Tools for Learning

Classroom Management Software Adds Mixed Platform Support

Netop has released an upgrade to its MyVision classroom management software. The new version offers mixed platform support, making it conducive to classroom environments that run both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

Launched in August 2009, MyVision is available in two versions: Free and Basic. The former, as the name implies, is available for download free of charge and is a rudimentary solution for teachers to monitor students' in-class computer activity. The latter is offered at a $199 per year year subscription rate and includes more extensive classroom computer management and monitoring features, including the tools to share screens with computers throughout a classroom, to blank out monitor screens, and to shut off Internet access with the click of a button.

Additionally, the company is now offering volume subscription discounts on MyVision Basic. Starting at $25 off the $199 annual rate when two teachers at the same school use the software, discounts are also available for subscriptions of 10 or more and 25 or more.

"MyVision has helped us a great deal," said Andrew Williams, school-site secretary for Crossroads Charter Academy of Hanford, CA, which offers a virtual curriculum. "In our lab of 28 PCs, we were not always able to supervise all of the students who were working on different assignments. MyVision helps us to keep all of our students on task and working toward their learning goals."

More information on MyVision Free and Basic versions, including links to downloads, is available here.

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