Installing LanSchool Student on Android

Installing LanSchool Student on Android

The LanSchool Classic Android app is currently not in the store due to several fixes to make it compatible with Classic 9.3 teacher. An update will be posted once it has returned. 

Overview

The LanSchool Connection Service (LCS) should be installed and set up before continuing with the software installation below. If you have any questions or problems setting up the LCS server, please contact your LanSchool sales or support representative.

With the LanSchool Student app for Android, teachers using the LanSchool Teacher Console can engage and interact with students using Android tablets and devices.

Due to the design of the Android operating system, not all LanSchool features and capabilities are available on these devices. Please see the Using LanSchool with Android devices section for a list of supported features.

LanSchool Student 9.1 supports Android 8 or greater.

Installing the LanSchool Student app for Android

The following instructions will assist you with manually installing LanSchool Student on an Android device.
  1. From within the Android device, login to the Google Play Store.



  2. Search for LanSchool Student.  Select Install.

       



  3. Once installed, the LanSchool Student application will appear on the 2nd page of apps (or another page depending on how many other apps are installed on the device).



Configuring the LanSchool Student app for Android

The following instructions will assist you with manually configuring LanSchool Student on an Android device.
  1. Select the Student app to open it.
  2. The LanSchool Setup wizard will open automatically.



  3. In the Access to your contacts section, select Configure.
  4. In the Allow Student to access your contacts? prompt, select Allow.
    This will allow the Student app to get your display name so it will show in the Teacher Console. Your name and email is only shared with the Teacher.

      

  5. In the Read external storage section, select Configure.
  6. In the Allow Student to access photos, media. and files on your device? prompt, select Allow.
    The app needs storage access to download files and tests sent from the Teacher.

      

  7. In the Write external storage section, select Configure.
  8. In the prompt window, select Allow.
    The Student app needs storage access to download files and tests sent from the teacher.

      

  9. In the Appear on top section, select Configure.
  10. To the right of Allow display over other apps, select the toggle button to allow.
    The Student app needs to show you messages and alerts from the Teacher while other apps are running. For more information about this setting, please the Screen Overlay section below.

      

  11. Switch back to the LanSchool Student app.
  12. Select Settings and then Setup Wizard.
  13. In the Application usage section, select Configure.
  14. In the Usage Data Access prompt, select Open.



  15. Select the Student app in the list.
  16. To the right of Permit usage access, select the toggle button to allow.

      

  17. Switch back to the LanSchool student app.
  18. Select Settings and the Setup Wizard.
  19. In the LCS host is not set section, select Configure.
  20. In the Connection Server section, select Connection Server Host.
  21. Enter the IP address of the LCS (e.g. 192.168.0.10) and then select OK.
    This will ensure that the Student app can communicate with the LanSchool Connection Server.  This will allow Teachers to view the device in the Teacher Console (either via Channel settings or class lists).

      

  22. Switch back to the LanSchool Student app.
  23. Select Class and then tap the gray box to set the Teacher Channel.

      
NOTE: When the teacher requests to view the student device's screen, a prompt will appear. The prompt window displays "Student will start capturing everything that's displayed on your screen". Select Start Now.



Screen Overlay



After the app is installed and configured, there is a small LanSchool Student icon that is always on the screen. This icon is necessary to enable the Student to show windows or messages even when the Student isn’t the foreground application. The window appears as a small LanSchool icon that is semi transparent. It can be repositioned anywhere on the screen by pressing and dragging it. It will remember where it’s placed and remain there even if the device is rebooted. Tapping on the icon will open (bring to the front) the Student application. The window will also show a small “indicator” dot in the bottom right corner if there are any unread Chats or Messages from the Teacher.   Note: The screen overlay feature is only available on devices running Android 9.x and newer.

Using LanSchool with Android devices

LanSchool Student for Android allows you to connect with your classroom.  Get homework assignments, take tests, chat with your teacher and much more.  Icons across the top of the screen provide more information about what is happening in your digital classroom.

The following steps will go through adding student Android devices to the Teacher Console.  This can be accomplished  by creating a manual class list.  Teachers can add students to the class list either by Device Name or their Google email address.
  1. In the Teacher Console, select the Class List button.
  2. Select Manual Class Lists.



  3. Select the class in the list.
  4. Select Start Class.

      

  5. Double-click a thumbnail to view that device.


There are five indicator icons in the top right corner that will show the current status of the app.


  You are included in a class list.

  The teacher is connected.

  You have a message waiting.

  Connection Server is connected.

  Data is downloading.

Features Supported on Android

The following features are available to teachers when managing an Android device with LanSchool:
  1. Live thumbnail screen monitoring (if the student allows screen recording permissions)
  2. Receive a broadcast of the teacher's screen using "Show Teacher"
  3. Receive a broadcast of another student's screen using "Show Teacher"
  4. Receive a message from the teacher
  5. Participate in a chat session with the teacher
  6. Ask the teacher a question
  7. Receive tests administered by a LanSchool Teacher
  8. Respond to a real-time vote
  9. Be selected randomly by the teacher
  10. Students can change the channel of the device
  11. Teachers can view information about which app the student is currently running
  12. Teachers can view the battery status of the device
  13. Teachers can view the network information of the device


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