LanSchool 7.3 Speeds Classroom Management

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LanSchool Technologies has released LanSchool 7.3, an upgrade to the company's K-12 classroom management system. The new release adds additional management capabilities, including class lists and settings profiles to help get class started more quickly.

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, computer muting, as well as classroom interaction features, such as voting and chat. It also includes support for Citrix and NComputing thin client platforms and Microsoft Terminal Services.

The new version adds several new monitoring and control features, including:

  • Battery monitoring for laptops;
  • The ability to "co-browse" the Internet;
  • Random selection of students;
  • The ability for students to ask questions electronically; and
  • Support for monitoring up to 3,000 students from a single console.

As mentioned, it also now includes class lists and settings profiles, which, according to the company, allows a teacher to start a class in "seconds" rather than minutes.

LanSchool 7.3 is available now for Windows systems as a free upgrade for those who purchased version 7.2 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.

About the Author

David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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