ITS uses an Apple Device Management system called Jamf Self Service to manage the installation of all apps on College-owned iPad devices. It shows up on your iPad as an app that looks like a colorful square. See the image below.


You should see the Self Service app already on your iPad after you complete the initial iPad setup. In order to install any College supported app on your iPad, follow the instructions below.

  1. Click on the Self Sevice app. Here, you will see several apps for you to install.
  2. Click the install button next to the apps you'd like to have on your iPad

Apps that come preinstalled are listed below.

  • Adobe Illustrator Draw
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Adobe Spark Page
  • Adobe Spark Post
  • Adobe Spark Video
  • AutoDesk ReCap Pro for Mobile
  • Camera Lucida (13 licenses on Classroom and Conferencing Technologies Loaners' only)
  • CBS News Live
  • Dropbox
  • Echo Meter Touch Bat
  • Edpuzzle
  • Explain Everything Whiteboard
  • Fresh Service
  • Gmail
  • Chrome
  • Google Docs
  • Google Drive
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Jamboard
  • Kahoot! Play & Create Puzzles
  • Mersive Solstice App
  • Microsoft Excel*
  • Microsoft OneDrive*
  • Microsoft OneNote*
  • Microsoft PowerPoint*
  • Microsoft Teams*
  • Microsoft Word*
  • Nearpod
  • Notes Taker - Take Good Notes
  • Panopto
  • PDF Expert
  • Quizlet
  • Slack
  • Ticketleap
  • Xode PDF Pro
  • YouTube
  • Zoom

Adding Apps to Jamf Self Service

If you do not see the app that you need listed above please reach out to ITS at support@swarthmore.edu to make an app request.

*Microsoft Apps

Please note that if you would like to use the Microsoft apps on your iPad, you need to first create a Microsoft Education Account using your Swarthmore email address. See our Microsoft 365 software page to troubleshoot any issues.