Installing LanSchool Teacher for Windows

Installing LanSchool Teacher for Windows

Overview

The following instructions will assist you with manually installing LanSchool Teacher on a single Windows teacher device. For information on installing the student client or mass deploying LanSchool throughout your organization, see Setting Up LanSchool for Windows.

Refer to Planning Your Implementation for best practices on configuring channels and class lists.

Installing LanSchool Teacher for Windows

  1. In My Computer, go to the LanSchool product download location and double-click teacher.msi in the Windows folder.


  2. Click Next.


  3. Read the license agreement that appears, then click I Accept, then Next.


  4. Type in the Teacher channel number (1 to 16,000) Remember to choose a unique number for each classroom. If desired, set any Advanced Options by checking the box " Check to configure advanced options", then click  Next.

    The settings selected on this Teacher installation are also the settings that apply when remotely updating Student computers after the initial install from this Teacher.

    Advanced settings include:
    1. Stealth Mode- The LanSchool icon will not be visible on the student computer.
    2. Student can Change Channels- Allows students to change the channel they are subscribed to.
    3. No Keyboard Monitoring- Turns off keyboard monitoring of students.
    4. Allow Task Manager / Activity Monitor Limiting- Allows Task Manager / Activity Monitor to be limited on the student comptuers.
    5. No Internet History Logging- Turns off logging Internet history of students.
    6. Enable Network Tampering Controls- Monitors wired and wireless network adapter disconnections (including setting SSID wireless allow list.)
    7. Screen Privacy- Allows students to disable sharing their screens.
    8. Install Chrome Extension- Install Chrome Extension for web history and limiting.

  5. If desired, enable WIFI SSID Whitelisting.  When enabled, you will need to enter the desire SSIDs by typing them in the lower box and clicking Add.  When this is enabled, students will be restricted to those SSIDs while they are available to connect to.  Click Next.


  6. If desired, connect the teacher to a LanSchool Connection Server by selecting "Connect Teacher to Connection Server" and then enter the static IP address in the "Connection Server Address" field. Click Next.


  7. Select a Security Mode option if desired. Selecting either mode is not required. Checking the box to Enable a security mode allows you to then select one or both security modes.


  8. If desired, select Allow problem reports to be sent to Stoneware to send anonymous and confidential problem reports. Click Next.


  9. Click Install.


  10. Click Finish to complete the installation. 


  11. If a LanSchool Teacher console was previously installed on that device, then a reboot will be required in order to update the existing files.
By default, Teachers are installed without the ability to change their channel. If you wish to allow teachers to have the ability to change the channel, or to view multiple channels, you must copy and run the EnableChannelSelect.exe file located in the Utilities subfolder in the Windows folder from the product download location to the Teacher machine. This tool must be ran with Administrative rights.

Uninstalling LanSchool Teacher

To uninstall the LanSchool Teacher Console from a Windows device, you must run the installer (teacher.msi) a second time. The installer must be for the same version of LanSchool that is currently installed on the device. This will require local administrator permission to install or remove software from the device.

LanSchool installation files are available from the LanSchool Customer Portal. If you do not have access to the original installer for LanSchool Teacher, contact your IT Admin or reach out to the LanSchool Support Team.

Suppressing Auto Update Notification

When a new version of LanSchool Classic is released, a pop up notification informing that there is a new version available will appear in the system tray each time the teacher console is launched. To prevent this notification from appearing you will need to adjust the following registry key. 
  1. Open Registry Editor
  2. Locate the registry key based on your OS.

    x86 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LanSchool\AutoCheckUpdates
    x64 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LanSchool\AutoCheckUpdates

  3. Set the value to 0.

Preventing the LanSchool Teacher Console from Auto Running

The LanSchool Teacher Console is defaulted to auto run when you first log into Windows. To prevent the Teacher Console from running at start you will need to delete the following registry key.

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Locate the registry key based on your OS: 

    x64 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    x86 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  3. Delete the registry key named Teacher.

Troubleshooting

If you are experiencing issues installing the LanSchool Teacher application, performing a logged installation will help determine where the issue is occurring during installation.
  1. Copy the teacher.msi to the local hard drive.
  2. Run the Command Prompt as Administrator.
  3. Navigate to the directory where the teacher.msi is copied. 
  4. Run the following command: msiexec.exe /i teacher.msi /L*V Log.txt
  5. Follow the installation prompts.
  6. At the end of the installation click on the option Show the Windows Installer Log.
  7. Save the log and email it to Lenovo Software Support at support@lanschool.com


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