Because of the exponential growth in the use of information technology, schools are incorporating mobile devices into their curriculums, to prepare students for their future employment. World-wide, schools are implementing digital pedagogies with either shared mobile devices, dedicated 1:1 schemes or BYOD.
However, a mobile learning strategy presents numerous challenges. Schools need a means to manage, monitor and maintain a host of mobile devices, protect students from harmful online content, and ensure that their devices are secure.
Perhaps you are looking for a Mobile Device Manager for the first time, or perhaps your current application is limiting your mobile learning strategy. Selecting the right MDM is critical to your school’s success in this field.
Mobile Guardian is a cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) solution that offers unparalleled control and visibility. Designed to simplify MDM for schools, the feature-rich product makes managing an unlimited number of devices as easy as possible, regardless of operating system.
Here are 10 ways the Mobile Guardian MDM can help your school.
1. Manage all your devices
We know it’s a pain to invest in, and manage multiple solutions to monitor different devices. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a dashboard that let you manage everything? Our multi-OS MDM lets you manage Chromebooks, Android, iOS and macOS devices from a single dashboard. You’ll finally have a centralised view of all school devices.
2. A one stop shop
Tired of paying for several MDM, web filtering and classroom management solutions? Mobile Guardian offers powerful MDM controls, robust web filtering and easy-to-use classroom controls, neatly rolled into one powerful solution.
3. Protect 1:1 devices, no matter where they are
Our robust off-campus filtering means that you can protect student devices whether they’re at school, at home, or even on a field trip. Rest assured, that wherever the device goes, Mobile Guardian’s state-of-the-art protection goes with it.
4. Fast enrolment
Remotely enrol thousands of devices with a few simple clicks. We’ve integrated with Apple School Manager, Active Directory and G Suite OU’s. You won’t have to waste time collecting devices and manually enrolling them. We also provide various enrolment options. Find one that suits your needs and start planning how you’ll spend all that extra time.
5. Easy-to-use tools for teachers and parents
We like to think of an education ecosystem that exists between schools, teachers, parents and of course students. That’s why we’ve developed cloud-based, classroom management tools to empower teachers in the classroom. There’s also a parent dashboard with controls that help parents encourage healthy smartphone habits when their children are at home.
6. Control from the cloud
Enrol devices, install and manage apps, wipe devices and reset device passwords without ever having to leave your desk. You’ll be able to do it all, at the touch of a button and you’ll no longer have to walk from class to class to manually reset passwords.
7. Adopt the mobile strategy that you actually want
Don’t let your MDM pigeon-hole you into a mobile learning strategy that is no longer suitable or makes no financial sense. Perhaps it can only handle one type of device, or prevents you from trialling new learning methods. With our flexibility you can invest in different device types and implement 1:1, BYOD, shared devices or even a combination of all three. Plus it’s easy to switch from a current MDM provider to Mobile Guardian.
8. Always honour your Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP)
Once restrictions are set, wherever the device is and whether it’s using school WiFi, public internet or mobile data, the device will always comply with your AUP. The apps, websites and content you choose to restrict, will stay off-limits, with no exceptions.
9. Curb device theft
Significantly reduce the numbers of devices that go walkabout. Track lost or stolen devices and set up alerts to lock, shut down or wipe a device when it comes online. Use our platform to help recover your devices and keep your fleet safe.
10. All the information you need, when you need it
We’re big into customisation. You can set up Mobile Guardian to deliver the exact information you need. Customise your dashboard and configure alerts and reports to keep you updated on your own terms.
Try the Mobile Guardian MDM
If you’re considering switching to a new MDM that better suits your school’s needs, or do not have one at all then give the Mobile Guardian MDM a trial. Designed for education, our MDM solution gives schools total oversight of all their mobile devices.