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Tips and resources for teachers

Adding Apps to Teachers iPads

App Store  

App Store


When you want to start buying apps in the App Store for your teacher device, you can use the CUSD Apple ID you created. This Apple ID will not have a form of payment linked to it. You will only be able to purchase free apps unless you decide to link a prepaid gift card or credit card to this account.  

  1. Click on the Apple Store icon
  2. Search for the App you want to add
  3. Press “Get” and “Install”
  4. You will need to add a “payment type if a credit card was not linked to your account originally.


Adding Free Apps for Students

Adding Paid Apps for Students


Paid apps may be purchased through Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program, or VPP, where most apps are 50% off for 20 or more.  To see if the app you are interested in qualifies for 50% off, enter its name in the left-hand field of the link below. Click search, look through the results, and click on the correct version of the app, which will display the pricing details. (This link is for pricing only; purchasing will be done through your principal and the CUSD PR (Purchase Requisition) process.


Set up Teacher iPads


In order to use your teacher iPad, teachers are required to set up an Apple ID using your district @capousd.org e-mail. 


Click here for detailed instructions on setting up your Apple ID. Note: that the instructions will guide you through how to bypass adding a required credit card for setting up an Apple ID.


For more information on the General Settings and Features that you will want to set up on your new iPad look at the iPad Documentation here.  


This documentation covers how apps can be purchased on the iPad, Setting a PIN code, Using iCloud, Find my iPad and setting up your district e-mail on your iPad.

Purchasing iPads


If you are interested in the purchase of an iPad and need a quote, please contact our Apple Representative:


Jimmy Morgan, jimmy_morgan@apple.com

or 800-800-2775 x46496.


  • Please note that the District does not require AppleCare to be purchased on the iPad  devices.
  • Please also remember that these devices require wireless coverage.
  • iPad Configurations
  • iPad Cases

Tips for using iPads in the Classroom

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