Faronics InsightItem #: FAR007
Grade Level: All
Platform: Mac / Win
Faronics Insight changes the way that technology is viewed in the classroom by turning standard computer labs into collaborative learning environments.
Insight is the ultimate classroom technology management solution that empowers instructors with the ability to educate, assist, monitor, and communicate with an entire class from one central computer. Instructors no longer need to need to deal with classroom distractions—such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing—when teaching a class. Insight makes it easy for instructors to monitor user computers; blank user screens; mute audio; remote into their computers; open, close, block applications and web activity on user workstations.
Insight’s classroom collaboration options are just as powerful as its classroom control features. Instructors are able to share their screen with users, or with their supervision, let users share their screen with other users. Communication efficiency is increased with the ability to send and collect files, chat with users, broadcast messages, and hold classroom votes and student testing.
Empowering Teachers With Control
Trying to coordinate simple tasks—whether it is having students open a website and then navigate through to the required page or trying to have them type in a complex URL—can often become a tedious and time-consuming task for teachers. Insight changes all this by delivering total control over classroom computers into the hands of the instructor. With Insight, teachers can easily launch applications and websites on all student workstations from a central teacher console. Teachers no longer need to deal with distractions when teaching—such as students surfing the Internet, typing on the keyboards, clicking their mice, and playing games. By blanking student screens, teachers can lock students out of their computers when they should be paying attention, and can monitor multiple student computers through Insight’s thumbnail viewing feature. Teachers can also monitor the running applications and Internet history on classrooms computers to ensure students are on task.
Enhancing The Student Learning Experience
Insight enhances the learning experience for students by turning standard computer labs into interactive learning environments. Students are able to request and receive help directly in their workstation session, and appreciate the discretion that the instructor chat feature offers. They can discuss course material and ask questions without leaving their workstations and without disturbing other students. The anonymity that the voting feature provides students allows them to often times provide a more accurate answer to questions posed to the class. Students can also develop their leadership skills by sharing their screen with other students (under teacher supervision) and share their knowledge with the rest of the class.
Advancing Technology Without Increasing Complexity
The entire Insight user interface was designed with teachers in mind, which is why it is so intuitive to use. Within just a few minutes of using Insight, teachers become familiar with how Insight works and the features that are available. Insight’s learning curve and network bandwidth requirements are a fraction of that required by competing products—making it extremely popular with IT personnel who want to deploy an easy-to-use teaching product that won’t generate helpdesk requests or slow network traffic.
Academic version - only Academic Institutions can purchase this licensing.
New Licenses include 1 Year of Maintenance.
** Note: Customers purchasing a Maintenance Renewal must do so within 30 days of the expiration of their Maintenance Agreement. After 30 days has passed, the License can only be refreshed by purchasing a Version Upgrade with a one year Maintenance Agreement. **
Faronics Insight works with any combination of computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X (10.4 and higher), and also supports thin and fat client environments using Windows 2003 Terminal Server or NComputing solutions.