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    Re: classroom management software

    I think you need to ask what you really want the software to do. For instance, is it mainly for teachers, or for administration? If for techers, what do they want it to do? Share screens for demonstrations? Block screens to get class attention? Block websites or apps? Or do they want more feature rich content like lesson planning and interactive tests as has been mentioned in Netsupport School?

    I tried Netsupport school, and the teachers found having to set up a lesson before you can start managing desktops was too time consuming. At the time it didn't automatically pick up logon names - you had to do a class- register where the kids typed in their names and such. Not so good if they pretend to be someone else.

    Then we tried AB tutor control. Read this thread: http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...ewtopic&t=3718

    AB Tutor will probably work out less than half the price of other big names like Netop and NetSupport because the licensing is based on how many PCs use the control software, not on how many clients you have running.

    And it does most of the stuff that you will probably ever want in terms of classroom management although we have found it to be handy for administration purposes as well.

    Why not try the 30 day no restriction demo? The others limit the number of clients you can try, but you can try ABtutor on as many clients as you like, unrestricted!

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    Re: classroom management software

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Nice for teachers, but lacking in tools for network management I think.
    Aye, but thats all we bought it for.

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    Re: classroom management software

    One problem that we have found with the kind of licence that AB Tutor has is quite restrictive compared to say NSM. Yes you have to licence each client, but all of the control installations are free, and to allow any staff an admin console without having to run off and buy new licences allows for a great deal of freedom in network admin.
    Again, with NSM (I really am sold to this product) you get Net Support Tutor for FREE. So you get all of the network admin goodies (inventory, remote execution etc) and controls included with the price. As for the problems your staff faced, did they try saving their classroom configs for future use?

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    Re: classroom management software

    Yes, we tried saving classroom configs, but that doesn't help if pupils decide to sit at a different workstation the next lesson. True, I wish tecahers made the pupils sit at the same PC all the time, but unfortunately, they don't. Our staff just like the facility of ABTutor picking up the names of users from AD. Then unless pupils have stolen someone elses account, The teacher can see who's sat where every lesson. Interestingly, AB let's us see when the same user is logged on several times. Then we can message them and log 'em off if need be.

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