UK-based software developer NetSupport has announced a range of updates for its complete solution for schools, NetSupport DNA.
The software has a three-fold approach for the education sector: it helps manage the school’s IT assets; includes a large choice of tools for classroom instruction; and also enables staff carry out the monitoring and safeguarding functions required by Ofsted.
To help schools monitor students’ internet searches and so on, NetSupport has added a handy update to NetSupport DNA’s keyword database of terms, with the addition of four new languages: Latvian, Lithuanian, Urdu and Polish. (It already monitors English, French, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian and Portuguese.) This really helps staff in schools who have students who are learning English as an additional language to monitor and safeguard them more effectively.
The product also has extended its multi-site support, which means managers in multi-academy trusts can see an up-to-date overview of all schools in the group as well as for each individual school.
Other updates include the addition of a secure vault for storage of confidential information and a new “urgent” category in the keyword monitoring module that will record a video of a student’s activity if it is triggered by certain keywords deemed serious by the school.
Find out more about NetSupport DNA here http://www.netsupportdna.com/education/index.asp