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So where are schools at with Volume Purchasing?

Started by Jacqui Sharp 06 Nov 2012 4:44pm () Replies (119)

http://www.apple.com/education/volume-purchase-program/

I have one school that has it set up on 90 iPads. It seems to be working ok except for finding certain apps. Have any other schools out there started it? I would be interested to hear how it is going, any problems or hints to help out other schools?

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  • Elizabeth K (View all users posts) 06 Nov 2012 8:42pm ()

    We are purchasing a Mac Mini to run Configurator and I recently went to hear Mike Anderson talk about their set-up at Waimairi School.  Configurator seems user friendly and definitely the way to go.  Aside to this...I had the same problems trying to update our MacBook Pro laptops to Mac OS Lion...from the Youbee pen drive, it started to load then came up with ...some components missing, so I wonder did anyone else have this problem?

  • Elizabeth K (View all users posts) 17 Mar 2013 2:48pm ()

    I know there's been lots of links and info posted on setting up iPads with Config.  I also came across this pdf, pages 6/7 deal with setting up the master iPad, ie rearranging the dock.  Has visuals for general set-up, might be helpful for some.  http://washoecountyschools.org/docs/iPad_Resources/Setup_iPad_Cart_with_Apple_Configurator.pdf

     

  • Elizabeth K (View all users posts) 26 Jun 2013 9:13pm ()

    Regarding updates of apps in iTunes (I'm talking about the iTunes account that you use with Apple Configurator);

    I noticed in our school account information, in iTunes, I had 102 downloads...oh and I accidentally clicked to update ALL....oh...ten downloads of iMovie...  I would have had to wait for all these downloads to have finished before I could even update the apps that needed updating in iTunes (ie had the word UPDATE over the icon).   This has happened once before with a backlog of around 500 downloads cued (that was caused by having to set up a new Account user on the Mac itselft as something had corrupted..that's another story).

    So if this happens to you...and you accidentally click update ALL and find some large random number to downloads just quit iTunes, pour yourself a coffee or something stronger and contact Apple Support.  The link is below, and ask then to remove/clear the cue of downloads.  I have to say they were extremely efficient and both times cleared the cue promptly.  Then you can update the apps needed when you click on "... Updates Available" then re-import these into Apple Configurator.  

    https://expresslane.apple.com/Issues.action

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