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Meraki SM/ Apple Classroom App - Naming Convention Problem

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Meraki SM/ Apple Classroom App - Naming Convention Problem

After working with Apple Enterprise support we have identified an issue with the way that Meraki Systems Manager deploys settings to the Apple Classroom app on iPads.

 

When there are multiple Class Numbers/Sections for a specific Course, the profile deployed by Meraki SM only includes the Course Name without the Class Number. This presents a problem for Teachers who instruct multiple sections of the same Course since they all show up with the same name in the selection screen of the Apple Classroom iOS app and they are unable to differentiate.

 

Per Apple's specification, an option should be provided by MDM vendors to deploy a Classroom App configuration profile that follows the "Course Name - Class Number" naming convention.

 

EXAMPLE:

 

Course Name: Computer Studies 3
Course Sections: 3A, 3B, 3C

 

Displayed List in Classroom App:

Computer Studies 3

Computer Studies 3

Computer Studies 3

 

Expected List in Classroom App:

Computer Studies 3 - 3A

Computer Studies 3 - 3B

Computer Studies 3 - 3C

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Re: Meraki SM/ Apple Classroom App - Naming Convention Problem

had the same problem here.
had to clone courses and classes content to make it work
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Re: Meraki SM/ Apple Classroom App - Naming Convention Problem

I have brought this up with Meraki support only to be dismissed and told to "Make a Wish" - which I have done daily since.  Is there any other workaround until this is implemented?

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Re: Meraki SM/ Apple Classroom App - Naming Convention Problem

The workaround we are currently using is to create individual courses in ASM for each section that include the number in the course name. 

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Re: Meraki SM/ Apple Classroom App - Naming Convention Problem


@BradClare wrote:

The workaround we are currently using is to create individual courses in ASM for each section that include the number in the course name. 


That pretty much defeats the purpose of syncing class rosters with the SIS...

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