LanSchool supports any combination of computers running Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP-32, Windows Vista-32/64, Windows 2003 and 2008 Terminal Server, Citrix, NComputing X and L series, Mac OS 10.4 and higher.
The only exception is the LanSchool teacher console for the Mac, which will only run on Intel- based Mac hardware running OS 10.5 or higher.
Thumbnail monitoring allows the teacher to quickly view each student’s screen. At a glance, it is easy to see which students are on or off task.
Administrators can monitor up to 3000 students at a time.
The details view shows columns of information about students. By sorting on the column teachers can quickly see the computer, who’s logged in, their current application, last visited websited, last question, channel number and version of the software.
Cyber bullying, using proxy sites and inappropriate use of the Internet are constant problems in schools. To prevent and help provide evidence, LanSchool v7.4 automatically logs all keystrokes on student machines. (This can be disabled if your organization has policies against keystroke monitoring) Weeks of keystrokes are kept in a rolling log that can be watched in real-time or exported to a .csv file.
The student login, date, time, application and keystrokes are all available from the teacher’s console.
If you happen to catch a student inappropriately using their computer, click the Snapshot button and a picture of their computer, with the login name, computer name, date and time stamp is created and saved on the teacher machine.
Internet history shows a list of the websites visited by a particular user with Internet Explorer. LanSchool now prevents users from deleting their Internet history.
Students love to look busy, but play their music and games in the background. View Running Applications shows all of the applications that are active on the student machine. Even if a program is minimized you’ll be able to see it and optionally add it to the allowed or blocked applications list.