Lab Monitoring Software

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 by Judy Durkin Latest activity: Jun 21, 2017

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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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Shelly Asche

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 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 Jul 9, 2014 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 Nov 14, 2013 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 Sep 2, 2013 7:11:58 PM - Permalink

There is also Lan School,http://www.lanschool.com/, 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 Aug 23, 2013 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 Aug 21, 2013 5:00:47 PM - Permalink

Our school is mostly Widows based and we use Faronics Insight - http://www.faronics.com/products/insight/ - it works successfully in some classes, not so well in others. Really depends on the teacher, etc.

Mike Skocko

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 6:38:22 PM - Permalink

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

Karen Henchy

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 2:48:32 PM - Permalink