Installing LanSchool Air for Windows Student

Installing LanSchool Air for Windows Student


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

This option is only available for manually created classes. You will not be able to generate a link to the student installer if your classes are imported from Clever, Google Classroom or CSV.
You must have local administrator rights to install software on the student devices in order to perform the steps below. 
  1. As a teacher, log into LanSchool Air and manually create the class you will add students to.

  2. Select Start Class.

  3. Select the Add Device button. 

  4. Select Add New Student.

  5. Select Get Access Link to generate a unique URL.  The URL is valid for 60 minutes and only valid while the window is open.

    If the Get Access Link has, 'This option is disabled for your organization', this means the Site Admins have prevented instructors from adding new student devices to the organization. 

    The dialog window must stay open during the client installation. If the window is closed before completion, or more than 60 minutes has gone by, you will have to start over.

  6. Copy or write down the generated URL.  Each student device will need to access this URL to download a copy of the installer.

  7. Once the student devices are installed with the LanSchool Air Student client, select Finish Adding at the bottom of the window. 
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. 

Download and Install

  1. Open a browser on each student computer where the client is to be installed. 

  2. Using the browser, open the unique URL from the Add Computer(s) to Class pop-up window opened earlier by the teacher.

  3. From the Download page, select the reCAPTCHA check box, answer the reCAPTCHA questions, and select . The client installer downloads. 

  4. When the download is complete, the file shows at the bottom of the page.  

  5. Select the arrow and run or open the installer. If you are not already logged in as an admin, you will be prompted to enter credentials.

    The file name is unique to your class and must not be changed.

  6. If a prompt appears stating that "Windows protected your PC", click the More Info link.

  7. Then click the "Run anyway" button.

  8. The installation begins, and the progress bar displays, followed by a success message when it completes.

  9. Select  Done on the success message. LanSchool Air is now running in the system tray or notification area of the device.


    The student device is provisioned to your organization and uses a license until a site administrator removes the device.

Uninstalling LanSchool Air

  1. On Windows 10, select the "Start" menu and open Settings

  2. Select Apps

  3. Search for LanSchoolAir in the list

  4. Select LanSchoolAir and press the Uninstall button

  5. You will be prompted for Administrator permission to perform the uninstall.

  6. The LanSchool Air icon will no longer appear in the system tray.
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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