An iPad Sync Cart provides secure storage, charging, easy transportation and management capability for a fleet of iPads. It streamlines the process of charging, synchronising (syncing) and installing apps on the iPads making it simple to manage and deploy them to students in any teaching space.
The iPad Sync Cart has a device called a Sync Box inside of it. The Sync Box connects to a MacBook which has a program called Apple Configurator. Apple Configurator gives you the ability to create a master iPad so you can back it up and restore the backup to other iPads. You can also choose to create a profile or series of profiles to specify device settings and restrictions and install apps and documents ready for a student to use. Profiles can be applied and apps installed simultaneously when devices are connected to the iPad Sync Cart. iPads are set up as Supervised so they can be erased and their specified configurations reapplied each time they are connected to the iPad Sync Cart.
Apple's Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) enables you to purchase apps (20+) at discounted rates. App developers have the choice of making their app available at a reduced rate for educational institutions so not all apps are available at the discounted rate. Apple Configurator must be used to install all apps purchased through the VPP.
You can use Apple Configurator to
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Support for issues with iPad Sync Carts and their accessories are available during the IT Service Desk support hours
An initial baseline profile called CSU Baseline.mobileconfig is provided to get you started. This profile
The total cost will vary depending upon the items required (iPad Sync Cart, Macbook, iPads, Apps). A quote will be provided for the current cost of the iPad Sync Cart and required accessories when the Enquiry form is submitted to the CSU Computer Shop.
Ongoing support of the iPad Sync Cart and its accessories for teaching are funded by the University and provided at no additional cost to staff
To obtain support during a class or for a class which is about to start use the High Priority and Teaching Support Hotline Phone (or use your mobile to call the IT Service Desk and select the High Priority and Teaching Support Hotline option)