Messaging Students

Messaging Students

Overview

Send messages to all or selected students. This is often an effective way to get a distracted student back on task. Also, students can ask the teacher a question and the teacher can respond by initiating a chat session with that student. Teachers can also initiate chat sessions with a group of students.



How to Send a Message

  1. Select one or more student computers (if none are selected, the message will be sent to all computers)
  2. Click the "Message" button from the toolbar
  3. Type a message and click "Send" to display that message to students 
  4. Selecting the "Force Student to Read this Message" checkbox will make the message pop-up above all other windows.

 How a Student Can Ask a Question

  1. On a student computer, left-click on the LanSchool icon in the system tray  .
  2. Click the pop-up message to "Ask the teacher a question".
  3. Type the question that will be sent to the teacher and click the "Send" button.


How to Respond to a Question With a Chat Session

  1. When a student asks a question, the teacher will see a blue "?" icon displayed on that student's thumbnail
  2. Hover the mouse cursor over the icon to read the question

  3. Right-click on the thumbnail and select "Chat..." to initiate a chat session with that student.
  4. Alternatively, select "Clear Student Question..." to clear the prompt and mark the question as answered.


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