Controlling Student Browser Tabs

Controlling Student Browser Tabs

Overview

Controlling browser tabs is currently supported for students using Chromebooks. Students on Windows or macOS devices will only display the most recently viewed website.

In List View and  Student Details, you have added controls over tabs on a student's screen. You can:
  1. View all tabs a student has open
  2. Take a screen shot of a student's active tab
  3. Close a tab on a student's computer
  4. Add a website a student is viewing to the add or blocked websites list

Controlling Tabs in Student Details

Student Details can be viewed from any class view. To access Student Details, select a student from the class and click on the View Actions button  on their class card and select View Student Details.



Viewing a Student's Open Tabs in Student Details

To view a student's open tabs, select a student from the class and open Student Details from the View Actions menu. Click on Tabs to view the student's open browser tabs.
  1. A list of website addresses that the student has open and the number of tabs open display.
  2. Live View shows the student's active tab. 


Closing a Tab in Student Details

  1. Select a student from the class and select Student Details from the View Actions  button.

  2. Click on Tabs.

  3. Click on Close Tab next to the tab you wish to close.

Adding a Student's Tab to Allowed or Blocked Websites in Student Details

  1. Select a student from the class and select Student Details from the View Actions  button.

  2. Click on Tabs.

  3. Click the More Options menu icon  next to a tab you wish to add to your Limit Web list.

  4. Do one of the following:

    1. Select Add to allowed websites to add the website to the list of sites a student is permitted to visit.

    2. Select Add to block websites to block the student from visiting the website again.


The Add or Blocked website list is updated for the student. If the site was added to the Blocked list, the student will no longer be able to access the site. 


Controlling Tabs in List View

To display students in List View, click the List View icon  .



Viewing a Student's Open Tabs in List View

To view a student's open tabs, select a student from the class list. The student card displays to the right. 
  1. The website address for the student's active tab and the number of tabs the student has open display in the class list.
  2. On the student's card, an image of the student's active tab shows at the top.
  3. A list of website addresses for all tabs the student has open displays under the image (Chromebook students only).
  4. If the student is in Desktop View, all tabs are also visible above the image on the card.


Closing a Tab in List View

  1. Select a student from the class list. The student's card displays on the right. 

  2. In the section that lists the website addresses for tabs the student has open, hover your cursor to the right of the tab to close. The View Actions menu icon  appears.

  3. Click the View Actions menu icon . The View Actions menu opens.

  4. Select Close Tab.

    The tab closes on the student's computer.

Add a Student's Tab to Allowed or Blocked Websites in List View

  1. Select a student from the class list. The student's card displays on the right. 

  2. In the section that lists the website addresses for tabs the student has open, hover your cursor to the right of the tab to close. The View Actions menu icon  appears.

  3. Click the View Actions menu icon . The View Actions menu opens.

  4. Do one of the following:

    1. Select Add to allowed websites to add the website to the list of sites a student is permitted to visit.

    2. Select Add to block websites to block the student from visiting the website again.


      The Add or Blocked website list is updated for the student. If the site was added to the Blocked list, the student will no longer be able to access the site. 


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