Jamf School Student App Overview

This article provides an overview of the features available in the Jamf School Student app and how to use them. Jamf School Student is a free mobile device app that students can use to access apps, profiles, and documents that are assigned to them. It is used in conjunction with the Jamf Teacher app to allow teachers to manage their classes. For more information about Jamf Teacher, see Jamf Teacher App Overview. Jamf School Student management capabilities are configured in Jamf School by navigating to Organization > Settings > Jamf School Student.

Jamf School Student contains the following features:

  • My Resources

  • Messages

  • Raise Hand

  • Student Management Features

  • Settings

Requirements

To use Jamf School Student, you need users assigned as students. For more information on how to assign a student, see Creating User Accounts and Generating User Account Credentials.

Logging In

Students are automatically logged in to Jamf School Student on their devices if they are assigned to that device in Jamf School, or they can log in by selecting their school and entering their credentials if they are not assigned to the device.

Features

My Resources

On the Jamf School Student dashboard, students can find apps, documents, and profiles that are assigned to them by tapping My Resources.

Note: When distributing apps, documents, and profiles to students, they must be configured to install on-demand to appear on the dashboard. For more information, see Content Distribution Methods and Creating and Distributing Profiles.

Messages

Messages allows students to receive messages from teachers. Students can view messages in Jamf School Student by tapping Messages on their dashboard. On devices with Jamf School Student 5.0 or later, students can send messages to teachers if the teacher enables it in the Jamf Teacher app by tapping or clicking Settings > Enable Replies in Messages.

Raise Hand

When enabled, Raise Hand is a feature that allows students to request help from a teacher. When a student taps Raise Hand on the app dashboard, they can select a teacher to send a help request to. After the student requests help, the teacher is notified and can contact the student via a message or email.

Student Management Features

These features allow teachers to use Jamf Teacher to manage student devices.

  • Attention—Locks the student's device in Jamf School Student and displays a message from the teacher. Teachers must clear the message before the student can resume using their device.

  • Restriction Mode—Prevents the student from using any function that is restricted by the teacher.

  • Weblock—Prevents the student from navigating to websites other than those safelisted by the teacher. Teachers can also lock the student in Safari.

  • Applock—Prevents the student from using apps other than those safelisted by the teacher

    Note: The Settings app is always visible.

  • Lessons—Ensures students can only visit websites and use apps that the teacher configured in the lesson

Settings

Students can tap the Settings icon in the top-right corner to view and perform available operating system updates for their device, refresh their device, clear the passcode, clear activation lock, or wipe the device. The options available depend on what features are enabled in Organization > Settings > Jamf School Student.

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