iboss Announces Enhanced Classroom Management for Google G-Suite
New release allows teachers to extend safe access to the Internet from the classroom
BOSTON, Mass., May 14, 2019 iboss today announced availability of enhanced classroom management capabilities for Google G-Suite which allow teachers to effectively manage student learning activities interactively. The advanced capabilities allow teachers to view students’ screens and perform actions in real-time on students’ laptops remotely, such as closing web browsing tabs. The capability natively integrates with G-Suite and seamlessly provides these capabilities directly from within the G-Suite classroom. This provides teachers with a consistent user experience and allows teachers to work within a known environment.
There are more than 80 million people using G-Suite for Education and over 30 million teachers and students using Google Classroom. There are over 30 million Chromebooks now used in education which is up by 5 million from the prior reporting figure according to Google.
With digital learning typically leveraging online videos for education, such as those from YouTube, the likelihood of losing productivity increases as students access content not relevant to the classroom session. The iboss cloud provides safe access to YouTube and allows teachers to approve videos for students. With the enhanced classroom management features, teachers can also view which videos the students are watching on their laptops. To keep the classroom on track, the teacher can control student browsing behavior by closing tabs on the student’s laptop remotely. The iboss cloud classroom management suite is available with every iboss cloud subscription at no additional cost.
“The iboss cloud enhanced classroom management suite is an essential tool teachers can use to ensure a healthy learning environment while allowing schools to increase safe access to technology in the classroom,“ said Richard Quinones, SVP of State, Local and Education at iboss. “We continue to lead innovation in education as we service the largest schools in the world to provide best-in-class Internet security for students in the digital world.”
iboss is a cloud security company that provides organizations and their employees secure access to the Internet on any device, from any location, in the cloud. This eliminates the need for traditional security appliances, which are ineffective at protecting a cloud-first and mobile world. Leveraging a purpose-built cloud architecture backed by over 100 patents and over 100 points of presence globally, iboss protects more than 4,000 organizations worldwide. To learn more, visit www.iboss.com.