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MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS AND REDIRECT STUDENT FOCUS

Technology-based learning in the classroom introduces many tempting digital distractions. Thanks to Faronics Insight, teachers can keep students engaged. Instead of spending time monitoring student activities, teachers can maintain classroom focus and promote collaborative learning. Faronics makes classroom management software for educational institutions of all sizes.
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EASY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

EASY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED

KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED

PROMOTE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

PROMOTE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

CROSS PLATFORM MIXED OS SUPPORT

CROSS PLATFORM MIXED OS SUPPORT

Faronics Insight Makes Classroom Management Easy

Monitor Classroom Activities
Use the classroom thumbnail monitoring feature to see what the students are doing with a single glance.
Promote Collaboration
Provide encouragement through collaboration and deliver an interactive lesson that keeps students engaged.
See the Whole Picture
Central management helps to eliminate the headache of managing multiple labs, schools, and networks.
Eliminate Distractions
By limiting internet access, teachers no longer have to deal with classroom distractions - such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing - when teaching a class.
Regain Control
Real-time computer monitoring empowers teachers to easily check student progress, engage in face-to-face instruction, and communicate effectively without distracting the class with device disruptions.
Accelerate Student Learning
Allow students to request and receive assistance directly in their workstation session, allowing teachers to give guidance and advance through coursework quickly and effectively.

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Countries

WHAT's new with version 8.0

WHAT's new with version 8.0
  • Performance Redesign
  • Chromebook Enhancements
  • e-Safety Enhancements
  • Android Student Enhancements

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We help you manage all types of devices

Windows
Windows
Insight Teachers on Windows have the ability to monitor classroom activities, promote collaboration with students, remove distractions and control their online environment.
Macintosh
Macintosh
Insight Teachers and Students on macOS have the same collaborative and productivity enhancing benefits from the Windows version.
Chromebook
Chromebook
Insight on ChromeOS allows Teachers to monitor and manage Student activities, help individual Students, administer tests, disable web browsing, and broadcast the teacher’s screen to accelerate student learning.
Tablets
Tablets
Insight on iOS or Android tablets can allow Teachers to broadcast their screens, send messages, administer tests, set voting polls, gather inventory information and provide a safe digital environment.

Faronics Insight is now 8X Faster

Faronics Insight is an effective classroom management tool that helps teachers create a better learning experience, while helping IT professionals manage and support multiple labs with ease.
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CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY THAT ENHANCES THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Faronics Insight empowers teachers with the ability to monitor, communicate and effectively educate students from one central computer.
Teachers Console
Teachers Console

Use the classroom monitoring feature to see what the students are doing with a single glance.

Show Teacher's Screen
Show Teacher's Screen

Show the Teacher's screen and audio to all students in a classroom.

Show a Student's Screen
Show a Student's Screen

Show a particular Students screen to the entire class to showcase creative solution to a problem or just a pretty picture in a real-time basis.

View All Students
View All Students

Get a real-time view of each student's screen at a single glance from the Teachers console to see what the students are doing.

Remote Control
Remote Control

Remote Control to help a student with a question, or to take control of the student's computer with keyboard and mouse.

Send Message
Send Message

Communicate with a student using audio chat, listen to students and broadcast audio to all or selected students.

Blank Screen
Blank Screen

Blank-out all student screens and disable student keyboards and mice to get the student's attention and conduct lectures without the distraction of students playing with their computers.

Assessment Mode
Assessment Mode

Allow Teachers to put Students into a secure, locked mode in order to take an assessment exam using the new Assessment Mode feature.

Testing
Testing

Easily create true or false, multiple choice, short answer and essay questions that can include graphics for electronically testing and grading.

Voting
Voting

Ask yes/no or multiple choice voting questions to get a quick pulse on whether or not students understand a concept.

Network Tampering
Network Tampering

Prevent wireless tampering via SSID limitation in conjunction with the Network Tampering feature to ensure that the students connect only to the required school's wireless network when available.

Restrict Web
Restrict Web

Block students from browsing to websites using IP addresses and optionally displays the list of approved websites to students.

Restrict Application
Restrict Application

Easily specify what applications students can run on their computers.

Limit Printing
Limit Printing

Temporarily disable all or selected student printers whether the printer is local, shared or a network printer.

Power Options
Power Options

Easy to use power management features to efficient management.

Class List
Class List

Create a class list and automatically bring those students into an Insight classroom.

Co-browse and Run Program
Co-browse and Run Program

Start lessons faster by instantly launching applications and websites on all student workstations at the same time.

Secure Mode
Secure Mode

Integrate double layers of security with Active Directory and Password Protected Secure Mode to limit unauthorized access to the Teachers console.

Students Screen Snapshot
Students Screen Snapshot

Take a snapshot of the students screen if you happen to catch them using their computer inappropriately.

Tech Console
Tech Console

Get more control with the new free Tech Console which includes many basic desktop management tools that help you stay on top of inventory, assets, software updates, security, and even control Faronics Deep Freeze.


Teachers Console
Teachers Console
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  • Use the classroom monitoring feature to see what the students are doing with a single glance.
  • View up to 3000 crisp high color student thumbnails at the same time and in 4 different sizes of thumbnails that can be sized automatically to the best fit and according to the classroom layout.
  • Remote Control to help a student with a question, or to take control of the student’s computer with keyboard and mouse.
  • Show the Teachers screen and audio to all students in a classroom.
  • Use the share student screen option to demonstrate to the class what specific students are doing on a class project.
  • Receive e-Safety Banned Words Keystroke alerts.

Show Teacher's Screen
Show Teacher's Screen
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  • Show the Teacher’s screen and audio to all students in a classroom.
  • Select between a full screen or a windowed show mode – to take over the entire student’s screen and disable keyboard and or show the teacher’s screen in a window.
  • Sharing your screen or a student’s screen with the rest of the class to give students a hands-on learning experience.
  • Teachers can notify students to accept full screen request.

Show a Student's Screen
Show a Student's Screen
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  • Show a particular Students screen to the entire class to showcase creative solution to a problem or just a pretty picture in a real-time basis.
  • Use the share student screen option to demonstrate to the class what specific students are doing on a class project.
  • Sharing your screen or a student’s screen with the rest of the class to give students a hands-on learning experience.

View All Students
View All Students
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  • Get a real-time view of each student’s screen at a single glance from the Teachers console to see what the students are doing.
  • View up to 3000 crisp high color student thumbnails at the same time and in 4 different sizes of thumbnails that can be sized automatically to the best fit and according to the classroom layout.
  • Quickly see the computer details – who’s logged in, current application, last visited website, last question, channel number and version of the software.
  • Rotate through different student screens allowing teachers to monitor student screens in a larger view.

Remote Control
Remote Control
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  • Remote Control to help a student with a question, or to take control of the student’s computer with keyboard and mouse.
  • Allow students to request and receive help directly in their workstation session, allowing teachers to advance through coursework quickly and effectively.
  • Provide one-to-one assistance to students without pausing the lesson or disrupting the rest of the class.
  • Efficiently and effectively interact with students directly through their computers.

Send Message
Send Message
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  • Communicate with a student using audio chat, listen to students and broadcast audio to all or selected students.
  • Send a message to any or all students and use as an effective way to get a distracted student back on task.
  • Chat with a particular students without disrupting the rest of the class in a simple, trusted way of communication.
  • Start and maintain a group chat to aids with collaboration among students.
  • Answer student questions and respond through a chat session to help them out or respect the student’s desire to not be recognized.

Blank Screen
Blank Screen
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  • Blank-out all student screens and disable student keyboards and mice to get the student’s attention and conduct lectures without the distraction of students playing with their computers.
  • Insight makes it easy to monitor student computers; blank student screens; mute audio; remote into their computers; open, close, block applications and web activity on student workstations.

Assessment Mode
Assessment Mode
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  • Allow Teachers to put Students into a secure, locked mode in order to take an assessment exam using the new Assessment Mode feature.
  • Restrict students from leaving the test as well as block incoming messages, and prevent going to unauthorized websites or applications.
  • Get in compliance with assessment exams including those administered in support of CCSSI and PARCC testing requirements.

Testing
Testing
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  • Easily create true or false, multiple choice, short answer and essay questions that can include graphics for electronically testing and grading.
  • Enhance the overall digital learning with complete administration of online assessments.
  • Watch in real-time basis where and how the students are doing on the test when the test is sent out to them.
  • Use the Test Builder application to build tests offline.

Voting
Voting
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  • Ask yes/no or multiple choice voting questions to get a quick pulse on whether or not students understand a concept.
  • Make asking questions fun by having randomly select a student and let the students enjoy the sound and suspense to see if they get chosen.
  • Export results to an electronic gradebook and significantly reduce the time to administer and grade tests.

Network Tampering
Network Tampering
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  • Prevent wireless tampering via SSID limitation in conjunction with the Network Tampering feature to ensure that the students connect only to the required school’s wireless network when available.
  • Monitor all user activity and forget about trying to fight distractions. Simply remove them with the ability to limit web, applications, print, and drives.

Restrict Web
Restrict Web
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  • Block students from browsing to websites using IP addresses and optionally displays the list of approved websites to students.
  • Keep students’ energy channeled in the right direction with application limiting combined with web limiting for better learning experience.
  • No longer need to deal with classroom distractions — such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing — when teaching a class.
  • Disable video streaming to the teacher and student computers.

Restrict Application
Restrict Application
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  • Easily specify what applications students can run on their computers.
  • View Running Applications to see a list of all of the applications that are active on the student machine. Optionally add it to the allowed or blocked applications list.
  • Stop all running applications immediately with the Clear Desktop button.

Limit Printing
Limit Printing
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  • Temporarily disable all or selected student printers whether the printer is local, shared or a network printer.

Power Options
Power Options
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  • Easy to use power management features to efficient management.
  • Remotely Shutdown, Restart or Logoff student computers right from the Teachers console.
  • Power-on student computers using the in-built Wake-On-LAN (WOL) technology.

Class List
Class List
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  • Create a class list and automatically bring those students into an Insight classroom.
  • Say hello to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and get a quicker way to start class when using the 1:1 version.
  • Automatically generate class list by exporting .csv files from your Student Information System to a shared location.

Co-browse and Run Program
Co-browse and Run Program
Screenshots:
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  • Start lessons faster by instantly launching applications and websites on all student workstations at the same time.
  • Co-browse to launch the same website on all student computers at the same time.

Students Screen Snapshot
Students Screen Snapshot
Screenshots:
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  • Take a snapshot of the students screen if you happen to catch them using their computer inappropriately.
  • Keystroke Alerts recorded in Insight Report Server.
  • Receive a screenshot on the Teacher Console when a banned word event is triggered by an Insight student.

Secure Mode
Secure Mode
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  • Integrate double layers of security with Active Directory and Password Protected Secure Mode to limit unauthorized access to the Teachers console.
  • Quickly pinpoint students who are abusing the “appropriate use policy” of the classroom using the Security Monitor utility.
  • Command attention the second the bell rings, with the ability to blank student screens and lock keyboards/mice, and help in getting classes started eliminating the challenge.

Tech Console
Tech Console
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  • Get more control with the new free Tech Console which includes many basic desktop management tools that help you stay on top of inventory, assets, software updates, security, and even control Faronics Deep Freeze.
  • Enforce Teacher Kiosk Mode so the Teacher console can be run in a way so that it cannot be minimized or closed.
  • Display the Windows or Novell login name of a student – configure Insight to use the NetWare login name instead of the Microsoft login name if the student computer is a using the NetWare client software.
  • Allow Teachers to communicate directly with IT staff of the campus to eliminate the need to creating IT tickets for simple questions.
 

Insight Specifications

Cross Platform Support
Faronics Insight is compatible with Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, iOS and Android operating systems and devices. The Teacher can be on Windows or Mac and can manage Students across all the supported operating systems.
Cross Platform Support
Insight support Windows versions

Windows

– Windows 10 (32/ 64-bit)
– Windows 8.1 (32/ 64-bit)
– Windows 7 (32/ 64-bit)
– Windows Vista (32/ 64-bit)
– Windows XP (32/ 64-bit)
– Windows 2008 Terminal Server
– Windows 2003 Terminal Server
– Windows MultiPoint Server

Hardware
– 512 MB RAM
– Processor: 166 Mhz Intel Pentium

Insight Support Mac Versions

Mac

– Mac OS X v10.12 (Sierra)
– Mac OS X v10.11 (El Capitan)
– Mac OS X v10.10 (Yosemite)
– Mac OS X v10.9 (Mavericks)
– Mac OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion)
– Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)

Hardware
– 512 MB RAM
– Processor: 64-bit Intel-based Macs

Insight Support iOS Versions

iOS

Apple iPads, iPods and iPhones
– iOS 10
– iOS 9
– iOS 8
– iOS 7

Insight Support Android Versions

Android

– Android 7.1 (Nougat)
– Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
– Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
– Android 4.4 (Kit-Kat)
– Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
– Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Insight Support Chromebook versions

Chromebook

– Chrome OS v33 and higher

Hardware
– Processor: Intel and ARM based

Insight Support other platform

Other PlatForms

NComputing
– L and M-Series
– X-Series
– U-Series

Languages

English French German Spanish Portuguese Chinese Japanese
Windows Teacher Console
Windows Student
Windows Multipoint Server
Windows Terminal Server
Mac Teacher Console
Mac Student
Tech Console
Linux Student
iOS Teacher Assistant
iOS Student
Android Student

Technical Advantages

Low network bandwidth

Insight requires between 5% and 20% of the bandwidth used by the competition. While showing the teacher’s screen, Insight uses around 24 KB/sec. Monitoring thumbnails requires less than 10 KB/sec. Because Insight uses a broadcast or multicast packet, the bandwidth required for controlling two computers is close to that required by 250 computers. Other product’s bandwidth requirements increase with every additional computer that is monitored.

Reliability

Insight thwarts attempts by students to disrupt the class by disabling the software. Insight students will re-join the session if the network is unplugged, the service will re-start automatically, and registry keys are protected from change. Savvy students will have the competitive products disabled in minutes.

Security

If you suspect a student is using a unauthorized teacher console, you can quickly identify them with the security monitoring tool. It captures all Insight activity to a log file. There is also a “secure” version of Insight that requires teachers to enter a password to open the console.

Works with Subnets and VLANS

Insight functions across subnets and VLANs using Multicast and Directed Broadcast technology. Port 796 is the only port required.

Low processor and memory requirements

Insight only requires about 4% of the processor and 8 MB of memory on the client.

Unbeatable Support Policy

Insight comes with free telephone and e-mail support.

Faronics Support

Have questions about Insight?
Call us directly at +44 1344 206 414 or contact sales.
For troubleshooting, check out our Support Portal for answers to frequently asked questions.

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