Jamf today announced new features for Jamf School aimed at helping teachers to utilize their Apple technology to its fullest potential. Jamf School is a purpose-built mobile device management (MDM) solution for education. Its web-based interface aims to make deploying, managing and securing Apple technology simple and accessible. The Jamf School management system also pairs with three apps, Jamf Teacher, Jamf Parent and Jamf Student – with a goal of creating the optimal digital learning experience within the classroom and at home.
This summer, Jamf School will provide the following features:
- Creating ad-hoc classrooms within Jamf Teacher for flexible teaching allows teachers to initiate and create a classroom and immediately. Usually classrooms are defined in the management system by IT, but sometimes an educator needs to create an instant classroom themselves. Now, when a teacher creates an ad-hoc classroom, the students in close proximity to the teacher will get a notification inviting them to join.
- Filtering content for maximum focus now allows an admin to manage the iOS built-in web content filter and offers a more user-friendly way of filtering apps. Educators and parents can now use the Jamf Teacher and Jamf Parent apps to block categories of apps, such as “games” or “social media”, helping students stay focused during the school day and when doing schoolwork at home.
In addition to Jamf School, Jamf Parent, an app that allows parents to guide their children’s use of apps and features on school-issued devices, will soon be available for Jamf Pro customers.