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Insight changes the way that technology is viewed in the classroom by turning standard computer labs into collaborative learning environments. Insight is the ultimate classroom technology management solution that empowers instructors with the ability to educate, assist, monitor, and communicate with an entire class from one central computer. Instructors no longer need to deal with classroom distractions—such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing—when teaching a class. Insight makes it easy for instructors to monitor user computers; blank user screens; mute audio; remote into their computers; open, close, block applications and web activity on user workstations.

Insight’s classroom collaboration options are just as powerful as its classroom control features. Instructors are able to share their screen with users, or with their supervision, let users share their screen with other users. Communication efficiency is increased with the ability to send and collect files, chat with users, broadcast messages, and hold classroom votes and student testing.

Key Features

Insight Console

  • Easily access the console through the system tray menu (on Windows) or the dock (Mac O SX)
  • Manage students in a list view or by thumbnails
  • Access features through a customizable menu, icons, or via right click
  • Name student computers based on Windows, Novell, or Active Directory accounts
  • Move between computer labs while keeping student lists organized
  • Monitor and compare student attendance
  • Thin and Fat Client Support (Windows 2003 Terminal Server and NComputing)

Teachers Can Share with Students

  • Show the teacher screen on student monitors
  • Full Screen mode makes the teacher’s screen take over the entire student screen and lock-out the student’s mouse and keyboard
  • Windowed mode makes the teacher’s screen appear in a resizeable window on the student’s machine
  • Draw on the screen to highlight important details
  • Co-browsing websites lets students follow along

Students Can Share With Other Students

  • Allow a student to share their screen with the rest of the class
  • The student is in control until the teacher stops the broadcast

Control Student Workstations

  • Help a student by taking control of their computer
  • Optionally disable the student’s keyboard and mouse during a remote control session
  • Grab student attention by blanking screens (with optional custom message), locking out keyboards and mice, or muting the sound

Communicate With Students

  • Send a text message to all or selected students
  • Students can ask a question directly through Insight
  • Teachers can initiate a text-based chat session with a student
  • Transfer files to and from student computers or their network drive
  • Randomly select a student and notify them via the console

Power Features

  • Easily shutdown, logoff, or restart student computers
  • Power on computers remotely using Wake-on-LAN technology

Thumbnail Monitoring

  • View up to 250 hi-color thumbnails at the same time
  • Active applications and last visited website appear as thumbnail icons
  • Thumbnails can be arranged to match the shape of the classroom

Web Limiting & Classroom Monitoring

  • Block all Internet activity including browsers, e-mail, instant messaging
  • Allow (Whitelist) / Disallow (Blacklist) access to selected websites (Internet Explorer or Firefox)
  • Save and load web limiting websites for different classes
  • Display a launch page that lists allowed/disallowed websites
  • View a student’s Internet browsing history
  • Monitor workstation keystrokes in real-time (except at the login prompt)

Application & Device Connectivity Control

  • Allow only the applications that the students need
  • Block certain applications from running
  • Save and load application limiting lists for different classes
  • Limit student access to printers and USB thumb drives

Testing & Voting

  • Ask the students Yes/No and multiple choice questions
  • Distribute tests to students that can be completed electronically
  • Test questions can be displayed in a random order on student machines to prevent cheating

Security & Anti-Tampering Controls

  • All activity within Insight is logged to a status window
  • Password protection prevents rogue console use
  • Insight does not allow a student to mischievously “unload” the software or disrupt class by unplugging the network cable

View & Snapshot Running Applications

  • Teachers can view all running applications on a student’s computer and add those applications to the allowed or blocked application lists
  • Take a snapshot of the student’s current computer screen

One to One

  • Teachers can shift from class to class while applying changes to student lists, channels, and class profiles in real-time
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