Hi, this is Kaitlin Trujillo from Netop, bringing you a quick tip for the Chromebook classroom. One way teachers can use Vision is right at the start of class. Vision allows you to save time by pushing out links for your warmup or do now activity, and then locking students to that website to keep them focused and on track. I’m going to show you what that looks like from the teacher’s application.
Here we have an active class, so the teacher simply clicks on push a link and types in the website that they want the students to be on for their warmup or activity. Leaving off the www is preferred as it allows the students to navigate the entire website. That website will open up in a new browser tab on the student’s device, but they’re allowed to navigate to other websites at this time.
If you want to limit your students’ browsing to just that website, you’re in luck. It’s already been added to your on the fly filter because it’s the link that you just pushed out. So all you have to do is click on filter web to apply that filter to the students. They now have a limited access as indicated by the notification on their screen. If they try to navigate away as Andy Andrews has done, then a list of applicable links will appear at the bottom of the page, reminding them of where they are allowed to be.
If you have more than one website, you need to use for your warmup or do now activity, you can create a filter list ahead of time. Or you can push one, two, three, or four links in a row. Each of these will be added to your on the fly list. And so when you click filter web students will be locked to those multiple websites.
I hope that was a helpful tip and a great way to get started at the beginning of class using Vision for Chromebooks.