T4L rollout Apple iPads and those purchased through EdBuy, are almost ready for action straight out of the box. But before you hand them over to teachers or students there are a couple of key steps to follow!
To begin you will need to ensure you have set up Apple School Manager as well as your school's JAMF instance and your devices have been assigned.
Then before switching on, ensure you have purchased and assigned the Apps you want and grouped your iPads if needed.
Finally follow the instructions to switch on your iPads as well as configuring your WiFi and proxy settings to be all set for Technology 4 Learning.
Apple School Manager and Jamf set up
If this is your first delivery of Apple devices before proceeding to the next step, check in with your local field operations team member to ensure your:
Apple School Manager account has been created and you have the login credentials
Jamf Pro instance has been created and your devices have been assigned.
For Apple devices, this is also a great reference point for checking over your fleet in both your Apple School Manager and MDM console.
After you have checked your devices are assigned you now need to assign Apps first in Apple School Manger and then JAMF. Watch the videos below for a step-by-step guide.
Creating static groups using your school's Jamf Pro instance.
Assigning apps to groups using your school’s Jamf Pro instance.
Unbox and switch on
Now its time to unbox and switch on. Follow the steps in the video or follow the instructions below.
1. Ensure you are in a room with access to DETNSW Wi-Fi.
2. iPads out of the box usually come fully charged, but if this isn’t the case, plug them into a power cable.
3. Switch the iPad on.
4. Follow the start-up instructions on the iPad, and once prompted, connect to DETNSW Wi-Fi.
Your iPad should now begin the enrolment process, simply follow the onscreen instructions. This may take some time.
Configure Wi-Fi proxy settings
When your iPad is set up, ensure the Wi-Fi proxy settings have been configured correctly. To do this:
tap onto the Settings app
tap into the Wi-Fi
tap on the ‘blue i’ for your DETNSW network
select ‘Configure proxy’
tap and set this to ‘Automatic’
select ‘Save’ in the top-right corner of the screen.
If you are having any difficulties throughout this process contact EDConnect on 1300 32 32 32 then press 5 for IT support and follow the AppleCare prompt and PIN (3232) instruction.
You'll be automatically transferred to Apple Care where you can get troubleshooting support for Mac and iPad. In addition you can also touch base with your local field operations team member for further support.
Getting started with your Apple iPads
Now that your devices are up and running it is time to kickstart your journey with technology in the classroom. Take a peek at these resources packed with top tech tips and tricks to boost your skills in no time.
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