NetSupport Classroom Management Updated
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A company that
produces network and cloud-based technology for K-12 has enhanced its
classroom management product. NetSupport,
which develops classroom.cloud,
said the newest release gives greater control to teachers over
certain device components and offers additional safety features.
launched during the pandemic, helps teachers monitor student use of
computers, whether the students are in class or online. It also
facilitates teacher sharing of screen and audio and allows them to
launch websites and applications on student devices.
The latest update
lets teachers block the use of USBs and webcams and mute audio at
student machines. There are also performance boosts to reduce
bandwidth usage, speed up revisions to the approved or restricted
list of apps and launch websites or apps on selected student devices.
And tweaks to the interface now streamline activities performed by
the teacher on her or his console.
portal now offers access to a list of online support resources that
can be accessed by staff and students if external help is needed.
Staff can also add relevant local agencies to the pre-populated list
a simple interface to a powerful product that gets the job done,"
said NetSupport CEO, Al Kingsley, in a press release. "[Our
products] give districts the ultimate flexibility they need to keep
students safe and keep them on task while also protecting the
district's infrastructure and hardware."
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.