Mobile Device Management (MDM) – Meraki


The use of an MDM solution will allow you to remotely apply consistent security policies across all devices in your establishment, in line with CEC guidelines. It will also allow you to remotely manage Apps.

Meraki is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solution used by CEC to support the use of iPads in schools.

The use of Meraki will assist with:

  • Configuration
  • Basic security
  • App deployment
  • Asset management

All iPads should be purchased from XMA. Once the order has been received the ICT Co-ordinator should contact DEP@ea.edin.sch.uk with the despatch number, number of iPads and establishment in order that iPads can be set up using the Apple Device Enrollment Program. Once this is complete, further instructions will be sent to you directly.

Once set up, iPads can be managed using the following help guides:
Setting up tags, profiles, restrictions and passcodes
DEP Recommended Settings

For iPads that have been restored to factory settings, and need to be enrolled manually, please see our iPad setup guide. For further support with managing devices using Meraki please see Keynote slides below.

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The video below provides a guide for deploying apps using Meraki (to deploy paid apps you must be signed up for VPP).