classroom.cloud, our 3-in-1, cloud-based solution providing toolkits for classroom instruction, online safety, and IT management, receives more new features and enhancements! 

Power on 

In addition to powering off, restarting, or logging off class devices (either individually, a selected number, or all at once), technicians can now also power on devices (Windows only). Technicians can also create automated power-on schedules for the entire school and its sites via the Power Management settings.

Remote login

Teachers can now have access to remotely log in a student device (Windows only) from within the teacher console. A great time saver if, for example, they want to log in selected/all students at the start of the lesson (the teacher will be required to simply enter the student’s username and password).

AUP management 

To better help schools/MATs/districts manage IT users, they can now create and distribute Acceptable Use Policies. They can simply create a policy and then use rules to assign them to different users/devices – as well as track who has acknowledged them.

Delete selected safeguarding events/keywords 

From an online safety perspective, the keyword monitoring tool (powered by a pre-supplied online safety database of keywords and phrases containing over 14,000 terms) now allows triggered events/keywords to be deleted, if, for example, it is a false-positive. The action is recorded as an entry in the Audit Log, so the change can be evidenced later if needed. 

Verify domains

To help ensure your school only has one classroom.cloud account, the main account holder can register your school’s domain, which, once verified and a key copied into the school’s DNS, will ensure staff members (and students) do not create duplicate accounts!

Other recent updates:

Reset student passwords 

Recently, classroom.cloud also added the new student password reset feature to allow teachers to reset students’ passwords (Microsoft credentials only), helping to maximize lesson time and keep any learning delays to a minimum.

Enhanced Online Safety Group settings 

Meanwhile, the Online Safety Groups, which deliver focused monitoring of, for example, specific year groups or students considered vulnerable, have been enhanced to enable specific settings to be applied to each group of student devices. Safeguarding staff can now specify the online safety user who should receive alerts for any triggers made by students listed in the specified groups – and they can also group and filter the keyword/phrase list and any concerns reported by students in their online safety group.

Assign an Admin-created class to all relevant teachers 

An Admin can also create a class on behalf of selected/all teachers and assign it to their rosters, e.g., if there are three math teachers, it can be assigned to all of themA great way to save time and make class management easier and quicker!