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A new custom setting in the Vision Portal for Administrators allows Admin level users to lift IP restrictions, so teachers will be able to monitor students when they are not in the same location. Get simple setup instructions.  

  • Monitor student while giving online instruction: Use an extended monitor, in addition to your computer screen, to keep one eye on your students as you talk to them or present. Start Vision on one monitor and start your online meeting on the other screen.

  • Assist students during scheduled work time: If you have a daily schedule that includes specific time when students should be working, you can use Vision to monitor and assist as needed.

Vision Integration Considerations

When you set up Netop Vision for remote use, here are some tips to help both administrators and teachers skip right over some of the most common implementation stumbling blocks. 

  1. Change the IP settings restrictions only if you have the authority to make the decision for your entire domain. Check with your district as well as local / state privacy regulations.  

  2. Set specific times for this monitoring to be available for teachers such as 8am-2pm.  
     
  3. Consider enforcing the rule that teachers use the “Desktop View.” This will ensure students receive a notification that they are being monitored.  
  1. Communicate with your students via means other than Vision about the purpose of the time you are monitoring.  

  2. Use Vision to highlight positive aspects of the learning environment, not just punitively.  

  3. Remember that students can only be captured by one teacher at a time.  

  4. Use Vision to target students who need help navigating online curriculum and provide targeted support. 

Vision Remote Learning Setup FAQ

Review our frequently asked questions about how to set up Netop Vision/Pro, Vision for Chromebooks and Vision 365 for remote learning.

Vision/Vision Pro
Vision / Vision Pro support Remote Desktop Services. This means that the Vision Student module can be installed and run on a central server and then be accessed by multiple students from almost any device that they use to connect to the server. Here are additional instructions

Vision / Vision Pro software are only supported on Windows and Mac devices. 

 

Vision / Vision Pro software only supports access for the teacher to monitor and interact with their students. If your IT team is looking for a remote support solution to access their teacher devices, please access Netop Remote Control On Demand. Two-week free trials are currently offered to see if this solution is a good fit for your school or district.   

Vision for Chromebooks
Vision for Chromebooks, by default, restricts student-teacher connectivity via the IP range. To lift this restriction and allow monitoring at home, see the Admin Policies tab in the Vision Portal. Only a user with an Administrator role in the Google Admin Console and access to the Vision Portal for Administrators can make this change. Please see section 3.1 of the Admin Guide for instructions on establishing Admin users.
Vision for Chromebooks, by default, restricts student- teacher connectivity via the IP range. This ensures that student-teacher devices connect when they are in the same location. The new custom setting in the Vision Portal for Administrators allows Admin level users to lift this restriction and teachers will be able to monitor students when they are not in the same location. Please check with your local and state privacy laws before enacting this change. 

By default, Vision will treat everyone as a teacher. To grant Vision access to determine if a user is a teacher or an administrator, please follow the steps in 3.1 of our Vision for Chromebooks Admin Guide.  

Vision has been developed and tested in the school environment. It is an internet dependent, application-based solution. Although we have network recommendations for our at-school users, the recent release of at home monitoring includes differences in environments that cannot be accounted for. If you see some students but not all, ask the students to restart their Chromebook or wait 2-3 minutes to see if student connects.  

Vision / Vision Pro software only supports access for the teacher to monitor and interact with their students. If your IT team is looking for a remote support solution to access their teacher devices, please access Netop Remote Control On Demand. Two-week free trials are currently offered to see if this solution is a good fit for your school or district.   

Vision 365
Vision 365, by default, restricts student-teacher connectivity via the IP range. To lift this restriction and allow monitoring at home, see the Admin Policies tab in the Vision Portal. Only a user with an Administrator role and access to the Vision Portal for Administrators can make this change. Please see section 2.5 of the Admin Guide for instructions on setting up remote learning access.
Vision 365, by default, restricts student- teacher connectivity via the IP range. This ensures that student-teacher devices connect when they are in the same location. The new custom setting in the Vision Portal for Administrators allows Admin level users to lift this restriction and teachers will be able to monitor students when they are not in the same location. Please check with your local and state privacy laws before enacting this change. 

By default, Vision will treat everyone as a teacher. To grant Vision access to determine if a user is a teacher or an administrator, please follow the steps in 2.2 of our Vision 365 Admin Guide.  

Vision has been developed and tested in the school environment. It is an internet dependent, application-based solution. Although we have network recommendations for our at-school users, the recent release of at home monitoring includes differences in environments that cannot be accounted for. If you see some students but not all, ask the students to restart their laptop or wait 2-3 minutes to see if student connects.