Version 2.0 of Apple's Classroom app is now in beta

Last year, Apple introduced the Classroom app alongside iOS 9.3, "a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track." The company is once again at its mid-stream development cycle, with iOS 10.3 currently in beta.

Alongside new betas for iOS 10.3, watchOS 10.2, and tvOS 10.2 today, Apple also released a beta for Classroom 2.0. As the version number indicates, it's a major update, adding a number of new features.

One big change is that the app is now supported on iPads that aren't on Mobile Device Management. Teachers will also be able to share documents and links with students via AirDrop - which will replace the Classroom Share Extension - and vice versa.

There are new Configuration Profile settings that will allow students to allow AirPlay and View Screen requests from their teacher, or deny them. But the teacher now has the control to mute a student's iPad.

In order to test out the app, you'll need an iPad running the iOS 10.3 beta, and then you can sideload it via Apple Configurator 2, iTunes, or Xcode.

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