AATE Meeting February 2012 - Managing Apps/Share the Load

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This was a breakout session during a meeting of the Atlanta Area Technology Educators Association hosted by Greater Atlanta Christian School in February 2012.

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AATE Meeting February 2012 - Managing Apps/Share the Load

  1. 1. Managing Apps/Share the Load AATE February 14, 2012
  2. 2. Getting Started• Scale determines your management solution• Settings -- General -- Restrictions: you can enable a range of restrictions.You will have to enter a 4 digit passcode.
  3. 3. iPad Cart• Syncing with a cart• iTunes Account for school iPads• Volume Purchase Program
  4. 4. Volume Purchase Program• https://volume.itunes.apple.com/us/store/
  5. 5. Volume Purchase Program• Roles - Program Manager • Authorized by an educational institution • Manage program facilitators for the VPP • Facilitate the purchase and distribution of iOS apps and books in large quantities (20 or more)
  6. 6. Volume Purchase Program• Roles - Program Facilitator • Redeem Volume Vouchers for Apps • Search & order apps in quantities • May be anyone designated by the Program Manager • New, Unique iTunes account • Recommend to create new, generic email addresses
  7. 7. Volume Purchase Program• Purchasing Apps • Purchase apps at this site: • https://volume.itunes.apple.com/us/store/ • Receive an email when app licenses are ready • Licenses listed in a spreadsheet • May be distributed via email or other means
  8. 8. Volume Purchase Program• Purchasing Apps • Optional, separate agreement that will allow your institution to use one or more iTunes accounts to sync multiple iOS devices • Master iTunes syncing accounts should be generic accounts kept inside the institution • Frequently Asked Questions for this program at http://volume.itunes.apple.com/faq/
  9. 9. Volume Purchase Program• Redeeming Codes • One code is redeemed to a single iTunes account, iTunes is activated with that account on up to five 5 computers. The 29 remaining codes are kept on file in the event of an audit. • 30 codes are distributed and redeemed against 30 school managed iTunes accounts. • 30 codes are distributed and redeemed against 30 student managed iTunes accounts. App becomes property of the student.
  10. 10. Volume Purchase Program• Volume Purchase Program Explained• http://learninginhand.com/vpp
  11. 11. Deployment Tools• Tools such as Casper can help• Import volume license information and keep up with codes/redemption• May be the way to go for a 1 to 1 with iPads
  12. 12. Now for some fun!• App Swap!

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