Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City. The university has more than 2,100 undergraduate students and 1,700 graduate students. Helping these students reach their academic goals are 550 faculty and staff members, of which 20 are IT personnel. They have a total of 251 public computers spread across 16 computer labs. They recognized that placing computers into the classroom was a great way to connect students with the outside world, but it did little to connect students with each other or to the instructor. There was no way for our instructors to communicate with our students in the classroom other than visiting each computer station.
Oklahoma City University deployed Faronics Insight to overcome these challenges. Faronics Insight is empowering the instructors at Oklahoma City University with the ability to educate, assist, monitor, and communicate with an entire class from one central computer. Instructors no longer need to deal with classroom distractions—such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing—when teaching a class. Insight makes it easy for instructors to monitor student computers, blank student screens, mute audio, remote into their computers, open, close, block applications and web activity on student workstations.