The Jigsaw24 guide to enrolling in Apple School Manager

The Jigsaw24 guide to enrolling in Apple School Manager

As you many have heard, Apple now offer an online management service for your iPad deployment. Known as Apple School Manager, it’s a free service that hooks into your mobile device management (MDM) solution to provide exciting new functions, and replaces two Apple solutions you may already be using: Volume Purchase Programme (VPP) and Device Enrolment Programme (DEP).

Depending on whether you’re using either, both or neither of these services, the route to enrol in Apple School Manager is slightly different. It’s important to be absolutely certain whether you’re using VPP, DEP, both or neither before you begin your upgrade, as any forgotten VPP and DEP accounts cannot be merged into School Manager at a later date. If you’re not sure which group you fall into, give us a call and we’ll help you work it out. If you’re certain you know which accounts you use, here’s how to upgrade.

What are the changes?

The Volume Purchase Programme (Apple’s bulk app purchasing portal – a kind of App Store for schools) and Device Enrolment Programme (a much faster way to set up iPads than the original method of using a Mac with Configurator software on it) have merged together into Apple School Manager (ASM). Using ASM, you will also be able to assign roles for students and staff members, and also create Managed Apple IDs for everyone very easily.

If you don’t have a VPP or DEP account

If you’re new to Apple’s Deployment Programmes and don’t have an account, other than perhaps a standard iTunes Apple ID, then the process is simple:

1. Go to the Apple School Manager portal.

2. Click the ‘Enrol your institution now’ link at the bottom of the log in window.

3. On the next screen, fill in all of the fields and click ‘Continue’.

4. If you are looking after this application for your school, add your own contact details in section two. If this is not your job, enter the details of the person who will be looking after the iPad deployment.

5. Section three asks for the contact details of someone who can verify that you have the authority to apply to join Apple School Manager, and who can sign the terms and conditions once the application is processed – this is typically your headteacher. If you are the headteacher, it might be best to fill out section two with someone else’s details – an office manager, business manager or IT coordinator, perhaps.

6. Submit the application and wait for Apple to contact both of you. Please be sure to check for emails regularly. If Apple email and you don’t respond, it can cause long delays.

If you already have a DEP account but not VPP

First of all, please check very carefully before doing anything. Not to labour a point, but it’s very rare indeed that a school would have DEP but not VPP (although not impossible). If you are absolutely sure you’re using DEP without VPP, then log into the Apple School Manager portal and type in your DEP login credentials. Simply follow the instructions there to upgrade.

If you already have a VPP account but not DEP

If you enrolled into VPP before February 2014, your account will need to be modified by Apple before it can be upgraded to an Apple School Manager account. If the account is newer than that, you can upgrade it immediately.

If you’re not sure how old your VPP account is:

1. Go to deploy.apple.com and see if your VPP login works there.

2. If it does work, open up VPP from there, and you should see the window asking you to go ahead and upgrade.

3. If your login doesn’t work, you need to contact Apple to perform the modification.

To contact Apple, follow the instructions listed under the ‘If your school doesn’t have an existing Apple Deployment Programmes account’ in this support document. Your old VPP account should then be added to Apple’s deployment systems.

If you already have both VPP and DEP accounts

If you have both accounts, you need to work out whether they are both registered as a single institution account at Apple, or separate accounts.

Typically, if you applied for VPP first and it was prior to February 2014, it is likely that the two accounts will be completely separate at Apple, and will need to be merged before you upgrade. If you don’t merge them, there is a risk that your VPP account will get left out when you upgrade from DEP to ASM, and you’ll never be able to merge the two.

To ensure that all existing accounts are consolidated before triggering the upgrade:

1. Firstly, write down all of the account logins which you are aware of, for both VPP and DEP. This includes all programme agents, admins, managers and facilitators. Make sure you know what they all are.

2. Next log into your DEP account at deploy.apple.com. If you are presented with an invitation to upgrade to Apple School Manager, ignore it for now by clicking the X ‘Close’ symbol.

3. Click on Admins in the top left of the window. Only the top level administrator, or ‘Agent’ for the account can see the Admin section, so if you can’t see it you are not the senior administrator.

4. Check the list very carefully. Are all of the logins you have listed there, or are some of them missing?

5. If all of them are listed, including your VPP logins, then both DEP and VPP are included in the Apple Deployment Programme, and you can proceed with the upgrade.

6. If some accounts are missing (typically these will be VPP accounts), then you will need Apple to consolidate them all before you upgrade.

– To get Apple’s assistance to merge your accounts, follow the instructions in this article.

– Head to the ‘If your school has an existing Apple Deployment Programmes account’ section and use the form here to request that Apple merge your accounts.

– On the form, use the email address for the person charged with working with Apple as the contact email, but in the ‘Please tell us more about the issue’ box, give the email address for the main DEP Programme Agent (manager or top level admin) as your DEP login, and then explain that you would like to consolidate the other account or accounts into this main one. List all of the logins which did not show up when you checked in step five above.

– Apple will send an email to the main DEP email address in order to verify that the Programme Manager approves the change, so please keep checking that inbox.

– Apple may need to contact all of the people listed in your accounts. Please remind all contacts to check for emails regularly. If Apple email and you don’t respond it can cause long delays.

7. Once Apple have verified by email that all accounts are consolidated, repeat steps two to six in the previous list to be certain all your logins are showing now.

8. Go ahead with the upgrade once all accounts are together. Log back into your DEP account at deploy.apple.com and if the Upgrade window fails to pop up, there’s an upgrade option bottom left.

During the upgrade, providing all accounts are merged in this way, Apple confirm that all VPP and DEP tokens, app licences and book licences will be ported into Apple School Manager, which should leave any MDM solution unaffected and fully operational. VPP and DEP accounts will continue to work until the upgrade is actioned by Apple, at which point all previous accounts will be active only through the School Manager portal here.

What if I’m still unsure?

We are recommending that everyone takes advantage of the new functionality offered by Apple School Manager, so if you need help to enrol or to upgrade (as well as MDM options, ways of purchasing apps without a credit card, or anything iPad-related), please do contact your Jigsaw24 Education Manager directly, or get in touch on the details below and we will advise you how to proceed.

Want to know more about Apple School Manager? Give us a call on 03332 409 290 or at education@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest technology in education news, reviews and articles, follow @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter or ‘Like’ our Jigsaw24 Education Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who made it to Making Impact with iPad

Thanks to everyone who made it to Making Impact with iPad

We held the second in our series of Making Impact with iPad events on 9th February – a day of tutorials, workshops and presentations designed to equip senior leadership teams (SLT) with new ways to use iPad in the classroom.

To everyone who made it down to the Imperial War Museum North, including all the attendees, speakers and fantastic young digital leaders, we wanted to say a huge thank you for making the day so enjoyable! If you missed out, here’s a short roundup of what was covered on the day, and some of your feedback. Make sure you’ve also got our next Making Impact with iPad event in Gateshead on Tuesday 15th March booked in the diary too…

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The day’s agenda

After opening proceedings, it was over to Apple North West Development Executive Craig Smith, who explained Apple’s vision to redefine teaching using technology, while Mike and I focused on lesson ideas, assessment and feedback tools, and generally how to create impact in the classroom with iPad.

We had a special interactive session which saw a group of Year 5/6 show the delegates how you can make impact in the curriculum, touring the museum and creating video and iBooks as they went!

We then heard how leasing, insurance and parental contribution schemes can help you pay for your iPad deployment (with representatives from QPD and Burnetts on hand for advice) and, as part of a new partnership with Jigsaw24, Dyslexia Action Association also spoke about the work they do to support students with dyslexia and dyspraxia using iPad.

And, of course, we had a range of the latest peripheral tools and accessories to support the curriculum available to check out on the day, including interactive touchscreens.

Success stories

It was great to be able to share some of your success stories. First, we got to hear from Paul Ridgway, teacher at Haslingden High School, and an Apple Distinguished Educator himself, on how Haslingden have been reaping the benefits of iPad. We were also very happy to welcome Andy Brady from Nether Alderley Primary School and his year 5 and 6 digital leaders, showcasing what they’ve been doing with iBooks, as well as the ‘iGeniuses’ Luke and Ellie from Barrow Hill Primary School.

Your feedback

So thanks again to everyone who came along to our latest Making Impact with iPad event. We had a great day, and are very happy that you all found it interesting and useful!

 

Couldn’t make it to Manchester? Our next Making Impact with iPad event is on Tuesday 15th March at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Book your free place now!

Want to find out more about our education solutions and services? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email education@Jigsaw24.comFor all the latest news and updates follow  @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter.

Device-assignable apps: How to migrate managed codes

Device-assignable apps: How to migrate managed codes

Many schools are now moving from distributing apps using Apple Configurator managed codes to managed distribution in iOS 9 via their chosen mobile device management (MDM) solution. Here’s how to do it… 

One of the first steps in migrating is to check if existing apps are ‘device-assignable’ in the VPP store. If you need to check an individual app, you have to browse the VPP store (not the iTunes links). Just scroll down to the ‘Compatibility’ section of the app description and you’ll see it as in the image below:

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All the Apple iOS apps (GarageBand, iMovie, Pages, Keynote, Numbers) and the Microsoft Office apps for iOS (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) are device-assignable. We’re yet to find an app we use day to day that isn’t device-assignable, but it’s something that developers now need to bear in mind, so definitely worth checking with any apps you use. Here’s a list of some of the most common classroom apps we use that we have checked are device-assignable:

Expression of ideas
– iMovie
Collaboration and sharing
– Showbie
– Popplet
– Padlet
Rich content sharing
– Aurasma

Want to know more about apps, MDM and Apple iPad for the classroom? Get in touch with the team on 03332 409 306, email education@Jigsaw24.com, follow @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter or ‘Like’ our Jigsaw24 Education Facebook page for all the latest technology in education news, reviews and articles.

7 things you need to know about DEP

7 things you need to know about DEP

Ready to start enrolling devices? Our reseller ID is 2287450. Need a little more information? Here are seven things you need to know about Apple’s latest initiative…

1. It stands for Device Enrolment Programme.

It is, not surprisingly, a new programme that enrols new devices onto your system automatically, without your IT team having to get their hands dirty.

2. Enrolment is not the same as management.

The technology behind DEP doesn’t replace a Mobile Device Management system (MDM). You need to have a separate MDM solution to decide which apps should be on devices and what content students who’ll be using them should be able to access.

Popular MDM systems among schools include Lightspeed and JAMF Software’s Casper Suite. Once you have your MDM system in place, DEP puts your new devices into it automatically. (There’s a more detailed explanation here, if you want the technical bits, or you can take a look at Apple’s official guide.)

3. It’s free to use.

There’s no charge for using DEP but you do have to have an MDM solution in place for it to work, and alas, the good ones are not free. If you don’t have a device management solution in place, give our team a call to go through your options.

4. It applies to any kind of Apple device.

Desktops, notebooks, iPad, iPod touch and iPhone can all be enrolled in DEP, as long as they were purchased after March 2011 and from an Apple Authorised Reseller (like us). To enrol devices you already own into DEP, you need to associate them with the reseller ID of the company you bought them from – if that’s us, our ID is 2287450.

5. You can create multiple profiles.

So different profiles can be installed on desktops and iPad, or on devices intended for students and teachers – and they’ll all be applied automatically as soon as the device is turned on.

6. You can’t have devices on this and in Apple Configurator.

If you’re already using Apple Configurator to set up your devices, you can transition to DEP by wiping the devices and re-enrolling them. However, once a device is registered on DEP, you can no longer supervise it using Apple Configurator, as Apple don’t allow one device to be registered in both systems. If it’s easier for you, you can enrol only new devices via DEP, but still manage them through MDM. Just drop us a line to find out how.

7. It should not affect your Volume Purchase Programme (VPP) purchases.

Apple added a new managed distribution option to their Volume Purchasing Programme a while ago. With MDM you can now push apps out wirelessly without ever needing to type in a password on the iPad. Ask us to explain managed app distribution – the best way by far to deploy your apps.

We’ve got a more detailed explanation of DEP here or you can download the official Apple guide here. For more information, call 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and FAQs, follow @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook

South Tyneside College win awards for eLearning

South Tyneside College win awards for eLearning

Congratulations to one of our lovely education customers, South Tyneside College, who have just scooped two prestigious awards at the Jisc RSC Northern e-Learning Awards for their use of technology and eLearning success.

The Accessibility and Inclusion award recognises the valuable work of STC’s Autism specialist unit, and the Mobile Technologies award focuses on the college’s use of mobile technology, primarily iPad, to bring learning materials to their students and enhance the learning process with this valuable technology.

Check out the pictures of South Tyneside College accepting their awards below and head to Jisc RSC’s website for the full gallery of photos and winners from the ceremony.

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Louise Gibbons, South Tyneside College won the Accessibility & Inclusion Award, sponsored by Jisc TechDis.

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Ralph Holland & Neil Clark, South Tyneside College won the Mobile Technologies Award, sponsored by Jisc Legal.

Want to know more? Get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and FAQs, follow @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook

The 6 Waves Gold audio plug-ins I couldn’t live without

The 6 Waves Gold audio plug-ins I couldn’t live without

These days, most DAW packages come with enough built-in plug-ins and instruments to get you through a mix or a songwriting session comfortably, and to produce something pretty good. But what if you want to squeeze something a bit more professional sounding or just plain different out of your software? Or if your favourite DAW doesn’t have the effect you need?

Then you should look to a package of plug-ins like the fantastic Waves Gold Bundle. I’m a long term Apple Logic user (I bought Logic for Atari ST when it first appeared and have been using it on every computer I’ve owned ever since!), and I bought the Waves Gold Bundle many years ago after falling in love with a couple of the plug-ins.

Waves Gold Bundle on Jigsaw24

Here are my favourites:

Compressors. You get no fewer than five compressors in Waves Gold, plus mastering dynamic effects. Renaissance Compressor is my go-to modeller for optical compression, and I use H-Comp for tube compression, particularly on drum sub-mixes.

EQ. You get a graphic and a paragraphic EQ, but my favourites are the V-EQ vintage desk channel emulations. These EQs are warm and lovely, and everything just sounds better with them!

PAZ Analyser. Proper metering. I always have this across my stereo output when I’m mastering, giving master frequency graph, phase correlation, peak and RMS metering. If you’re mixing for broadcast, this superb plug-in is pretty vital.

L1 Ultramaximizer. This is the mastering plug-in for adding loudness to a demo mix or radio version of a track. Used appropriately, this will fatten any mix, or just catch stray peaks before they clip. I’m not a huge fan of loudness for loudness’s sake, but I do love L1.

Enigma. A modulation effect like no other I’ve ever used. A combination of phasing, flanging, comb filter and LFO mod capable of sounding very lush or very psychedelic. It’s far more interesting than standard DAW mod effects.

Doubler. Basically it’s Automatic Double Tracking (ADT) and it’s one of the best out there. Very simple to use and very natural sounding, my backing vocals generally get a dose of this one.

There’s so much more in Waves than I can cover here. Chorus, flanging, delay, stereo imaging, guitar amps and pedals… it’s a huge bundle. But one thing is common to all of the plug-ins – the quality and tonal detail is exceptional in every single one of them. I couldn’t do without my Waves and I really do use them on every mix I create.

– The Waves Gold Bundle collection is available to buy now from Jigsaw24, and is currently on sale for just £165 ex VAT (an incredible 60% saving on the normal £449 ex VAT list price!). This offer is only available while stocks last though, so grab your Waves Gold Bundle now!

Waves Gold Bundle on Jigsaw24

Want to know more about the Waves Gold Bundle audio plug-ins? Call 03332 409 306, email audio@Jigsaw24.com or leave us a comment below. You can also keep up with more news, reviews and offers on our Twitter (@Jigsaw24Audio) and Facebook page.

Education app of the week: Ubersense for iPad

Education app of the week: Ubersense for iPad

Originally designed for analysing sports performance, we’ve been looking at the Ubersense app for iPad this week and found there are actually a wide range of applications you could use it for in the classroom, from PE to SEN, and with art and design thrown in for good measure. Here’s a bit more on Ubersense…

What is Ubersense?

If you caught one of our previous apps of the week, Coach’s Eye (read the review here), then Ubersense (UberSense, Inc, free) will look quite familiar. It’s a sports analysis app that lets you record video of an athlete’s performance, then add annotations and voiceover, rewind sections, and speed up and slow down specific elements to provide detailed feedback on performance. What’s different about Ubersense is that it’s completely free!

How does it work?

Ubersense lets you either record video using iPad’s built-in front-facing or rear cameras and add instant feedback, or take any existing video from your Camera Roll and start from there. You can preview your videos before you open them up, which is handy if you’ve got many different versions of the same person’s performance and need to find the right one. There’s also an option to label it by certain ‘Techniques’ such as ‘kicking’ for football and so on, tag who’s in it, and name which ‘Athlete’ is featured, making it a bit easier to divide the videos into categories.

Once you’ve got the video you want, you can start adding your feedback. Open up the video and press the record button, then start annotating in realtime (there are shapes, lines, freehand pencils and angle tools to choose from). Ubersense will record everything that you’re saying and doing on screen live – pause, rewind and fast forward specific frames and sections in different speeds using the onscreen jog wheel. You can even compare your recording to previous videos to check progress while you’re recording. When you’re done, Ubersense compresses the video and saves all your annotation, then you can easily email it from within the app using a private link saved on Ubersense’s website, share via social media or save to your Camera Roll or Dropbox for sharing.

How could it benefit the classroom?

While Ubersense is an obvious fit for sports analysis in PE, we can see this being particularly good for SEN. Because you can email results directly from the app, it’s easy to send evidence securely to assessors (and also parents) to demonstrate any progress made. Videos are saved in a secure space where only those who have the link have access to them and can add comments. But really, any subject where pupils need to detail a process or the progression of a project, such as in art and design, could benefit from using Ubersense. If you’ve tried the ShowMe or Explain Everything presentation apps, Ubersense is the natural progression.

Where can I get it?

You can download Ubersense (UberSense, Inc, free) by heading to the App Store on your iPad, or alternatively check it out on iTunes here.

– Did you see our favourite app last week? Check out mobilEcho for iPad.

Want to know more about our favourite apps and Apple iPad for the classroom? Get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333, email learning@Jigsaw24.com, follow @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter or ‘Like’ our Jigsaw24 Education Facebook page for all the latest technology in education news, reviews and articles.

Improved security in Apple iOS 6.1 for iPad and iPhone

Improved security in Apple iOS 6.1 for iPad and iPhone

Apple have released the latest version of their mobile operating system for iPad and iPhone – iOS 6.1 – and there are a few interesting security features in there that should mark it out as an essential download for your classroom iPad deployments.

Firstly, if you are using cellular-equipped iPad devices, or have staff using iPhones, there’s now added LTE network support for more carriers across the globe. iTunes Match users get the ability to download individual songs from iCloud, and there’s an extra privacy setting – the identifier used by online advertisers to identify users can be reset. Siri has also been taught how to book movie tickets for you, but this feature is only currently available in the US. If you have an Apple TV in the classroom, you’ll also be happy to know the update lets it now support Bluetooth keyboards, which should make searching for media far quicker.

Improved iOS security

Deeper inside the system there are a load of welcome security updates in iOS 6.1 too, which are detailed here, but basically include improved Identity Services, International Components for Unicode, Kernel,  StoreKit, WebKit and WiFi security updates.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, explained: “iOS 6 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and with nearly 300 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices on iOS 6 in just five months, it may be the most popular new version of an OS in history. iOS 6.1 brings LTE support to more markets around the world, so even more users can enjoy ultrafast Safari browsing, FaceTime video calls, iCloud services, and iTunes and App Store downloads.”

– You can download iOS 6.1 by heading to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPad or iPhone.

Want to find out more about Apple iPad for education? Call us on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com. To keep up to date with what our e7 team are up to, follow @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter or ‘Like’ our Jigsaw24 Education Facebook page

Education app of the week: GarageBand for iPad

Education app of the week: GarageBand for iPad

iPad’s multitouch gestures make it perfect for emulating musical instruments, which is probably why there are so many virtual instrument apps out there. Before you splash out on any old app though, I would really recommend this week’s favourite – Apple’s own GarageBand app – which not only includes loads of instruments, loops and effects for introducing students to instruments, but also the ability to record, add effects and even let students jam together. 

What is GarageBand for iPad?

I’ll just start by saying, GarageBand for iPad is a completely different beast from the desktop version of GarageBand you get in iLife. It isn’t simply a slimmed-down mobile version, it’s a fully featured app for making, recording and processing music directly on an iPad. You get a selection of playable instruments, with keys (pianos, organs and synths) and drums (normal live drums and electronic drum machines), a music processing app with a wealth of effects to add to instruments, automated Smart Instruments so even non-musicians can quickly create a backing track, and the all-important Record function, which lets students create multi-track compositions for sharing and assessment. And it only costs £2.99!

How can it benefit the classroom?

GarageBand is an ideal way for students to practise playing when space and resources are limited – for example, if you only have one drum kit, students can still get the benefits of using virtual drums on iPad. It’s also a fantastic introduction to a number of instruments for students who aren’t natural musicians. Using the Smart Instruments, they can simply tap a chord and GarageBand will automatically play a pattern based on the selected chord. Once you start recording compositions, GarageBand really comes into its own, though. Using the ‘transport’ buttons at the top of the screen, students can quickly start recording tracks (from the virtual instruments, iPad’s built-in microphone or an external mic like the IK iRig).

The Arpeggiator feature of the synthesiser instrument automatically creates arpeggios, which is great for teaching the basics of musical structure and scales. You also get a sampler, so you can record any classroom instrument (like a recorder), then use just one note to create a whole tune on the keyboard, as well as loads of great-sounding instrument loops and effects to add to each track.

When students have created their multi-track composition, they can share it straight to Facebook , YouTube, iTunes, email, iMovie for adding video or, most impressively, upload it straight to SoundCloud. This online service lets students post up their music for assessment, with the teacher being able to click the link to the SoundCloud page and make comments on each part of the track. GarageBand for iPad also syncs up nicely with the Mac version, so if any students wanted to take it a bit further, they could import their composition into the desktop GarageBand for more complex editing.

What’s the best feature?

Jam Session is by far the best feature of GarageBand for iPad. This relatively new update to the app lets up to four students connect their iPad devices over Bluetooth, so they can record together at the same time, ticking off those group work boxes in the curriculum. Tapping the little musical note symbol at the top makes GarageBand automatically search for and connect to other users nearby to add to your band. Each is given their own track for drums, guitar, keys etc, then everything is recorded onto the band leader’s (the student or teacher who set up the session) iPad, with everyone able to listen to everyone else’s parts on headphones the whole time.

Where can I get it?

You can download Apple GarageBand from the App Store or iTunes, for £2.99. We reckon that’s already a bit of a bargain considering all the instruments and features included, but Apple have also added it to their Volume Purchase Programme, so if you buy more than 20 copies for education, you can get it for £1.49 per app!

– Didn’t catch our favourite app last week? See our Education app of the week: Popplet for iPad here.

Want to find out more about great education apps and Apple iPad for the classroom? Give the team a call on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com. You can also keep up with all our latest education news and reviews by following @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter or ‘Like’-ing our Jigsaw24 Education Facebook page.

 

How do I prevent my Apple TV from getting ‘hijacked’?

How do I prevent my Apple TV from getting ‘hijacked’?

Making sure your Apple TV hub can’t be hijacked – especially in an education environment – is an important, but easy, setting to make. Luckily the latest version of the Apple TV software – v5.1.1 – has an in-built, much needed anti-hijacking feature.

If your Apple TV unit is still running iOS 5 and Apple TV software v5.0.2, you’ll need to update it by running a Restore from iTunes. This will update iOS to version 6 and the Apple TV to version 5.1.1. An article explaining the procedure is here.

Once updated you have the option (Settings/Airplay) of adding an on-screen password, so that an iPad user has to use a four digit passcode which appears on the apple TV connected TV or projector. Not only that but if anyone tries to interrupt someone presenting on the Apple TV, they will see a warning on their iPad saying “Apple TV Not Available – Apple TV is being used by someone else”.

This means that students cannot use the Apple TV until the teacher has disconnected from it. Much better! Anyone who has an Apple TV can check which software version they have in Settings under the About item.

Got any questions about Apple iPad? Call us on 03332 409 333 or email e7@Jigsaw24.com. To keep up to date with what our e7 team are up to, follow @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter or ‘Like’ our Jigsaw24 Education Facebook page