Faronics Insight Product Specs

Version 7.8

System Requirements

Faronics Insight works with any combination of computers running Windows XP-32, Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32/ 64-bit), Windows 2003 and 2008 Terminal Server, Windows MultiPoint Server, Google Chromebook (Intel and ARM based Chrombook’s running Chrome 33 and higher), NComputing X, L, U and M-Series, and Mac OS X (10.4 and higher)., iOS4 on iPads, iPods, and iPhones, and Android v2.3.3 and higher. The Mac teacher console requires an Intel processor running Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. Linux Ubuntu (32/64-bit) v10 and v11. Insight is optimized for 800×600, 1024×768, and 1280×1024 screen resolutions.


Insight Console

  • Easily access the console through the system tray menu (Windows) or Dock (Mac OS X)
  • Manage students in a list view or by thumbnails
  • Name computers using Windows, Novell, or Active Directory
  • Move between labs while keeping student lists organized
  • Teachers can shift from class to class while applying changes to student lists, channels, and class profiles in real-time
  • Transmit a video file simultaneously to all student clients and control video playbacks for all students at the same time
  • Broadcast audio and manage settings from teacher console
  • Support for Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad

Insight Tech Console

  • Real time inventory and asset reporting
  • Remote control instructor console (with permission)
  • Software distribution (remote launch)
  • View/set security policies and power profiles
  • Support requests
  • Faronics Deep Freeze control

Classroom Collaboration

  • Display teacher screen on student monitors in Full Screen or Windowed mode (option to lock student mouse and keyboard)
  • Draw on screen to highlight important details
  • Allow a student to share their screen with the rest of the class
  • Send a text message to all or selected students
  • Students can ask a question directly through Insight
  • Teachers can initiate a text-based chat session with a single student or group of students
  • Transfer files to and from student computers or network drive

Application & Device Connectivity Control

  • Allow only required applications and block others
  • Save and load application limiting lists for different classes
  • Limit student access to printers and USB thumb drives
  • Restrict CD-ROM drive access

Control Student Workstations

  • Disable student’s keyboard & mouse during a remote control session
  • Blank screens to grab student attention (with optional custom message), locking out keyboards and mice, or muting sound

Web Limiting & Classroom Monitoring

  • Block all Internet activity (browsers, e-mail, and messaging)
  • Allow/Disallow access to selected websites
  • View a student’s Internet browsing history
  • Display a launch page that lists allowed/disallowed websites
  • Monitor workstation keystrokes live (except at login prompt)
  • Receive keystroke alerts for banned words
  • Dual monitor support

Power Features

  • Easily shutdown, logoff, or restart student computers
  • Power on computers remotely using Wake-on-LAN technology

Testing & Voting

  • Assessment Mode allows the Teacher to put all of the Student computers into a ‘locked down’ state when Students take Assessment tests on their computers.
  • Ask the students Yes/No and multiple choice questions
  • Distribute tests to students that can be completed electronically
  • Display random order test questions to prevent cheating
  • Improved testing with new essay-type answers

Security & Anti-Tampering Controls

  • SSID Limitation ensures that the machine connects only to the required school’s wireless network when available
  • All activity within Insight is logged to a status window
  • Password protection prevents rogue console use
  • Active Directory Secure Mode allows only members within a specified Active Directory group to view or control workstations to prevent unauthorized use of the Insight console

View & Snapshot Running Applications

  • Keystroke Alerts and Questions from Students to Teachers can logged and saved to a file.
  • View all running applications on a student’s workstation and add those applications to the allowed/blocked application lists
  • Take a snapshot of a student’s current workstation screen