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Classroom Management Just Got Better: Imagine a classroom management software that’s as easy to work with as it is relevant to what you’re teaching.

One with a rich variety of tools that open the door on what you can do in your classroom, giving you a range of creative ways to engage your students and help them succeed

What's new in Vision Pro

  • High-speed screen sharing
  • Ultimate web control
  • Remote login of student computers
  • Easy to learn and use
An independent study shows that using Vision classroom management software makes a measurable and significant difference in student achievement when teaching with technology.

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  • Features & Benefits
  • Tech Specs
  • Documentation
  • References
 
Supervise students' work
View an expandable thumbnail image of each student's screen on your computer, so you can follow their activities from your desk in real time
  Share your screen
Give your students a full-screen view of your display, while locking their keyboards and mice. Need High-speed Screen Sharing? Try Vision Pro. 
     
Control students' Internet use
Select which websites your class can view. Want to restrict sites, too? Vision Pro lets you customize every aspect of your students' Internet access. 
  Remote Login
In single sign-in environments such as your library or computer lab, Vision Pro lets you sign in or out of multiple computers, all at the same time.
     
Showcase students' screens
Display what one student is doing on other students' computers: an excellent way to hold student demonstrations, presentations and spotlighting. .
  Launch applications
Open a file, application or website remotely, in one move, for the whole class at once: simultaneous application launch saves a lot of class time. 
     
Operate computers remotely
Operate your students' computers without having to leave your desk. Help a student through a problem screen-to-screen, the moment you're needed.  .
  Kiosk applications
Working in Kiosk mode, your students can't exit the applications you've launched, open anything else, access the desktop or restart their computers. 
     
Blank students screens
Make classroom screens go blank in a click, locking students' keyboards and mice. Capture attention and stop all activity the instant you need to.  .
  Share file between computers
Send documents, collect tests and distribute assignments in your classroom instantaneously, without having to pass out any papers. 
     
Remote shutdown & wake-up
Start, restart or turn off all the computers in your class (or just the ones you select) at one time, from your desk, saving valuable preparation time. 
  Dynamic screen annotation
Netop Pointer gives you over 20 annotation tools to make your on-screen presentations come alive. Zoom, highlight, draw on screen and more. 
     
Push-button control pad
TeachPad is a five-button control pad that plugs into your computer's USB port, letting you operate Vision's core features with the push of a button. 
  Customize classroom view
Label student screenshots and rearrange them on-screen, organizing your display to mirror where your students are seated in the room. 
     
Chat with students
Send and receive instant messages with a student, a group or the whole class, screen-to-screen. Communicate discreetly without disturbing others. 
  Survey students, take polls
Conduct anonymous polls of your classroom to assess comprehension and gauge morale. The results return to you automatically in a pie chart. 
     
Manage from your mobile
Vision@Hand lets you blank screens, showcase someone's work or turn Internet access on or off from anywhere in the room, using your mobile device. 
  Floating Toolbar
Access key classroom management tools from the Floating Toolbar: an extremely intuitive, customizable interface unique to Vision & Vision Pro.

Netop Vision and Netop Vision Pro work with all the latest Windows operating systems, and support both standard computer labs and mobile classrooms. Vision classroom management software is designed to work well in both wired and wireless environments.

Existing Vision6 customers do not have to make changes in their computer configuration to support Vision

Network

The network must have the following minimum configuration:

  • Wired Network - 10 Mbps full duplex; 100 Mbps or higher recommended
  • Wireless Network - 802.11b; 802.11g recommended
  • No filtering of multicast (IGMP) or broadcast UDP or TCP packets
  • Vision traffic must not pass through more than four internetworking devices (four hops) that are 10 Mbps or higher

Computer Requirements

The classroom computers must have the following minimum configuration:

  • Teacher Operating System - Windows XP Professional, Vista, or Windows7.  32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported
  • Student Operation System - Windows XP Professional, Vista, or Windows7.  32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported
  • Vision supports classrooms with a combination of operating systems
  • Processor - 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • Memory - 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • Hard Disk - 150MB available hard-disk space
  • Video Display - Any 100% VGA compatible graphics adapter supported by Windows
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later (MS does not support IE6 anymore, neither do we)
Hardware acceleration recommendation

 

Netop recommends that classroom computers must have the following configuration to accommodate hardware accelerated applications:

  • Processor - Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • Memory - 2 GB RAM
  • Video Display - 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color
  • Video Adapter - hardware accelerate

Classroom management that works with school IT systems

Vision was designed with the needs of schools in mind, and the benefit of more than twelve years of experience in classroom management software. Although every school network is different, Vision was developed with a thorough understanding of the unique IT demands that schools face and an emphasis on ease of installation, use and maintenance. Some Vision features that are particularly important to school IT administrators include:

Best-in-class technical performance

  • Advanced screen capture and transmission - Vision offers seamless, real-time transfers of screen activity from computer to computer
  • Wake-on-LAN (WoL) - With Vision, an entire classroom can be remotely powered on, restarted, and powered off
  • Effective remote control and demonstrations - Fluid screen sharing gives teachers the ability to remote control student machines effectively and with minimal lag time

Multiple installation paths

  • Vision's classroom installer - Teachers with admin access can remotely install Vision across student computers
  • Vision is MSI-compliant  - Self-generated packets support remote deployment and imaging solutions to assist with large-scale installations

Adaptable connectivity 

  • Utilization of standard name recognition - Vision maintains connectivity without broadcasting across your network
  • Flexible classroom configuration - The teacher-student connection is completely customizable and instantly changeable
  • Extended classrooms - Vision supports communication across subnets and WANs

Enhanced wireless network support

  • Optimized for mobile carts and laptops - Teachers simply select which individuals or groups to add to their classes
  • Open enrollment - Schools can choose to allow students to connect to a class announced over their network
  • Global classrooms - Vision allows administrators to create classrooms for use by multiple teachers

Easy for teachers to use

  • Simple user interface - Intuitive controls and easy configuration help teachers quickly gain confidence using Vision
  • Exclusive TeachPad -  Key functions are easily accessed from a USB-connected push-button keypad
  • Reduced IT demands - Our technical support works directly with your teachers

Training and support

  • Online documentation and training materials - Our free training resources and on-line tutorials help your teachers become experts in using Vision
  • Online knowledge base - We maintain a thorough library of resources for IT personnel
  • Live support - A quick call connects you with our tech support team

 

Vision7 data sheets and manuals Guides: Vision case studies and whitepapers
Direct modeling makes teaching more effective, improves retention

Using Vision, Daniel Gould, a middle school language arts teacher in Whitefish, Mont., has found it easier to teach computer applications to his seventh and eighth-grade students.

"Students understand complex, computer-related instruction much better because it's right in front of them on their own screens. They see it, then they do it," Gould says, adding "Their retention is better, so that amount of time struggling with the program is reduced, and they can get their work done."

Most gratifying is that students seem to better retain information, so there's less re-teaching of computer applications during the school year.

Daniel Gould, Whitefish Public Schools

 

Inspiring student achievement, reducing failure rates

"Utilizing a classroom management system improves the final grade average in the order of a full grade step, far fewer students fail, and the spread of grades is significantly narrower. In addition, the overall classroom setting improves in terms of behavior and discipline."

Dr. Robert Joyce, Elon University

 

 

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The #1 choice of teachers, Netop Vision7 has become the most popular brand of classroom management software because it makes teaching with computers easier and more effective. Vision7 gives teachers complete control over classroom computers from an easy-to-use console that shows each student computer screen.

Netop Vision7 at a Glance:

  • Monitor student progress
  • Engage students with on screen demonstrations
  • Control Web browsing and guide student learning from your computer
  • Use the unique Vision Teach-Pad for push button control over student computers

 

An independent study shows that using Vision classroom management software makes a measurable and significant difference in student achievement when teaching with technology.

  • ...
  • Features & Benefits
  • Tech Specs
  • Options
  • Documentation
  • Experiences
 
Engage the entire class
Demonstrate directly on student computers with screen-sharing technology that engages student attention, increases comprehension and improves retention of key concepts.
  Guide student learning
Use chat to help any student through a tough problem right from the teacher's desk or take remote control of the student's computer to demonstrate a solution.
     

Focus student attention

Launch files, applications and web sites on student computers and block out distractions with App-Control, the Vision6 plug-in that keeps the whole class learning together.
  Supervise student computer use
Monitor the whole classroom from the teacher's computer. Keep an eye on web browsing, identify students who need extra help and improve classroom time on task.
     
Control classroom Web surfing
Guide or limit Web browsing with Surf-Lock, the Vision6 plug-in that gives teachers instant control over student Internet access. Apply site lists or block internet access with one click.
  Unique push-button controls
Only Vision6 is available with the Vision Teach-Pad, the one-of-a-kind tool that provides push-button control over classroom computers. There is no easier way to teach with technology.

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional,
Windows Vista™, or Windows 7

32-but and 64-bit operating systems are supported

Vision7 supports classrooms with a combination of operating systems

In July 2010, Microsoft terminated support for Windows 2000, and as of version 6.9.1, Netop has also terminated Windows 2000 support.

Processor

Intel® Pentium® III processor or equivalent, 500 MHz or higher

 

Memory

64MB RAM; 128MB and higher recommended

 

Video

Any 100% VGA compatible graphics adapter supported by Windows

 

Network

Wired: 10Mbps full duplex; 100Mbps or higher recommended

No restrictions on multicast or broadcast filters

Wireless Network: 802.11b; 802.11g recommended

Peer-to-peer name resolution must be enabled (e.g., DNS or other name server)

NOTE: Vision7 requires that all connected computers be able to communicate with one another by computer name. If network settings on a computer are changed, this may disrupt name resolution and cause Vision6 connections to fail.

Optional hardware: Netop TeachPad Classroom Management Assistant.

The Netop TeachPad puts the essential features of Netop School classroom management at the teacher's fingertips. Teachers can supervise students, demonstrate lessons, control web surfing and blank computer screens with the touch of a button. This one-of-a-kind tool gives teachers push-button control over classroom computers and makes it easy for any educator to teach effectively with technology. More...

Direct modeling makes teaching more effective, improves retention

Using Vision, Daniel Gould, a middle school language arts teacher in Whitefish, Mont., has found it easier to teach computer applications to his seventh and eighth-grade students.

"Students understand complex, computer-related instruction much better because it's right in front of them on their own screens. They see it, then they do it," Gould says, adding "Their retention is better, so that amount of time struggling with the program is reduced, and they can get their work done."

Most gratifying is that students seem to better retain information, so there's less re-teaching of computer applications during the school year.

Daniel Gould, Whitefish Public Schools

 

Inspiring student achievement, reducing failure rates

"Utilizing a classroom management system improves the final grade average in the order of a full grade step, far fewer students fail, and the spread of grades is significantly narrower. In addition, the overall classroom setting improves in terms of behavior and discipline."

Dr. Robert Joyce, Elon University

 

 

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Netop are the world leaders in the provision of classroom management software. Designed to work in networked classrooms, computer labs or over the internet, Netop School6 incorporates powerful tools for preparation, instruction and evaluation in one complete package.

Netop School at a Glance:

  • Full management of every computer in the classroom
  • Enable real collaboration between students and teachers
  • Security features protect students on-line, control application & internet use
  • Monitor and Control ALL pupils activity
  • Grab attention, demonstrate to the whole class, lend a hand when needed
  • Distribute & collect documents, create tests & evaluate student progress
  • Works over the internet as well as in the classroom.

New Version now supports the Teach Pad.

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  • Features & Benefits
  • Tech Specs
  • Options
  • Documentation
  • Experiences
 
Present lessons dynamically
  • Demonstrate on student computers
  • Broadcast multimedia
  • Play recorded lessons
  • Replace costly AV equipment
  Control Internet access & applications
  • Limit Web surfing
  • Control application use
  • Block ports used for IM and chat
  • Combine policies on the fly
     
Guide student learning
  • Observe student computers
  • Take control remotely
  • Chat with students
  Focus attention, improve efficiency
  • Blank screens, lock keyboards and mice
  • Launch files & applications
  • Distribute & collect documents
  • Wake or shut down computers remotely
     
Promote collaborative learning
  • Pass the chalk
  • Interactive group chat
  • Many-to-many audio
  • Student-led workgroups
  Evaluate student progress
  • Wizard helps design tests and surveys
  • Drag-and drop test administration
  • Real-time evaluation and grading
     
Prepare lessons at home
  • Lesson planning streamlines teaching
  • Record demonstrations in advance
  • USB export lets you prepare anywhere
  Intuitive, customizable interface
  • Revolutionary "ribbon" design
  • Favorites menu
  • Customize to meet individual needs
Supported platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows Terminal Server, and Citrix. Both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are supported.

MiniFrame multi-user solutions tested with Netop School6

MiniFrame, a provider of multi-user software solutions has partnered with Netop to validate the functionality of Netop School6 with their virtualization software. MiniFrame's SoftXpand solution uses a unique load balancing, virtualization technique to transform a standard Windows PC into multiple independent workstations. Unlike thin client solutions, SoftXpand does not require proprietary hardware. Each SoftXpand workstation's performance is equal to the original host PC's performance, with SoftXpand supporting every type of application, including multimedia applications, video and flash, and in and out sound; the user experience is identical to that of a standard PC. When combined with Netop Schoolcustomers receive all the benefits of a cost-effective, state-of-the-art, multi-user IT suite, with optimum classroom management facilities.

Netop School6 provides an all-in-one solution for classroom management that includes a comprehensive set of features for teaching with computers.

The two standard modules provided with Netop School are the Teacher module and the Student module. Three additional optional modules are available to support the specialized needs of school environments:

  • that make extensive use of Terminal Services;
  • or that require name resolution for dynamically generated IP addresses;
  • or that make extensive use of mobile computing and desire an easy way to facilitate the connection of students to teachers as they both move from class to class.

Netop School6 standard modules:
Teacher module: installed on the teacher's computer, this module provides the teacher with control of the classroom

Student module: installed on computers in the classroom or lab, this module provides students with a connection to the Teacher module.

Optional modules for use with Netop School6:

Optional hardware: Netop TeachPad Classroom Management Assistant.

The Netop TeachPad puts the essential features of Netop School classroom management at the teacher's fingertips. Teachers can supervise students, demonstrate lessons, control web surfing and blank computer screens with the touch of a button. This one-of-a-kind tool gives teachers push-button control over classroom computers and makes it easy for any educator to teach effectively with technology. More...


Netop Gateway: a module offering routing of Netop traffic across protocols. The Netop Gateway serves as a central point of access across networks and protocols (UDP, http, etc.), e.g. by routing Netop traffic across protocols. Particularly useful in providing flexibility for Terminal Services environments.

Netop Name Server: enables resolution of Netop names even with dynamically allocated IP addresses. Facilitates communication across the Internet.

Netop Class Server: facilitates connections between Teacher and Student modules in environments where computers are moved around while changing subnets. Provides best in class support for one-to-one school computing environments, or for use in any school where extensive numbers of students have laptop computers.

Teachers use Netop School to engage and interact with students

"I use Netop School to create an interactive classroom atmosphere where my students can connect with me and their class better than ever before. The ability to monitor classroom activity while teaching has increased efficiency and the software has really improved demonstrations. I cannot imagine teaching without it."

Kathy Zainea, Lincoln Middle School

 

Ideal Solution for Lab Management at Washington Country Public Schools

"After struggling with previous complicated and unreliable classroom management systems, we knew we needed a better solution of our district's large student population. Netop School has now been installed in 42 institutions throughout the K-12 school system and reaches a potential student body of 20,000."

"We had problem after problem with our previous system. It was hard to deploy the previous software to different schools and was unreliable. That has all changed with Netop School, it's really easy."

Jimmy Green, Washington Country Public Schools
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Learning Enters A New Age At Teignmouth Community College

"I would put Netop School far ahead of interactive whiteboards in terms of teaching effectiveness. Whiteboards still hark back to traditional teaching methods that haven't changed the fundamental teacher-pupil dynamics. Remote tutoring works because pupils can now look at their own screen which creates a far more intimate, responsive learning environment."

"I am very familiar with remote teaching solutions, having worked with them in various roles for seven years now. Netop School showed clear functional advantages over its competitors in terms of reliability."

John Lunn, Head of ICT, Teignmouth Community College.

 

Netop sets tone for learning environment at Scottsdale Community College

"Netop School has given us a tremendous cost savings over our previous system. Both in terms of times and money saved, the software has been a great success."

"The key benefit is that it sets the tone for the learning environment. "We cannot monitor all distractions within a class, such as cell phones or PDAs, but the software creates an atmosphere which gets the students serious about learning."

Grant Gagnon, Director of College Technology, Scottsdale Community College
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Netop School "Thinks like a teacher"

"Being able to see every student's screen on my computer is a boon to me. It has changed my teaching style. Now, I don't have to run around the classroom from computer to computer to keep students involved. I can focus on teaching."

"From a teacher's point of view, this software is very easy to use. It is so intuitive that everyone catches on quickly. Netop School thinks like a teacher."

Steve West, Asheville Middle School
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Teachers excited to use latest teaching methods in technology classrooms

"More and more teachers are requesting Netop School installations every day. Teachers will see their colleagues using a blocking feature, or how easy it is for the teacher to demonstrate a particular point and then they will come find me and say, 'Hey, I want that!'"

"The teachers have found that their favorite aspect of Netop School is the quiz feature. They can quickly create a quiz on material the class has just learned and distribute it to each computer in the classroom. Just as easily, they get the quiz back and can grade it."

John Antonacci, Collier Country School District
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