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NetSupport School software is available in several computer classrooms. This software allows an instructor to monitor and control classroom computer activities.
The Canvas mobile application provides instructors a portable solution for Canvas. Not all features in Canvas are available using your mobile device. There is a separate mobile application to use polls in the classroom. There are mobile applications for instructors to grade student submissions and use standards-based learning.
The Canvas mobile application provides students a portable solution for Canvas. Not all features in Canvas are available using your mobile device. There is a separate mobile application to use polls in the classroom.
For faculty and staff to log into Ellucian Colleage, that person must first request that an account is created.
NetSupport School Group feature allows the instructor to determine groups by specific, random, or student selection. When students are grouped the instructor can show, scan, message, or chat with a particular group of students.
Instructors can poll students using the Student Surveys feature.Instructors create questions and use pre-defined or custom answers. Instructors have the option to keep the results private or share with the students.
Surveys can be re-used by adding them to a Survey list. Instructors can create a list of survey questions using Notepad. The file can be imported into NetSupport School.
Instructors can view, save, and print the application history for any or all connected students.
Instructors have the option to reboot or log out a student machine.
NetSupport School allows the instructor to use audible communications to connected students, via microphones, headphones and speakers during View and Show.
The instructor has the option to share an application on their screen with specific student(s) using the Show Application feature.
The Show, Exhibit and View features provide a useful annotate tool that can be used to highlight areas of an instructor or student’s screen in order to emphasize a key learning point.
A full screen interactive whiteboard is provided, enabling the instructor to use NetSupport School’s annotation tools to highlight the screen and show the results to a selected group of students.
The Show feature enables the instructor to display their screen to a selected student or group of students. Instructors can also show an audio file or video, or an application that is currently running at the instructor station. The instructor can nominate a selected student to take over the demonstration by making them the Show Leader.
Screen Capture enables the instructor to take a snapshot of the current student screen while viewing or scanning and allows the instructor to save the current screen contents to a file. The machine name, student name, date, time and product name will also be recorded on the screen capture when saved.
Using NetSupport School instructors can chat with any number of connected students simultaneously. Chat is two-way communication between instructors and students, or student to student.
Monitor mode enables the instructor to view multiple student screens simultaneously. A convenient thumbnail view of each connected student screen is displayed at the instructor station, providing a quick and easy method for monitoring student activity. While in Monitor mode, the instructor still has access to the full range of NetSupport School features such as View, Lock, Show, or Chat.
With NetSupport School, messages can be sent to all connected students or the currently selected students. If the same message is sent on a regular basis, up to four pre-defined messages can be stored.
The Scan function enables instructors to cycle through each connected student in turn, displaying its screen on the instructor station. It is an alternative to viewing multiple students in scaled windows, which may cause their screens to be unreadable. Multiple student screens can also be scanned in one Scan window.