At the beginning of class, during a lecture or just to get the student’s attention, Blank Screens displays a configurable message while simultaneously locking out the student keyboard and mouse. Blank screens is a simple, yet effective feature to keep you in control. Plus, you’ll never get tired of the look on their faces when they see the famous blue screen!
The Internet is a wonderful educational resource if used properly. LanSchool allows teachers, trainers and professors the ability to limit where students can go on the Internet. As with most LanSchool features, this ability can be applied to one, selected or all students.
LanSchool web limiting has been enhanced to block students from browsing to websites using IP addresses and optionally displays the list of approved websites to students.
Web limiting is now supported on Windows Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Web limiting on the Mac only works with Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.
LanSchool lets you easily specify what applications students can run on their computers. If you only want them to be in Word, just put Word into the allowed applications list. If you want to allow all applications except Solitaire and Pinball, put those applications in the Blocked list.
Application limiting combined with Web limiting are powerful tools to keep students’ energy channeled in the right direction.
Starting with LanSchool teachers can stop all running applications immediately with the Clear Desktop button.
Students love to print web pages, manuals, chat logs, etc. LanSchool’s powerful print limiting tool allows you to stop or start student printing. This works whether the printer is local, shared or a network printer.
USB “thumb” drives look harmless enough, but they can bring in unwanted viruses, music and pictures. Eliminate student access to USB and CD/DVD drives with the click of a button. If the drives are in use, the student computers may be re-booted, but unlike the other solutions this ensures that students cannot continue using opened files.
Most classrooms are noisy enough without the added sounds of computer speakers. The Mute button in LanSchool v7.8 simply turns off the sound on the selected student computers.