Casper Suite updated with support for Apple School Manager

Macworld Australia Staff
18 May, 2016
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JAMF Software has announced a new release of Casper Suite, including full support for Apple School Manager. By integrating with Apple School Manager, JAMF improves deployment workflows and adds photo support for both Apple’s Classroom app and Shared iPad feature. Schools get a single reference point for all of their device deployment and ongoing management needs while enabling teachers and students with the best technology for learning.

“JAMF is passionately committed to empowering schools with Apple technology. Having worked with over 4000 education customers, we’ve heard firsthand the challenges associated with managing IT workflows in schools,” says Dean Hager, CEO, JAMF Software. “Apple School Manager is a game-changer because it automates and simplifies Apple ID creation and the deployment of devices and apps. By integrating seamlessly with all of the native technology from Apple, including Apple School Manager, JAMF ensures when schools are ready to take advantage of Apple’s new education capabilities, they have the best possible education technology experience.”

Casper Suite’s integration with Apple School Manager gives schools:

  • the ability to dynamically update user information for students, teachers and staff, and organise classes; for example, schools can enable their teachers with class-specific apps and content to guide students through a personalised lesson plan
  • a simplified and automated workflow for device enrollment, deployment and app configuration; for example, a new iPad can be preconfigured using Casper Suite, automatically equipping students with all the apps and settings they need, and
  • the ability to associate and display student photos in Apple’s Classroom app and on a Shared iPad login screen, making it easier for teachers to identify students in Apple’s Classroom app and for students to find and log in to their iPad.

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