content to devices by scoping it to device groups.

  1. In Jamf School, click Apps in the sidebar.

  2. Click Apps.

  3. Select the checkboxes next to the apps and packages you want to distribute.

  4. Click Edit Scope.

  5. Enter one or more device groups you want to distribute the content to in the Scope field.

  6. Choose one of the following installation methods from the Install Type pop-up menu:

    • To install the app or package on devices automatically, choose Change to automatic installation for all groups.

    • To allow users to install the app or package themselves, choose Change to on-demand installation for all groups.

  7. Choose the assignment method from the VPP Assign Method pop-up menu.

  8. Click Save.

The app or package is available on the devices the next time they check in with Jamf School.

Distributing Books and Documents to Groups

After adding the content to Jamf School, you can distribute books and documents to devices by scoping them to device groups. When the book or document is set to install automatically on devices in the device group, the content can be found on the Apple Books app. When the book or document is set to install on-demand, the content will be available to download from the Jamf School Student or Jamf School Teacher apps. For more information on the Jamf School Student and Jamf School Teacher apps, see Jamf School Student App Overview and Jamf School Teacher App Overview.

  1. In Jamf School, click Documents in the sidebar.

  2. Click Documents.

  3. Select the checkboxes next to the books and documents you want to distribute.

  4. Click Edit Scope.

  5. Enter one or more device groups you want to distribute the content to in the Scope field.

  6. Choose one of the following installation methods from the Install Type pop-up menu:

    • To install the app or package on devices automatically, choose Change to automatic installation for all groups.

      Note: Only PDF files and iBooks can be installed automatically. All other file types must be distributed on-demand.

    • To allow users to install the app or package themselves, choose Change to on-demand installation for all groups.

  7. Choose the assignment method from the VPP Assign Method pop-up menu.

  8. Click Save.

The book or document is available on the the devices the next time they check in with Jamf School.

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