Infrastructure and Device Management

For Institutions

Our Approach

Configuration and Deployment

Deploying a device management  solution allows administrators to securely and remotely configure enrolled devices. For a successful implementation of learnings that took place during a digital Professional development  programme we have designed the Creative Service Support engagement to help the teachers to implement and experience the 21st century teaching and learning. Teachers will be supported for a one to many scenario where Teacher is having an iPad and students in the class may not have a iPad or a digital device. Henceforth, we as a team will be there you to help and achieve the digital learning framework by our extended support in every phase like;

Prepare

The first step in any deployment by considering your existing environment. This phase includes preparing your network and setting up the systems needed to deploy successfully.

Set-up

Setting up your deployment has never been easier. This phase involves enrolling in Apple School Manager and linking your mobile device management (MDM) solution.

Deploy

Activate device with Apple School Manager, deploy apps and distribute devices to teachers in the classroom.

Manage

In this phase, the digital tool with right apps and activities in place help manage workflow with the students. Administrators also play a role deploying apps and contents throughout the school year.

Shared iPads

Shared iPad enables schools to share devices among students, while still providing a personalised experience. Before class begins, teachers can assign any student any shared iPad. Students know which devices to use because their pictures are on the Lock screens, and they can access their personal content using a password or easy-to-remember four-digit PIN. 

LEARNING

Innovative schools use technology to support learning experiences that are active, personal, collaborative, and​ relevant. These experiences ​are designed to empower learners to be creators who ​believe their work matters.

TEACHING

Innovative schools use technology to inspire a growth mindset in teachers and support their work ​as learning experience designers.

Mac Lab

Mac Lab

The lab aims to equip the students in various domains like presentations, videos editing and app development. it also helps students to generate ideas and convert them into innovation. It also imparts the students with knowledge on Apple technologies and give them a hands-on experience on the incredibly powerful Mac OS X operating system.

The vast variety of applications of Apple will foster their creativity and provide a platform for students to come up with ground-breaking projects.

MULTIMEDIA

Mac is considered to be the superior choice by majority of media professionals. Graph-ics designing, animation, video/audio editing are few of the many areas where Apple remains un-paralleled. Power apps of Apple like Final Cut Pro, Mainstage, Logic, Aperture, iMovie, Garageband are tailored to meet the high demands of this rapidly-evolving field.

TEACHING - LEARNING

Apple is loaded with applications that highly aids the teaching-learning process like iBook Author, iTunesU, Screenflow etc., iTunesU is a free content repository, content management, and distribution service provided by Apple that allows faculty to build and distribute online course content (audio, video, and documents) using the Apple iTunes store.

Podcast Centre

The Recording Studio is fitted with equipment for audio and video recording. It is available for faculty and students who would like to use it for a Yale class or class-related activities.

A Podcast Center staff member will be available to demonstrate how to use the technology in the room before the first class session or class assignment. We encourage faculty to use this space for trying out and getting comfortable with incorporating new technology in their pedagogy.

MAC

Mac Mini Computer with Audacity software for editing

VIDEO CAMERA

Panasonic 4K is ideal for professional video recordings. It is on a tripod with adjustable height.

PROFESSIONAL LIGHTNING

With 2 Spotlight floor lamps and multiple adjustable ceiling lights to provide ideal light for diverse studio recordings.

MICROPHONE

Yeti Blue USB Microphone which helps create impeccable, studio-quality recordings with intuitive and easy steps. The four different pattern modes provide flexibility to record a bevy of diverse recordings like podcast, interviews, audio for videos, vocals, etc.

STUDIO ACOUSTICS

Soundproofing acoustic foam is built in the side walls. It reduces echoes and background noise by absorbing the reverberations sound can make by bouncing off the walls.

WIFI networks

WIFI coverage & capacity

Many school Wi-Fi networks were originally deployed with the intention to provide coverage in specified classrooms or learning spaces. In an institution-owned one-to-one deployment, every user will be using an iOS device regularly before, during, and after class time. And if users have multiple devices, such as Mac, iPad, and iPhone, more than one device per student may be on the Wi-Fi network.

Plan and provide the necessary network infrastructure to support every student working on their devices throughout the institution’s physical site. One should build Wi-Fi networks not just for coverage in relevant areas, but also with the capacity to support a high density of devices in each space.

IN-House Support Engineer

In-House Support Engineer

The main aim is to provide on-site or remote technical assistance including the setting up of computer hardware systems, installing and upgrading software, and troubleshooting basic IT issues and also other network-related, IT related problems. So, In-House support engineer is a a highly qualified resource positioned at your school by us to support apple deployment, Wi-Fi and security deployed by us. 

TECH ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing – Apple School Manager, mobile device management (MDM), and classroom tools in the successful deployment of iOS devices 
  • Managing VPP 
  • Configure DEP registered devices for Over-the-Air Enrolment 
  • Configure and manage devices over-the-air for consistency and accountability. 
  • Configure iOS devices automatically for Wi-Fi, VPN, and proxy services using MDM. 
  • Managing security and privacy strategy for a successful iOS deployment. 
  • Managing and protecting user and company data. 
  • Creation of Managed Apple IDs, roles, and passcodes. 
  • Creation of Maas360 MDM User accounts for students and instructors.
  • Managing Apps distribution, Content distribution and documents distribution through MDM. 
  • Optimising technology infrastructure. 
  • Identify and respond to challenges when deploying and managing devices. 
  • Configure and manage settings, apps, and content for one-to-one, shared, and student-owned deployments. 
  • Managing & Configuring Networks & Connectivity. 
  • Work along with your IT team to resolve connectivity issues.

Mobile Device Management

We can securely enrol or register your devices with a mobile device management (MDM) solution. This allows you to wirelessly configure and update settings, monitor compliance with your institution policies, deploy apps and remotely wipe or lock managed devices.

What does MDM do?

MDM enables institutions to securely enrol devices in an education environment, wirelessly configure and update settings, monitor institution policy compliance, deploy apps and books, and remotely wipe or lock managed devices.
An MDM solution is required for an institution-owned one-to-one deployment because of its integration with the Apple Deployment Program services. For example, MDM solutions can be integrated with VPP Managed Distribution, enabling your organization to purchase apps and books in volume and assign them to users or groups at scale.

MDM

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Capabilities :

Account setup

ACCOUNT SETUP

Install, manage and remove accounts, and provide access to services.

Content Distribution

CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

 Install, configure, manage, and remove apps and books.

Device Configuration

DEVICE CONFIGURATION

Configure settings such as email accounts and Wi-Fi passwords, and enforce school passcode policies.

Security Commands

SECURITY COMMANDS

Clear passcodes and remotely lock or wipe a lost or stolen device.

Classroom configuration

SHARED iPAD AND CLASSROOM CONFIGURATION

Configure classes in MDM that can be used by the Classroom app for iPad and with Shared iPad.

Restrictions

RESTRICTIONS

Allow or prevent users from installing apps, or from using iMessage, the camera, Game Center and other features.

Zero-touch Apple TV deployment

ZERO-TOUCH APPLE TV DEPLOYMENT

Automate Apple TV enrolment in MDM with device enrolment in Apple School Manager. You can fully configure it by simply plugging in power and an Ethernet connection.

Search configuration

DEVICE INFORMATION

Query devices, networks, applications and security information. Use this information to maintain device inventory and validate policy compliance.

Jamf - MDM tool

Jamf is one of the device management solutions that can be used to manage iOS devices (iPhones and iPads), macOS devices (MacBooks, iMacs, etc.), and tApple TV. It is used for installation and pre-configure new devices, upgrading the user with advanced features.

 

Overview

Jamf was born from the desire to create a better technology management solution for the hundreds of devices like iPads, Mac etc. Jamf focus to create a better technology management solution for the numerous Macs. Jamf can be used to reset, re-purpose, and recover mobile devices and computers.

Jamf has been assisting K-12, Higher education,  IT teams, instructional technologists, administrators and teachers to  manage with Apple devices in the classroom to ensure their education technology initiatives are a success. With Jamf Pro automate Mac, iPad and Apple TV deployment, simplify ongoing management and empower our K-12 teachers, students and parents with the tools they need to take learning to a whole new level.

jamf

Why Jamf?

Jamf – the standard in Apple enterprise management pairs with Mac, iPad and Apple TV to provide a better educational experience. Jamf has a proven record of supporting all Apple features the moment they are released, and Jamf Pro and Jamf School enable you to take Apple’s incredible education capabilities even further.

  • We are exclusively dedicated to Apple and helping organizations succeed with Apple.
  • We preserve the native Apple experience and integrate with all Apple applications and services, including Apple School Manager (formerly VPP and DEP) and AppleCare, so users can take full advantage of the Apple experience.
  • We have offered day-zero support for all Apple releases, ensuring customers can take advantage of new Apple technology as soon as it becomes available.
  • We built Jamf Nation, the largest Apple IT management community in the world, where Apple IT professionals dialogue with their peers to gain insight, share best practices and solve problems.

What does Jamf tool do?

Jamf’s Apple technology solutions put the user at the center, giving you the tools to deliver the same user-friendly, self-empowered Apple experience that your users expect

  • Jamf Connect provides secure user login and resource access with a single identity.
  • Jamf Protect safeguards Mac users from malware and costly breaches with purpose-built tools.
  • Jamf Pro is a complete Apple management solution for IT pros and a powerful MDM solution for today’s modern classroom.
  • Jamf Now is a simple-to-use cloud-based solution for less complex technology environments.
jamf Pro

Apple School Manager

Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that helps IT administrators deploy iPad and Mac in schools. You can easily provide students and staff with access to Apple services, set up devices, get apps and books, and enable teachers with tools to create engaging learning experiences — all from one place.

What does ASM do?

Apple School Manager is a web-based portal to deploy iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices all from one place. When used with your mobile device management (MDM) solution, you can configure device settings and buy and distribute apps and books.

With ASM in place, we create managed accounts for your staff with the school domain that offers 200GB of cloud storage. We will be there throughout the process from obtaining an ID for ASM and streamline the process of generating accounts, Distributing Apps, and managing them. Then, the  students and staff members can use their existing Microsoft account credentials to log in to iPad, Mac, iCloud, and Schoolwork.

Firewall

A firewall is a security device — computer hardware or software — that can help protect your network by filtering traffic and blocking outsiders from gaining unauthorized access to the private data on your computer. Firewalls prevent unauthorized internet users from accessing private networks connected to the internet, especially intranets.

What does Firewall do?

Firewalls can provide different levels of protection. They key is determining how much protection you need.

Not only does a firewall block unwanted traffic, it can also help block malicious software from infecting your computer.

A firewall acts as a gatekeeper. It monitors attempts to gain access to your operating system and blocks unwanted traffic or unrecognized sources.

Firewall
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