Apple iPad and iPod Touch (iOS) devices are personal devices, designed for a single person to use. If the devices will be shared and used in classroom or group settings, they are considered an iOS Learning Lab. A department designee needs to be identified to manage the devices, and a management plan should be developed to assure the successful implementation of this technology. The Guidelines for Shared iOS Devices (PDF) can assist you with planning.
Apple is currently migrating to new services, software and procedures for managing iOS devices. The current Apple Configurator 1 is being phased out and migrated to Configurator 2, which has just been released by Apple.
The Guidelines for Shared iOS Devices will be revised after more is known about this migration. Please contact the OTS Faculty/Staff Help Center with any questions.