How can we improve GoGuardian Teacher?

Just noticed that students can play games if they do not open it up as a tab. They double screen it and can play it and you can not see it.

Display all aps that are open as well as tabs.

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    SARAH CARLTON shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed & closed  ·  AdminProduct Team (Admin, GoGuardian) responded  · 

    We have heard your feedback! Keeping your students focused and on-task is essential.

    The good news is that you can now view your students Chrome apps and extensions that are currently running along with their tabs.

    To view the list of running Chrome apps:

    1) Open an active classroom session
    2) Navigate to the Screens dashboard
    3) Click a student’s screen tile
    4) Click the Apps tab

    To learn more, please visit our help center at

    Thank you so much for making GoGuardian part of your classroom.


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      • Jule commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can you see if your student has split screen if he doesn't click the other tab?

      • Lauren Savage commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on this feature? It's especially annoying when I have students taking tests/quizzes and they have an alternative browser open in the background that I can't see and they are using it to cheat. Luckily, we have Canvas, so I can check the quiz log to see if they left the window, but I would rather simply see/block any other apps.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, I have numerous students that have found a way around me (teacher) being able to see what they are doing. It's like they froze their screens on something appropriate and went on to something they shouldn't be doing.

      • Evan Shadle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes my students use a program called istation and it is an app we had to download from the web store but I can not see the screen when they are using istation and the app does not show up as a tab either.

      • noah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        im a new teacher i am aware of this and i wanna gert an inside look at what my wonderful students can see and what i can see

      • Ben Houseward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As far as Incognito mode goes, that's easily disabled as long as the devices are enrolled in the domain and you follow the best practices found here:

        It's also a good idea to block Multiple Sign-in Access under user settings, even though it's redundant if you restrict sign in to your domain.

        I wasn't able to replicate the scenario the OP mentioned. Hopefully that means it has been addressed, or it was a localized situation. It could also be that the Google Doc had flagged terms and as such was pushed to the dashboard immediately, whereas the other window wouldn't update until the next batch send (

        @Christia_Gugel It's probably not a good idea to post the exact details here since students also hang out on these types of forums ;) But definitely let someone in support know the specifics.

      • Grace Robinette commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can also go incognito and it doesn't show up... But in the classroom its easy to tell that they are on the CB but nothing is appearing in GG, so I can still bust them but just can see where they were or what they were doing...

      • Christia Gugel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently, students can split their Chromebook screens and choose which screen they want to show up on Go Guardian! A student demonstrated this can be completed today. He was able to have his Google Doc open and YouTube, and only the Google Doc appeared to be the item he was using on the screen. He could even move his mouse around in the YouTube screen without showing signs of being in YouTube on the screen for Go Guardian.

      • Kimberly Adams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        admin can block all apps and extensions except what is allowed.
        it would be helpful to be able to block certain websites for the duration of the class to keep them from toggling back and forth between the tabs

      • Kevin Christopher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any way to keep them from tearing off tabs? you should also be able to look at the timeline view to see it happening.

      • Terry Gillem commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What we noticed was that if a student has a split screen his screen will appear elongated on the screens view, also if the open up another browser screen the site they are on will still appear as a small icon under the screen view.

      • Jean Choi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When using Chromebooks, students can change their settings to where chat windows are appearing as pop-ups. These pop-ups DO NOT appear on the screen or timeline view for the teacher.

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