Welcome to Penn State Mobile Device Management page. This site contains information on managing Penn State University-owned mobile devices.
There are many different aspects to mobile device management. The features of MDM vary based on the operating system of the mobile device. MDM primarily focuses on two components:
- The automation of linking a mobile device with an MDM server
- The management of installed applications and other settings via an MDM Server
Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) provides two services to assist Penn State IT units to manage their University owned devices.
The MDM for iOS service provides units with a full-featured MDM service to manage their University-owned iOS devices. Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) hosts and maintains the service infrastructure and MDM software that empowers IT Units to deploy and manage their iOS devices.
The Apple School Manager helps information technology (IT) staff deploy and manage University-owned Apple devices as well as manage the app’s purchase at Apple’s Mac, iOS, and iBook stores. iOS and macOS devices use the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) at activation time when they are set up out of the box or reset. The Volume Purchase Program (VPP) enables departments to purchase Mac and iOS apps as well as iBooks for any iOS devices and Macs.