Apple Configurator... There's got to be a better way
In my school district we use configurator to manage our iPad deployment. We have 4 different types of iPad carts that all need to be set up in different ways. At the moment the process we are using to update these iPads is to bring in one iPad from each cart, pair it up with it's sync station, run the updates then update the apps to the appropriate folders. The problem is at the moment we have 30 carts and we are getting 30 more in the spring. It took me all day just to move apps into their appropriate folders for 30 carts. And the worst part is that I am repeating the same 4 layouts. I can't help but think there has got to be a better way so that I am not doing the same task over and over and over. I want to know, is there any way in configurator to either A. Export the backup of one of each of the different cart types and then import it to the other sync stations, thus eliminating repetition. B. is it possible for one iPad to be supervised by multiple sync stations? This way i could have 4 "base image" iPads and just connect them to the other sync stations then back up those images. C. If I connect an unsupervised ipad to a sync station (to do the same thing as B) will it mess up my supervision on the rest of the iPads?
Any suggestions would be great!