We don't let teachers or students install software. All software is
installed by our IT staff. We run Fortres on all machines excepting the
teacher's machines, which allows us to prevent issues when it comes to
software. If a teacher or a student needs to install software, they have to
do it through us.
To display classroom computer screens on a projector we use SyncronEyez
software by SMART Technology. The "teacher" machine gets the teacher
version installed and the "student" machine gets the client installed. When
the computers login, the client runs as a "service" and connects to the
teacher machine, giving the teacher access to all their screens, control
over their computer, can take whats on their machine and display it on
his/her computer, and vise-versa. The teacher machine is setup to a SMART
board with a projector.
St. Albans Town Educational Center
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Paul Wood (RNESU)
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 12:13 AM
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Sorry for the double post.
I have a teacher that had local admin rights to computers in their
classroom. They gave a student his logon information so that the student
could install Radmin (http://www.famatech.com/). The teacher said that it
was for legitimate purposes. They said that it enhanced the curriculum.
They also let the student install Windows XP on the computers.
The same student was found installing software on other computers from a
jump drive. The student also tried to use Radmin to access several other
machines on the network.
The teacher wants to be able to display all classroom computer screens
through one projector. I know there is other software out there. Any
How do other network administrators deal with this? Has anyone taken
network access from a teacher for abuse?
Should the IT department buy software that helps monitor students? Does
this software require local administrative rights?
IT Coordinator, RNESU
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