LanSchool can be configured to require a password to access the console. This password must match the password that entered during the secure student install.
LanSchool Security Monitor logs all LanSchool traffic and filters on selected machines and alert types. This enables an administrator to quickly identify any inappropriate use.
Active Directory Secure Mode
In this mode, teachers must be a member of a domain users group to manage student computers.
LanSchool Network Tamping has been enhanced to force Student machines to associate with the school’s wireless network when available. One common way students use to avoid being limited with the LanSchool software is to avoid the schools wireless network entirely by starting a Mobile Hotspot with their cell phone and associating their laptop to that SSID instead of the school’s SSID. Once they have done this they are no longer filtered by the school’s filtering software and are no longer observable from the LanSchool Teacher Console. SSID Limiting allows for a list of “approved” SSID’s to be specified to the LanSchool Student software. This is used in conjunction with the Network Tampering feature of LanSchool. The LanSchool Student software will periodically check to make sure that the local machine is associated with an approved SSID. If the local machine is not associated with an approved SSID and an approved SSID is currently accessible then the student’s screen will be “blanked” for ten seconds with a message telling him to associate with one of the accessible approved SSID’s. The student will then have ten seconds to make the proper association or else the blank screen message will again be displayed. Only Windows and Mac students currently support this feature. All approved SSID’s need to be visible. Hidden SSID’s are not supported.