Jamf School Teacher App Overview

This article provides an overview of the features available in the Jamf School Teacher app and how to use them. Jamf School Teacher is a free mobile device app and web application that teachers can use to manage student devices in the classroom in conjunction with the Jamf School Student app. For more information about Jamf School Student, see Jamf School Student App Self Service Overview. Jamf School Teacher management capabilities are configured in Jamf School by navigating to Organization > Settings > Jamf School Teacher.

Jamf School Teacher contains the following features:

  • Self Service (mobile app only)

  • Updates (mobile app only)

  • Classes

  • Lessons

  • Messages


To use Jamf School Teacher, you need a user assigned as a teacher. For more information on how to assign a teacher, see How to Configure Jamf School Teacher Using Jamf School Management System.

Logging In

Teachers are automatically logged in to Jamf School Teacher 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 or are using the Jamf School Teacher web application. The Jamf School Teacher web application URL is the full URL for your Jamf School server, followed by "/teacher". For example: https://schoolname.jamfcloud.com/teacher


Self Service

In the mobile app on the Jamf School Teacher dashboard, teachers can find apps, documents, and profiles that are assigned to them by tapping or clicking the icon with their device name. They can also tap Options 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. For more information, see Jamf School Student App Self Service Overview.

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


Updates (mobile app only) allows teachers to view and perform available updates for apps installed on their device. Teachers can view available app updates in Jamf School Teacher by tapping Updates on their dashboard.


Classes are groups of students assigned to a teacher that the teacher can manage. Teachers can perform the following tasks on an entire class:

  • Start LessonAllows teachers to start a saved lesson

  • RestrictionsConfigures which apps, websites, and device functionality students have access to. Teachers can also apply Applock, Weblock, Attention, and Bluetooth from here.

  • Clear Restrictions—Removes app, website, and device functionality restrictions on student devices

  • Install AppsInstalls selected apps on student devices

  • Messages—Send and receive messages from students

  • WeblockConfigures which websites students have access to during a specified time period

  • ApplockConfigures which apps students have access to during a specified time period

  • AttentionSends a push notification on student devices

  • Bluetooth—Enables Bluetooth on student devices

In addition to those actions, teachers can perform the following management tasks on individual student devices in a class:

  • AirPlay—Enables AirPlay on the student's device

  • Clear Passcode—Clears the passcode on the student's device

There are two kinds of classes in Jamf School Teacher: assigned classes and custom classes. Assigned classes are classes created in Jamf School that are assigned to the teacher. You can create a class in Jamf School by clicking Classes and adding students and teachers to a new class. These classes appear on the Jamf School Teacher dashboard.

Custom classes are ad-hoc classes created by the teacher from the Jamf School Teacher app. Students in close proximity to the teacher are invited to join the classroom or can join manually in Jamf School Student by entering a code. Teachers can create classes by tapping or clicking Classes > New Class and adding a class name, description, and students. Student devices will then receive a prompt to join the class.

Note: Teachers must accept prompts to allow Jamf School Teacher to access iBeacons and Locations to add student devices to the class.


Lessons allow teachers to configure which apps, websites, and device functionality students can use during lessons such as Math or English, ensuring students only access apps and websites that are related to the subject they are currently learning. Teachers can create lessons by tapping or clicking Lessons on the Jamf School Teacher dashboard. Once teachers create a lesson, they can start a lesson by tapping or clicking a class and Start Lesson.


Messages allows teachers to send and receive messages from students, groups, and classes. Teachers can view and send messages in Jamf School Teacher by tapping or clicking Messages on their dashboard.

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