GoGuardian Adds Video Conferencing to Classroom Management
- By Dian Schaffhauser
technology company GoGuardian
is adding video conferencing within its K-12 classroom management
will enable educators to do one-on-one or group audio and video
calling, with screen sharing and lesson recording capabilities. The
program already allows teachers to view what's happening on student
devices. Now, they'll be able to interact with students virtually
without the use of an additional video conferencing program, such as
Zoom or Google Meets.
features in GoGuardian Teacher include:
conferencing, enabling the teacher to initiate group video
conferencing with session-level management, including "locking"
students in on viewing only what the teacher is presenting, muting
students or disabling webcams during the session;
control over when webcams can be enabled at the school level;
video and audio calling to let the teacher have private sessions
with individual students;
sharing with video and audio, to help the teacher more closely
replicate classroom instructional practices;
recording, to let the teacher share the session with students who
couldn't attend in real-time; and
control over declining video recording permission, which turns off
their audio and video, while still enabling them to listen in during
a teacher-initiated call.
are adopting video tools to meet the needs of their students this
upcoming school year, however, many of these tools are not built for
the educational setting," said Tyler Shaddix, chief product
officer, in a press release. "With GoGuardian Teacher video
conferencing, we can continue to provide seamless support to
classrooms, no matter where teachers or students are located."
details are available in
a GoGuardian blog article.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.