Are you using PowerSchool and Filewave for iOS management?

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Are you using PowerSchool and Filewave for iOS management?

I was wondering if anyone is using PowerSchool and Filewave to assign devices to students.


I've found the integration with Apple/PowerSchool/Filewave to be lacking and basically unusable.


Last summer, in a trial with three Kindergarten classes, manually creating the .csv will un-exportable Apple-assigned ID numbers was impractical to upload to Filewave, and Filewave's limited access of SIS data from Apple impossible to use but for 1:1 handmade associations.


You can't export Apple SIS data from School Manager to manipulate in a spreadsheet with Filewave exports to create a .csv worth using.


What solutions has this community come up with? I'd be really interested to know.



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Hi @marvelsferb7,


Thank you for posting in PowerSchool Community!


We hope other PowerSchool Community members with a similar process share their experience in this thread if they are using PowerSchool and Filewave to assign devices to students.

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Hi ,


Sounds you're trying to setup an Apple Classroom environement? 


If you have your PowerSchool and Apple School Manager connected (through ASM), then have your Filewave registered as the MDM, all course/section/enrollment data should be synced between PS and Filewave.  


You should also create another data set that has your devise ID and user ID to upload to Filewave so you don't need to manually assign the device to a user. 


This works fine from our side since we don't really go for a Apple Manage ID environment. The student login to the device through their AD account and the device was assigned to a PowerSchool Student ID so that Apple Classroom knows which classroom it should associate to.