Once Jamf School has been set up and configured, there are additional features that improve the management experience that you should be familiar with before using Jamf School. Using these features is optional, but highly recommended. This section covers the following:
Synchronization—Synchronization is a feature that synchronizes apps, books, classes, users, and devices in Volume Purchasing, Device Enrollment, Active Directory, and Apple School Manager with Jamf School.
Integrating with Apple Classroom—Classroom is an app for iPad and Mac that helps teachers guide learning, share work, and manage student devices.
Integrating with the Jamf School apps—The Jamf School apps allow teachers, students, and parents to manage their classroom, student devices, and device restrictions.
Synchronization is a feature that synchronizes apps, books, classes, users, and devices in Volume Purchasing, Device Enrollment, Active Directory, and Apple School Manager with Jamf School. Jamf School automatically synchronizes daily, but you should manually synchronize Jamf School after making changes to these services.
In Jamf School, click Dashboard.
Select Synchronization status item, and then click Synchronize Now.
All app, book, class, user, and device changes are synchronized.
Integrating with Apple Classroom
You can integrate Apple Classroom with Jamf School to help teachers guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. For more information on how to configure Apple Classroom, see Configuring Classes for Apple's Classroom App.
Integrating with the Jamf School Apps
The Jamf School apps allow teachers, students, and parents to manage their classroom, student devices, and device restrictions. The following apps can be downloaded from the App Store:
Jamf School Teacher—Allows teachers to manage their students' school-issued devices. Using the app, teachers can restrict which apps students can access on their devices, create Lessons that allow or restrict certain apps and websites, answer students' questions with Messages, and use Weblock to ensure students can only visit teacher-approved websites. Jamf School Teacher can also be used in conjunction with Apple Classroom. For more information, see Jamf School Teacher App Overview and Configuring the Jamf School Teacher App in Jamf School.
Jamf School Student—Allows students to install pre-approved apps, books, and documents on their devices and ask their teachers questions with Messages. Using the app, students can also perform simple management tasks like update apps and iOS. For more information, see Jamf School Student App Overview.
Jamf School Parent—Allows parents to manage their children's school-issued devices. Using the app, they can restrict which apps can be accessed on the child's device, receive notifications when their child arrives at school, and schedule homework time or bedtime by using a Recipe to allow or restrict certain apps. For more information, see Configuring the Jamf Parent App in Jamf School.