Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Note about updates for education, part of iOS 9.3: iPhone and iPad New Features.
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- [Voiceover] If you've seen of the news about the iOS 9.3 update, you probably heard about some of the new features for educational environments. In iOS 9.3, teachers have the ability to manage multiple user accounts on iPads so that they can manage a relatively small collection of iPads for a large number of students. Teachers can also control the iPads that are being used by students during class sessions. There are several new features for education which I cannot get into in this course.
That's because these tools require a back-end deployment system that is administrated by a school's IT department. So it's not really a topic that the typical consumer will be working with. If you've updated your iPad to iOS 9.3, you will not find anything about these new educational features on your device at all. There is an app called Classroom, available for free from the App Store, but that app only works on an iPad that has been configured and managed through that special back-end system.
If you are a classroom educator or IT professional, and you want to learn more about this system, you can check out this webpage on Apple's website to get some general information. To learn a bit more about how it works to administrate iPads in a classroom environment, check out the iPads in Education Series with Sean Colins here in our library. Theses courses do not cover the new features in iOS 9.3, but they do cover how classroom deployment works in general. In the future, we will likely have new courses released that cover these new education features as well.