“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” Steve Jobs
Apple announced a few months ago it was debuting beta features to make device management easier for district and school IT departments (such as Apple Admins). With the release of iOS 9.3 on March 21, these features are now publicly available and many are specific to education.
- Classroom App offers more functionalities that are helpful for teachers. They included a teacher’s guide as well.
- Updates Improve Device Management such as allowing classrooms to assign multiple users to devices so students can share iPads!
- New Apple Education Preview Site
Apple says: “With the iOS 9.3 beta, you’ll find a preview of new features that will make it even easier for schools to put devices where they’ll have the greatest impact — in the hands of students.”
There are other cool features with iOS 9.3 such as 3D Touch, notes lock and night shift.
*Note: This update was also to help older Apple products such as iPad 2s work better with the operating system. There have been some glitches but an update has been released to fix this problem.