Monitor and manage students’ Chromebooks to deliver instruction with ease!

NetSupport School for Chrome makes it even easier for teachers to deliver instruction to students using Chrome devices (as well as other platforms) and maximize the effectiveness of technology-enhanced teaching.

With NetSupport School, teachers can manage students’ Chromebooks from their own PC or Chromebook and use its range of award-winning features to instruct, assess, collaborate, and control the classroom – making it the perfect solution for teaching and learning in a Chromebook classroom.

Key benefits

Maximize lesson
time

Remove
distractions

Identify learning
gaps

Manage online
behavior

Create a safe
learning environment

Support social
distancing

Key features

Getting started – Using the Student Register, ask students to sign in at the start of each lesson. Set objectives and expected outcomes for the current lesson, so students can view expected learning outcomes.

Broadcast – Show your Windows desktop screen to all or selected students’ Chromebooks to help demonstrate a point or show students how to do a particular task, for example.

Interact – Communicate with students in real time via Chat (that all or selected students can join) or send an attention-grabbing message/instruction to each student’s device.

Launch – Get your whole class on the same web page quickly by launching a website on their Chromebooks.

Assess – Check students have understood the lesson content and assess their progression levels with class surveys – and see the results displayed in real time.

Monitor – Using the Thumbnail View, monitor all/selected students’ screens at a glance, ensuring they’re on task.

Gain attention – Simply lock students’ mice and keyboards to ensure everyone is focused on you.

Support – Students can discreetly send a ‘request for help’ (an alert will be visible on your screen). Meanwhile, gauge student wellbeing using the Student Feedback Mode.

Stay safe – Maintain a safe learning environment by creating ‘allowed’ and ‘restricted’ website lists, and quickly add any currently viewed websites to the lists when needed.

Integrate – Enjoy a flexible range of connection methods to Chrome student devices and integrate with your Google Classroom platform to centrally manage NetSupport School settings from the Google Admin Console.

Security – Add extra security with a password-protected ‘Options’ setting on student Chromebooks.

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Try NetSupport School in your class for free for 30 days and see what a difference it can make to your technology-enhanced teaching and learning… Simply sign up to get started!

NetSupport School delivers a perfect solution for a Chromebook classroom, offering both a Tutor app for Chrome OS and a Student extension for installation on each student device. Compatibility is also provided for an instructor using a Windows desktop to manage student Chromebooks and other platforms.

Regardless if you’re working in a Chromebook-only classroom or Windows instructor connecting to a mixed student platform (including Chrome), there are 3 components that must be installed:

1. Tutor (Instructor) component.

2. NetSupport Name & Connectivity Server (NCS). Also referred to as the Gateway. Installed on a Windows PC and used to manage connections between the Tutor and Student.

3. Student component.

Are you a Windows Instructor connecting to a Student Chrome device (plus other platforms)?

1. In this scenario, please choose the ‘main download’ option to install the Windows Tutor onto the instructors’ desktop PC and the NCS (select Custom install) onto the required Windows Server. Our Installation Guide provides more information.

Main download
2. Next, download the NetSupport School Chrome Student extension from the Google Chrome Web store on each of the students' Chromebooks. It is recommended that the deployment of the Student extension is centrally managed in the Google Admin Console.

Student Extension
3. To connect to additional platforms, download the relevant NetSupport School Student app on each of the students' devices.

Main download Chrome apps and extensions Get the app for your device

Are you a Chrome Instructor connecting to a Student Chrome device?

1. In this scenario, please download the NetSupport School Tutor for Chrome app from the Google Chrome Web store onto the instructors’ Chromebook.

Tutor app
2. Next, select the ‘main download’ option to install the NCS onto the required Windows Server (Custom Install). Our Installation Guide provides more information.

Main download
3. Lastly, download the Student extension from the Google Chrome Web store on each of the students' Chromebooks. It is recommended that the deployment of the Student extension is centrally managed in the Google Admin Console.

Main download Chrome apps and extensions Get the app for your device

Are you a Mac Instructor connecting to a Student Chrome device?

1. In this scenario, please download the NetSupport School Tutor for Chrome app from the Google Chrome Web store.

Tutor app
2. Next, choose the ‘main download’ option to install the NCS (select Custom install) onto the required Windows Server. Our Installation Guide provides more information. This is required to connect the Chrome Tutor to the Chrome Students (via the browser on the Mac instructor device).

Main download
3. Download the NetSupport School Chrome Student extension from the Google Chrome Web store on each of the students' Chromebooks. It is recommended that the deployment of the Student extension is centrally managed in the Google Admin Console.

Student Extension
4. Once 1-3 steps are complete, open a new browser tab and click on “Apps” and click NetSupport School Tutor app (If the previous screen from the Web store is still open, click on “Launch App”).

5. With the NetSupport School Tutor app opened, input IP Address, Port, and Gateway Key.

6. Instructors can now can assign a room or provide a user list. Once complete, the instructor can click “Connect”.

Main download Chrome apps and extensions Get the app for your device

Please note
The main download option contains all desktop components: For Instructor, Student and Technician PCs and includes the NetSupport Name & Connectivity Server (NCS). To install multiple components on the same PC select ‘Custom’ installation.

The system requirements for this is:
Windows XP (SP3), 2003(SP2), Vista, 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. NetSupport School operates in Terminal Server, Thin/Zero Client, Virtual Desktop and shared-resource computing environments and is supported on Google Chromebooks, iOS and Android tablets. Mac and Linux support also available with NetSupport Assist.