LanSchool

Classroom management software for educational institutions

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LanSchool Overview

What is LanSchool?

LanSchool is a classroom management software designed to help educational institutions create online tests, monitor student devices, and engage, collaborate, and communicate with them on a centralized platform. Teachers can disable internet connectivity during quizzes or tests, limit access to approved websites, and send or receive documents such as assignments, templates, and other learning materials from students.

Using LanSchool, educators can lock learning devices to enhance student engagement and quickly monitor their screens to provide additional support as necessary. Teachers can communicate with students via direct messages, create online quizzes or tests by adding various types of questions including multiple-choice, true or false, and essays, and assign time restrictions for assessments. Administrators can track the battery status of each student device during classroom assessments and collect their browsing or application history in a centralized database. It also provides a tech console, which can be utilized by IT teams to remotely assist and resolve user queries through device control capabilities.

LanSchool enables teachers to broadcast their screens, view an online summary of student test results, export them in CSV format, and configure the access permissions for specific devices to print documents. The software also facilitates integration with various third-party applications such as Bark and DNSFilter to monitor and detect online threats, block suspicious traffic using artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and more.

LanSchool Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Lenovo directly for pricing information.


LanSchool Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

LanSchool teacher's console
LanSchool test builder
LanSchool send messages
LanSchool send questions
LanSchool view screens
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LanSchool Reviews

LanSchool Reviews

Overall rating
4,2
/
5
Excellent
12

Very good
8

Average
5

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
3,9
Customer Support
4
77% recommended this app
Eric K.

Wow! LANschool is just what the doctor ordered!


Verified Reviewer

Manage Your Class Room With LanSchool

I found LanSchool is very useful when you have a class room of computers with a local network. It help to tech, manage, evaluate and etc.


Sarah M.

LanSchool

My experience has been that they are trying to develop a strong tool but that it needs more work in an actual school environment.


Michael B.

LanSchool is an adequate Classroom management utility.

LanSchool is a very affordable remote management / classroom management computer utility. It now supports Chromebooks, as well as traditional computers. In the past we have used it on Terminal Services operated labs, and found it invaluable to deploy and launch specific apps / websites at specific times, and to also keep students on task.

Coolest thing: Manage 30 identical machines, driving the same mouse and keyboard "virtually," clicking and navigating through an appl that needs to be setup. People usually watch in awe as all the mice move at once.

LanSchool is a very affordable package, that every school should at least evaluate.


Jon V.

LanSchool


Eric K.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Wow! LANschool is just what the doctor ordered!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

LANschool does exactly what it promises. It allows the teacher to control the computers (Mac/Win) in their classroom. They can see all the screens on the teacher machine. They can remote control the student computer. They can lock the student computer. Excellent software!

Cons

The price is a little high; however Lenovo has this software in a very niche market and can command a little more for the asking.

Response from Lenovo

Hello Eric - Thank you for your review and valuable feedback!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Manage Your Class Room With LanSchool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/31
Review Source: Capterra

I found LanSchool is very useful when you have a class room of computers with a local network. It help to tech, manage, evaluate and etc.

Pros

I have a class room full with computers so when I teach its hard to monitor each student that what are them doing. So I came up with a solution that is using LanSchool. When we use LanSchool we can monitor what students are doing from teacher's computer. We can lock their computer to keep their attention to the main board. We can share the teacher's screen to the students' computer to clearly demonstrate something or to share a presentation. We grant or deny access to the internet from the student computers. If we need we can remotely control student computer. Students can't remove the software without credentials that are given at the installation.

Cons

There is a lag when casting teacher's screen or remote controlling a student computer. If it have a mobile application to monitor in distance it will be much more handy tool.

Response from Lenovo

Thank you for your thorough review! Regarding the lag issue that you mentioned, please contact our Support Team ([email protected]) and they can assist you in resolving that. - LanSchool Customer Success Team.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sarah M.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

LanSchool

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/02/25
Review Source: Capterra

My experience has been that they are trying to develop a strong tool but that it needs more work in an actual school environment.

Pros

LanSchool attempts to offer my school a platform for monitoring student laptops in our 1:1 environment. The pluses are that it allows teachers to view, take over, and adjust student computer screens when all is functioning properly. This is imperative in a 1:1 environment in a school.

Cons

What I've found on both the MacBook and Chromebook OSs is that students are really adept at finding ways to thwart their system. For instance, in many cases, they just need to toggle on and off their wifi connection or shut their laptop and open it for their teacher to lose access to their device. The teacher can only fix it by entirely rebooting their class. This is a real problem. It also can be slow and a big clunky in terms of features.

Response from Lenovo

Hello Sarah - Thank you for your review and valuable feedback! Regarding students turning off their Wi-Fi or closing their laptops, as it turns out, we do not have any way to control the operating system (Windows, macOS & Chrome OS) via LanSchool. We have heard from many school districts that if students continue to do those things, it becomes a disciplinary issue. Regarding the performance issues that you mentioned, our Product Managers and Development Teams are constantly working to improve product performance, reliability and security. We find that only a small percentage of our customers experience issues. We encourage all customers to ensure that they are on the latest version. You can find that and more at lenovosoftware.com/support/lanschool. Please let us know if there's anything we can assist you with by contacting us at [email protected] We're here to help!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Michael B.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

LanSchool is an adequate Classroom management utility.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/30
Review Source: Capterra

LanSchool is a very affordable remote management / classroom management computer utility. It now supports Chromebooks, as well as traditional computers. In the past we have used it on Terminal Services operated labs, and found it invaluable to deploy and launch specific apps / websites at specific times, and to also keep students on task.

Coolest thing: Manage 30 identical machines, driving the same mouse and keyboard "virtually," clicking and navigating through an appl that needs to be setup. People usually watch in awe as all the mice move at once.

LanSchool is a very affordable package, that every school should at least evaluate.

Pros

LanSchool provides us with a dashboard, multi-screen overview of our students currently using it. It allows out to take control, limit, or launch applications / webpages as we wish.

Cons

LanSchool is pretty high bandwidth. Large Scale deployments might need some extra network considerations.

Response from Lenovo

Hello Michael - Thank you for the review and the very cool example! :-)

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Jon V.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

LanSchool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

What I like most about this software is the ability to control an environment. I like that I can control a laptop(s) and "lock it down" if someone isn't doing what they're supposed to or aid with helping on an assignment through my own laptop.

Cons

What I like least about this software is at times there's a lag in what the student screen is displaying on my laptop to what the student is actually looking at on his/her end.

Response from Lenovo

Jon - Thank you for your review! In regards to the issue you listed about lag, please reach out to our Support Team and they will be more than happy to help you! You can reach them at [email protected]

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
7,7/10
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LanSchool Pricing

LanSchool Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Lenovo directly for pricing information.

Contact Lenovo directly for pricing information.

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 26 user ratings
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LanSchool Features

LanSchool Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for LanSchool

Additional information for LanSchool

Key features of LanSchool

  • Collaboration Tools

LanSchool FAQs

LanSchool FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for LanSchool.

Q. What type of pricing plans does LanSchool offer?

LanSchool offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Contact Lenovo directly for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of LanSchool?

LanSchool offers the following features:

  • Collaboration Tools

Q. Who are the typical users of LanSchool?

LanSchool has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does LanSchool support?

LanSchool supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does LanSchool offer?

LanSchool has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does LanSchool support mobile devices?

LanSchool supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does LanSchool integrate with?

LanSchool integrates with the following applications:

Google Classroom

Q. What level of support does LanSchool offer?

LanSchool offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials