Are you referring to Apple Configurator's "Assign" feature? If so, yes multiple users can use a single iPad in a shared environment. Here's how it works:
- User 1 "checks-out" iPad A under the Assign tab in Configurator and adds apps, pics, data etc...
- When done, User 1 then "checks-in" iPad A back to the sync station (also under the Assign tab in Configurator).
- All of User 1's apps and files are backed-up within Configurator, the device is wiped to default and your "base image" settings are put back on to iPad A.
- User 2 then can check-out iPad A without worrying about User 1's stuff because iPad A was restored to the clean "base image."
- User 1 can then checkout iPad B. Configurator recognizes User 1 and restores User 1's backup. User 1 now has all of his/her apps and data on iPad B.
A few tips... iPads must be "Supervised" within Apple Configurator in order to use the "Assign" feature. Also, this method of Assigning doesn't work well for quick turnarounds as the backups take time to run and restore (espeicially if you are trying to back up a cart with 30 iPads). The Assign feature works well for say a daily or weekly checkout, but probably not good for checking in/out iPads for each period during a school day.
While Apple Configurator is designed for enterprise or education scenarios, I guess you could use it at home. Again, this method of Assigning doesn't work well for quick turnarounds as the backups take time to run and restore. The Assign feature works well for say a daily or weekly "checkout." Not as quick as a log in or log out like on a PC with multiple users. Apple designed iPads as personal/individual devices. It takes some unique workarounds to get it to work well for multiple users.
We are having an issue at our elementary school. When an iPad is checked out the users are starting at the setup screen. When it's checked back in and restored to our base image w/ the config. profile all is well. Shouldn't it be the same for check-in/check-out? Any ideas?