Lewis and Clark Community College is a leading educational institution in southern Illinois with an annual enrollment of more than 12,000 students. Lewis and Clark has approximately 2,000 workstations deployed campus wide across twenty-eight computer labs. As instructors, they constantly endured student mouse click activity while trying to teach the class. Instead of paying attention to the course material, students were surfing the Internet. Whether it was having the students open a website and then navigate through to the required page, or try and have them type in a complex URL, both left too much room for error and confusion. It was very frustrating for instructors to have limited class time wasted on trivial matters.
Lewis and Clark Community College deployed Faronics Insight to overcome these challenges. Faronics Insight enabled the instructors of Lewis and Clark Community College to harness the educational and productive aspects of their computers while minimizing classroom distractions. Teachers now had the ability to share their screen with students, provide remote assistance to students from a central console, and monitor classroom screens to ensure students are on task. Students also appreciated the benefits of Insight—they could request and receive help directly in their workstation session, and have their voice heard confidentially through computer-based classroom voting.