Device Management Systems

Managed your devices no matter which platform your schools on.
Many schools have asked us for information about school device management systems and how to improve their device deployment processes at school.

Importantly schools are looking at;

  • fast, cost effective, ways to add new devices to their networks.
  • more efficient ways to purchase, deploy and retrieve apps.
  • simplifying the role of school technicians and teaching staff.
  • controlling the classroom ICT environment and the work of students.
  • managing devices for online tests e.g. NAPLAN Online (test mode).

There are many management systems across all platforms that will enable schools to systematically manage their devices and in many cases with zero or limited hands on tasks by staff.

The Centre Com Education Team can advise your ICT leadership team and school technicians about these new tools to increase the effectiveness and management of your school’s ICT resources.

The information below will provide you with a brief outline of each platform’s features.

Apple Education tools


Shared iPad for students

Students can log in to any iPad in any classroom and make it their own.

New Classroom app

Teachers can guide students through a lesson, see their progress and keep them on track.

Apple School Manager

Now admins have one portal where they can do everything from creating Apple IDs to purchase apps to prepare devices for MDM.

Managed Apple IDs

A new kind of ID for education, Managed Apple IDs are created and assigned by the school.

Chrome Management Console


Create user groups

Apply policies, apps and settings to different sets of users. Group students by grade level or subject. Separate students and faculty.

Pre-install and block apps

Blacklist, whitelist or pre-install apps, extensions and URLs.

Track assets

Assign devices to specific students and faculty and get configuration and usage reports.

Manage user access

Control who uses your Chrome devices: prevent outside users from logging in, disable Guest Mode, or designate specific types of users for your devices.

Configure network access

Set network and proxy settings to make it easy for users to get up and running and ensure that they’re protected by web filters and firewalls.

Customise user features

Modify user settings like bookmark and app sync across computers and show some school spirit on your devices with customised Chrome desktop themes.

Microsoft Intune for Education


 Express configuration

Get up and running in just a few steps.

  1. Choose a group to set-up

Choose the groups and users that you want to deploy apps device settings too.

  1. Select apps to install

Select the apps that you want to assign to your groups and users.

  1. Choose group settings

Choose the device settings you want to apply to the groups and users you have selected. 

Easy App Deployment

Deploy apps to students and teachers without touching their devices.

Once apps are deployed, they are available to your students and teachers the next time they login and follow them to any device, so they only always see the apps they are supposed to see.

Shared Devices. Personal Experience.

Deliver a custom experience for each student, even on shared devices.

With fast sign-in on shared devices and settings applied to devices at login, each user can have a personal, custom experience while learning on a shared device.


Greg Bowen

Greg Bowen

Education Consultant

Greg is a former school principal who has been working in ICT throughout his 42 year career. He’s able to work with your school to improve all aspects of your ICT program.

Organise your device management today!