Sending and Receiving Files

Sending and Receiving Files

Overview

With LanSchool, teachers can send a folder full of files from the teacher's computer to one or more student computers. Then, once students have modified the files, teachers can collect them back on the teacher computer. Each students' files will be neatly organized into sub-folders.
Sending and receiving files is only supported with Windows and macOS student devices.



Sending Files to Student Devices

  1. Select one or more student computers in the Teacher Console.
  2. Select the drop-down arrow to the right of the Files button in the toolbar.
  3. Select the Send Files... option.
  4. Select a source folder on the teacher computer that contains the files you'd like to send.
  5. Select a destination folder on the student computer for the files to be copied into.
    1. Create a custom folder to specify the location directly
    2. -OR- Use a special folder such as the individual student's Desktop or My Documents location
  6. Click the Send Now button.


A folder called LanSchool Files will be created on each student machine in the destination folder selected. This folder will contain all of the files copied from the Teacher computer.

Collecting Files from Student Computers

  1. Select one or more student computers from the Teacher Console.
  2. Select the drop-down arrow to the right of the Files button in the toolbar.
  3. Select the Collect Files... option.
  4. Select a source folder on the student computer that contains the files you wish to collect.
  5. Specify the file name or file type you wish to collect.
    1. Using an asterisk (*) will collect all files.
    2. Using an asterisk (*) followed by a file extension will collect all files of that type (e.g. *.doc).
  6. Select a destination folder on the teacher computer for the collected files to be copied into.
  7. Click the Collect.



A sub-folder for each student computer will be created in the destination folder on the teacher computer. Each folder will contain only the files collected from that single student.

LanSchool Classic can only send and receive files from the local computer. It cannot send or receive files from a network drive.


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