About Jamf Teacher

Jamf Teacher is a free mobile device, computer, and web application that teachers can use to manage student devices in the classroom. Jamf Teacher can be integrated with Jamf School and Jamf Pro. The configuration steps and supported features vary based on the MDM you are using.

Classes in Jamf Teacher

Classes are groups of students assigned to a teacher that the teacher can manage. There are two kinds of classes in Jamf Teacher: assigned classes and custom classes. Assigned classes are classes created in Jamf School or Jamf Pro that are assigned to the teacher. These classes appear on the Jamf Teacher dashboard.

Custom classes are ad-hoc classes created by the teacher from the Jamf Teacher app. This feature is only supported on devices managed by Jamf School. 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.

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

Teachers can perform the following on an entire class:

  • Remote Class—Allows teachers to add a meeting invite link from video conferencing software to Jamf Teacher and then select the class or students they want to invite to the meeting. Students will receive a push notification that they can tap to join the meeting.

  • Start LessonAllows teachers to start a saved lesson

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

  • Clear Restrictions—Removes app, website, and built-in app restrictions on student devices

  • Install AppsInstalls selected apps on student devices

  • Messages—Allows teachers to send and receive messages from students

  • WeblockConfigures which websites students have access to during a specified time period. Teachers can use this feature during exams to prevent students from using websites that are not for the exam.

  • ApplockConfigures which apps students have access to during a specified time period. Teachers can use this feature during exams to prevent students from using apps that are not for the exam.

  • AttentionLocks 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.

  • 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

    Note: To AirPlay to an Apple TV, the Apple TV must be enrolled in Jamf School.

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

Lessons in Jamf Teacher

Lessons are a Jamf School-only feature that allow teachers to configure which apps, websites, resources, and built-in apps 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. This feature is only supported on devices managed by Jamf School. When creating lessons, teachers can also add lesson resources such as websites, Google Drive, or Dropbox. Lesson resources are available to students while the lesson is active.

App Requests in Jamf Teacher

App Request with Jamf School allows teachers to request apps for students by using the App Store and Jamf Teacher. The App Requests icon on the Jamf Teacher dashboard allows teachers to see the apps they requested and the status of those requests. To use App Request, you must enable email notifications and have administrator accounts assigned to an administrator role with the "App Request" privilege. For more information, see Enabling App Request in the Jamf School Deployment Guide and Documentation.

Related Information

For related information about the Jamf Teacher user experience, see the Jamf Teacher Guide for Teachers.

For related information, see the following Apple documentation:

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