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Schools offered improved classroom monitoring platform

Schools are being offered an improved way to monitor the work of their students, with an upgraded version of their monitoring software system.

As well as allowing a teacher to both view student screens within a classroom and present their own screen live to the class, Version 9, the uppgraded of NetSupport School, now includes a range of features designed to improve student monitoring, reduce operational costs and provide greater security of data.

NetSupport now includes classroom printer management and control as standard, so that printing costs can be controlled on a class by class basis.

NetSupport includes real-time keyboard monitoring. A teacher can now see that all students are using a word processing application, but also that on the required topic, they are identifying the key reference points in their work.

Version 9 also includes real time instant messaging monitoring. A teacher can see if a student signs in, or starts a chat using a range of leading messenger applications, and can end the session, for example, where a student is providing details of a current test to other students outside of the classroom.

In addition, the teacher will be able to prevent students either accessing or copying data to or from USB data devices or CD/DVD devices.

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Get a free 40-user 30-day evaluation copy of Version 9 >>

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