Just starting out with GoGuardian Teacher? Want to learn how to view and configure your GoGuardian Teacher dashboard? This article addresses the following info that can be found on GoGuardian Teacher accounts during an active classroom session and goes over the different components of the dashboard to use and navigate around GoGuardian Teacher:
- Topbar Navigation settings
- Teacher Session Control Navigation
- Student's Screen View
A1. The product chooser drop-down menu lets you switch to any of the other GoGuardian products that you have access to.
A2. Your currently active classroom sessions will show in the header, along with the time remaining for each session.
A3. Clicking "Back to Classroom Details" takes you to the Sessions menu for the classroom corresponding to the active session you are currently viewing in Screens View.
A4. Manage your account settings or log out of your Teacher session by clicking on the avatar or your name.
Session Control Navigation
B1. Click the Online Students Panel to exclude or include students or check online status.
B2. Report connection issues to GoGuardian Support.
B3. Use the Scene Status/Change Scene button to quickly apply, change, or remove a Scene from your active session.
B4. Displays time remaining in the current classroom session. Click to add additional time.
B5. Click to enable or disable teacher chat for the current session.
B6. Manually end the current session ahead of the scheduled end time.
C1. Use this check box to select all students to send a command.
C2. Use the drop-down to sort students by online status, first name, or last name.
C3. Use the individual checkbox to select one or more students. Selecting a student will display the commands toolbar.
C4. Displays the student's first name and last initial. Increasing the grid size will display the student's full name.
C5. Displays the student's Scene Status.
C6. Use this options button to lock a student's device, open a new tab in the student's browsing session, or exclude the student from your session.
C7. Displays a live view of the student's active tab. Click to expand and view more options.
C8. Displays the favicon, page title, and URL of the student's active tab.
C9. Displays the favicons of the student's background tabs.
C10. Use the drop-down menu to change between Screens View, Timeline View, Snapshots View, and the Command Log.
C11. Use the slider to adjust the size of the Screens grid.
C12. Click to access the Teacher Chat panel (if enabled).
C13. Use the Help Center Widget to quickly find Help Center content or contact GoGuardian Support.
D1. Click the X to close Student View to return to Screens View.
D2. Live screen view of the student's active tab. Click on the screen to view it in to zoom in to full-screen view.
D3. Select whether or not the student is on task by clicking Yes or No.
D4. Use the "Exclude Student" command to exclude this student from your active classroom session.
D5. Use the "Open new tab..." to open a new tab in the student's Chrome browser. A field will appear for you to enter the website address, and after entering it in, you can press Open Tab.
D6. Use the "Lock device" command to lock the student's browser. You have the option to enter a message to display on the block page that the student will see while their browser is locked.
D7. Take a screenshot of the student's current screen. Screenshots are saved in the Snapshots section found under the Screens drop-down menu.
D8. Displays the favicon, page title, and URL of the student's active tab.
D9. Use the Close Tab command to close active or background tabs. The command is nearly instant but can take a few seconds for the tab to disappear from this view.
D10. Displays the favicon, page title, and URL of the student's background tabs.
Note: A new option has been added to the bottom commands bar while viewing a student. There is now the option to annotate on a student's screen:
Annotating the screens allows teachers to highlight a section of the student's screen to point out important areas. If you want full details, please read here.