The LanSchool Teacher for iOS app enables an instructor to pair their iPhone or iPad with the LanSchool Teacher Console installed on a separate Windows or Mac device in their classroom. With the app, instructors can leverage many of their favorite LanSchool features while staying mobile in the classroom.
Users must have a license for LanSchool Classic 8.0 or later to take advantage LanSchool Teacher for iOS.
Installing the LanSchool Teacher for iOS App
On the iOS device, download and install the LanSchool Teacher for iOS app
from the App Store. Once installed, proceed to the next step to pair the app with your LanSchool Teacher Console.
Pairing the Mobile App with a Teacher Console
Pairing the Teacher for iOS with a Teacher Console is a critical step for the following reasons:
- The Teacher for iOS will not discover Students unless it is first paired with a Teacher console.
- The settings to restrict students Internet access or limit application usage are read from the Teacher’s Console.
- Launch the LanSchool Teacher console on a Windows or Mac computer.
- From the Administer menu, select Manage Teacher's Assistants.
- A window will be launched from which the iOS device will be authorized.
- Connect the iOS device to the organization’s wireless network.
- Launch the Teacher Teacher for iOS app by clicking on the LS Teacher icon on the iOS device.
- The iOS device will discover and list the available Teacher machines on the network. Select the appropriate Teacher machine from the list.
- A passcode will be generated and displayed on the iOS device.
- In the Manage Teacher's Assistants dialog on the PC or Mac device, the iOS device will appear in the window.
- Select the device and click Authorize.
- Type in the Passcode that was generated on the iOS device and click OK.
Once the Teacher for iOS has been paired with the Teacher’s Console, the pairing will automatically occur whenever the iOS Teacher is launched.
To stop pairing the iOS device to a Teacher, select the iOS device in the Manage Teacher’s Assistants menu and click Remove.
With the pairing complete, the Teacher for iOS app will discover all of the Student computers on the Teacher’s channel and download the appropriate feature settings. At this point the Teacher for iOS app will be able to perform the features even if the Teacher’s Console is closed. However, if the Teacher for iOS app is closed, you must start the Teacher’s Console on the Mac or PC before re-starting the Teacher for iOS app.
Using the LanSchool Teacher for iOS
To perform a feature on the student computers you may either select one student, multiple students or all students. To select a student, simply touch its thumbnail. To deselect, touch the thumbnail again. There is an implied all selection if no thumbnails are directly selected.
Once you’ve selected the desired student device, touch the icon for the feature you want to enable. To turn off that feature, touch the feature icon again.
If you want to configure a particular feature touch and hold the feature icon and a configuration dialog will appear.
The following features can be used from the LanSchool Teacher for iOS mobile app.
The blank screens messages are not pulled from the Teacher’s Console. However, the messages can be modified and selected from the Teacher for iOS app either from the Settings menu or by touching and holding the message selection box.
True/False, Multiple Choice or Verbal questions can be sent to the students. Student results are tabulated and shown in real-time to the Teacher for iOS app.
Customized messages can be sent to one, multiple or all students. Select the students or use the implied all by selecting no students and touch the Send Message icon. Input a message or select and existing message and touch the Send button.
When the Teacher for iOS app pairs with the Teacher Console, the current app limiting settings are downloaded to the Teacher for iOS app. To limit apps on the selected students, touch the app limiting icon. An app limiting icon will be displayed on the thumbnail. To stop app limiting touch the app limiting icon again.
When the Teacher for iOS app pairs with the Teacher Console, the current web limiting settings are downloaded to the Teacher for iOS app. To limit the web on the selected students, touch the web limiting icon. A web limiting icon will be displayed on the thumbnail. To stop web limiting, touch the web limiting icon again.
To view the details about a student such as their battery information, last used application and last visited website, tap a thumbnail twice.
Students can raise their hands electronically by clicking on the LanSchool icon on their computer and typing in a question to the teacher. That question is then displayed on the Teacher for iOS app.
Remote Control Student
Take remote control of a single student. This features allows you to remotely use the mouse and keyboard on the selected students computer. With LanSchool you can even remote control a computer at the login prompt.
In order to send keyboard commands (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Del) to a computer during remote control, you will need to use the onscreen keyboard icon to then select those keys and send over the command.
Remote Control Teacher
Take remote control of the Teacher machine that is paired with the LanSchool Teacher for iOS app. This feature gives the teacher mobility in the classroom. Remote Control Teacher allows all the features inside the LanSchool Teacher Console to be leveraged remotely or any application running on the teacher machine to be utilized remotely by the Teacher Assistant App.