Remote Controlling Student Devices

Remote Controlling Student Devices

Take remote control of one or more student computers. This feature allows you to remotely use the mouse and keyboard on the selected student's computer. With LanSchool, you can even remote control a computer at the login prompt.

Remote Control is currently available only for student devices running Windows or macOS.

How to Remote Control a Single Computer
  1. Select a student computer thumbnail in the Teacher Console.
  2. Click the "Control" button on the toolbar.
The student's computer will fill the Teacher Console and the teacher will have control of the mouse and keyboard. By default, the student's mouse and keyboard will be locked.

Remote Control Settings
  1. Active Display - Select from multiple monitors.
  2. Image Quality - Ability to select from a performance slider bar for speed vs. image quality.
    1. Turtle mode will provide the highest quality image at a lower performance.
    2. Rabbit mode will provide a medium quality image at medium performance.
    3. Cheetah mode will provide the lowest quality image but best performance.
  3. Turbo Mode - See up to 800% performance increase with 6-10 frames per second depending on available bandwidth. Turbo mode will be disabled if some of the systems selected are not capable of running at this level of performance based on computational speed.
  4. To stop remote controlling the computer, click the "Stop" button.
In order to send the CTRL+ALT+DEL command to a computer during remote control, click on the Control button's drop-down menu and select the "Send Ctrl-Alt-Del" option.

Selecting multiple computers will allow you to remote control multiple computers at the same time, while viewing a single computer in the group. Controlling multiple computers only works if the machines look exactly the same.

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