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LanSchool 7.2 Adds Testing Features, Beefs Up Thin Client Support

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LanSchool Technologies has released LanSchool 7.2, an upgrade to the company's K-12 classroom management system. The new version adds new features for interactive with student computers and also enhances support for thin client technologies.

LanSchool is a tool for Windows-based systems that provides various classroom computer control capabilities, such as screen monitoring, site blocking, application limiting, print limiting, and screen blanking, as well as classroom interaction features, such as voting and chat. Version 7.2 also adds new testing features, with support for tests of up to 100 questions and student progress updates, and the new ability to mute student computers. It also includes support for Citrix and NComputing thin client platforms and Microsoft Terminal Services.

Other new features include:

  • Improved support for blanking screens;
  • Real-time keystroke monitoring; and
  • A new secure mode that requires a password for accessing the LanSchool console.

LanSchool 7.2 is a free upgrade for users who purchased LanSchool 7.1 within the last year. The full version starts at $299 for classrooms with fewer than 10 computers. Other options, including school and district site licenses and volume licenses, are also available. Further information can be found here.

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