iOS / Android

Responding to the growing use of mobile technology in the modern classroom and the increased adoption of BYOD initiatives, NetSupport School has extended its multi-platform capabilities to include support for tablets and smartphones.

The NetSupport School Student for Android and iOS ensures students using these devices can still join with your NetSupport School-managed lessons.

The Tutor Assistant for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones delivers the freedom for a teacher to move around the classroom while still being able to monitor and interact with the class.

What they say about us…

NetSupport School has proven invaluable for classroom control and focusing the students.

Mike Gomm, Maiden Erlegh School

An unbeatable range of classroom management features and is, in many ways, the best of its kind on the market.

PC Pro Magazine

NetSupport has revolutionised teaching and learning at our school. An excellent classroom management tool that every ICT/Computing teacher should have. 

Robert Kent, Jack Hunt School

This is the way that software is supposed to work – quickly, easily and well. A joy 10/10. 

ICT for Education Magazine

NetSupport School has made a big difference in our classroom. Teachers love the fact that they can, just with a few clicks, actively monitor the students.

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust 

Teachers especially love having control of creating their own internet lists as well as practical measures such as turning off printing, which are all things that really help keep the students focused.

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust 

Student App (iOS and Android)

For installation on any Android tablet or iPad (Android – v4.0 or later/iOS – v6.0 and later), NetSupport School Student for Android and iOS gives teachers the power to connect to each student in a NetSupport School-managed classroom (NetSupport School Tutor application connecting to a Windows desktop required), enabling real-time interaction and support.

Key features:

View students

  • View thumbnails of all connected students’ tablets from the teacher’s PC (for supported Android devices).
  • Zoom in to view a larger thumbnail of any selected student’s tablet (for supported Android devices).
  • The teacher can discreetly view (Watch Mode) the screen of any connected student tablet (for supported Android devices).

 

Maintain focus

  • Blank and lock all students’ screens to gain attention (Android Only).
  • Remotely launch a selected website on one or multiple student devices.
  • Send an instant survey or request for feedback to each student and display results in real time.
  • Conduct instant student and peer assessment with Q&A mode.

 

iOS Student
Communicate and collaborate

  • Ask students to register at the start of each lesson.
  • Set objectives and expected outcomes for the current lesson.
  • Remotely assign ‘rewards’ to students to recognise good work or behaviour.
  • Send an attention-grabbing message or instruction to each student device.
  • Show the Tutor’s desktop to all or selected students. Students are able to use touch-screen gestures to pinch, pan and zoom in order to highlight key information when needed.
  • Open a discussion session that all or selected students can join, enter their comments and share with the rest of the class.
  • Students can send a request for help to the teacher’s desktop. In addition, a red toolbar appears at the top of the student’s device, enabling the teacher to easily identify students in need of help as they move around the classroom.
  • Transfer files to and from selected or multiple student tablets in a single action (Android Only).

 

Technical benefits

  • Browse for students (from their desktop application) or allow students to connect directly to the relevant class from their Android or iOS devices. The NetSupport School Student can be configured to launch automatically when the device is powered on (Android Only).
  • Teachers can choose to pre-configure each device with the required classroom connectivity settings, or ‘push’ the settings out from within the NetSupport School Tutor program.
  • View the current status of wireless networks (Android Only) and display battery strength for connected student devices.

Supported Android devices are from those vendors who have provided the additional access privileges needed for screen monitoring on their tablets.

NB: The NetSupport School Student for Android/iOS can be used with your existing NetSupport School licences already purchased (as long as you have sufficient unused licences). Alternatively, additional Android/iOS-only student licences can be purchased from your NetSupport reseller at a reduced cost.

Installation and configuration

1. Tutor component – This can be downloaded via the ‘main download’ option on our website, to install the Tutor onto the instructor’s desktop PC. From the instructor’s desktop, you can then connect to each system, enabling you to interact with each student.
2. Student component – Download the relevant student app from the Google Play store (Android v4 or later), iTunes stores (iOS v6 or later).

Set up and configure the Android/iOS Students
You can pre-configure each device with the required password protected classroom connectivity settings from the device or ‘push’ the settings to each device from within the NetSupport School Tutor program:

  • Select {School}{Tablet}{Apply Student Settings} from the Control drop-down window.
  • The Student Settings dialog will appear.
  • Select the students you wish to send the settings to.
  • To amend the configuration settings click Modify.
  • The Modify Student Settings dialog will appear.
  • Set the required options and click Save.
  • If a password has already been set at the Android/iOS device, enter this.
  • Click Send.
  • You can now browse for Android and iOS Students in Room mode.

If you selected the ‘Tablet students only’ licence type during installation the NetSupport School Tutor will only display the features that are supported for Tablet Students.

View the full Android and iOS installation and configuration guide

What they say about us…

NetSupport School has proven invaluable for classroom control and focusing the students.

Mike Gomm, Maiden Erlegh School

An unbeatable range of classroom management features and is, in many ways, the best of its kind on the market.

PC Pro Magazine

NetSupport has revolutionised teaching and learning at our school. An excellent classroom management tool that every ICT/Computing teacher should have. 

Robert Kent, Jack Hunt School

This is the way that software is supposed to work – quickly, easily and well. A joy 10/10. 

ICT for Education Magazine

NetSupport School has made a big difference in our classroom. Teachers love the fact that they can, just with a few clicks, actively monitor the students.

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust 

Teachers especially love having control of creating their own internet lists as well as practical measures such as turning off printing, which are all things that really help keep the students focused.

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust 

Tutor App (Android)

For installation on a teacher’s Android tablet (v4.0.3 and above), the NetSupport School Tutor for Android extends the product’s capabilities into dedicated tablet-based classrooms, giving the teacher the power to connect to each student device to deliver real-time interaction and support.

Note: The students’ tablets must be running the NetSupport School Student app – also available to download from the store.

Key features when connecting to students’ devices:

View students

  • View thumbnails of all connected students’ tablets from the teacher’s PC.

 

Communicate and collaborate

  • Ask students to register at the start of each lesson.
  • Set objectives and expected outcomes for the current lesson.
  • Initiate teacher-to-student chat sessions and send messages from the teacher device to one, selected, or all student devices.
  • Students can discreetly alert the teacher when they require assistance.
  • Remotely assign ‘rewards’ to students to recognise good work or behaviour.
  • Transfer files to a selected student or multiple students’ devices in a single action.

 

Android-tutor
Maintain focus

  • Conduct instant student and peer assessment with Q&A mode.
  • Send an instant survey or request for feedback to each student and display results in real time.
  • Remotely launch a selected website on students’ devices.
  • Blank and lock all students’ screens to gain attention.

 

Technical benefits

  • Connect to the required devices by creating ‘rooms’ in advance; then the students’ devices can be configured to a specific room. At the start of a lesson, the teacher simply indicates which of the pre-defined rooms they want to connect to. ‘Roaming’ students also have the option of connecting to a designated room.
  • View the current status of wireless networks and display battery strength for connected students’ devices.

The NetSupport School Tutor for Android is free to try in your environment for 30 days and can then be used with existing NetSupport School licences. Alternatively, additional licences can be purchased from your NetSupport reseller.

Manual - Tutor app for Android

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What they say about us…

NetSupport School has proven invaluable for classroom control and focusing the students.

Mike Gomm, Maiden Erlegh School

An unbeatable range of classroom management features and is, in many ways, the best of its kind on the market.

PC Pro Magazine

NetSupport has revolutionised teaching and learning at our school. An excellent classroom management tool that every ICT/Computing teacher should have. 

Robert Kent, Jack Hunt School

This is the way that software is supposed to work – quickly, easily and well. A joy 10/10. 

ICT for Education Magazine

NetSupport School has made a big difference in our classroom. Teachers love the fact that they can, just with a few clicks, actively monitor the students.

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust 

Teachers especially love having control of creating their own internet lists as well as practical measures such as turning off printing, which are all things that really help keep the students focused.

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust 

Tutor Assistant App (iOS & Android)

For use in your existing NetSupport School-managed classroom environment (NetSupport School v11 or higher connecting to a Windows desktop), the NetSupport School Tutor Assistant app is an extension to the traditional desktop Tutor application – delivering greater mobility for teachers around the class and the ideal tool to allow teaching assistants to help with monitoring students’ progress.

Recognising the value of assistants in the classroom, multiple devices can be used in a single class to ensure all teaching staff can retain full visibility at all times.

Features supported on tablets:

View students

  • View thumbnails of all connected student devices.
  • Switch from Thumbnail view to a Detail view, showing key student information in sortable columns.
  • View Help Request notifications from students as they are sent.
  • Select a Student thumbnail, to zoom and view their screen full size.
  • Show current application and websites in use on each student device.
  • Display a badge on the teacher’s PC to show the number of currently connected Tutor Assistants.

 

Communicate and collaborate

  • Send students a pre-set message.
  • Select individuals or a group of students.

 

Maintain focus

  • Block restricted websites. Allow only access to approved websites or simply block all internet access.
  • Blank and lock all students’ screens to gain attention.
  • Log on /Log off all student computers.
  • Restrict student printing.
  • Block the use of restricted applications or allow access to only approved applications.

 

Technical benefits

  • Support for both Android and iPad tablets.

 

Features supported on smartphones:

  • Support for Android and Apple iOS smartphones.
  • Block restricted websites, allow only access to approved websites or simply block all internet access.
  • Lock and unlock, and log on/log off all students’ computers.
  • Blank and unblank students’ screens to gain attention.
  • Restrict student printing.
  • Block the use of restricted applications or allow access to only approved applications.
  • Send students a pre-set message.

 

The Tutor Assistant app is free to download for all mobile variants from Apple iTunes, Google Play and the Amazon App store.

Supported Android devices

  • ASUS – MeMO Pad FHD 10 ME302C. ASUS MeMO Pad ME102A
  • Archos T40, X79, X80, T80
  • Hannspree SN1AT74
  • HP – All devices released since 01/01/14 inc: Slate21
  • HP Slate10
  • Samsung – All devices shipped with Android 4.0 and above, inc: Galaxy Tab, S3, S4, Note
  • Intel – TR10CD1/TR10CS1 tablets
  • Mecer – All devices inc: S7, S10-3G, S101, M785, X9711, X1010, X1011
  • Haier Pad 1043
  • SURFpad 1, 2, 3
  • CDI UnoBook, UnoBook A10
  • LG – All devices
  • Rooted Devices.

Note: Screen sharing can also be enabled when using devices running Android 5.0 or less when using the utils package.

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