Mobile Guardian supports both Apple School Manager and Apple Classroom App. Once ASM is configured within Mobile Guardian and the Apple School Manager portal (optional), the devices will be auto-configured on the next device profile refresh.
The devices and classes with students need to be pre-configured within Mobile Guardian.
Apple School Manager
If you need to use shared iPad's, then you must at least set up the students in ASM and assign them managed Apple IDs. The students will be synced with Mobile Guardian. Apple School Manager is not needed if you are not using shared devices or managed Apple IDs.
a. Initial Setup & Syncing
If you want to use your Apple School Manager users, you will need to configure DEP/ASM under Settings > iOS MDM Settings. Once this is complete your DEP devices and ASM users (both students/teachers) will be synchronised with Mobile Guardian. If you add students at a later stage to ASM, you will need to click 'Re-sync Users'. This is not required to use the Apple Classroom App.
Selecting which devices will be used in the classroom.
The next step is to decide which devices will get used in a classroom scenario along with the Apple Classroom App.
Devices can be assigned 1-1 to a student or can be shared amongst a group of students. Shared devices need to be logged into by the student, using the students Apple ID & password or another authentication method.
All devices to be used must be set as "Classroom Devices" as in the screen below. This screen is found in the device information page.
Configuring Shared Student Devices
Devices that are to be shared amongst students need to have the students allocated to the device. This is set in the Student Sharing Panel of the device.
Good connectivity is required in the classroom for shared devices, as all the user's data is synced with iCloud Drive when a student signs in or out.
Teacher devices cannot be shared and need to be allocated on a 1-1 basis per teacher.
This is done under Settings > Users
Apple Classroom App
The Apple Classroom App needs to be installed on all teacher devices. The devices themselves will need to be refreshed after installation of the classroom application, to make sure it has received and applied all the correct configurations.
We recommend installing the Classroom App with a tag on teacher devices.
Classes and Students
In order for the devices to be configured correctly and to allow teachers to control them, you will need to add students to the teachers classes. You can create classes in the teacher module or in Settings > Classes.
Make sure all relevant devices have been refreshed. You are now able to control with Apple Classroom.