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The Blocksi Teacher Dashboard is a classroom management system for teachers who wants to assist students on Chromebooks or Windows-OS devices during class, while at the same time monitor their screen, collect analytics and enforce a filtering policy in order to either run assessments with limited internet resources or just block or unblock access to certain materials on the internet for pedagogy and curriculum purposes. The teacher dashboard runs only during the class session for a limited amount of time. When class, ends the enforced new filtering policy falls back to the administrator filtering policy.
There is no specific limit set.
Student's screens (Chromebook or Windows) are displayed as thumbnails that when clicked on, are displayed full-screen along with the analytics and web history of that student during the class session. A specific filtering policy different from the class filtering policy can also be enforced to a specific student. Refresh time is near real time, less than 3-4 seconds depending on network upstream bandwidth condition.
Administrators can push specific teacher filtering policies to be used during the class session only to the Teacher Dashboard. Teachers can change the filtering policy for their class on the fly, and pick another one or make exceptions to the current one. Once the class is over, it falls back to the administrator school-wide filtering enforced policy.
Teacher Dashboard can either import classes from Google Classroom, can add students using a join access code or select them from the the GSuite user directory, or import them from a csv file.
Teachers can add web filter across 79 categories, black and white lists, YouTube filtering across 20 categories; or restrict YouTube to a specific channel or black & white list. Usually the Administrator would push to the Teacher Dashboard filtering policies that would fit teachers' requirements for their class, and the teacher would just need to make exceptions (allow or block) some specific sites.
Yes, they do. The report contains all URLs visited and every YouTube video watched during the class session.
Yes, the teacher can see icons for each tab open and can close the ones which are deemed not necessary for the class.
Yes, the teacher can block access to the entire internet and allow only access, for example, to a specific set of web pages along with a Google form, so that the students in class have access to a limited number of resources when completing assessments.GO TO TEACHER DASHBOARD