The Impero iOS client is an Apple approved mobile application available from the App Store.

Once installed and enrolled it provides students with the freedom to explore the internet while empowering teachers to monitor, guide and assist. The iOS client shares a live stream of the student's device with the teacher and allows them to perform the following actions. 

  • Classroom
    • Send Message – Teachers can send a direct one-way message to the device 
    • Launch Website – Teachers can open a website on the device automatically 
    • Lock Screens – Teachers can lock the screen of the device
    • Internet Access – Teachers can disable internet access in the Impero browser
    • Website Lists – Teachers can enforce allow and block website lists in the Impero browser 
    • Close Tab – Teachers can view open browser tabs lists and close open tabs in the Impero browser 
    • Broadcast Screen - Teachers can broadcast their screen to students or broadcast student to student
    • Logout Device - Teachers can remotely logout the device from Backdrop
    • Google Meets - Teachers can invite the class to a Google Meets session that opens automatically on student devices
    • Switch Schools - The Backdrop client has the capability for students to be registered against multiple schools

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for the client are:

  • iOS version 11+ 
  • 100MB Free Space 

Installation - Single Device

1. Open the App Store on your device and search for “Impero Backdrop” or click here.

2. Select the “Impero Backdrop” app and click on the "Get" button or the on "Cloud" download button.

3. The client is downloaded and installed automatically. Once complete, click on “Open”.

4. The school registration process then starts and is displayed on the screen.

5. Enter the school ID for the school you wish to enroll the device with and click on Log In.

(The school code is a 6 character alphanumeric code and can be found on the Administration page of your Backdrop school).

6. The device is now enrolled in the school and displays the user login screen. 

7. The app icon “Impero” is placed on the device after installation. 

Installation - Multiple Devices (MDM Deployment)

1. Using an MDM’s application deployment system, search for “Impero Backdrop” under iOS apps and add it to the configuration assigned to the devices you would like to install the client on. 

2. Create a managed config for the Impero application, which is a set of key values in the form of a property list. There are two keys that the app searches for. 

school: registration-code

home: homepage-url

the registration-code and homepage-URL should be replaced with the school ID and the website you would like to be the default homepage for the Impero app web browser, e.g.:

school: ABC123 


3. Deploy the MDM configuration that includes the client app and the mass enrollment file. 

4. The client app is installed when devices next check in with the MDM. 

5. On first launch the app automatically enrolls in the school and displays the user login screen. The app icon “Impero” is placed on the device after installation.