Selecting Student View Modes (Active Tab View vs. Desktop View)

Selecting Student View Modes (Active Tab View vs. Desktop View)

These instructions apply to student Chromebooks only. Windows and Mac clients always display Desktop View.

LanSchool Air provides two different ways to display live thumbnail images of student screens to teachers: Active Tab View and Desktop View. 

Active Tab View (Default)

LanSchool Air displays a live image of a student's active browser tab. If the student does not have a browser open, LanSchool Air displays a placeholder image. Unlike with Desktop View, students do not have to grant permission to share the active tab.

Desktop View 

In order to show the student's full screen desktop and all open apps and windows, LanSchool Air must first prompt students for permission to share their screens. Students are prompted for permission to share as soon as the teacher select Desktop View. LanSchool Air displays a placeholder thumbnail image until the student grants screen sharing permission. (For more information on student thumbnail states, see Viewing Student Thumbnails.) ‚Äč

Students receive the following prompt each time class starts. They must select the screen, and then select Share. The Share button is not active until the student selects the screen.

 

Students using Chromebooks with multiple monitors are prompted to select the monitor to share. They cannot share multiple screens at the same time. By default, LanSchool Air displays the student's active view tab in the teacher's thumbnail, regardless of which monitor the tab is on.

Changing Views

When a class is active, use the Change Class View button on the  Class Toolbar to change the way you view student screens. When you select the Change Class View button, one of the following menus displays.
  1. If you selected individual students, all of the menu options are available (left).
  2. If you selected individual students, only actions that apply to all students are available (right). 

       




The following table shows each option:

Function
Description
Example
Set All to Active Tab View
If students have multiple tabs open, shows the tabs that all students are actively viewing. 

Set Selected to Active Tab View
Shows the tab that selected students are actively viewing. 

Set All to Desktop View
Prompts all students to set their screens to Desktop View and share all open tabs. After you click YES on the prompt below, students see a dialog prompt and  must  perform both of the following steps on it:
  1. Select the screen to share.
  2. Click Share



 
 Desktop View as shown in List View:


Set Selected to Desktop View
Prompts selected students to set their screens to Desktop View and share the entire contents of their screens.  After you click  YES  on the prompt below, students see a dialog prompt and must  perform both of the following steps on it:
  1. Select the screen to share.
  2. Select Share


Two selected students in Desktop View mode, shown in List View:



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