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Education Everywhere: Teacher Dashboard

1. What is the Teacher Dashboard Classroom Management?

The Blocksi Teacher Dashboard is a Chromebook Management system for teachers who wants to assist students on chromebooks while in their 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 it ends the enforced new filtering policy falls back to the administrator filtering policy.

2. How many students can the Blocksi Teacher Dashboard manage?

There is no specific limit set.

3. How are student showing on the teacher dashboard?

Students chromebook screen are displayed as thumbnails and 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 as well be enforced to a specific student. Refresh time is near real time and in any case lower than 3-4 seconds depending on network upstream bandwidth condition.

4. Can the Teacher enforce a more restrictive filtering policy, then the administrator one?

Administrator can push to the teacher dashboard , specific teacher content filtering policies to be used during the class session only. Teachers can change on the fly the filtering policy for his class 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

5. How students can be added to the class?

Teacher Dashboard can either import classes from Google Classroom or can add students using a join access code or select them from the the GSuite user directory or import them from a csv file.

6. What are the content filtering capabilities available for the Teacher?

Teacher can do web filter across 79 categories, black and white list, Youtube filtering across 20 categories, or restrict Youtube to a specific channel or black & white list Youtube. 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.

7. Does the teacher get analytics report of his class to see which sites students visited during the class session?

Yes they do, not only their get all url visited but as well every youtube video watched during the class session.

8. Can the teacher see which tab are opened on students chromebook and close the one that he seems unwanted?

Yes the teacher can see icons for each tabs opened and can close the ones which are deemed not necessary for the class

9. Can the teacher run assessment on the chromebooks without having to put them in kiosk mode?

Yes the teacher can block access to the whole internet and allow only access to a specific set of web page along access to a google form for example so that the students in his class have access to a limited number of resources when doing assessments.