Feature Reference for Jamf Teacher

The features available in Jamf Teacher vary based on the MDM solution—Jamf School or Jamf Pro—and app type. The following sections describe which features are available for each app type and MDM solution. In addition, you can also use Apple's Classroom app in conjunction with Jamf Teacher based on the needs of your school.

Jamf Teacher Features by MDM Solution

The following table lists features available in the Jamf Teacher app for teachers when integrated with Jamf School or Jamf Pro:

FeatureJamf SchoolJamf Pro
Manage administrator-created classes
Make teacher-created classes and subgroups
Manage students in classes by clearing the passcode
Manage students in classes by enabling or disabling Bluetooth
Manage students in classes by restricting device functionality, like the camera or spell check
Manage students in classes by locking students into specific websites
Manage students in classes by locking students into specific apps
Manage students in classes by sending an attention message
Proctor a student taking a test.
In a teacher-created lesson, lock students into specific apps and websites and restrict device functionality, like the camera or spell check
Share lessons with other teachers
Request apps for students1
Install administrator-approved apps on student devices1
Send and receive messages from students in a class
Receive notifications when students request help using Raise Hand
Lock student devices into an attention message
Add and manage devices with Shared iPad enabled in a class
Start virtual video conferencing meetings using Remote Class, which allows students to join the meeting by tapping a notification
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Install and update managed apps on their managed devices1
Available Jamf Teacher app typesiOS, macOS, web app iOS
Personally owned BYOD devices supported
  1. Teacher devices managed by Jamf Pro can use Jamf Self Service instead to use this feature. For more information, see About Self Service for Mobile Devices in the Jamf Pro Documentation.

Jamf Teacher Features by App Type

The following table lists Jamf Teacher feature restrictions for iOS and macOS:

FeatureiOSmacOS
Class Management
Make teacher-created classes and subgroups
Manage students in classes by clearing the passcode
Manage students in classes by enabling or disabling Bluetooth
Manage students in classes by restricting device functionality, like the camera or spell check
Manage students in classes by locking students into specific websites.

Note:

Requires macOS 11.3.0 or later

Manage students in classes by locking students into specific apps
Manage students in classes by sending an attention message
Proctor a student taking a test1
In a teacher-created lesson, lock students into specific apps and websites and restrict device functionality, like the camera or spell check
Share lessons with other teachers
Request apps for students
Install administrator-approved apps on student devices
Send and receive messages from students in a class
Receive notifications when students request help using Raise Hand
Lock student devices into an attention message
Add and manage devices with Shared iPad enabled in a class
Start virtual video conferencing meetings using Remote Class, which allows students to join the meeting by tapping a notification
Teacher Features
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Personally owned BYOD devices supported
Self Service Features
Install and update managed apps on their managed devices
Install administrator-approved wallpapers
  1. Teachers can use this feature while on a computer, but students must use an iPad to use this feature on macOS.

Jamf Teacher Paired with Apple's Classroom App

Apple's Classroom app and Jamf Teacher are both apps that teachers can use to manage student's school-issued devices. Each app has different, but complementary, feature sets.

The following table compares some of the features available in each app:

FeatureApple's Classroom AppJamf Teacher
Lock student devices into apps apps at the same time
Lock student devices into multiple websites at the same time
Lock student devices into a website and an app at the same time
Restrict which apps student devices can use
Restrict app categories, such as social media, and built-in Apple apps
View the student's screen
Proctor a student taking a test
Create a lesson12
Create custom, ad-hoc classes
Start a Remote Class using video conferencing software
Lock student devices3
Use AirPlay to mirror content from student devices
Mute student devices
Hide the current app on student devices
Set a time limit for restrictions on student devices
Send messages
Install apps, books, and profiles on student devices
Request apps for student devices
Require Bluetooth to be enabled
  1. Teachers can only allow students to use one app or website at a time.

  2. Teachers can allow students to use multiple apps and websites at a time.

  3. Teachers can also display an Attention message.