Classroom Orchestrator

Classroom Orchestrator Migrating

Introduction

Classroom Orchestrator has recently undergone a huge upgrade. The new upgrade adds a variety of exciting features and improvements to Classroom Orchestrator, including:

  • The ability for a teacher to share a students screen
  • Better support for Windows devices
  • Improved device status notifications
  • An updated user interface
  • Increased speed and reliability

As part of the upgrade, all users will have to migrate from the old Classroom Orchestrator interface to the new interface. The upgrade process is very simple. Basically, all you have to do is deploy new agents and log into Classroom Orchestrator through the new classroom.relay.school interface.

The old Classroom Orchestrator interface will remain functional until July 1st, afterwards all customers will have to undergo the migration process to the new interface.

 

Migrating

All customers will receive a notice of Classroom Orchestrator migration when logging into Classroom Orchestrator through Launch. Up until the July 1, 2017, you will be given the option to begin the migration setup, or to continue with the current version.

Click on Begin Setup to initiate the migration process.

You will be automatically redirected to the new Classroom Orchestrator Getting Started page. This page will guide you through the migration process in three easy steps.

 

Chrome: Deploy New Extension

The first step of setting up Classroom Orchestrator is deploying the Google Chrome extension to your users (for Chrome devices) or downloading and installing the LMA (Windows devices.) Deploying the extension allows you to access key features of Classroom Orchestrator, such as viewing screens, viewing URL history, and locking devices.

Deploying the Google Chrome Extension

Note: Google may change their UI without warning, causing these steps to no longer be accurate. If that is the case, please notify us through the Was This Helpful link (click No and a form to notify us will pop up) at the bottom of the page and we will immdiately update the steps.

1.

From the Google Admin console, navigate to Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings. Once you are in User Settings, make sure that you select your organization from the top-left navigation bar.

2. Scroll down to Apps and Extensions > Force-installed Apps and Extensions. Click on Manage force-installed apps.

3. Click on Specify a Custom App.

4. In the ID and URL fields enter your specific custom ID and URL as displayed in the Classroom Orchestrator Getting Started instructions (within the Classroom Orchestrator application.) Click Add.

5. Once the app has been added you will see it in your list of apps to the right. The app will have the same name as the ID in Classroom Orchestrator. Click Save to push the extension.

6. Click Save at the bottom of the page to deploy your changes.

Deploying the LMA (Windows)

For Windows devices, you will want to deploy the Lightspeed Management Agent (LMA.)

Note: You do need to update the LMA 3.1 or above.
Learn more about: Deploying the LMA

 

Chrome: Remove Old Extension

You will need to remove any old Classroom Orchestrator agents that you have previously pushed to students in order for the new agent to work (customers who are pushing an agent for the first time, as well as customers running Windows, can skip this step.)

1.

From the Google Admin console, navigate to Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings. Once you are in User Settings, make sure that you select your organization from the top-left navigation bar.

2. Scroll down to Apps and Extensions > Force-installed Apps and Extensions. Click on Manage force-installed apps.

3. Locate the old CO extension, called Management for Chrome. Click remove to remove the extension. (Our example only has the single extension listed for clarity, you will have more extensions listed, depending on your preferences.)

Next Steps

You are now fully integrated with the new Classroom Orchestrator. All of your original settings will still be there.

Do you want to learn more about the new Classroom Orchestrator?

Learn more about: Getting Started with Classroom Orchestrator – Chrome
Learn more about: Getting Started with Classroom Orchestrator – Windows