Simple, Reliable, Classroom Computer Management
What is LanSchool?
Technology is integrated into so many facets of the classroom, It can also be hugely distracting. Students will go to unapproved websites like Facebook or play games. LanSchool Classroom Management software enables teachers to monitor students' screens, block websites and limit applications. Not only can it do that, but you will also be able to direct students to websites easily, take classroom polls, and even assign and collect classroom work and quizzes all via the Teacher Console. This way, teachers know that the technology in the classroom is being used for it's intended purpose - learning
Which laptop do I use?
The first laptop in the cart, usually labeled "Teacher" is the laptop with the Teacher version of LanSchool on it. Using the Teacher laptop, just login as you would to any computer.
How do I access the Teacher Console?
Double-click on the LanSchool icon on the bottom right taskbar.
Seeing Is Believing...That They are Actually Working
You will now be able to monitor student computers at a glance.
Who is Who?
You can identify student screens by the username that is displayed underneath it.
Single Student View
You can view a single student's monitor by double-clicking on it. To go back to All Student View, click on "Control" and then "Stop Viewing or Remote Controlling".
Heads up Blank Screen
You can Blank out the student screens to get everyone's attention!
Do this by clicking the "Blank Screen" button and undo by clicking it again.
Setup Web Limiting
First, you will have to configure which websites you want them to visit versus which ones you don't. Click the Arrow next to Limit Web then go to "Configure Web Limiting..."
Web Limiting: Allow List
Allow List means, I only want my students to be able to visit this website.
Web Limiting: Block List
Block List means, I DO NOT want my students to be able to visit these sites but, the rest of the web is open (as allowed by district firewall).
Web Limiting: Choose Type of Web Limiting
Now that you have your sites typed into the configuration console choose from "Allow List", "Block List", or you can choose "Block All" and all web browsing will be blocked.
Pick and Choose
You can pick and choose which computers you want to push any commands to by clicking on them while holding the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard, then choose any of the commands gone over above.
Voting is Feedback!
You can create single question votes by clicking on "Vote" and get real time feedback.
Create your question, if it is multiple choice type in you answer choices as well.
When the question is ready click "Send" for students to answer.
Stand back and watch the feedback roll in!
Send Message or Chat
You can send your students messages or chat with them. I suggest the Chat feature because the Send Message feature send a small message in the corner of the screen as opposed to the Chat feature, which puts a Chat box in the middle of the screen. Select a single student to Chat or Send a message to them privately.
What is the Channel and why does it matter?
The Channel is the setting that distinguishes which laptops you are going to be able to see in your Teacher Console. The student laptops have to be on the same Channel and Wifi that the teacher computer is on.
Trouble Shooting Tips
If one or more of your students desktops are not visible on your teacher desktop...
1. Look for the Lanschool Symbol on the bottom right dock.
2. Make sure the Laptop is on the correct Channel
3. Make sure the laptop is on the same Wifi Network that the teacher computer is on.