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  1. Individual Student Browsing Report - total and average time spent on visited sites

    Student reports would provide our teachers with valuable information to better equip them with data about how their students use their class time while working on their devices. Teachers would use these reports as evidence to their arguments about their students' performance in IEP meetings, parent conferences, and while sharing concerns with the administration. Moreover, such statements would enable teachers to spot trends and create better intervention plans.

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    Hello hello!

    This is Kevin Behan, the Product Manager for GoGuardian Teacher. As of December 3rd, there are some significant updates to the student reports feature that should address most of this suggestion. Now, at the top of the report you’ll see pie charts for the student’s 5 most used websites, google docs, and google searches. This includes the total time spent on these websites as well. Furthermore, you’ll see snapshots you’ve taken of that student’s screen and the number of times you closed a tab, locked their device, opened a tab, or when the student visited a website that is blocked by your scene or school administration.

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Best,
    KB

  2. Lock the students computers onto a certain website, for a certain period.

    I would love it if I could lock the students computers onto a certain website, for a certain period.

    I am working on doing stations in my classroom where they go to 3 different stations (independent study/homework time, watch a video lecture of me, and time to ask me questions on lecture/homework).

    I want to make sure they only watch the video that I decide on and that they can't go to other websites, this way they can only watch the video(s) I have chosen for them and stay on task at this station.

    Since I am answering questions at…

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  3. Audible & visual alerts when students open non-approved websites.

    Create an alert (audible & visual) when a student goes to a non-approved website. Just like my email makes a chiming noise when I get an email. It would be great if my computer would make a noise to let me know someone is on a website that isn't approved (the feature of creating "approved" websites would be a part of this). Then, if I'm walking around my room I can go to my desk and see who is doing what (the students profile flashing would be an easy way to indicate who the "offender" was) and redirect as necessary.

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    Hello!

    Thank you for this amazing suggestion. We took this into careful consideration when updating our features to help you easily identify students that are off-task.

    To access this feature, simply start a class session and perform the following steps:
    1. Towards the top right of your screen, turn on “Off-Task Alerts”.
    2. Students who are off-task will be highlighted yellow.

    When a student goes to a website that you would like to be notified about, click the student screen and select the “Always” option from the dropdown. If you want to see exactly what this looks like, I’ve attached a screenshot to this email.

    Please note the feature is currently only available for English, History/Social Science, Math, Science subjects. The goal is to make sure the alerts we provide are reliable and accurate for the subjects with the most classes first, and eventually cover more subjects.

    For additional information…

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    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 https://help.goguardian.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000334703.

    Thank you so much for making GoGuardian part of your classroom.
  6. Keep users on a specific website (during a test for example)

    Possibility to view a screen full-screen to use it on the interactive whiteboard in the classroom.

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  7. Students cannot open additional tabs, so they have to stay on just the one tab

    Making it so that students cannot open additional tabs, so they have to stay on just the one tab

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  9. Add a sort feature based on "level of concern" so the few students who require more frequent monitoring are at the top and easily visible.

    Every class has one or two (or a few) students who tend to need more close monitoring than their peers. However, it's difficult to pick them out of the tile or list views. Allowing us to give a quick rating of students (red, yellow, green?) and then sort by "level of concern" would make it far easier to keep an eye on students who need it the most. Thanks!

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    Hello!

    Thank you for this amazing suggestion. We took this into careful consideration when developing Off-Task Alerts, which will help you easily identify students that require close monitoring.

    To access this feature, simply perform the following steps:
    1. Start a class session.
    2. Towards the top right of your screen, turn on “Off-Task Alerts”.

    Students who are off-task will be highlighted yellow. You will also be able to see which student has been off-task and the corresponding duration at the bottom of the classroom session view.

    Please note the feature is currently only available for English, History/Social Science, Math, and Science subjects. The goal is to make sure the alerts we provide are reliable and accurate for the subjects with the most classes first, and eventually cover more subjects.

    For additional information regarding this feature, you can refer to: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1AdzZ5IJzRw4djcEzyzU7o4xO82FtmNw2EXr2C-8awl4/edit?usp=sharing.

    Let me know if there’s anything else we can…

  10. allow teachers to open a chat dialogue directly with a student by clicking on the screen in screen view mode.

    Currently the only way to open a chat is by clicking on the chat and then clicking on the students name. It would be so much easier to have a way to click on the students screen and chat with them. Maybe make a small chat bubble icon on each of the screens in screens mode, or have a small chat icon on the active tab when in timeline mode.

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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this amazing suggestion! Especially now more than ever, we understand the importance of being able to quickly and easily chat with your students. With our new updates, you will be able to do just that!

    Simply turn ON chat and then you will see a new chat button appear on each student’s tile (refer to the “chat button” screenshot for what this looks like).

    Once you click the button, you will be able to easily chat with your students (refer to the “chat enlarged screen” screenshot). If you wish to see what your students are browsing, click the “Student Activity” tab located to the left of the chat tab.

    If you have any questions, feel free to let me know. Thank you again for this great suggestion!

  11. The ability to delete scenes

    I would really like the ability to delete scenes. I have several that I no longer need. When I try to select a new scene I have to go through several pages.

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    15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello hello,

    This is Kevin, the Product Manager for GoGuardian Teacher. As of 4:30 PM (EST) today (August 27th) you are able to permanently delete scenes that you no longer need. Also, you will be warned before deleting a scene that is the “default scene” for one or more of your classes.

    Thank you for your patience.

    Keep the great suggestions rolling in!
    KB

  12. Block students from the chat feature.

    The chat feature is nice, but occasionally it is getting misused. I would like to see the teacher be able to disable chat and also be able to "mute" students who misuse chat.

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    Hi everyone!

    We’re happy to announce that the wait is over — as of today, you’ll be able to turn chat on/off for individual students!

    To access this feature:
    1. Navigate to the student you wish to chat with in your classroom session
    2. Click on the new chat icon, located to the right of your student’s name, on the student tile (refer to the Chat Icon attachment)
    3. Type the message you wish to send in the enlarged screen view (refer to the Enlarged Chat attachment)

    Please note:
    - As done previously, using the toggle at the top of your classroom session will turn on chat for your entire class.
    - If you wish to block students from the chat feature and only turn it on for select students, make sure the toggle is off. You may then initiate chat with individual students by clicking on the chat icon…

  13. automatically unlock students screens when a session is ended

    in case a teacher forgets to unlock student laptops before the end of a session, those computers should be unlocked when a session ends without having to power off the computer.

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  14. Please have an archive for Chat.

    I need to go back and look at some conversations between me and students. This feature is already available for Snapshots and Timelines.

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    Hi everyone!

    Thank you for this great suggestion. With our recent chat update, you can now see chat logs from past sessions and view/send chat messages to students even if they’re offline.

    To access past chat logs:
    1. Go to the classroom where the chat took place.
    2. Click on the specific past session when you messaged the student.
    3. On the bottom right corner, click the chat icon and click on the student’s name to access the chat archive.

    For more information on step #3 above, refer to the attached screenshot.

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Stay safe,
    Elaine

  15. Admins need access to teachers classrooms

    The Audit log has a very serious design flaw for admins. I can't tell how many teachers have set up their classrooms, only who is starting sessions. That is why admins need to be able to see teachers classrooms. Let's face it there are still a lot of teachers afraid of technology and just say it is to hard. I need to know who they are and intervene instead of hearing from administrators that the teachers can't use the product

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    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    This is Kevin, the Product Manager for GoGuardian Teacher. As of today at 3:30 PM (August 22nd), super users are able to perform backend administration in a much more hands-on way with the “log in as” feature. This allows you to “log in as” teachers in your org to assist them with their accounts, which includes being able access and troubleshoot teacher classrooms. Whenever you are assisting a teacher, said teacher will be notified via email that you are assisting them. Try heading to manage.goguardian.com to check it out!

    Thank you for the suggestion!
    KB

  16. It would be great to give teachers the ability to blacklist specific URL's during a session for the students in that session.

    If there's a site that is often a distractor in your class but there are reasons that it should not be added to the general blacklist for all devices, it would be really handy to have the ability to blacklist it's URL for the duration of your class session for the students in that class session.

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    Thank you for the suggestion!

    We recently released an update which will allow you to quickly block websites for your entire class directly from the enlarged student screen view. Now, when you see students browsing a website that they shouldn’t be, you can easily block the website by performing the following steps:

    1. Make sure you have a scene turned on in Allow Mode.
    2. Click on the student tile to see the enlarged screen view detail.
    3. Click “Block for class” — I’ve attached a screenshot of what this view would look like.

    In addition, any new websites blocked during an active session will be automatically saved to scenes, so that you don’t have to experience the same issues in the next active session. 

    Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

    Best,
    Elaine

  17. Allow teachers to talk to just one student - without enabling the chat for all students

    Allow teachers to talk to just one student - without enabling the chat for all students

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    Hi everyone!

    We’re happy to announce that the wait is over — as of today, you’ll be able to turn chat on/off for individual students!

    To access this feature:
    1. Navigate to the student you wish to chat with in your classroom session
    2. Click on the new chat icon, located to the right of your student’s name, on the student tile (refer to the Chat Icon attachment)
    3. Type the message you wish to send in the enlarged screen view (refer to the Enlarged Chat attachment)

    Please note:
    - As done previously, using the toggle at the top of your classroom session will turn on chat for your entire class.
    - If you wish to only turn it on for select students, make sure the toggle is off. You may then initiate chat with individual students by clicking on the chat icon within each student tile.

    If you have…

  18. Re-lock a screen that you have locked after a student logs out and back on.

    When I lock a screen, the student can logout or restart the Chromebook and they will be unlocked once they log back on. It should keep sending out the lock message periodically to stop this. Furthermore, if the student selects "remove user" which removes their profile and then logs back in, it will not only unlock their screen, but it starts a new timeline in the session.

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  19. Create the ability to receive desktop notifications when students send a chat message.

    Show desktop notification/ tab notificaiton when a student sends a message through chat

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    Hi everyone,

    We’re excited to announce that we’ve released desktop chat notifications, which will make it easier for you to stay on top of incoming student chat messages, regardless of how many browsers you have open!

    To access this feature:
    1. Click the dropdown menu next to the Chat toggle
    2. Toggle on Desktop Notifications (this should appear right below the Audio Notifications)

    To see what Desktop Notifications looks like, refer to “Regular DN” attachment. You will notice an option to click “Go to Chat” — by clicking this you can navigate directly to your student’s chat window to reply. You can also click “Dismiss” to remove the desktop notification.

    If you have any questions, feel free to let me know!

    Best,
    Elaine

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    14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello hello,

    This is Kevin, the Product Manager for GoGuardian Teacher. In addition to archiving GoGuardian classrooms, you are now able to delete them as well. Please keep in mind that you will not be able to delete classrooms you’ve imported from Clever, Classlink, or Google — you will need to delete those classrooms on each of their respective platforms.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Keep the suggestions coming!
    KB

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