Net Control 2

Classroom management software

 

The short list of main features that are available in Net Control 2 Classroom, SmallClass and PRO Editions:

  • Broadcast teacher's screen to students, the full screen or partially, with ability to make annotations on the screen in the process of screen sharing, with or without voice communication; the image on student computers may be displayed either in a full screen or in windowed mode.
  • Monitoring student computers in a realtime, with ability to view student computers in thumbnails or in full screen mode, with shared remote control mode, when teacher can help students remotely on their computers.
  • Multiple communication features: chat, text and graphic messages, chat by request of a student (help requests), voice communication.
  • Instant polling, voting, ability to run tests and quizzes.
  • Restrictions: access restrictions to undesirable web-sites and applications, USB and removable devices
  • Co-working: play multimedia files together with students, browse websites synchronously, open necessary documents and applications on student computers.
  • Document management: send work documents to students in a couple of clicks and collect them back when necessary with sorting by folders.
  • Give awards to students, grade their work, use the built-in planner to make the lesson planning easier.
  • and many other features that are listed below.

More detailed information about supported features please see in the tables below. The check sign in "green" section designates that the features is supported by Standard Edition; yellow section means Professional Edition, Gray section designates SmallClass Edition.

Broadcast desktop of a teacher's computer to one, several or all student computers.
Broadcast desktop of one student to others.
In the process of screen sharing a teacher (or a student, which screen is shared) can annotate on the screen with various drawing tools.
Teacher (or a student, which screen is shared) can speak to students in the process of broadcast.
The broadcast area on the screen may be limited by bounds of some selected rectangle.
In a multimonitor system it is possible to set up the source display for broadcasting.
Students can see the received image in a full-screen or windowed mode.
Special restricted full-screen mode does not allow students to switch to other applications in the process of broadcasting.
Special mode of broadcasting makes possible to monitor the broadcasting in any Internet browser on devices that are not compatible with Net Control 2 software (with lesser performance and without voice communication support).
Support of different network protocols: UDP Broadcast, Multicast, UDP Unicast.
Quality and performance of broadcasting may be adapted to almost any existing network infrastructure with advanced broadcast configuration.
Help students remotely in realtime, using keyboard and mouse.
Control several student computers at a time remotely in a real time, all actions applied to one computer are repeated on all other computers.
Annotate on the screen of the controlled computer with different drawing tools.
View-only mode.
Use common clipboard (optionally).
If the controlled computer has a multimonitor system, the teacher can switch between displays.
Lock the student computer keyboard when controlling it remotely.
Switch between several controlled computers either manually or in automatic mode after some time interval (the scan mode).
Save or print screenshots of controlled student computers.
Record the session in a special DRR file with ability of further replay on teacher or student computers.
Teacher can run quick polls for one, several or all students.
The poll can consist of one question and up to four answers. Three standard answer combinations: Yes/No, Yes/No/Don't know, Yes/No/May be.
The poll is performed on student computers in the full-screen mode, and may include graphic background.
Teacher can set up custom answers for polls (up to four).
Teacher can set up custom graphic background (from a built-in library or a custom image).
Questions may be saved on the teacher computer for further quick use.
Poll results are displayed in text form and in charts.
Poll results may be saved in CSV or HTML file for external processing.
Upon poll results a teacher can grade students with storing grades in the lesson journal.
Ability to perform anonymous and named polls (results are either common for all users or displayed for each student individually).
Teacher can run interactive quizzes for one or several student computers. Quizzes may contain text, graphics, each question may assume selection of one or several correct answers from a list of available answers; entering an arbitrary answer in a text field, selecting a graphic image from a list of available images.
Includes special Quiz Constructor program for building interactive quizzes.
Questions and answers for quizzes may be imported from Excel/CSV files.
Questions and answers may be exported to CSV or HTML files for further processing in external programs (e.g. Excel).
Time-limited quizzes or individual questions of a quiz.
Teacher can easily monitor quiz performance on student computers in realtime.
Questions may be displayed in default or random order.
Teacher can suspend quizzes and restore them at any time (days, weeks) later.
Teacher can pause a running quiz temporarily.
Quiz results may be exported to CSV or HTML files.
Quiz results may be displayed on student computers after quiz completion.
Quiz results are automatically stored in the lesson journal.
Teacher can grade students based on the quiz results, put grades to the lesson journal or show grades to students.
Each quiz may include questions for different complexity levels or variants.
Students can "raise hand" at any moment using a special button in Student Toolbar. Teacher immediately receives a notification in the teacher console.
Teacher can call on students, and the students receive an immediate notification in Student Toolbar.
Draw and type on the virtual whiteboard, all actions are immediately visible to all students.
Use graphic objects (flags, stars, balls, fruits etc.) from a built-in library or use custom graphic images.
Capture desktop snapshots and use the snapshot as the background for the whiteboard.
Use any custom graphic image as the whiteboard background.
Use special effects, like shadows, rotation scaling etc.
Enable drawing on the whiteboard for one or several students.
Record the process of drawing on the whiteboard to a special file for further replay.
Send full-screen text messages
Send and display graphic images (JPEG and BMP)
Send and play sounds (audio files).
Adjust sound volume on user computers
Use "statuses" as short text notifications on teacher and student computers.
Restrict access to Internet in a few clicks.
Restrict access to all or individual web-sites, based on profiles, black- or whitelists.
Time-limited and permanent restrctions: restriction profiles may be applied temporarily, for specified time only, until reboot, or permanently.
In default compatibility mode restrictions work in all major browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Edge).
In the same manner, teacher can restrict access to undesirable applications, based on black- or whitelists; time-limited or permanently.
Teachers can prepare profiles for quick, in a couple of clicks, switching between restrictions.
Run programs, open documents and Internet links on one, several or all student computers remotely from the teacher console in a couple of clicks.
To run an application or document teacher can use lists of available programs on Desktop or Start menu (of student computers).
Use Windows Command prompt commands.
Control running applications and system services.
Minimize running applications to Windows Taskbar.
Quick Run tool: create buttons or menu commands in the teacher console for individual programs or documents for quick running them on student computers in a couple of clicks.
Running applications and documents use the same user privileges as the currently logged in user has.
Adjust several system policies (Windows operating system restrictions) remotely:
  • disable or enable access to system programs in Control Panel
  • disable settings of Start menu
  • restrict access to Desktop settings
  • restrict access to Network settings
  • restrict access to drives (hide disk drives in My Computer)
Dynamically disable or enable printing services on selected student computers.
Disable USB storage devices: USB flash drives, removable HDD and FDDs.
Disable removable devices: BD/DVD/CD/Floppy drives .
Mute sound on student computers.
Restrictions may be applied permanently, until reboot or for some time only.
Shutdown and restart student computers remotely.
Wake up (turn on) computers remotely (computers must support WOL feature).
Switch student computers to "stand-by" and "hibernation" power saving modes
Log in users on student computers remotely. Windows log in prompt should be specially configured according to the documentation.
In a few clicks send documents (files) to one or several students.
Collect sent files and arrange them in folders according to student computer name.
The list of received from the teacher computer files is immediately displayed in Student Console.
Students can use special Autocollect folder, all files stored in this folder are automatically synchronized with the teacher computer, the teacher receives a notification when new file was received or changed.
Teacher can initiate chatting with one or several users, add users to the chat session, remove them.
Students can send help requests to connected teachers. Teacher can accept or decline the request (manually or automatically), if the request is accepted, the teacher console creates a new chat session with the accepted student.
Text messages in chats may be formatted with font styles or alignment.
In addition to computer name students and teachers can use nicknames in chats.
Chat history may be automatically recorded for archive purposes.
With Speech Manager tool teachers can speak to one or several students, listen students or speak and listen simultaneously.
Speech Manager uses the default recording device and therefore as the source of the voice it is possible to use any recording device installed in your system.
With Desktop Recorder tool teacher can record any actions on his/her screen to a special DRR file for further replay on student or teacher computers.
Convert DRR records to standard AVI format. AVI format is recognized by the most of media players, and you can play records converted to AVI format on any multimedia device or computer where Net Control 2 software is not installed.
Play multimedia files synchronously on teacher and student computers (multimedia files should be present on all computers or copied to student computers with built-in tools.
Supports native OS video/audio formats. For Windows: AVI, WMV, WMA, ASF, VOB, MP3, WAV etc.
Supports play lists.
Teacher can control playback (rewind, pause, volume controls).
Video player may be displayed on student computers in a full-screen or windowed mode.
Supports network shared folders.
Teacher can use Co-Browse tool to browse Internet together with students. Net Control 2 uses special browser program on student computers to prevent clicking links or visiting other websites by students.
Give rewards to students (gold, silver and bronze stars, always visible on student computers).
Grade students. As a grade you can use numbers, letters, signs in any combination, or graphic images (stars, fruits, flags etc.)
Keep grades in special journals. Grade journals may be opened, saved, exported or printed.
Grades are integrated with Polls and Quizzes.
Teacher can request students to register themselves with their real name, optional Student ID and two custom fields assigned by teacher.
Collected information may be exported to CSV file for further processing (for example in a spreadsheet editor); as also will be automatically stored in the lesson journal.
The student "real name" may be displayed as a connection name (instead of a login name).
Teacher can keep lesson journals. Net Control 2 will reflect in the journal lesson information, registered students, teacher comments, poll and quiz results, other lesson events.
Jornals may be saved, opened, printed or exported to HTML or XML file.
Teacher can create lesson plans as a sequence of various timed events: comments, notifications, execution of a macro command or opening a tool.
Lesson plans may be saved, opened, exported or printed.
When the plan is running, the teacher module will display notifications, open tools and run commands in accordance with the lesson events.
Teacher can join several students in a student group.
One of student group members may be assigned with group leader privileges. Group leaders can use several teacher features, may be allowed to broadcast their screen to other students in the group, control other students of the group, chat with them, use speech features.
Teacher can dynamically change leaders in a group.
Student computers support special event logging mode. If enabled, the student module will log certain events in a log, even if no teachers connected to the student.
Teacher can get logs for all or several only event types.
Event Monitor tool may be used to watch the same events in realtime in the teacher console.
The following events are supported: application running/stopping; visited websites; switching between programs; several system events (attaching new USB devices; desktop resolution change, switching to sleep or hibernation mode).
Teacher can record a sequence of operations to a macro command, which may be then placed to Macro menu of the main menu, for quick execution in a couple of clicks.
It is possible to assign a hot key to any macro command or a tool, and execute the command just by pressing the hot key in any window of the program.
For quick access, macro commands may be displayed in right panel of the main window (hidden by default).
Special global hot key (Ctrl+Shift+F12 by default) works in any Windows applications and allows quick sending the teacher's screenshot to students. The default hot key may be re-assigned in the teacher module options.
Teachers can create autoexecutable commands as a special case of macro commands, which then may be assigned to student computers, and automatically executed there at some time event (time, day, date or on start up).
Change, synchronize or verify date and time on user computers
Get system information (OS, CPU, RAM and disk drives size)
Lock student computers temporarily to attract attention.
View student connections as desktop screenshots in thumbnails, big or small icons, detailed table view.
Change thumbnail size.
View connections as snapshots from web-camera
Free positioning of thumbnails within workspace, allows imitate real placement of computers in a classroom.
See what computers are disconnected.
Custom background image for the workspace, allows imitate the scheme of classroom.
Computer name, user name or both as name of connection
Any custom name for connection name
User interface is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Russian languages
Sort connections in a workspace alphabetically or by numbers
Divide computers to virtual groups (e.g. classrooms)
Support of nested groups (i.e. groups within other groups)
Centralized connection management: all connections are stored on server, are the same for all teachers of the network
Computers are addressed by IP address or DNS name
Computers may be addressed by user name of currently logged in user on student computer
Computers may be addressed by a custom ID (StudentID) assigned by administrator
Import connections (list of computers) from CSV file, which may be created, for example, using Active Directory manager. *
Student can initiate connection with any teacher computer that has access to a group, to which this student belongs (should be allowed by teacher)
The student module may be installed remotely in the network with domains, using Net Deploy tool (domain administrator privileges are required).
Administrators can deploy the software in the network using Active Directory Group Policies.
Special MSI Builder tool is available for registered users for building special MSI packages for deployment through Active Directory and Group Policies.
Student module settings may be changed from the teacher module.
Student module settings may be setup through Active Directory Group Policies and administrative templates.
Manual update the student module from the teacher console.
Automatic update (the most important updates only).
Teacher can set up a password for the teacher module. Teacher module may be locked temporarily.
Administrators can disable access to several features of the teacher module for other teachers with View Profiles.
Centralized View profiles. Based on teacher account and work on any teacher computer where the teacher is logged in.
Individual access rights for every group: teacher can access only groups that are allowed for him/he.
Limit access of a teacher to one only group, prevent access to other groups.
Administrator password may be assigned on user computers to prevent stopping the service through Student Console, and to prevent access to the student module settings.
Direct connections: access to computers of a group may be protected with a group password.
Direct connections: student module may be bound to only one, specific network adapter.
Direct connections: student module can filter incoming connections by IP address, computer name or a network mask.
Features of the student module may be restricted with permissions. Only features that belong to enabled permissions will be allowed.
Student can stop and resume service at any moment (special mode).
The Student module displays an icon in the system tray, logo at startup, Student Console with detailed information about established connections. These features cannot be disabled or turned off.
The Student module logs and keeps information about all incoming and outgoing connections established with/by the student module.

** Korean, Hebrew and Greek translations are available in special editions from local resellers.

May 1, 2016. Version 11.11