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    FREE impero alternative??

    Hey Guys

    Anyone know of a way that I can get software so teachers can watch the kids screens and send messages but software that is free or very low in price??

    Cheers

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    iTalc but be prepared for pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    iTalc but be prepared for pain.
    Tried iTalc a couple of years ago but gave up. I noticed that there was an update last Summer, anyone tried this?

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    Thanks guys

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    Also be aware that iTalc is not a replacement for Impero it is replacement for one small part of Impero which is remote control. Also if need remote control only then do have the IRM product and as Jon mentioned in another thread next year also we are offering a standalone ‘classroom management’ system that we will be calling Impero Learning Manager.

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    Abtutor is great and very cheap at about 200 for a single admin license.

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    Holy monkeys. Just tried the latest iTalc, and it works very nicely.

    The instructions are slightly outdated but its easy enough to figure out.

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    Ah you've just made me feel like a right noggin! Don't understand the installation instruction never set this software up... Any help would be most appreciated
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Holy monkeys. Just tried the latest iTalc, and it works very nicely.

    The instructions are slightly outdated but its easy enough to figure out.

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    I'd love Impero have used it before but when I rang for quote it was far too expensive so SLT wouldn't go through with it
    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Also be aware that iTalc is not a replacement for Impero it is replacement for one small part of Impero which is remote control. Also if need remote control only then do have the IRM product and as Jon mentioned in another thread next year also we are offering a standalone ‘classroom management’ system that we will be calling Impero Learning Manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    Ah you've just made me feel like a right noggin! Don't understand the installation instruction never set this software up... Any help would be most appreciated
    Ok here is what I did:

    1. Download latest version (2.0.1) and install on the machine you want to control other computers from, choosing the option to install the master machine.
    2. Open the management console and click on "Authentication" -> "Launch key file assistant" -> "Next" -> "Create new access key" -> select "Administrator" -> Next -> Enter a path to export the public key -> Next -> Finish.
    3. Click "Manage permissions" and add your user account to the permissions list.
    4. Close the console.
    5. On a machine you wish to control, install the software but untick the "Master" option.
    6. Open the management console and click on "Authentication" -> "Launch key file assistant" -> "Next" -> "Import public key" -> select "Administrator" -> Next -> Browse to where you have stored the public key -> Next -> Finish.
    7. Click "Manage permissions" and add your user account to the permissions list.
    8. Close the console.
    9. Now return to the master machine, on the left hand side of the screen click "Classroom manager" and add a classroom, then add the name/IP of the machine you want to control, then click on the machine in the list and it should pop up in the main screen.


    To roll this out on a bigger scale you can export the settings from the first client you setup and install on other machines with the commandline "setup<your_export_filename>.xml"
    Edit: I haven't actually tried installing with the settings file, I assume that you would have to also copy the public key across in the right folder.
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    Oh it randomly stopped working...and can't see why.

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    I would say ab tutor or maybe @russdev can maybe pull some strings / sort out a discount or something ? ( long shot but worth an ask lol )

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    @russdev that would be real nice of you *flutters eyelashes*

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    I couldn't get along with iTalc it was far too temperamental.

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