File Access with Shared iPads in the Classroom

With Shared iPad mode, multiple students can use the same iPad and the student experiences can be personal and secure even though the iPad is shared.

Apple's Shared iPad mode requires a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution with Managed Apple IDs that are issued and owned by the school or college, configured using Apple School Manager. Students with a Managed Apple ID can then sign into your Shared iPads.

File Access with Shared iPads

Prevent Storage of Student Credentials

FileBrowser for Education is able to securely store credentials in the iOS keychain and will also offer to store credentials after successfully connecting to a server. This feature may be switched off if you dont wish to store credentials on a movile device.

Files app Single-Sign-On

Single Sign-On

If your students documents are stored across several file servers throughout your college or school, such as an Arts and Media Server and Science Server, having to enter your username and password every time can be a burden, but credentials can't be stored persistently because the iPad is shared.

FileBrowser for Education's Single-Sign-On feature can help in this situation by pre-filling the popup username / password window with the most recent credentials that were used to successfully connect to a server. The student just needs to tap Connect. These credentials are cleared as soon as the student switches away from FileBrowser for Education.

Prevent Local Storage on Class iPads

FileBrowser for Education may be configured so that students have access to file servers and their home folder, for example, but may be prevented from storing content within FileBrowser for Education's local folders. This helps prevent iPads with smaller storage capacity from filling up, ensures that all work is saved on your education server and prevents inadvertent access to other student's work.

Prevent Startup Password

It's not nice to lock an iPad so that the next student can't use it. As part of FileBrowser for Education's comprehensive lock-down features, students may be prevented from setting a FileBrowser for Education startup password.

Identity-based Folder Paths

Identity-based Folder Paths

FileBrowser for Education is able to substitute a student's name as part of a folder name when connecting to a server. This eases configuration and deployment because %username% may be used instead of a specific username and this means that a common configuration file may be used for all students. For example, the file server path for a student's home folder may be "\\schoolserver\homes\%username%". The specific folder that the student will be taken to when connecting will be based on their username.

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