IT Management tools
Easy to set up, manage, and use, classroom.cloud virtually takes care of itself!
Integrating directly with your existing infrastructure, you can deploy classroom.cloud in minutes to the largest of trusts/districts and see at a glance how your technology is being used and how to maximize it. With tools including central device management, remote control, power management, hardware and software inventories, and more, classroom.cloud makes school IT management easy.
Gather a wealth of information from each device registered to your assigned site – from CPU and BIOS types, to network, video, and storage data, plus much more!
With over 50 pieces of information automatically collected, you can customize the columns to allow you to view more or less data, or filter for a single device, department, or bespoke group. Drill down into more detail by filtering and grouping the data, for example, group by OS type to see the level of mixed platforms your school uses – handy for when you’re creating a school digital strategy. Plus, to make it even easier to view data, you can now ‘pin’ columns in the hardware inventory, so they remain static when scrolling across – keeping all the key information in an easy to view format.
Adding extra device information is also super simple, as you can bulk edit multiple device data such as Manufacturer, Model and Location, plus for single devices, you can also add unique information such as Asset ID and Serial Numbers.
Meanwhile, in the ‘Devices List,’ within Hardware Inventory, you can now click on connected devices to open a ‘Watch’ window or to remote control* them.
Armed with this level of detail, you can identify which PCs are upgradeable, which ones need to be replaced, and which ones could be more effectively deployed elsewhere to avoid unnecessary purchases – ensuring your school is maximizing its technology and that staff and students can work efficiently.
View a complete list of all the installed applications on each device to ensure staff and students have the ones they need. Plus, hide items that you’re not interested in and also create and group applications by categories to make them easier to manage. The software inventory is also handy for checking that no non-school-related software has been installed onto a device that may cause a security threat to the network and/or the device itself.
- Power off: (Windows and macOS devices only)
- Power off schedules: (Windows only)
- Power on: (Windows Desktop only and requires the free ‘Power On Client Installer’)
In these energy-conscious times, switching off unused devices is a no-brainer. So, we’ve brought this action into both the Administrator/Technician portal and the Teacher console! From the Devices List or Inventory, you can power on/off devices in bulk, and Restart/Log out a selected device, which is handy for remote viewing or remote controlling a device when providing support, for example. In the Teacher console, teachers can Power off, Restart or Log out class devices either individually, a selected number, or all at once – perfect for the end of the school day.
Going one step further, you can create automated Power On/Off and Inactivity schedules for the entire school/sites via the Power Management settings. Simply slide the indicator along to the time when you want devices to switch on/off or when inactivity schedules can be applied. For example, Monday to Friday a school may want all devices to be automatically powered off at 5pm, whilst during lunchtime, if a device has been inactive for 10 minutes, it would be powered off (the logged-on user would be notified). You can also exclude devices from the schedules, such as non-classroom devices that you don’t want to be affected by any automated power schedules.
Watch and Remote Control
With classroom.cloud, you can open a Watch window (iOS and Chrome OS only) to any available device, where you can discreetly view activity, or, if required, take over to remote control (Windows, Mac and Android – Samsung only). These features are accessible from the Devices List, in Device Groups, and Hardware Inventory and are a handy way to provide support to users. You can also watch and remote control users with multiple monitors.
View a single time-based summary of all activity by a specific user, device or department. Presented in a chronological view, it shows you what time the logon session began and ended, as well as exactly what applications were used (and when), and internet usage – all over a set time period. This time-saving feature means that IT technicians now don’t have to look at each area separately and can instead see the full picture of activity, at a glance in one location.
Save time with device auto-assignment! Just as you organize yourself with email rules, you can now create rules in classroom.cloud that are applied when newly enrolled devices appear in the Unassigned Devices list for the first time. If the new device matches the rules, it will automatically be moved to the device group named in the rule. You can even create multiple rules and the system will check each one, in turn, to see if any apply to the new device. You can still assign your devices to a group manually; this just gives you more choice.
So that you are aware of what’s happening on a device at any time, we’ve introduced Device Status to show the current connection state for devices. For example, when the student device is connected with the teacher’s, you can see the status is ‘In Class’. Then, when the teacher or a technician views or controls it, the status changes to ‘In Tech Session’. Once that action is completed, it reverts to the previous status. Other statuses include Out of Hours, Off Network, Not Connected – and more!
To better keep track of device activity and how technology is used across the whole school, we have created a BETA Audit Log tool for technicians. Here, you can see any changes to your school’s licenses, when users have logged in and out, when additional sites have been added to or removed from the school campus, online safety, power management settings, when a user started and stopped remote controlling a device, activity monitoring and send message records – and more, including reset passwords.
What schools are saying…
“Frankly, your software/interface is so incredibly well thought out and simple, the setup and deployment were not hard at all!”
“Because it’s cloud-based and links in with either Microsoft Office365 or Google Classroom, it’s an easy-to-deploy and manage solution – saving money on managing and configuring.”
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