UK- February 2017 – The mobile companion to NetSupport School’s desktop Tutor application for Windows is the native Windows 10 Tutor App. Designed for installation on Windows tablets and touch-enabled devices, the app is already helping teachers create new possibilities for mobile teaching and learning.
This latest release of updates brings even more flexibility to the app, with the new ‘Class Mode’ connectivity option (BETA) which offers direct integration with Microsoft School Data Sync, enabling teachers to instantly access their online SIS (Student Information Systems) classrooms and student accounts at the start of a NetSupport-managed lesson. Teachers are also able to use the Power Management feature to simultaneously power on/off or log in/out or reboot selected classroom computers, thereby maximising classroom time. In addition, they can maintain students’ focus and avoid disruption to the lesson by preventing data being copied to or from USB storage and CDR/DVD devices, plus they have control over muting the sound at the student machines. A virtual whiteboard with a wealth of drawing tools is also available to improve collaboration within the classroom.
Now, students can also be more easily kept on task with teachers being able to minimise or close any non-lesson-related applications that are open direct from the app – and updates to the Student Help Request feature means that requests are colour-coded to highlight their priority.
The new, extended platform support for students using Chrome OS and Apple Mac systems means that the classroom becomes even more inclusive with regard to technology, as teachers can teach from their Windows 10 Tutor app and yet still interact with devices on these systems.
The NetSupport School Windows 10 Tutor app is available free from the Windows App Store.