Apple’s Education teams bring help for remote learning
Apple has upgraded its Schoolwork and Classroom apps and introduced a huge collection of remote learning resources for parents, teachers and students. It is also making experts from its teams available to help advise better remote learnig practise.
Schoolwork and Classroom
With a new design, Schoolwork 2.0 has been improved with streamlined teacher workflows that let them set assignments and support student progress remotely. It has tools for sharing class materials, assigning activities within apps, and seeing student progress.
The new Handout library helps teachers stay organised, while creating Handouts is now even faster, with a prominent view of app activities that can be assigned. Key progress metrics are easy to monitor.
Classes configured in Apple School Manager now automatically sync with a teacher’s Managed Apple ID, so classes are available in the Classroom app as soon as they sign in.
Find out more about Schoolwork and Classroom.
In addition, the Shared iPad Temporary Session feature enables schools to deploy devices with a standard configuration that students can use for a temporary session—no Apple ID required.
Better resources for learners and teachers
Apple has also introduced new education collaboration and management features and Learning from Home resources to support teachers.
Assessment Mode for macOS allows approved assessment developers to build apps that automatically lock and configure the Mac in to a single app and turn off certain features at launch. No management or additional configuration is required.
You’ll also find a new option in Apple School Manager that lets users automatically start collaborating on documents, notes, files, and folders they share through iCloud Drive.
Learning from Home
Apple’s new Learning from Home website has a plethora of resources to explore:
The Apple Education Learning Series – in-depth videos designed to help schools and educators make the most of remote learning on Apple devices, including using their built-in accessibility features.
The company is also offering teachers and parents free, one-on-one virtual coaching sessions with 100+ Apple staff educators, alongside virtual conferences on remote learning.