All iPads enrolled in Jamf will automatically receive several apps and web clips (shortcuts to website) from the district. This will save TechCos time in having to download some commonly used apps and commonly accessed websites.
Breakthrough Science (for Illinois Science Exam)
SOAR - Dept of Libraries
mClass - for DIBELS testing
*Not supported on iPad 2s
Every iPad will receive the mClass icon (shortcut to the Amplify website). The District will deploy this icon to all iPads enrolled in Jamf.
If a school does not want the mClass icon to appear on their iPads, an exception may be made, but only if the following circumstances apply:
1. The Service Desk receives approval from the Principal of the elementary school that is requesting removal of the mClass icon from their iPads. This exception only applies to all iPads in the school, not to a group of iPads in the school. (It is removed from all or none of the iPads).
2. If a Techco from a Middle School or High School calls to request the removal of the mClass icon from the iPads - as students in these schools do not take the mClass/Dibels assessment.
The exceptions only apply to schools that have migrated iPads to Jamf.
To request to remove the mClass icon from your iPads, please call the Service Desk at 773-553-3925. Do not create a self service ticket.
iOS Support Team
Apple has required all new iOS apps and app updates submitted to the iOS App Store to support 64-bit since June of 2015. Starting with iOS 11, apps that haven't. complied will either not appear or not launch in iOS 11. The only way to proactively check is to go to Settings -> General -> About -> Applications and review the list of apps shown there. If you have apps there that you currently use, you may wish to make plans to work around them this Fall. Note this doesn't apply to iPad 2s: they can't run iOS 11 so don't have this issue.
Schools that receive new set(s) of iPads from KBS will see that they come with all the iWorks apps already installed:
However, when you supervise the new set(s) of iPads to a school MacBook, the iPads will be wiped and the iWorks apps will be removed.
You can re-apply these apps to each iPads, which are now free, either through the App Store or the App Catalog using one of your CPS issued Apple IDs.