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Using View

Using View - Simple View Mode

Using View in Simple View mode allows the user to see a tablet view of all devices enrolled in the Organization. The user is able to see the name of the device, as well as the student that has "signed in" on a given device. The background images for each device shows the teacher what Lesson each student is currently working on. Simple View can be selected under View Controls in the panel on the right.

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Using View - Table View

The Table View provides the user with a quick view of all devices enrolled in the Organization, as well as some key device information, such as the user that is logged onto the device, the lesson that the student is working on and the charge level of the device. By clicking on the icon to the far left, you can select a device or a number of devices to control from View or the edredi portal. By clicking on the name of the device, you can access all of that device's properties. 

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Edredi's View provides a comprehensive view of the devices in an organization. It allows users to check devices before class and also to control them during class.

View includes a device list, a group and alerts sidebar, and a control bar located at the bottom of the screen.

Device List

View shows the devices currently enrolled in the Organization. Any actions performed by the user will be applied to the selected devices only.

By default, each device shows the wallpaper of the current Lesson it is using. Hover over the device to see more information and click on the device's name to go to the full details page. At the bottom of each device, one or more icons may be shown that indicate availability and configuration:

    Icon

   Meaning

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  Dashboard is searching for this device on the local in-school network

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  This device is available for remote control

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  This device is available for in-class control

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  This device's screen can be viewed remotely

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  This device's file system can be accessed remotely 

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  This is an Android device 

Selection & Filtering

If there are problems connecting to devices, consult our Troubleshooting Dashboard Control guide.

To select individual devices, just click on the specific devices, or click View Controls and then click Select All to select all of the devices. Unselected devices are shown dimmed and will not be affected by any actions.

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Select Tablet View to view the list of devices. Select Simple View to show the tablet view on the View dashboard. Activate the Filter Selection to hide all unselected devices, which is useful for focusing on a particular group of devices. Use the Size controls to adjust the layout of the screen.

Groups

Devices can be grouped for easy management.

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Select the desired device(s) to include in a group and click on the link labeled, “Create new group." Devices can only be a part of one group at a time, so once a device is added to another group, its previous association with its last group will be overridden.

Click a group name to select all the devices in that group. Right-clicking the group name allows you to Add Selected devices to the group or Filter Group, which selects devices and applies the view filter.

To remove devices from a group, select the devices to remove and add them to "NO GROUP".

Device Alerts

Device Alerts are a quick way to check if all devices are ready for class. If a device has a potential problem, it will be flagged here, and the warning message can be clicked to select all the devices with this problem.

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  Alert

  Description

Devices low on charge.

These devices have less than 20% charge and are not plugged in. Please connect them to their chargers.

Devices not recently checked in.

Tablets should contact the server at least every hour. These devices may be switched off or are having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi.

Devices not using the latest edredi release version

These devices are on an older version of the edredi software. Upgrade them outside of class time to minimize disruption.

Devices not locked

These devices are currently unlocked. You can lock them through the Dashboard (see below), but if that doesn't work, lock them manually.

Lesson Changing

The Push control allows the  to send a Lesson to all selected devices on View. Select the Lesson from the drop-down then click the up-arrow button to send.

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NOTE: Please note that this is a remote control, so even if the Lesson cannot be changed immediately, it will be changed the next time the devices contact the server.

Control

The buttons on the Control bar at the bottom of the screen allow you to control the selected devices. The in-class controls will only work if the devices are available (as shown by the device icons), but the remote controls will be applied regardless of where the devices are, although there may be a delay if the device is not connected to the Internet.

Button

    Description

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Rescan for devices on the in-school network.

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Suspend the devices and switch off their screens. The split-button allows teachers to include an optional PIN code to prevent students resuming by clicking the device power button.

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Resume the devices and switch the screens back on.

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Mute the devices.

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Unmute the devices.

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Request a loud audio alert be played by the devices.

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Send a text message to the devices. This is a remote control command.

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Request the devices contact the server as soon as possible, which is useful if a Lesson has changed to ensure the devices receive the latest updates. This is a remote control command.

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Lock the devices into student mode. This is the equivalent of pressing the Lock Edredi button locally. This is a remote control command.

View

View is a premium feature of the standard device controls. On compatible devices, it allows teachers to display device screens and take snapshots for saving or printing. It also makes the file system of each device available for easy file retrieval.

For all the commands except the streaming video, only one device (the target) should be selected.

Button

    Description

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Take a snapshot of the screen of the select device.

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Show thumbnail video from the screens of the selected devices.

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Show the screen of the selected device in presentation mode.

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Browse the file system of the selected device.

Note that whenever student screens are being recorded, they will be notified on their devices to ensure a balance between privacy and oversight:

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Presentation Mode

In presentation mode, a single device’s screen is displayed. Please bear in mind that single clicks can also be sent to the device, but gestures and multi-touch events are not currently supported.

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Advanced

The Advanced section allows the user to perform administrative functions such as upgrades and reboots. Please click here for more information.

Wifi

The Wi-Fi section allows users to select devices by the SSID or BSSID they last called in on, which can be a quick way of grouping tablets for particular operations. For instance, it is likely that all of the devices with the same BSSID are in the same room.

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