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March 26th, 2008

Open-Source Classroom Management With iTALC On Ubuntu 7.10

Server, Software, Ubuntu, by suvi.

This document describes how to set up iTALC on Ubuntu 7.10. iTALC is an open-source classroom management solution that lets you view and control other computers in your network. It lets you remote-control other computers, show the teacher’s screen on all students’ computers, lock workstations, send text-messages to students, power on/off and reboot remote computers, etc.

Taken from the manual: “iTALC is a didactic software program, which was developed especially for computerwork at schools.

Nevertheless it can be used in other learning environments. iTALC provides the opportunity to monitor and influence trainee activities and consequently supports the work with modern technique in the classroom. For example you are able to see the content of the trainee’s screens on your own screen. If one of the trainees needs assistance, you can access the trainee’s desktop and engage supportively. The trainee sees all of your actions and is so able to learn new procedures.

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