8 times ABTutor you mean
Maybe AB would be best for you. The word filter worked for us as we managed to trace back some posters that were appearing round school that had a pic of a teacher and unflattering comments. I actually found it quite amusing but the teacher wasnt impressed.
8 times ABTutor you mean
Well no it depends how much I'd need.
I worked out that for 500 clients, one server and 20 control stations for the other was just under 4k.
20 control clients for AB Tutor would be just under 2k.
It'd be a massive improvement over what we have now, it's a lot smoother.
The only problems I can envisage are the hassle of installing each room with a different password on the install, I'm guessing an mst for each room's OU in AD is the way forward for that. (straying a bit off topic sorry)
and still 50% less than "others" lol.Originally Posted by mark
I bought LanSchool for here, it's fantastic, allows the teachers to control the class and me to watch over all classes.
Ah sorry.Originally Posted by mrforgetful
We role out to OUs - easy to set a separate password to each.
So that method is easy then? Don't suppose you can point to a tutorial anywhere on how to make it set the passwords?Originally Posted by mark
abtcsetup.msi /quiet PASSWORD=<password>
or you can apply a password to a group of PCs you create at once via the GUI
Here in VA we are using Netop. The version of the program we have been using is very buggy and their customer supports sucks. Their response is always "Update to the new version". A few of the problems we have with it are... Teachers complain constantly about clients not showing up or completely dropping off the teacher app at completly random times. A reinstall of the client is the only fix. It is slow and clunky when you get more then 30 computers going and has a tendency to lock up when you try to do things too quickly... Even with a fast computer.
A few of the pros, It has just about every feature you would ever need, It has an intutiave interface and it has a pretty easy learning curve for end users.
We use it in about 30-40 labs consisting of 30 computers each. I believe we paid in the area of $4000-$15000 per site for it so it is defiantly not cheap.. Hope this helps..
4000-15000? That's apretty wide area of estimation lol.
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It all depends on how many labs we have per school. For a high School, we have 15-20 labs so the price for that site would be in the area of $15000. For a one to two lab school, the price is substantially cheaper. I am unsure of the exact price as I am not involved in the purchasing..Originally Posted by mrforgetful
How large is a lab?
Just a word of warning from past experience:
We used something installed on our Viglen Classlink network called Remote Learning. I think this is just a bundle of a third party product. We used this product for a few years to demonstrate application software from the teacher's machine to all of the pupils' machines (only a small classroom of 11 PCs in total). There were a few problems with this graphics-wise on the pupils' machines - Powerpoint slides would appear with diagonal bars of colour rather than the actual background, bizarrely Encarta icons for sound, video, etc all became one type of icon so that they all appeared to be video links, Lego Robolab colour scheme changed completely and didn't change back when the demo session was ended. Viglen were very puzzled and didn't believe me at first. I ended up asking a techie from our LEA to test the same setup at another Viglen school in our area, and then Viglen sent out an engineer who witnessed the fault at first hand. We were then told they would work on it. But in the following 12 months we were never notified of a fix, and we have since gone our separate ways.
In the grand scheme of things, this may be a trivial problem, and it may hopefully have been fixed by the third party supplier or it may have been a fault with the Viglen setup. But if you are buying this sort of software to use for demonstration purposes in particular, it may be worth checking out how complex Powerpoint slides look on the pupil machines before committing yourself. It makes for an interesting lesson when the teacher is merrily talking about what he thinks the pupils can see, and they are all muttering "what????!!".
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