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.

Technician features

Hardware Inventory

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.

Connected devices view

*Hardware Inventory: From here you can open a ‘Watch’ window (iOS and Chrome OS) or remote control them (Windows only).

*Devices List: From here you can open a ‘Watch’ window (iOS and Chrome OS) or remote control them (Windows, macOS, and Samsung Android devices).

Technician features

Software Inventory

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.

Technician features

Power Management

  • 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.

Connected devices view

Technician features

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.

Technician features

Activity monitoring ​

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.

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Connected devices view

Technician features

Device Auto-Assignment

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.

Technician features

Device Status

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!

Connected devices view

Technician features

Audit Log

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.

Technician features

classroom.cloud gives you more!

Multi-platform:

Multi-platform support for use with a mix of devices ensures your school is future-proofed and can simply roll with the ever-changing tech landscape.

Break free:

Being cloud-based, classroom.cloud removes the boundaries and constraints of working in a LAN environment, so you don’t have to constantly battle with firewalls and can connect devices across multiple sites without the need for a server – providing huge cost savings.

Central configuration:

You can scale classroom.cloud and manage your trust/district’s environment by creating additional sites within your school structure, enroll devices, create classes (via Classes Settings), and invite other users to register for their own accounts. For ease of use, you can bulk import users and even sync classroom.cloud with the users’ SIS login details if applicable i.e., Microsoft, Google, ClassLink, Clever. You can also resend the user invite email in bulk and delete users in bulk, as well as use the ‘Change status’ button to disable the account, with the option to reactivate it if needed – making the set-up process and maintenance of classroom.cloud even easier.

Verify Domains

The domain verification feature (Organisation Administrator task only) now prevents co-workers (and students for that matter!) from the same organisation creating duplicate classroom.cloud accounts. If a domain has already been registered, the verification process will block this action and inform the user.

Create a list that includes school domain names that could potentially be used to create a classroom.cloud account. The system will then generate verification details for each domain which can then be added to your DNS management portal and in turn, be verified by classroom.cloud.

In Class settings (site level), you can now enter an alternate email domain for ad hoc connection/monitoring capabilities.

Flexible integration:

When it comes to technology management, classroom.cloud directly integrates with your existing school infrastructure, including Google Classroom and Google Accounts (enabling Chromebook details and students’ names to populate hardware and classroom data), ClassLink, Microsoft School Data Sync, Microsoft 365 and Clever (U.S. only – for more information about Clever’s Single-Sign-On and Clever Secure Sync, please contact your account manager). So, if your classes are centrally managed, the portal can be populated with any existing data. You can also manually add or import pre-existing classes and associate each one with the appropriate group of devices.

It also includes a new ‘Connectors’ section to help schools access complementary solutions supporting anything from digital citizenship and online safety to assessment and more.

User management:

Reset Student Passwords (Microsoft credentials only) with ease. Reduce the number of password resets the schools IT team need to deal with by allowing teachers to help students out in the Teacher Console. Configuring this feature for teachers depends on the type of Microsoft accounts in use – Entra ID (formerly Azure AD) or on-premise created Active Directory accounts.

Easy communication:

Send a message to a student/multiple devices via the Devices or Inventory list – perfect for notifying of any scheduled maintenance or to provide technical support.

Super secure:

Within the solution there are several features to protect the student’s privacy including:

  • A setting to require the student to accept a request to connect.
  • A setting to display a message to the student when a connection to their device is active.
  • A setting to display a message to the student when they are being viewed.
  • The ability to restrict the days, hours when a teacher or technician can connect to a student device (this can additionally be set to only include term days and if you have multiple school sites, these can be set at an individual site level.)

In addition to the above, the Audit Log will track any configuration changes made by a system administrator. These audit log entries cannot be disabled or deleted so there would always be evidence if a setting were changed. Read our “privacy by design” document for more details.

classroom.cloud is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure.

Low-cost:

classroom.cloud is super affordable and helps to reduce costs and make your budget go even further! View pricing here.

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What schools are saying…

Customer testimonials

“Frankly, your software/interface is so incredibly well thought out and simple, the setup and deployment were not hard at all!”

Peter Wilson

Network Manager, Pool Academy

“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.”

Ben Whitaker

Head of IT services, Bury Grammar School

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