We have recently started using Apple Classroom on our student MacBooks. The students have already figured out that disabling bluetooth interferes with classroom working.
Has anyone figured out a way to force bluetooth on or check to see if bluetooth is disabled and turn it back on? I know that there is an option in configuration profiles to restrict bluetooth on iOS devices, but have not found this option for macOS devices.
We've run into this situation as well. What I do is create a Configuration Profile and use the Restrictions payload. Under Preferences > Restrict items in System Preferences, I disable Bluetooth. The only downside is if the student has Bluetooth headphones, they will not be able to use them.
I'd bet we could write a launch daemon that notices if Bluetooth is turned off and automatically turns it back on so the students could still sync up headphones, but not be able to disable bluetooth.
Maybe when I get some free time...lol.
Princeton Public Schools