Create a simple page for teachers that has a URL checker (to see if the URL is unblocked for a student).
Create a simple page for teachers that has a URL checker (to see if the account is unblocked). We do not have the teacher product and would love the ability for teachers to check URL's before teaching with a site that could be blocked.141 votes
Allow users to be assigned separate profiles in and out of school so that different filtering needs can be met throughout the day.
For example, we would like to have a more restrictive profile for our students while they are at school, and then relax it after hours rather than disable it altogether. Conversely, allow the ability to disable browsing during certain periods (midnight to 4am) when students should be asleep.97 votes
Thanks for requesting scheduled filtering! It is now available in Admin 2.0 at admin.goguardian.com/policy/assign/default. You can now set time and IP address settings for when students are “in-school” vs “out-of-school”. We also completely redid the interface in order to fit the needs of your schools and districts, making it simpler and faster to set up filtering settings. Please try it out and let me know if you run into any issues!
We are going to be working on single student filtering soon!
Product Manager for GoGuardian Admin
We frequently have individual students that either need blocked from something that everyone else can access or need permission to access something nobody else can. I have to create a new OU in Google Admin just so I can create a custom whitelist/blacklist OU in GG.95 votes
Thanks for the feature request! A beta version of Penalty Box has just been launched, which will allow you to build a specific list of “whitelist only” websites for students that need special attention. In conjunction, we are now starting to work on a new version of bypass passwords so you can give students special access to specific websites when they need it. As you requested this feature, you have special access before it is released more widely to give feedback and suggest improvements. Try it out at https://admin.goguardian.com/policy/penalty-box
We have far to many gaming sites being accessed by students - your filter for catching these is not very good, as evidenced by the long list I have to keep adding to each day.84 votes
Thanks for pushing for an improvement in our filtering. As a first step, we just released an algorithm to do automatic website categorization for the three most requested categories – “pornography”, “online games”, and “movies and television”. Thus, if a student accesses an uncategorized site, we check the content on each page and add it to the above categories automatically if the content matches.
What this means for you: considering that there are thousands of websites created every day specifically to circumvent URL blocking, category blacklisting will be more effective in blocking new and uncategorized sites. In addition, you should be able to spend less time manually tracking new sites that are getting around the filter and adding them to our and your blacklists.
We are currently categorizing 2000+ sites every day that students are visiting that would get around any list or database type filter. Please let me know if you have any feedback or suggested improvements!
We are currently categorizing 2000+ sites every day that students are visiting that would get around any list or database type filter. Please let me know…
When multiple devices are reported as lost/stolen, sometimes the theft recovery session does not have enough information to track down the device (especially now that the webcam had to be removed due to privacy concerns). Having the session report the device details would provide a way to tell apart the missing devices as well as provide better reporting to link to police reports where necessary.74 votes
Thanks for requesting Device Details in theft recovery sessions! We just released a completely new version of theft recovery in Admin 2.0 which syncs your device data from Google (serial numbers, asset ID, assigned user and more) and shows this info about each missing device. In addition, you can now mark devices as missing WITHOUT needing to move devices in the Google Admin Console. You can try out the new theft recovery here: admin.goguardian.com/theft-recovery.
It'd be good if there were a way to combine all of the session data into one view under the student's history. Right now we can only see one device at a time. It's scattered between each device and it makes searching their history cumbersome and time-consuming.66 votes
This is now available in Admin 2.0 (admin.goguardian.com)!
Would like to know (for example) the last user of a Chromebook. The admin feature in google does have this feature but lists all previous students and I'm not sure of which user was the most recent user and I would like to know who maybe keeps changing the language or who is spinning the display to display upside down or maybe even who is popping off the keys from the keyboard.64 votes
Thanks for the feedback on new features! While this isn’t currently a feature in GoGuardian Admin, it is a feature in GoGuardian Fleet (fleet.goguardian.com). Check it out and let me know if it is a good fit for what you are trying to do.
This feature would allow you create and export a report based on existing data points. For example I would like to see: Sub OU> All Users> for XYZ.com>04/1/2016--04/30/2016>between 7:30am and 3:30pm. Allow us to save or, "can" these custom reports as well.64 votes
We just launched the a first draft version of reporting in the “Enhanced View” beta, including the ability to search by app, doc, site, user, etc, specify time ranges, select sub-OUs and more. For each type, you will be able to see both a summary and detailed information.
If you are interested in testing the functionality and providing feedback, please respond to this email or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you on the beta!
Current GG reports show our public facing IP address for all devices. All of our Chromebooks get unique IP addresses behind the firewall but all of our devices share one public IP address.
Can GG collect the local IP rather than the NATed public IP address?58 votes
Block adding consumer gmail accounts after logging on. Controlling the chat function can be done within the domain is easy to regulate, but when users are able to add an account after login they are able to use the consumer chat and hangouts during school time.58 votes
Thanks for providing feedback on new feature suggestions. While we don’t have it as a specific feature, you can accomplish this by adding the following sites to your custom blacklist:
Please keep in mind that if you have Google.com added to your Whitelist this workaround will not work.
Hope this helps!
I'd like to see a button on the "blocked" page that sends a request to the teacher to bypass the website the students are trying to reach. the teacher would then either accept or deny the request from her GoGuardian Dashboard.50 votes
Old theft recovery sessions clutter up the interface when no longer needed. Currently there is no way to remove these instances. Please consider adding a way to clean up this area, or remove individualized sessions from the Theft Recovery area.49 votes
I’m happy to announce that you now have the ability to remove unnecessary theft recovery sessions on the dashboard! Just hover over a theft recovery session you want to remove and a red trashcan will appear. Click on the trashcan to delete a session. Try it out and let me know how it works for you!
Please allow for download of all activity and not just the 1000 events viewed on the page. It would be helpful to have the ability to select download file and select custom date range, select activity (web history, search, youtube, flagged) and download all to CSV, Excel file or PDF. As it is, a user has to go through, download every 1000 entries, combine all to one file, organize it and then send it on to the requestor for review, delaying the response on requests and leaving room for error.43 votes
We know that one of the things that is most important when investigating concerns about student browsing is the ability to export their browsing history so you can help inform others about the event. In Admin 2.0, you now have the ability to export up to the last 6 months of a student’s history in a single request!
Product Manager for GoGuardian Admin
1.) Notifications on Success and Failure for the OU Sync between Google and GoGuardian
2.) Allow Admins the ability to customize and schedule sync options, or at least have a few pre-defined time options to better meet the dynamic needs of end-users.
Synchronization of users is absolutely vital. Due to an unknown error with the Google <-> GoGuardian OU sync process, we experienced several technical difficulties ranging from students appearing offline to not being applied correct filters. In the web user interface the users were showing up under "Unknown" Sub-OU. These were existing students that somehow were corrupted.
None of this was discovered proactively, it was only reported after there was an issue of students not being filtered and not showing up in classrooms.
As Google Admins, we IT people rely heavily on notifications. Our school has multiple systems running and we cannot manually check if the nightly sync worked correctly or not.
Most of our problems could have been resolved, preemptively, had we received a notification indicating that the Sync failed and that we need to manually re-run it to fix the issues.
Additionally, being able to control when these syncs occur would be incredibly beneficial to our organization. We have other syncs going on, SIS -> Active Directory -> Google, etc. and if the GoGuardian sync happens before we want it to, it could sync outdated information.
1.) Notifications on Success and Failure for the OU Sync between Google and GoGuardian
None of…42 votes
Thank you for your feature request and/or vote. This feature is now available to all GoGuardian Admin users! After logging into Admin 2, you will notice a ‘key’ icon in the top right — next to your username. Hovering over the key will provide more OU sync details and the ability to force a re-sync or re-authorization if a failure occurs. Feel free to reply to this email with any questions. We have more improvements coming shortly. – Zach
I have students finding all kinds of proxy sites to get past blockages, but there is no category for all these.40 votes
Thanks for your request! We just added another 3000 proxy sites to our blacklist. However, we also realize that proxy mirror sites are being added daily, so we are working on a way to automatically categorize new proxy sites that students visit as well as improving flagged activity so that even if a student is using a proxy, we are giving you insight and awareness about what they are doing.
We need the ability to enter a URL and have it return a report of all users who have visited the site.36 votes
We just launched the first version of url reporting in the “Enhanced View” beta, including the ability to search by the most visited URLs. For each site, you can see a list of the users who accessed the site recently, your most active users of the site over a time range, and a graph of the site usage over a time range.
If you are interested in testing the functionality and providing feedback, please email me at email@example.com and we can get you on the beta!
We just launched the first version of app reporting in the “Enhanced View” beta, including the ability to search by apps that your students have installed. A total list of apps is still in the works as some schools have 100s of thousands of apps and extensions being used by their students and we are working on the best way to display them.
Add the ability to filter either an individual or OU's top sites by time. We would like to determine how students are using their Chromebooks during school hours vs home.34 votes
We would like the ability to report each user's time spent online by individual user in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org, xxx hours for the entire domain.29 votes
I'd love to see a smart alert that uses the AI technology to look for possible bullying situations with students.29 votes
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