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AirWatch Intros Mobile Device Management for Teachers
, a provider of enterprise mobility management solutions, has added Teacher Tools to its AirWatch for Education
Tools is a mobile device management (MDM) application that lets
teachers control student access to mobile device features to help
ensure students remain on-task in the classroom. According to the
company, the Teacher Tools user interface is simplified in an attempt
to make it more accessible for teachers than MDM solutions designed for
"Teachers can associate each student with the
assigned device and manage devices for different classes, groups of
students or individuals," according to information from the company.
The Teacher Tools student registration process works with any student
information system and lets teachers organize students by class.
Key features of Teacher Tools include:
- All Eyes Up Front, which lets teachers lock student devices to remove distractions during whole class instruction;
Application Mode, which lets teachers lock individual or multiple
student devices into a single application for a specific period of time;
- The ability to lock students into a specific Web page or multiple select URLs;
- A polling function to solicit responses from individuals or groups of students; and
Passcode, which enables teachers to reset student device passcodes
without looking up serial numbers and access detailed device
Teacher Tools is available now on Apple iOS
devices. Other tools in the AirWatch for Education suite include
AirWatch Secure Content Locker for distributing protected files and
AirWatch Secure Mobile Browser for whitelisting or blacklisting
Further information about Teacher Tools can be found on the AirWatch site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at email@example.com.