Managing iPads with Apple Configurator 2 and MDM

Managing iPads with Apple Configurator 2 and MDM

How to use Configurator to install the latest iOS and a selection of free and paid apps

So, you have purchased some iPads for school and found some great apps to use in the classroom – but now managing, purchasing and installing apps is becoming cumbersome – what do you do? Apple Configurator could be the solution. Apple Configurator is ideal for preparing multiple iPads, installing apps and defining settings.

In this hands-on workshop, you will be guided step-by-step through how to use Configurator to install the latest iOS and a selection of free and paid apps.

With the release of iOS9, there are significant changes in managing iPads for classroom use. Configurator 2 provides an all-new interface and workflows for preparing multiple iPads, defining settings using Profiles, purchasing and installing apps from the Volume Purchase Program (VPP). The workshop will also look at how updated Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions can now be used for managing iPads over WiFi in both shared and individual deployments in schools. This hands-on workshop is designed for existing Configurator users and those new to managing iPads.

This workshop will cover:

  • Methods for deploying and managing iPads
  • Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for apps
  • Creating and Managing Apple IDs
  • Installing Apple Configurator
  • Using Configurator to prepare iPads with the latest iOS
  • Supervised Mode
  • Installing free apps and paid apps purchased through VPP
  • Creating and installing Profiles to manage settings

You will come away equipped to confidently manage the iPads at your school, plus you will have opportunity to share ideas and app recommendations with those attending.


Note: Configurator is Apple software and runs on Mac only. You need a Mac computer to run the software eg MacBook.

Audience: All teachers, administrators.


Scott has an amazing understanding of the problems we face in education, and was able to answer all our questions and offer solutions to every problem we presented.


Scott Barnham

Scott Barnham

From Think3

Scott has over 20 years experience in using technology for learning. As a teacher, he explored innovative use of technology. He worked at Apple as a Systems Engineer, with NSW Department of Education, Catholic & Independent schools. Today, Scott assists school leadership with strategy and planning, provides professional learning & implementation services.



9 December 2016

Location: North Ryde, NSW
Time: 9am-3:00pm
Cost: $285 (inclGST)

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How do I enrol?
Enrolment is through the MyPL system. Click on the Event ID provided and it will take you to the enrolment page. NSW Department of Education (DoE) teachers can log in using their credentials. Non-DoE participants need to sign up for a MyPL account in order to enrol. Click here for instructions, and click here for more information about MyPL for non-DoE participants.
How is payment taken?
If you are from a NSW DoE school, payment will be via direct debit and appear on your school's Sundry Tax Invoice Statement. Non-DoE schools and individuals will be invoiced. Please contact us to confirm your billing details.
How do I get there and do I need to bring anything?
There are many transport options. See our Contact page for more information. We will send out an email to all participants with parking information two days before the event. Please look out for this email and read the instructions carefully. All equipment will be provided unless otherwise advised.
What if I cancel or don't show up?

You can delete your own enrolment through MyPL, however keep in mind any cancellations made within 2 days of the event or no-shows will incur the full cost, charged to your school. Please contact us if there are any issues with your attendance.

What's a follow-on component?

Some of our courses include a follow-on component to be completed by the participant in their school context with the aim of transferring the new practice to their teaching and learning repertoire. These deliverables are included as part of the course hours and are designed to engage teachers in real ‘learning through doing’ leading to improvement in the skills and capabilities of teachers. This is an opportunity for you to have some time to take what you learned during the workshop and apply it to your own context and your own students. Details of the follow-on will be emailed out to all participants. The deliverables must meet the following Criteria:

  1. Product (this may refer to lesson plan, unit of work or other digital product)
    1. evidence of creativity;
    2. planning and/or design;
    3. incorporation of key ideas in the course;
    4. integration of technology; and
    5. a published/shared product that is appropriate to audience, purpose and context.
  2. Online Interaction
    1. peer feedback; and
    2. community building.
  3. Personal Written Reflection (200 words):
    1. Reflect on the learning experience gained by participating in this course, including the deliverables, OR reflect on your classroom practice (including a description of the pedagogical approach, delivery and implications for the future); AND
    2. Reflect on how you achieved one or more of the specified professional learning standards.
More questions? Contact us.

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