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Google Drive accounts and managing log out remotely on shared iPads.

In our school district, it is common place to have many kids logging into shared iPads with their Google Drive accounts. We have an issue where the Google Drive accounts for each student remains logged in. At times, we could easily have 20 logins all active on an iPad. This allows any student to see another persons work by simply selecting their name and they are automatically logged into another persons account. Beyond that, they can simply read, edit, or delete someone else's work in Google Drive.

It would be extremely helpful if we had control to log students out of their Google accounts on an iPad at the end of the day so each class starts with a blank slate and would need to log in again to their unique accounts. Not sure the best way to handle this but there should be control in a shared iPad environment to stop one user from accessing another users account in an app as important as Google Drive. Right now, there's no security to someone's files.

Or, maybe we could enforce only one login at a time for Google Drive. Then the only way another student could log in, would be to log the first person out. Possible a way that forces a logout of the previous account if another user attempts to login.

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Posted: by grecopj

Ckoury,

Were you able to find a solution to this? Looking to do the same with my cart of iPads.

Pete

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Posted: by RLR

Are you using shared iPads where the students login to the iPad using their managed apple ID's or are you referring to shared iPads as a bank of iPads setup for anyone to use without logging into the iPad?

Shared iPads in which students login to the iPad using their managed apple ID should solve this issue.

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Posted: by grecopj

I'm referring to shared iPads as a bank of them. No login from the students. All on a cart and are given out at the beginning of class and then put nback on the cart at the end.

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Posted: by orlando.cantu

it has been well over a year and this question still remains unanswered. Some school districts will never be able to fully go 1:1 with iPads. Shared devices are the answer to a lot of these classrooms. Has anyone been able to find a solution or a work around. We've gone as far as telling our campus support to delete and allow the applications to re-install over night, which is something teachers and staff have no time for. Asking for a friend.

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Posted: by RLR

It's not possible on normal iPads. You need to look into setting up true Shared iPad mode where the students login to the iPad with their managed apple ID and passcode.

It sounds to me that you're not using true shared iPad mode and are just setting the iPads up as generic iPads that anyone can pickup and use.

https://www.apple.com/uk/education/it/

Scroll down to shared iPad.

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Posted: by orlando.cantu

Correct, our iPads aren't true shared devices, it just doesn't work for our district at this moment in time. It may one day, but not today. With over 37,000 iPads and 108,000 students, it's tough.

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