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3/21/16
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wndering tamashii

Can teachers monitor student activity by viewing screens?

Hi,

I'm a teacher that recently switched to the tech dept at my middle school.  We are in the process of converting all student carts from Macbooks to Chromebooks, but we are having problems with students misusing their GAFE apps.  I have asked our legit tech person about management software, and was told that Google policy prevents all classroom management programs (such as LANSchool, etc...) from discreetly viewing chromebook screens.  Students will always receive a pop up first, and always need to give permission to view their screen.

Due to the fact that students are proliferating inappropriate images and bullying via Google Docs and Slides, we need more than just a list of browser tabs.  We need to actually see what they are doing.

Is there any way for us to view student screens without having to request permission from students first? Our admin feels very strongly about cracking down on this.
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Kristen Mansell
3/21/16
Kristen Mansell
I would recommend Go Guardian. It is a web extension that your IT department can force install for your GAFE domain. We tested it out for the last month and it is an awesome took. As the Network Administrator myself for our school district as well as the Google Apps Admin, I would highly recommend it for schools thinking of going 1:1 or shared Chromebook. It will work on any Chrome Browser as well for other devices. The only issue is on Macs or PCs for example, is you would have to make sure the students log into the Chrome Browser with their GAFE login in order to have the same monitoring features as when they log into the Chromebook.


Regards,

Kristen Mansell
Network Administrator
Lampasas ISD
3/21/16
Original Poster
wndering tamashii
Just to clarify:  Does Go Guardian include discreet screen-viewing?   I see that Live Screen View is one of the features, but will students need to give permission via pop-up before we can view their screen?
Kristen Mansell
3/21/16
Kristen Mansell
Yes it does, the teachers can view what the students are doing without them knowing they are watching. The teachers also have the ability to take a screen shot of the activity to send to administration for disciplinary action if need be. A great person to get in touch with is Max Porter from Go Guardian.You can get an online demo and they can even give you guys a free trial for a couple of weeks. The great thing about the teacher's ability to monitor is she can also lock the screen(s) to get students back on focus. Here is the link for the teachers on what they can do: https://www.goguardian.com/teachers.html.

I will send you the individual I have been working with's info in a private message.

Kristen Mansell
Network Administrator
Lampasas ISD


Gwen M Hammerschmidt
3/22/16
Gwen M Hammerschmidt
Hi,

We use Hapara to monitor the students.  We are able to capture screenshots and email them to administration.  You can also send a message to that student immediately, so they can get back on track.  I have not tried Go Guardian, it may be better than Hapara.  But if you want another option to check out, consider Hapara.  

Gwen Hammerschmidt

Kim Mattina
3/23/16
Kim Mattina
Hello,

Welcome to the Google for Education forum! At my school the firewall takes care of all those issues.  We do not use a management system, however, all of our Chromebooks are managed in the domain and have policies set to them through the admin console.

I hope this helps.

Kimberly Mattina
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TechVA
1/22/17
TechVA
I am the tech integrator at my school and need a way to easily view and print all history on student chromebooks from my computer without having to go to each chromebook to do so.

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1/31/17
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What if kids used a program like Teamviewer to access an unrestricted home computer?
Kim Skorgenes
2/7/17
Kim Skorgenes
On chromebook, you can set policy's to denie almost all installations.
But a way to show the screens should be in a teacher management system.
Jazmyn Gould
4/26/17
Jazmyn Gould
hi im kid my teachers like to look at my chromebook i dont like it
so teachers SHOULD STOP LOOKING AT CHROME BOOK
krossbow
4/26/17
krossbow
Hello Jazmyn Gould,

Please see the community guidelines as to what posts are acceptable in the forum. https://support.google.com/groups/answer/1405860


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Isaiah Mongeon
11/22/17
Isaiah Mongeon
For anybody trying to bypass Lanschool just run msiexec.exe /x Student.msi /qn REINSTALLMODE=vomus in CMD. Or use a vpn...
 

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