Vision Pro is Netop's premium classroom management solution. With a powerful feature set that includes high-speed screen sharing, Vision Pro gives educators best-in-class performance with unsurpassed flexibility and control over student computer use, resulting in higher classroom efficiency and better grades.
Vision Pro is the classroom management solution that replaces Netop School and provides a compatible trade-up path for Netop Vision customers looking for additional features. Vision and Vision Pro share a common, easy-to-use interface, which was redesigned in 2010 to combine the best aspects of Vision and Netop School. Vision Pro provides a superset of the features in Vision. Netop School customers will benefit from a improved user interface, and an improved feature set. Some functionality has been eliminated due to redundancy, lack of use or because it will be incorporated into the product at a future date in an improved format.
High-speed Screen Sharing (HSS)
HSS utilizes Netop's Hardware Acceleration Service technology to provide high-speed graphical communication so educators have the ability to seamlessly share videos from applications such as PowerDVD and QuickTime and hi-res graphics in applications such as Photoshop and AutoCAD to students in real time.
Ultimate Web control
Vision Pro's unique approach to managing the Web provides the ultimate in Web control. With the filter manager and addition of a block lists capability, educators can quickly and efficiently manage Web resources in advance of and during class. Easily create block and allow website lists or delete old ones; edit sites within lists or add sites.
It allows educators or IT administrators to remotely log in all computers as a specified user simultaneously, saving time in single-user environments such as media centers, computer labs or classrooms.
Support page within the product that connects teachers directly to valuable product resources.
The connectivity technology in Vision Pro is designed to be extremely efficient in wireless environments. The teacher computer connects to student computers using name look up (usually via WINs or DNS). This reduces the extra overhead many classroom management applications inflict when they use broadcasting to connect in wireless networks. The result is faster performance and more persistent connections.
Vision Pro can accommodate both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems allowing customers to take advantage of the performance improvements with 64-bit operating systems while still being able to use 32-bit operating systems as well.
Present lessons directly on student computer screens using Vision's screen-sharing technology. Every student gets a front-row seat for instruction, engaging their attention, improving comprehension and increasing retention of key concepts.
Supervise student computer use
Monitor the whole classroom from the teacher's computer screen. Keep an eye on Web browsing, identify students who need extra help and improve classroom time on task.
Help any student through a tough problem right from the teacher's desk, or take remote control of the student's computer to demonstrate a solution.
Let students show off their good work to classmates with Showcase Student, which enables any student to demonstrate directly from his or her computer to the whole class.
When it is time for lectures or important discussions, you can temporarily remove classroom computers as a distraction with just one click. Get the attention of individual students or the whole class and stop inappropriate behavior instantly.
Launch applications and web pages; send files
Save time and start the whole class learning together by launching applications or Web pages, or sending and opening files in their native application on every student computer at the same time.
Distribute and collect files or tests
Send files with assignments, quizzes, forms or tests directly to students, and collect them back automatically, saving valuable class time and helping to ensure a productive class period.
Help students quickly and discreetly
Chat functionality enables teachers to quickly redirect a student who is on the wrong track or discreetly assist students who need extra attention. Enabling student-initiated chat sessions lets students ask for help privately when needed, and encourages teacher-student interaction.
Conduct instant surveys
Send out simple surveys to students to assess student interest and class progress.
Layout classroom view
Teaching with computers is easier when you can arrange your view of student computers to match the layout of your classroom. Vision also lets you prompt for and display the names of your students on the images of their computers.