Faronics announced today the release of Faronics Insight 7.6. The latest version of the popular classroom management software features strengthened teacher control and administration, enhanced student monitoring, and improved support for assorted technology platforms including Ubuntu Linux, Multipoint Server 2011, and Vernier LabQuest.
Instructors can now monitor students easier thanks to a screen feed feature which allows teachers to view student monitors randomly. Educators can also get through administrative duties more quickly with testing enhancements, such as the ability to add students to tests already in progress, as well as the ability to collectively send out and receive folders and directories. Finally science teachers will benefit from the support for Vernier LabQuest, a probe for scientific diagnostics.
Faronics Insight empowers instructors to educate, monitor, and communicate with an entire class from one central computer, or a portable device, such as Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Instructors can share their screen with students, control student access to applications and websites, and monitor classroom screens to ensure students are on task. Instructors no longer need to deal with classroom distractions—such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing—when teaching a class. Insight students are kept on task and engaged in an environment where technology accelerates their learning.
“Insight 7.6 gives teachers the confidence to embrace technology as a learning tool, while eliminating distractions,” said Graham Vair, Product Manager for Insight. “Now teachers can walk around the classroom working with students one-on-one, while knowing that the entire class is still focused and engaged with the new screen feed feature.”
A free 30 day evaluation version of Faronics Insight for Windows or Mac OS X can be downloaded from www.faronics.com.