LanSchool have a trial and can definitely block internet access except for whitelisted sites. The only limitation of the trial is you can't split rooms off into their own channels, but that's not a problem if it's all in one room. The full software is nice as well :)
I imagine your internet access requires going through the proxy? Otherwise I would suggest the fake proxy as mentioned earlier, and list the OWA address as a proxy exception.
One more idea.... The lab that in question, do the machines use a block of addresses that are easily segregated from the rest of the site? You could create an ACL at your firewall that will only allow all outbound traffic from the addresses that the lab is using to go to the LEA's OWA server. I really can't think of a way a student would be able to bypass that without changing their address our bouncing off of another machine inside your LAN.
Originally Posted by soveryapt
We have LANSchool here, it will do exactly what you need and definitely does have a Mac client.
IIRC it was very cheap (for what it does) too.
have you concidered impero?
ooo .. no I hadn't .. will take a look .. :)
Originally Posted by bwestlake
I believe the exam in question is the Functional Skills exams? is that correct?
We have the same issues here but we give them access to outlook express so they can go through the process of creating an email, inputting the data into the to/cc/bcc fields, the only thing they cant do is actually send the email which they don't need to do anyway. All they have to do is a screen shot.
As for the internet access, we use schoolvue but you can any one of the many pieces of classroom monitoring software that will block the internet from a teacher station after 15 mins.
How did you guess? :)
Originally Posted by Admiral208
Yeah, they've been taught how to use OWA and we're a specialist school, some with learning difficulties, so to swap out for another program just for the exam would be owchy ..
Looking at Impero today (they're going to do a demo install for me) which seems to cover all the bases I'm wanting ..
I :love: Impero!
Just had the install Demo (found out my firewall policies beed a bit of attention .. but hey .. lol) .. but it's a great piece of software .. does all I can see I would need and then some .. now to await their quote through to me and to go with my begging bowl to the Head .. lol ..