Need Help: Students getting around Apple Classroom

Contributor II

Some students figured out quickly that turning OFF bluetooth would prevent Apple Classroom working for the teacher. So, we locked bluetooth settings via JAMF. Great.

Now students are figuring out they can turn on Airplane Mode temporarily so the iPad is not available to the teacher.

Students also figured out if teacher puts iPad in Single App Mode, they can restart their iPad to get out of it (hold down HOME and POWER).

Any solutions to these issues?


Contributor III

Yep. At 1st, staff were told that this was good 'teachable moment'. From what I'm hearing, most teachers here have now switched back to using Google Classroom.

Contributor II

Google Classroom and Apple Classroom and not the same thing. There are no iPad management features in Google Classroom.

New Contributor

There always gonna be new ways to get around it inevitable

Valued Contributor

We handle our class disruptions in the office. The idea that a teacher is just suddenly helpless is nonsense.

Contributor III

You can't fix behavior problems with technology. It's no different than students being off task when having pencil and paper. Refer them to the office.

New Contributor II

You could use Jamf Teacher... so far, no way to get around these restrictions... even a restart won't make a change