Controlling a student device
Classroom Orchestrator allows teachers to view and control a student’s screen in real time. Here are some of the ways you can use the Remote Control tool:
- Quickly assist a student who needs help with a task–without interrupting the rest of the class
- Open or close applications or browser tabs remotely
Control works in Windows environments.
Teacher devices: a Windows device with a modern browser
Student devices: LMA Client on Windows devices you wish to control
Using a Remote Control session
To get started, hover the mouse over the student whose device you want to control, then click Control.
Depending on your browser type, a dialog box may appear similar to the Google request shown below. This gives Classroom Orchestrator, and the underlying remote control application, permission to open a connection to the student’s device. Note that you may be prompted more than once as each component of the application loads.
Pro tip. If you do not want to be prompted each time you start a remote control session, select (check) Remember my choice for all links of this type.
Once the connection is established, click inside the new window to control the student’s device with your keyboard and mouse. In some browsers, as below, you may see a message like “connection established” and then need to click Full Control.
To end the session, click the “X” at the top right corner of the window.
Student view. The control is transparent to the student. They are not told or asked for permission. They will simply notice you are intervening on their behalf–moving the mouse instead of them–or they’ll notice that their off-task adventures were suddenly closed down. Students will still have control as well. So you can use the mouse to point out something or navigate somewhere, then watch while they continue on their own.