Main Nav

Given all the recent changes with Apple Software licensing, i'm hoping some schools have documented procedures/webpages on how staff should purchase software for apple OSX and IOS devices.  If you can share any procedures or institution websites that discuss this, it would be appreciated.  As you all know, Apple no longer ships media as all apps are to be downloaded from the appstore app.  When you purchase software from apple using university PO's or credit cards, what you receive are redemption codes to be redeemed thru your computers App Store application.  Any code redeemed using a "non-university" apple ID, is really property of the individual and not the university.

Thanks for any info you can provide !!

Darrell Lutey
Assistant Director, 702-895-0763
Office of Information Technology, UNLV
CBC B129 / Mail Stop 7040  |  Twitter@unlv_oit
IT Help Desk: 702-895-0777
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at


Our solution was to create AppleIDs for each iOS device and then the user redeems the voucher from our institutional account to this account. We used Exchange distribution lists for each device email and used our naming scheme for it. The distribution list contains the active user and our OIT email address for setup. Then we remove the OIT account from the distribution list so we don’t get bombarded with receipts etc. If we need to recover the account when an employee leaves, we can simply add OIT back into the distribution list. A faculty iPad at Lyndon State College for the Department of Visual Arts would be (L=Lyndon, T=Tablet, S=iOS, F=Faculty, VA=Visual Arts, Increment). Although this is a manual process, it has worked great for us so far but we’d really like to see a better solution.






Tim Cappalli, ACMP CCNA | (802) 626-6456

Office of Information Technology (OIT) | Lyndon

» |




Connect: San Antonio
April 22–24
Register Now

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center

Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management



Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.


EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas



Join These Programs If Your Focus Is


Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.



2015 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations

Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.