Mass Deploying LanSchool Teacher for macOS

Mass Deploying LanSchool Teacher for macOS

Overview

LanSchool provides the ability to mass deploy the LanSchool teacher client for macOS through the creation of a custom installation package. Once this package has been created, you will be able to use your software distribution system to push the package out and install it. 

Creating a Custom Installer Package

The LanSchool Teacher .DMG allows you to create a custom installer package that can be used for mass deployment of the LanSchool teacher client on macOS.  In order to do this, follow these steps:
  1. Download the teacher.dmg files from the Lenovo Software Customer Portal.

  2. Mount teacher.dmg by double clicking on it.

  3. Click on "Create a Custom Package"


  4. Depending on your macOS version, you may receive a security warning.  Click Open.


  5. Follow the Customer Packager Wizard to determine what settings this custom package will apply to student device

  6. Name the file and navigate to the directory you wish to save the package. Click Save.
  7. Once the package is created, you will receive a notification upon completion.


Deploying the Custom Package

Using a remote software deployment tool (e.g. ARD, JAMF), deploy the LanSchool custom installer package to teacher devices. The specific steps will vary depending on the deployment tool you are using. Please refer to your vendor's documentation.

The LanSchool package should always be installed as the root user or equivalent. When the client package has finished installing, the client will start running automatically.

On macOS 10.14 or later, privacy approvals must be granted on each student device. Many of these approvals can be granted automatically using a Mobile Device Management (MDM). For detailed instructions, see Granting macOS Privacy Approvals for LanSchool Using an MDM.

Additional settings and configuration can be performed remotely after a successful deployment. See Managing LanSchool Settings on macOS Using an MDM for more information.


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