Judy Durkin
CTE Teacher

Lab Monitoring Software

What software are you using to monitor computers in a lab environment? I like to walk around from time to time, but hovering around behind someone while they are at the computer is not fair. I used to have a desktop lab management program - can't remember the name of it. I am in a new school and I need a way to see my students' monitors from my computer. Help! 

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Russell Sadberry

Posted on 11/8/19 10:35:58 PM Permalink

​We use NetOp Vision. It works great!

Erin Petry

Posted on 5/29/19 10:33:25 PM Permalink

We use AB Tutor. I've been pretty pleased with it. I also have my computer at a raised desk behind my students. That helps keep everyone on task too.​

Ahmed Belal

Posted on 11/29/18 2:53:33 AM Permalink

​Thanks for Sharing

Shelly Asche

Posted on 6/21/17 3:59:16 PM Permalink

​Our school uses Lanschool, I like being able to use it as a collaborative tool as well as monitoring.

Pamela Hurley

Posted on 7/9/14 1:56:11 AM Permalink

For PC platform SynchronEyes and for Mac platform Apple Remote Desktop are both great. For virtual environments VMware manages and monitors labs. I would suggest it be implemented in a smaller setting verses a whole district.

Mike Blegen

Posted on 11/14/13 2:04:05 AM Permalink

We use ABTutor in a PC environment. I've been using it for a few years and have no complaints - in addition to monitoring, you can open a chat session, lock one/all screens, share screens, remotely shutdown machines and block individual applications or protocols.

David Field

Posted on 9/2/13 7:11:58 PM Permalink

There is also Lan School,, and it works in a very similar fashion as NetOP. They charge by the classroom and not via a per machine yearly subscription.

kathy chastain

Posted on 8/23/13 6:25:42 PM Permalink

We have Macs and use ARD Apple Remote Desktop...I love it and have been using it for quite some time...My students think I am 'magic'.

Mark DuBois

Posted on 8/21/13 5:00:47 PM Permalink

Our school is mostly Widows based and we use Faronics Insight - - it works successfully in some classes, not so well in others. Really depends on the teacher, etc.

Mike Skocko

Posted on 8/20/13 6:38:22 PM Permalink

We're on Macs and I use and love ARD.

Karen Henchy

Posted on 8/20/13 2:48:32 PM Permalink