Installing LanSchool Air for Mac Student

Installing LanSchool Air for Mac Student

Overview

This article explains how to install the Mac client on an individual student device. For instructions on deploying the Mac client to a large number of student devices, see Mass Deploying LanSchool Air for Mac Student
  1. Open or create a class.

  2. From the Class Toolbar, select the Add Device icon.


  3. Select:

    1. Add to Class Roster to permanently add the student device
    2. Add Guest to Class to temporarily add a guest student device




    With either choice, the student device is provisioned to your organization and uses a license until a site administrator removes the device.
    If your licensed device count is over by 1 or more devices, the Add Device button will be disabled and Requires a valid license will appear when hovering over the button. If you require additional licenses please contact your LanSchool Air sales representative.

    The Add Computer(s) to Class pop-up window opens and displays a unique URL.
    Ensure that the pop-up window stays open during the installation. If the pop-up window is closed, the process must be restarted. 



  4. Copy or write down the URL. Each student device will need to access this URL to download a copy of the installer.
  5. This URL is unique to this class session and will expire after 30 minutes or when the window is closed. 

Download and Install

  1. Open any browser on the device on which the LanSchool Air client will be installed. If you are installing the client on more than one device, open a browser on each device.   

  2. Enter the URL generated earlier in the browser on each device where the client will be installed.

  3. The following pop-up window displays: 
  4.  

  5. Select Continue.

  6. Accept the license agreement, and then select Continue.

  7. Select a destination for the client installer, and then select Continue.
     
  8. Select the installation type, and then select Continue. The installation begins, and the following window opens, showing the installation progress:  

  9. The following message displays when the installation is complete:

     
  10. Select Close. An approval dialog opens.

  11. These approvals can also be made using a Mobile Device Management (MDM) server.  See the Configuring LanSchool Air for Mac Privacy Approvals with MDM  for more information. 
     

Accept macOS Security and Privacy Approvals


The LanSchool Air Approvals wizard should appear automatically, but if it needs to be access again, open Finder > Applications and launch LanSchool Air. Select Continue when the Security and Approvals dialog appears. Unlock and select LanSchool Air for each approval required.
  1. Select Continue. The Security and Privacy dialog displays, showing the LanSchool Air app.



  2. Select Continue. A dialog requesting permission to access Safari displays.



  3. Select OK . A dialog requesting full disk access displays.



  4. Ensure that the LanSchool Air Client check box is selected, and then select Done. The red Approval Status icon on the dialog displays as green. 



  5. (macOS 10.15+ only) A dialog requesting Screen Recording Approval appears. Ensure the LanSchool Air Client option is selected and then select Done. The red Approval Status Icon on the dialog displays as green.




  6. The LanSchool Air client is now installed and ready to use. The LanSchool Air icon shows in the system tray.



Uninstalling LanSchool Air 

  1. Open Terminal. This can be accessed by clicking on spotlight and typing in the word "terminal".

  2. Type in: ‚Äč sudo /Library/Application\ Support/LenovoSoftware/LanSchoolAir/LSAirUninstall.app/Contents/MacOS/lsairuninstaller /uninstall

  3. Press enter and you will see a prompt to uninstall. When the process is over, you will not be notified, but you can confirm that LanSchool Air icon is missing from the menu bar. 
After the LanSchool Air client is uninstalled, this device will no longer be available for instructors to manage in a class. However, the device name will still appear in the list of provisioned student devices. To remove this and free up the license, a Site Admin should go to Settings > Students and select and remove the device by name.



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