Scalefusion seamlessly integrates with Apple School Manager (ASM). It helps in easily managing devices at the educational front so that institutes can digitize the learning process. Maximize the benefits of using Apple devices in the classroom with Scalefusion-ASM support.
Apple School Manager is an easy-to-use web-based portal that can offer IT administrators a quick, streamlined process for deploying Apple devices into a classroom setup. As the name suggests, it is an essential element of modern device deployment that helps educational institutions acutely monitor devices by making accounts for students and staff. Scalefusion seamlessly integrates with ASM. It helps in easily managing devices at the educational front so that institutes can digitize the learning process. Maximize the benefits of using Apple devices in the classroom with Scalefusion-ASM support.
Apple devices can be automatically enrolled in the mobile device management solution without the need to physically touch the devices or prepare them after the unboxing.
Apart from seamlessly integrating with the existing device environment, it can also help IT admins quickly create accounts with school rosters and classes.
Apple strictly maintains all its certifications in compliance with the ISO/IEC 27001 and 27018 standards so that its customers can address their contractual and regulatory obligations well. With these certifications, Apple users can enjoy an independent attestation about various Privacy practices and Apple’s Information Security, all of which are applicable for in-scope systems.
It helps institutions deliver a unique classroom experience to both students and teachers. ASM supports the following features:
Apple has a set of eligible devices that IT admins can assign to their Apple mobile device management (MDM) solution using the ASM. After finishing the enrollment, admins can also manage and assign them using an Apple MDM system.
Apple devices are only eligible if they run an operating system that meets these requirements:
Once the operating system versions are verified, ensure the following conditions are met for making devices available in Apple School Manager:
Doesn’t matter where you purchased the device from, Apple Configurator 2 allows you to add iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV to ASM through a manual procedure. The devices must run the following operating system:
IT admins can enroll in ASM by creating an initial account and entering some information about the institute. Here are some steps to follow:
Once you add the details for a verification contact, Apple can validate your device enrollment. To confirm your information, Apple will contact your verification contact via mail. Once that is confirmed, Apple will send a mail to the administrator account to affirm the enrollment process. After this, your institution account is ready with your Managed Apple IDs.
ASM offers the following set of features for ease of use:
Apple DEP helps IT admins to configure and deploy all the Apple devices integrated into Apple School Manager. DEP reduces steps involved in the enrollment process and also supervises iOS devices over the air. IT admins can enable access to advanced policies and restrictions which are otherwise unavailable. DEP is used in hand with mobile device management solutions for enrolling Apple devices over the air in bulk.
As the name suggests, Apple VPP allows you to purchase, manage and distribute content in bulk, and it is seamlessly integrated into ASM. VPP supports multiple payment options, even redeemable codes. IT admins can allocate licenses internationally and users can acquire all the custom apps that Apple approves through the VPP app store.
The apps and books tab in ASM allows you to:
Managed Apple IDs are special accounts created only for institutes so that users can access the stored data and secure apps in the school’s iCloud Drive. These IDs enable students to collaborate with Apple’s services as well as protect user information. You can generate managed Apple IDs by connecting ASM with an SFTP, SIS, or Azure AD domain.
Here are its benefits:
With Apple Classroom and Schoolwork apps, institutes can monitor and manage student devices, as well as integrate user data into these apps. You can download them on the app store for macOS devices and iPad. They allow teachers to manually create classes and add students to them. Both offer great utility and simple classroom management.
Additionally, Schoolwork offers the following advantages:
Shared iPads can be used by several students. Students can log in to their accounts on iPads using their Managed Apple IDs. You can launch books and apps on any iPad with Classroom.
The benefits of Shared iPads include:
ASM allows you to search and manage apps and books. The Volume Purchase Program (VPP) allows admins to easily purchase licenses for iOS and macOS apps in bulk. The licenses can be allocated to multiple users or specific devices depending on the need. It also allows the IT team to reassign or revoke apps to other users or devices so that the school retains complete ownership and power over all purchased apps.
Using Apple’s VPP with an effective MDM solution like Scalefusion can make content management easy and straightforward.
It offers IT admins time-saving capabilities by managing large numbers of iPads and Macbooks used by students and staff alike.
Here are its major benefits:
It can seamlessly manage different users (including IT admins, teachers, and students) who are part of the eLearning experience. IT admin can assign different roles and give each one its own set of privileges. Unique Managed Apple IDs can be easily created on ASM. Any Student Information System (SIS) can also be directly integrated with ASM.
For the best learning experience, institutes can connect ASM to their Mobile Device Management solution. ASM and an MDM system offer the following solutions:
ASM (and VPP) allows IT administrators to effectively manage different apps and book licenses.
Some of its important features are:
Thanks to the Device Enrollment Program (DEP), Apple devices purchased from authorized resellers can be automatically registered with any selected MDM system before unboxing.
After enrolling devices into the MDM, the selected settings, configuration profiles apps, and books can be pushed to each device. ASM eliminates the cumbersome process of manually connecting each device to Apple Configurator 2 before extending it to users.
ASM is a free online management service for iPad or Macbook deployment.
Apple School Manager is an essential tool that helps the school’s IT staff to automatically enroll and manage classroom devices. By integrating ASM with an MDM like Scalefusion, IT admins can enjoy a simplified device enrollment process along with a straightforward deployment of managed content to classrooms.