Over the first season of MDM On The Road, we experienced a lot of great things from the schools and districts that we visited across the United States. This is the second short-episode from a small series called “Lessons Learned From The Road” that takes us back to the important thoughts shared on our first season.
In this video we hear tips for having a successful Apple deployment and important insights from some of our featured educators from St. Petersburg Catholic High School and Cardinal Gibbons High School.
“Test everything before actually wanting to implement the program.” advised the IT Coordinator for St. Petersburg Catholic High School, John Kowalik. Shaun White, the Network Administrator of Cardinal Gibbons also shared how Mosyle helped along the way.
Take a look below to see what they had to say and let us know your thoughts down in the comments!
John Kowalik, Instructional Technology Coordinator of St. Petersburg Catholic High School: If you ever hit a roadblock, The Mosyle support team is by far the best I have worked with. They are super quick to respond to help tickets and they always provide us with the right right direction.
Fredy Padovan, Chief Inspiration Officer of Mosyle: We’ve had a great first season of “MDM On The Road” and we’ve been able to visit some amazing schools doing transformative work with Apple Products. Reflecting back on everyone we spoke to and everything we saw, a few themes developed. So we put together some Lessons learned from the road. Today we are going to look at Tips for Successful deployment.
A successful deployment has many critical components. So let’s look back at some of the tips shared by the MDM Administrators from our featured schools.
Shaun White, Network Administrator of Cardinal Gibbons High School: Being a school with over 1,200 students, Mosyle has helped us shape our deployment by allowing us to have a more personal relationship with them and allow us to make suggestions and feature requests that would in the end will help us tailor our deployment to make a more positive impact on students.
John Kowalik, Instructional Technology Coordinator of St. Petersburg Catholic High School: My advice for anyone looking to implement an iPad 1:1 Program, specifically from the back end point of view--the management side, would be to scenario test everything before actually wanting to implement the program. Try setting up profiles within Mosyle, Try setting up sample student and teacher accounts, and practice enrolling devices and to see what the system can do and also how you want to manage it from the back end and the front end with the teachers and students.
Fredy Padovan, Chief Inspiration Officer of Mosyle: Another great tip is to enable Content Caching on your Macs, using high Sierra or higher. This will allow application and update file to be stored locally within your network and greatly increases download speeds when caching is enabled. This will make it much faster to redeploy or refresh devices at the beginning of the year when you have a lot of apps to deploy. To turn it on go to system preferences, then sharing, then click on "Enable content caching".
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