As iPads are becoming increasingly more popular for teaching and we are getting more support requests, AirPlay has become a hot topic. There are currently three (3) faculty that have requested using the technology in their classrooms:
Classroom and Event Services (Pete Monroy), Faculty Support (Robert Chang), and ITG (Matt Regan) have been collaborating in finding solutions. The Apple TVs are fairly easy to install and secure, but as some of you may know, AirPlay does not work on enterprise networks (including Yale’s) since it requires that all the devices be on the same subnet. What’s more, it will not work with Yale Secure because the AppleTV will not accept password authentication. The matter has even been put to petition by educators pleading Apple to change the Bonjour protocol for easier implementation: http://www.cultofmac.com/182919/education-it-pros-petition-apple-to-fix-bonjour/
Apparently, Cisco and Aruba are also looking to solutions to allow seamless AirPlaying (see links in the right sidebar). In the meantime, we have decided to use AirPort Expresses in the classrooms as a way for Apple TVs and iPads to connect for our pilots. It should also be noted that newer computers running Mountain Lion are compatible with AirPlay as well, so watch out! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Please feel free to comment with any suggestions, etc.