Here's the situation: You plan to spend the day working with your students using an App, but a student is in ISS and the office has requested work be sent down. How comfortable would you feel sending an iPad to ISS? What are the chances that the student actually does the work and avoids other temptations?
Solution? Guided Access in the Accessibility menu found in the General Settings. This feature allows you to set up your iPad in a vendor-like situation. Students can use an app and all its features, but cannot leave the app. You have a number of options, from blocking out areas of the screen to disabling the home button. Enable "Guided Access" for these features.
|The Accessibility menu is near the bottom of the General Settings screen.|
|Allow "Guided Access"|
|Set a Passcode.|
|Once enabled, students cannot leave the app or access features you do not want them to use.|
To exit Guided Access, all that is required is to triple click the home button and type in the passcode. Simple!
Now the iPad can be handed to the student, and you can be confident that they will only have access to the app where you need them to complete their work.