GoGuardian Admin 2.0 allows admins to configure scheduled filtering policies to fit the needs of their users at all times of the day.
Out of school mode allows Admins to input a timed schedule or IP address ranges for filtering/monitoring to be considered “In School” only. An important distinction here is external and internal IP addresses. When entering the appropriate IP range, please use your public-facing, ISP-assigned, external IP address. Using internal, network-assigned IP will result in improper configuration and operation. You can view your external IP by typing “What is my IP” into Google.
Configure Out of School Mode:
- Navigate to GoGuardian Admin 2.0.
- Click on “Filtering” below the Admin product in the navigation bar to the left of your screen.
- In the “Assign” tab, click on “Scheduling Settings”
- At the top, there are three toggles for Enabling out of school mode, Filter during out of school mode, and monitor during out of school mode. Don’t enable the first toggle yet Configure the second and third toggles for your desired effect. Note: if you are using GoGuardian Teacher - you must have “Monitor at school” toggled to “ON” and the time/IP range must fit the conditions for your school’s physical classroom sessions.
- Input the desired time range or IP range that you would like the program to be functional in.
- Once everything has been configured properly, turn on the toggle for “Enable Out of School Mode” You will get a warning prompt that allows you to turn it back off. Let’s leave it on for now.
- Click the option above “Scheduling Settings” it should now read as “Out of School (On)”. This will allow you to apply policies to your out of school settings if you have chosen to enable “Filter during Out of School Mode.” You can leave them blank without any policies for unfiltered access, or apply some custom policies you’ve created specifically for your users at home.
Once you’ve configured these settings, your users' filtering will be governed by the “Out of School” policy list while the conditions in Scheduling settings are met.
Protip: If you would like to filter only out of school, you can enable out of school mode, manipulate the settings to the inverse of what is described in the steps above (put every IP other than the school’s IP/time range as “out of school”), then remove all of the policies applied to the “Default” Policy Assign configuration, and apply all of the desired policies to the “Out of School” Policy Assign configuration.
For more on how to create a policy: How To: Create and Edit Policies
How to apply policies to OUs once they’re finely tuned: How To: Apply a Policy to an OU