Viewing Student Screens

Viewing Student Screens

Overview

When a class has started in Grid View or Group View, the teacher will see thumbnail size images of each student's screen along with a status message indicating whether the student is online, offline, or in a different state. While in Class List View, instructors will only see the screen of the student they currently have selected.

Thumbnail sizes can be changed from extra-small to extra large. See Using Class Grid View or Using Class Group View.

Here's a short video demonstrating how to monitor student screens with LanSchool Air:

Viewing Full Screen

To get a better look at a single student's screen, hover over the thumbnail image and click the "View Full Screen" icon in the upper-right corner. Click the icon again to exit the full screen view.

Students with Multiple Displays

For student devices running Windows and using multiple displays, LanSchool Air will cycle between each display when sharing the screen with an instructor. Restrictions like web limiting and blank screen will still apply to the entire student device.

For student devices running macOS and using multiple displays LanSchool Air will show the thumbnail of the display where the student most recently was working. So that will change as the student changes the display they are active in.

For student Chromebooks using multiple displays, by default, LanSchool Air will display the student's Active Browser Tab to the instructor. If the instructor enables Desktop View, the student will be prompted to select which screen to display to the instructor. LanSchool Air does not yet support sharing multiple displays from a Chromebook.

Student Screen States

Refer to the following table to learn more about the different states a student device can be in.

Student Screen
Status Description

"Online, Not in Browser"


Chromebook Only - The student's device is online, but the student has not opened a browser page that LanSchool Air has access to view. This will only appear for students using Chromebooks that are set to Active Tab View. To view their screen any way, switch the student to Desktop View.

This may also appear if "Allow Screenshots" is not enabled for the G Suite OU that this student belongs to. Refer to the instructions for deploying LanSchool Air for Chromebooks for more detail.

"Online" with Placeholder Image


Chromebook Only - The student's device is online, but the LanSchool Air Chrome Extension has not been installed or is not running on the student's Chromebook. Refer to the instructions for deploying LanSchool Air for Chromebooks and ensure that both extension ID's are set to "force-install" for students.

"Online" with Lock Image



Chromebook Only - The student's device is online, but the teacher has requested "Desktop View" and the student has not yet granted permission. This state will only occur for students using Chromebook when Desktop View mode is in use. For more information on student modes, see Selecting Student View Modes (Active Tab View vs. Desktop View).


"Online"



The student's computer is online and their screen is being shared.

"Offline"



The student's computer is offline, the device has not yet been provisioned, or the LanSchool Air agent has not yet been installed. For more information, see Troubleshooting Offline Students.

"Enrolled"



The student's computer is enrolled in the class roster but the class has not been started yet. When the class is started, one of the thumbnails above appears, depending on the state of the student's computer.   

"In another class"


The student was pulled into another teacher's class. When this occurs, the teacher will see a message appear at the bottom of the page identifying which teacher started the new class. If this was a mistake, exit the class and re-start the class to pull all the students back.

"Online" with Battery Image



The student's computer is online and their screen is being shared, but the device they are using has 25% battery power or less and should be plugged in to a power source soon. 












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