LanSchool 8.0 Release Notes
LanSchool 8.0, Sept 9, 2016
Summary - Features & Enhancements
· LanSchool Improved Performance
o Thumbnail monitoring now uses half the amount of data compared with previous editions of LanSchool (40KB per Thumbnail 7.8 and earlier vs. 8.0 now 20KB) resulting in lower bandwidth usage overall.
o Show Teacher and Student is approximately 400% faster* (1-2 frames per second (fps) in 7.8 and earlier editions to 6+ fps in 8.0) *based on initial testing results.
o Remote Control will see similar performance results as to the Show feature. LanSchool dominates performance barriers on three key features of the product
· Show Screen Settings
o Active Display - Show screen setting dialog provides the ability to select from multiple monitors. Select a single monitor, or multiple monitors to be displayed during the show session.
o Image Quality - Show screen setting dialog provides the ability to select from a performance slider bar for speed vs. image quality. Turtle mode will provide the highest quality image at a lower performance, rabbit mode will provide a medium quality image at medium performance, and cheetah mode will provide the lowest quality image but best performance.
Turbo Mode - Engaging turbo mode during a session will see up to 800% performance increase with 6-10 frames per second depending on available bandwidth. In this mode LanSchool uses as much bandwidth as possible to provide the best experience during high image presentation events (i.e. showing videos). Turbo mode will be disabled if some of the systems selected are not capable of running at this level of performance based on computational speed.
o Draw on Screen - Allows the Teacher to draw with a red pen on the screen. This option was previously available but had a less than ideal placement in the teacher console interface.
· e-Safety - Banned Words\Keystroke Alerts
o Increased content list size for banned words to provide even more robust capability.
o Snapshot option will send a snapshot to the teacher console on a banned word event triggered by a LanSchool student.
o Alerts will forward to the LanSchool Report Server if installed to provide a centralized perspective on events in the LanSchool environment.
· Report Server
o Included at no extra change is the newly improved LanSchool Report Server. The Report Server retains the software and hardware inventory information scanned from student machines and well as e-safety alerts. The data captured allows you to record and analyze your technology utilization with reports provided such as web site visits or application usage by student or computer.
· Chromebook Student
o Battery & Power Status Information
o New Option to use as part of Trial\Demo Mode
o Password Secure mode now supported for Chromebooks
· Android Student
o Option to enable Thumbnail monitoring feature even outside of the LanSchool student application (requires Android 6.0+)
o New Blank screen feature
o New Chat feature
o Newly redesigned Student Interface
o Ability to sign-in with the Google profile so that LanSchool will use the student’s login name.
o Optimized LanSchool Student app to work with Android 7.0 Nougat
· Customer Enhancements
o New option to minimize vs. shut down in Application Limiting (FB17071)
o Mac Teacher can now use URL for downloading dynamic class lists (FB19532)
o Wake-On-Lan (WOL) option so that settings can be local machine rather than User (FB 19884)
· Addressed issue with /norestart command with mass uninstalling (FB19223)
· Fixed case where Mac student tray icon was updating too often (FB19439)
· Resolved case with Google docs not being allowed even if permitted with Limit web (FB19491)
· Corrected situation where Chrome extension asking to block page 100s times per second