Vision for Chromebooks Release History

  • Vision for Chromebooks - Student App and Extension (10 September 2020) Hotfix for the Vision for Chromebooks Student App and Student Extension

    Issues fixed:


    • The new Student Safety content filter option features a visible redirect which interferes with regular browsing and causes problems for customers not using the Netop Vision content filter.
    • Japanese-localized block pages have various styling issues.




  • Vision Portal 1.4.0 (1 September 2020)


    Content filter

    Administrators now have the option to turn on the new Student safety content filter and to choose what website categories to block.
    The functionality is currently in preview mode and is available to customer accounts that own a Student Safety subscription or trial license.

    NOTE: The website bundle is cached locally by the browser that you use to improve page loading times. In order to force the new bundle version to load before the cached version expires, it may be necessary for you to perform a hard reload of the page (e.g., CTRL-Reload or CTRL-F5 in Chrome).

  • Vision for Chromebooks 1.7.0 (1 September 2020)


    Vision Student Safety support

    Vision for Chromebooks now includes a configurable filter that can be used to block students from accessing websites with unwanted content. The functionality is currently in preview mode and is available to customer accounts that own a Student Safety subscription or trial license.

    NOTE: The initial release of version 1.7.0 had an issue with cases where the Vision Student Extension was updated to the latest 1.7.0 version, while the Vision Student App was unavailable or at a version older than 1.7.0. In those instances, all browsing was blocked for students that had the extension installed. A patch was deployed to fix this problem – and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Vision Portal 1.3.3 (20 of July 2020)


    • Edlink sign-in support

    Vision Portal now supports Edlink sign-in. Edlink is a platform that allows the Vision application to interact with several well known LMS/SIS such as Canvas, Schoology or Blackboard.

    • Support for using Vision 365 with Google Classroom

    The Vision Portal checks the licensed product for the signed-in account instead of login provider, in order to show the proper set of controls. You can now sign in Google in the Vision Portal even if schools use the Vision 365 application and not the Vision for Chromebooks application.

    • Admin policies

    A few Vision 365 admin policies are now part of the Vision Portal and the item grouping is restructured.

    Fixes and improvements

    • Fixed some UI issues
    • Minor restyling of the login page
    • The license product is displayed in the Profile page
  • 1.6.2 (20 of July 2020)


    Support added for pulling class rosters from an extended range of student information systems through Edlink. Vision now supports Edlink, a platform that allows synchronization with well known LMS/SIS systems such as Canvas. Blackboard, Moodle, Schoology or Microsoft Teams for Education. In order to use Edlink, it is necessary that the Vision apps are configured with a GSuite policy and access needs to be granted to the schools' LMS/SIS for Edlink/Vision.

    For more information, refer to


    We've removed and replaced a few more items related to the deprecated chrome app API.

  • Vision Portal 1.3.1 (4 June 2020)


    • Admin policies

    The relevant Vision for Chromebook policies are moved to the Vision Portal. We continue to support the current G Suite / Windows Registry / macOS plist - based counterparts for a time period in order for your to have the necessary time to migrate.

    Fixes and other improvements

    • Fixed some UI issues.

    NOTE: The website bundle is cached locally by your browser to improve page loading times. In order to force the new bundle version to load before the cached version expires, you may need to perform a hard reload of the web page (i.e., Ctrl-Reload or Ctrl-F5 in Chrome).

  • 1.6.1 (4 June 2020)


    • The screen capture mode in the Vision Teacher application on Chrome OS is changed. Teachers that are using the Teacher application on Chrome OS now have access to new ways of sharing content.
    • Added support for more Administrative policies.


    Fixes and other improvements

    • Removed several Chrome API dependencies.
  • Vision Portal 1.3.1 (26 of April 2020)


    Admin policies
    The IP restrictions from the Admin policies are extended by 2 new options:

    • Match the Teacher IP address or a whitelisted network
    • Match a whitelisted network

    Admins can now enforce Vision classes to work only on school premise and manage the cases where multiple ISPs are used within the school.

    Fixes and improvements:

    • Fixed some UI issues for the Dutch localization.

    For more information about the new IP restrictions options, refer to the Admin Guide.

  • Vision Portal 1.3.0 (6 April 2020)


    ·         Admin policies

    Admins can now configure the application behavior right from the Vision Portal account.

    One of the most important addition is the ability to remove IP restrictions when connecting students to an active class. Once the default limitation is removed, students can connect to running classes, even if they are not in the same location as the teacher.

    We hope that this feature will prove to be especially useful now when teachers must run their classes online and remotely. Additional options will be provided such as limiting access to specific networks and IP classes (and more) in our next release.

    Notable fixes and improvements

    ·         Fixed some UI issues for mobile devices.

    NOTE: The website bundle is cached locally by your browser to improve page loading times. To force the new bundle version to load before the cached version expires, you might need to do a hard reload of the web page (e.g., Ctrl-Reload or Ctrl-F5 in Chrome).

  • 1.6.0 (6 April 2020)


    ·         Basic information about the most recently accessed browser tabs is added to the student cards.

    This minimalistic overview is especially useful when students are sharing their active browser tab and not the whole desktop. Expect additional options for monitoring and managing student browser tabs in our not-so-distant-future releases.

    ·         Support added for the new Administrative policies.

    The latest Vision Portal release added the option for domain admins to configure application policies (i.e., forcing full-screen or active-tab desktop sharing mode) directly from the web site.

    ·         Support for connecting through the new Vision relay service.

    For the cases where direct network connections between the teacher and the students are not possible. We hope that this will provide the needed support for teachers running their classes online and remotely.


    Fixed some minor UI issues.



  • 1.5.3 (24 February 2020)

    New in Version 1.5.3


    • New graphic available for the Attention screen.
    • The "Cute" UI theme has a new template.


    • Fixed an issue in the Demo feature, where sometimes the connection did not open for piped retransmission.
    • The WebRTC signaling library has been updated to it's latest version.
    • The UI flow for the classroom restart on the teacher when a disconnection occurs
    • Support added for the about: URI scheme in Filter Web and Send Link features
    • The idle time limit in the Teacher app has been changed 45 minutes to 90 minutes. A started class will stop automatically after 90 minutes of keyboard/mouse inactivity.
  • (28 December 2019) Hotfix for the Vision for Chromebooks Student App

    Issue fixed:

    The active blocking feature screen (i.e., Attention, Demo) is no longer hidden if the Student app is launched again from the Chromebook app launcher menu.

  • Vision Portal 1.2.0 (26 of December 2019)


    • Admin reports

    Domain administrators can retrieve and print Vision usage reports that provide organization administrators with an overview of the Vision for Chromebooks application usage. Refer to the Vision for Chromebooks Admin Guide for more information about the Admin reports and how to configure them.

    • Dark mode
    • Third party library dependencies are updated
  • 1.5.1 (4 November 2019)

    New in version 1.5.1


    • The Windows Teacher application now has support for custom URL protocol; you can now launch the Windows Store Teacher app from a web page such as the Clever dashboard

    Fixes and improvements

    • The Student User Interface received small improvements
    • The links pushed by the Teacher application are now correctly added to the On-the-Fly Filter Web List
    • The Google sign-in is no longer failing in the Windows and MacOS Teacher application
  • 1.5.0 (8 October 2019)

    New in version 1.5.0:

    The codebase of the Student App underwent a major rewriting and a lot of things were improved. These are some of the main improvements:

    • The current application status is now clearly indicated and no longer depends solely on the system notifications
    • A Sign In page is now available for the students
    • The number of system notifications has been reduced significantly
    • The screen sharing prompt is harder to dismiss


    You can see the visual improvements to the student app here.

    The French language is now part of our supported languages.

    A new visual theme for the Student app blocking features has been built. Teachers will be able to select the theme from the Vision Portal Teacher Settings, as soon as the option is available. Coming (very) soon!

  • - Student App (23 August 2019)

    • Updates to the Vision Student app to support Chrome OS 76.   

      • 14.4.156     Fixes an issue with Demo mode on student Chromebooks using Chrome OS 76.
      •    Fixes an issue with student thumbnails not displaying on Vision Teacher when student Chromebooks are using Chrome OS 76.

  • 1.4.4 (22 July 2019)

    • Profile photos are now displayed in the Windows and Mac versions of the Vision for Chromebooks Teacher app (MacOS Store / Windows Store / Windows Installer)
  • 1.4.3 (19 June 2019)

    • New Filter Web lists can built through drag and drop.. Simply drag a file over to add multiple URLs to a list at once.  This is useful when teachers share lists among themselves.

      • File format must be either csv or txt.
      • The Vision Portal is cached locally by your browser to improve page loading times. In order to force the new version to load before the cached version expires, you may have to perform a hard reload of the web page (e.g., Ctrl-Reload or Ctrl-F5 in Chrome).

    • Various fixes and improvements.
  • 1.4.2 (10 June 2019)

    • Student monitoring can be set to either "main screen" or "active browser tab":

      • "Main screen" will display the entire contents of the student's Chromebook screen in the Vision teacher app.  Students will be prompted to accept screen sharing, per Google policy.  This is the default setting.
      • "Active browser tab" will display the student's active browser tab in the Vision teacher app.  Students will not be prompted.

    • Student monitoring may be set by either the admin or the teacher.  If it is set by the admin, this supersedes teacher settings.  Teacher settings for student monitoring are available in the Vision Portal.
    • Various fixes and improvements.
  • 1.4.1 (23 April 2019)

    • Added a link to the Vision Portal, where teachers can:

      • create, edit, and enable web filter lists
      • add URLs to web filter lists using copy and paste, typing in the address or importing a file
      • set a timer to end class automatically 
      • opt to start Vision when class is selected 

    • The link has been added to the menu as "More settings", shown here:
    • Added an option to set refresh rate by policy
    • Vairous improvements to stability, performance and security.
  • 1.4.0 (29 January 2019)

    • Support for Clever
    • Natural ordering is used when choosing to sort student cards by name (more info on natural ordering is available here)
    • Improved connectivity for students when running demo functionality with large classes
  • 1.3.9 (24 December 2018)

    • Improved connectivity for students joining large classes
    • Patch for a Ctrl-W key combo exploit
  • 1.3.8 (17 December 2018)

    • Keep the computer display turned on while the class runs.
    • Help menu added. This includes a link to our support page, a link to our feedback page and information about the version of the Teacher.
    • A visual indicator for Teacher updates is now available next to the version indicator.
    • Improved management of connectivity issues, bandwidth restriction for the demo stream, better management of automatic updates for the manually installed Windows Teacher app.
  • 1.3.7 (09 November 2018)

    • Connectivity improvements:

      • Addressing an issue where the student application was taking a very long time (almost 10 minutes) to detect network or Internet disconnections, potentially hanging forever. In the current implementation, disconnections should be detected in less than in 2 minutes.
      • Also addressing an issue where the class stop event was not properly transmitted from the native Teacher app, causing the students to be prompted to join again the stopped classroom for a couple of minutes.  

    • Various other improvements and fixes.
  • (30 October 2018)

    • Fix related to Demo not working for more than 4 students at a time, when the student app runs on Chrome 69+
  • 1.3.6 (26 October 2018)

    • Seasonal dark theme in the Teacher app.
    • The native Teacher app now supports GSuite SAML SSO providers. Providers such as Azure AD or ClassLink should work just fine at sign-in.
    • A new way of retrieving the application logs is available.
    • Just access from the browser these links:
      - For the teacher:
      - For the student:
      Note: The corresponding apps need to be installed for this to work.
    • Vision for Chromebooks is now available in Spanish as well.
    • Other various improvements and fixes.
  • (21 September 2018)

    • Fix related to failure to login in some situations
  • (21 September 2018)

    • Fixes related to student app not behaving properly when coming back online
    • Minimum Chrome version supported has changed to 60
  • (20 September 2018)

    • Fixes related to student app not behaving properly when coming back online
  • 1.3.5 (19 September 2018)

    • The teacher can hear the sounds on the student’s device when using Live View. This can be very useful when showcasing student work which has audio as well (E.g. a video, a presentation with audio).

      Note: For this to happen, the student needs to share the audio as seen below.
    • Notification added to Teacher application inform the customers about Chrome apps soon being phased out by Google on Windows and macOS. The notification is displayed for 40 seconds after the teacher application starts and then disappears.
    • Support for admin-managed settings to the native macOS Teacher application
    • A few UI improvements and fixes.
    • Translation updates.
  • (06 September 2018)

    • Applies only to Vision Student app.  
      Improvements with share screen prompt displayed too many times.



  • (01 September 2018)

    • Applies only to Chrome Teacher and Student app.  
      Improvements with share screen prompt displayed too many times.



  • 1.3.4 (18 July 2018)

    • Native macOS application has been released. It is available in the MacOS app store here
    • On-premise deployment of a Peer.js signaling server, using domain managed settings. Admins can now configure the apps to use a local WebRTC signaling server, instead of the default Netop cloud service. More information is available here


  • 1.3.3 (27 June 2018)

    • A dark theme has been added in the Teacher app - easier on the eyes, and more eco-friendly for OLED displays!
    • Added option to hide student names and photos

      • This makes student cards smaller, so more of them can fit on the screen
      • Hover or select the student card to display the student name

    • The Teacher Live View window now comes with a button allowing the screenshot capability
    • Misc. UI improvements and fixes
  • 1.3.2 (18 June 2018)

    • Autocomplete dropdown to the “Send a message” text field

      • No need to type that message over and over again, the app will locally store the last ten messages the teacher has sent

    • Small UI tweaks, updated translations and fixed some issues that were found since the previous release
  • 1.3.1 (18 May 2018)

    • On-the-fly Filter Web list

      • Any link that the Teacher pushes to the students will automatically be added to this list, so that the students may access it when Filter Web is turned on
      • As with any list, the On-the-fly can be turned off if there is no use for it.
      • The content of the On-the-fly list is only valid for the ongoing class session and will be cleared once another class is loaded or the app is closed.
      • It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

    • Improved the performance of the Demo feature, especially with greater quantities of students, and slower networks
    • Increased the duration of the timeout for establishing a connection between Teacher and Student to 10 seconds
    • Fixed animation issues on the attention screen images caused by a platform change in Chrome 64
  • 1.2.15 (27 April 2018)

    • Updated Dutch and Japanese translations
    • Fixed several potential connectivity-related issues in Chrome apps
  • 1.2.14 (28 March 2018)


    • Teacher Application user settings are now synced to the Vision Cloud service, instead of Google Drive

      • Existing settings should migrate seamlessly
      • This allows user settings to sync across Windows and Chrome OS

    • Small improvements and fixes around web filtering, classroom start and application event logging
    • Send a Message is now shown full-screen by default


  • 1.2.13 (02 March 2018)

    Filter Web now supports URL parameters.


    This means that if you specify as an allowed link, then that video will be allowed, while will be blocked. Specifying only as an allowed link will still allow both.

    The order of the parameters in an allowed link does not matter, only the values themselves and whether all (and none other) parameters are present when the link is accessed by the student.

  • 1.2.12 (16 February 2018)

    • Added Sign-Out support to the Teacher app - a teacher can now sign out and change the Google profile that is used with the application
    • If Google Classroom encounters an error during teacher course retrieval, the app will now show any courses that are retrieved up until until the error is encountered
  • 1.2.11 (07 December 2017)

    • In the Teacher app, empty lines are now ignored when importing a Filter Web List text file, and should not generate an error
  • 1.2.10 (20 November 2017)

    • New Function: Dismiss Student

      • A Teacher will be able to remove students from the current class, allowing them to join other classrooms or to freely use their devices. Once dismissed, the students remain in that state until the classroom restarts or they are recalled by the teacher. This makes cool things like differentiated study groups possible. To use this feature in a started class, select students, then choose Dismiss from class from the More menu in the selection toolbar.

    • New Managed Policy setting for enabling a WebSocket PING mechanism to avoid WebRTC disconnections

      • Some customers use network proxies that are set to cut “idle” WebSocket connections. Normally in such cases where this behavior cannot be reconfigured, Vision live view features and classes will disconnect after a short while. We have added the WebRTCPingIntervalDurationMs managed policy setting, enabling a WebSocket keep-alive mechanism which should prevent proxies from considering our connections as inactive. To make this work, admins should set the managed setting to a value in milliseconds, smaller but preferably close to their proxy timeout. The value cannot be smaller than 30 seconds. For more information, check out the user manual on how to deploy managed application settings.

  • 1.2.9 (06 November 2017)

    • Fixed the student app reporting an issue with the classroom service and does not restart polling for classrooms after the machine enters stand-by

      • Work was done around handling the networking issues that caused the “Can’t get your classes” notifications on the Student side, when devices went in and out of stand-by. There should be less of those error notifications now, and they should be more accurate in pinpointing the cause.

    • Fixed a bug that allowed pressing CTRL-W for 10 seconds on a Chromebook to crash the Attention module and make the Attention window to permanently disappear
  • 1.2.8 (20 October 2017)

    • Fixed Filter Web not working with links-containing-a-dash
    • Adjusted the student query classroom timeouts to avoid running into service issues
  • 1.2.7 (06 October 2017)

    • Added limits for the number of students in a class and for the number of classrooms for a teacher

      • Limits are now set at 60 classrooms and 60 students per classroom

    • Added Dutch language support
    • Fixed several known connectivity issues
  • 1.2.6 (20 September 2017)

    • Improved retry mechanism for fetching Student classes

      • This should reduce the amount of “Can’t get your classes” notifications shown to the Student

    • Added missing Japanese-localized text

      • Added translations for the texts in the new web lock page graphic on the Student

  • 1.2.5 (11 September 2017)


    • New graphic for the Filter Web page

    • Ability to make Google Classroom permissions optional for the Teacher App
    • Reduced frequency of retry mechanism for student classroom poll in case of network issues

      • Should result in fewer “can’t get your classes” notifications on the student – maybe none, if the network issue is temporary


  • 1.2.4 (25 August 2017)


    • Added Filter Students by Availability status in class view

      • Teachers are now able to increase class supervision focus by displaying in the classroom view only students that are not offline

    • Added Japanese language support

    • Added a Live View button to the selection toolbar

      • Improved toolbar icon configuration so that it's possible to open several Live View windows at once, and to make it easier to interact with the UI from a touchscreen


  • 1.2.3 (14 August 2017)


    • New Selection toolbar - Added a special, feature-focused toolbar that replaces the main one in case one or more student cards are selected, as well as “Clear selection” and “Invert selection” buttons


  • 1.2.2 (11 July 2017)


    • Extend support for permanent messages in the Classes view, using the model from the Idle notification bar

      • We now have the possibility to show permanent message prompts, warnings or requests, without completely blocking the UI
      • We also moved some of the warnings, which were shown as toasts, to the new notification system

    • Fixed a bug where student cards could only be selected via touch screen by double tapping

      • Cards could not be selected or reordered; we’ve fixed this and also improved general touch support and performance


  • 1.2.1 (19 June 2017)

    • Improved thumbnail selection in the Teacher app to allow turning off features for individually selected students

      • Now teachers will have the option to turn off persistent features like Demo, Attention or Web Filter only for the students that are marked as selected
      • Here are some scenarios that did not work before this change:

        • Start Attention for the whole class, then select a few student thumbnails, then press the Attention button again to turn it off only for those selected students
        • Start Attention for some of the students in classroom, by having them selected, then unselect everyone and press Attention again to apply it to all the students

  • 1.2.0 (29 May 2017)

    • Teachers now capture student browser screenshots via the Chrome extension, if the student has not accepted screen sharing

      • If the Student browser extension is installed and running, then the Teacher will receive screenshots of the student’s active browser tab even before the Student accepts sharing of the screen

    • Fixed a bug where the “Delete” tooltip from the Push a Link autocomplete box would remain visible even after the link is erased
    • Fixed a bug where the autocomplete dropdown did not properly auto-shrink

    • Fixed a bug where the new Google sign-in window caused a failure in the Chrome API when retrieving the authentication token

      • This is a new issue that appeared when Google rolled out their new sign-in

  • 1.1.2 (19 May 2017)

    • Added support for configuring a TURN relay server on premise through GSuite policy

      • Admins can now setup an on-premise or cloud-based relay server to channel network traffic between Teacher and Student, in case direct connections are not possible

    • Added limited support for domains with multiple ISPs
  • 1.1.1 (15 May 2017)

    • Added a "Start recent classroom" option to the welcome page in the Teacher application
  • 1.1.0 (05 May 2017)

    • Added opt-out for analytics in Student application
    • Added support for configuring the behavior of our apps from the central domain G Suite console, the first new policy setting being the aforementioned opt-out from Google Analytics in the Student app
    • Removed TCP communication support from Vision Chrome apps

      • No more port 31000, not even for legacy support; it's all WebRTC now

    • Adjusted layout of small student cards in order to increase image size

      • Should result in more thumbnail and less text on the small-sized cards