Recognized as the new standard in Apple Management for Education, Mosyle Manager provides the world’s Apple experts and IT admins with the tools needed to take Apple device management and deployment to the next level. Over 12,000 schools and districts in all 50 U.S. states and over 90 other countries are taking advantage of the most flexible and best-in-class Apple device management tool on the market, and you can too.
Mosyle Manager offers Free and Premium plans, both of which provide IT managers great features to deploy and manage Apple devices in educational environments. The Free plan offers all the basic MDM features to support administrators with Apple device deployment.
However, the Mosyle Manager Premium Plan extends the Apple device management power by providing a full feature set with the unique, exclusive educational tools that go beyond the Apple MDM protocols to help schools and districts streamline device deployment and management.
IT administrators can see exactly which features are available on the Free and Premium plans by logging in to their Mosyle Manager account. If you don’t have a Mosyle Manager account yet, create your free account here.
So what makes the Premium Plan a staple for technology directors, IT staff and teachers? In this article, we’ll go over the biggest benefits of using the Mosyle Manager Premium Plan to deploy, manage and monitor the Apple devices in your school or district.
The Mosyle Manager Premium Plan enables IT administrators to manage iOS, iPadOS and macOS devices using one single platform. When using the Free Plan, you can only manage one OS using our Apple device management capabilities.
The tvOS management is free for all customers, which means the school can enroll as many Apple TVs as administrators want with tvOS 10.2+ and they will not count as licensed devices.
Mosyle Manager Premium gives IT teams the ability to schedule device restrictions by allowing them to configure management profiles based on time. Our MDM servers will automatically apply and release them for the indicated user(s) based on the time parameters the admin set.
Management profiles cannot be scheduled using the Free plan, which means that all profiles are applied 24/7 and the responsibility for managing the devices is done manually. Scheduling the MDM profiles is a huge benefit for schools and districts as it helps administrators organize the different restrictions according to the time period they need to be applied. This saves time and effort, making device management less stressful.
In the case of Shared iPad devices or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), scheduling the MDM profiles is even more important since the device will be used for different purposes at different times and/or outside the school.
The Bulk Operations feature helps IT managers to operate on more than one device at the same time applying configurations such as update iOS, update all apps, rename devices, and wallpaper ID in bulk. This tool reduces the device management time by allowing the administrator to filter the devices, select all in which he/she would like to apply the restriction in one click and complete the operation.
The Technology Coordinator and Tech Coach for Tuckerton Elementary School, Kyle Calderwood, shared in an episode of our video series about customers stories "MDM on the Road" that Mosyle Manager is helping him reduce device management time and focus more on professional development.
"Everything is more focused on the learning rather than the device, setting it up and getting everything in control. So now it's more about the lesson as it should be," he says.
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It’s easier to scale your Apple deployment since it becomes faster to manage and monitor all of a school or district’s iPad devices, Mac computers and Apple TVs when you use Mosyle Manager Premium.
One of the most fundamental features of Apple mobile device management is the cloud-based inventory solution to automatically collect and report data points from the Apple device fleet. By creating specific groups of devices according to inventory details, IT managers are able to even more effectively apply MDM commands to the Apple devices.
That’s why Mosyle Manager Premium offers unlimited criteria-specific groups of devices which allow administrators to organize Apple devices based on one or more device and/or logged user attributes. The MDM software solution will automatically update these groups each time the device connects to our MDM server.
By creating more than one criteria-specific group of devices, IT managers will be able to better track their fleet of devices during ongoing management. Some of the criteria available to create those groups are OS version, Specific App installed, Device type (1:1, Shared device, Limbo device), User type (Teacher or Student), last WAN IP (macOS only), last WiFi name connected (macOS only), and more.
Mosyle’s Class Manager was designed with teachers in mind. Managing iPad devices and Mac computers in the classroom should not be stressful for educators as their role is focused on classroom management and instructional strategies.
Teachers that are using Mosyle's Class Manager feel major benefits for the class."This is the first year we have used Mosyle Manager and I enjoy using it from the standpoint that it is easier for me to monitor what apps the students are on because I can lock them into apps. Every task I don’t have to make sure they have their calculator because I put those into Mosyle Manager, lock them in and then they have those for the task,” shares Angela Ivey, Science Teacher for St. Petersburg Catholic High School.
The MDM tools for teachers also help the IT staff since the teachers are able to select the applications they need for a particular class by creating the Study Apps lists.
Mosyle's Class Manager is fully integrated with Apple Classroom and Schoolwork applications, providing the best digital environment for teachers and the powerful learning experience on iPad devices and Mac computers.
Mosyle also provides an online training for teachers, containing the step-by-step of applying each feature of the Mosyle's Class Manager both on iOS and macOS devices.
Mac Admins have the ability to customize configuration even more by remotely running scripts on the Mac fleet. Mosyle Manager Premium offers Custom Commands profile management to help IT administrators apply codes to macOS devices.
They are able to enter and apply custom codes to send any type of command and get the desired info from the Mac computer by requesting the device to run a script entered directly by you.
Our MDM platform also provides a test tool, allowing Mac Admins to test commands before applying any code to devices in bulk.
Mosyle Manager Premium Plan enables administrators to install enterprise applications and push packages (PKG files) onto Mac computers, making it easier and faster to install software to the entire fleet of Mac. This premium feature also supports IT managers in generating the PKG file that will be pushed to the other macOS devices using our PKG generator tool.
The Active Directory is a directory service that authenticates users (the students and teachers of your educational institution) and devices (like iPad devices and Mac computers) in a Windows domain network.
If the school uses Active Directory, the Mosyle Manager Premium Plan allows IT managers to fully integrate the Apple device management software solution with this directory service, providing seamless control over importing your school’s hierarchy and supports Single Sign-On (SSO) for teachers, students and staff.
The Multi-Certificate Wi-Fi management profile leverage the security in your school by combining in one single management profile WiFi, VPN and/or SCEP payloads.
This feature is only available in the Mosyle Manager Premium Plan and it streamlines the enrollment process while enhancing security by not allowing unauthorized devices to connect to the WiFi.
When managing Apple devices in schools and districts, it’s important to keep track of every detail about the applications and manage the delivery as well as the installation of apps for the device fleet.
The App Center provides access to information about App Installation Profiles & Installation Status. In this area, Mosyle Manager provides simplified workflows to make it easier to manage, update and remove apps.
Premium users can apply bulk app commands, such as update or remove apps from specific devices or from the entire iPad and/or Mac device fleet.
Mosyle Manager Premium elevates the support experience to a brand new level by combining extremely well-qualified agents, all specializing in the education market, with state of the art technologies.
Our smart ticketing system allows our MDM servers to evaluate the description of your initial question or issue, obtain all necessary logs from your Mosyle Manager account, and assign your ticket to the best agent in terms of specialization and immediate availability.
This method empowers our support team to assist you and resolve any issues in record time with high effectiveness. And the result is a 98.4% satisfaction rate among our customers.
When you sign up for the Premium version of Mosyle Manager, you also get access to Single Sign-On. This Premium feature takes identity management to the next level, giving teachers, students and staff the ability to log in to Apple devices using a single, unified login across all their platforms and services.
Mosyle Auth is available as an Add-On to your Mosyle Manager Premium Plan. It empowers you to set up user accounts and link them to modern authentication using identity providers such as Microsoft, Active Directory and Google. With this configuration applied to the Mac computers, end-users are provided with an Enhanced Mac Login Screen Window that makes using their devices easy from the very first time they turn on their Mac computer.
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