Due to a change in JAMF (our mobile device management system that manages student iPads), some students have been unable to manage their Bluetooth connections. The MIS department has implemented a change that will allow students to have full control of the Bluetooth settings on their iPad. This change will be implemented next week on Wednesday, February 24th.
A few things to keep in mind…
After this change, students will be able to connect or reestablish Bluetooth connected devices such as headphones, keyboards, or other adaptive equipment.
This change also allows for a student to turn off Bluetooth on her or his device. In general, this would not be an issue. However, turning off Bluetooth will affect the use of Apple Classroom. Apple Classroom uses two wireless technologies to operate: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
If you notice that a student has “dropped out” of your Apple Classroom, it may be because she or he has disabled Bluetooth. She or he should simply turn it back on by going to the iPad settings app. Then, on the left-hand column, choose ‘Bluetooth.’ Then touch the slider until it is green.