We are basically doing what Edith describes, but we have set up an iTunes account for each team as they can choose to have different apps on their iPads.  We also have a separate iTunes account for the Music cart and one for the cart that can be signed out. 

We have set up each cart using Configurator, which we're regretting.  Configurator was cludgy and difficult to use (try applying updates to apps), and lately has become completely broken.  We have one cart where we can't apply license codes we've purchased and Apple tech support is pretty useless.  At this point we're wishing we had stuck with the simple model of sharing an iTunes account and using the iTunes Wi-Fi Sync to distribute new apps to the iPads.

For the Wi-Fi Sync to work the iPads must be on and be signed into the iTunes account.  This seems to not always be the case so the iPads need to be checked before you assume they all got the new app.  It is easy enough to sign into the iTunes account and go to Purchased Apps and manually download the app.  Of course we would use the volume purchase to remain legal, but only actually use one license.

Craig Lyndes
St Albans City School

On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Amy Truchon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi All:

Wondering for those whose classrooms have sets of ipads , how do you handle the apple ids for these devices?  These are district owned devices inventoried to a teacher/classroom but not maintained in a cart as such.  Do you continue to use the teacher's existing school email for apple id? Make up a new gmail /email and apple id for all of the devices (all are under one id, one icloud account..), etc? Other?

Thinking ahead to possible models as we acquire sets of ipads for use in classrooms.  

Thank you,


Technology Integration Specialist
Burlington School District
Burlington, VT 05041
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