AirWatch redesigns interface and enhances functionality for Teacher Tools

Enterprise mobility management AirWatch by VMware has introduced a redesigned interface and enhanced functionality for AirWatch Teacher Tools at ISTE 2014

The redesigned application empowers educators to guide the learning experience effectively and improve classroom management. AirWatch claimed that More than 1500 education customers leverage its platform, including two of the three largest school districts in US.

Teacher Tools enables educational institutions to extend the real-time management capabilities from IT administrators to teachers. The company completely redesigned the user interface based on customer feedback for a more intuitive classroom management experience.

New features for application include simpler student registration, the option to create and dismiss classes, and the ability to facilitate communication between students and educators during instruction.

Additional Teacher Tools capabilities include All Eyes Up Front, a feature that removes distractions by locking devices during class instruction. Besides, the tool also has Single Application Mode locks devices for a student, small group or an entire class into an application selected by the instructor for a specified amount of time.

The Clear Passcode function enables teachers to instantly clear and reset a forgotten passcode without looking up the device serial number.

“With the tools, we can use these mobile devices to customize the way students are learning and engaging in the classroom. Teacher Tools provides a simple, streamlined way to further integrate technology into the classroom and provide our teachers and faculty with the resources needed to help students communicate, collaborate and think critically,” Israel Oliveros, mobile technology coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District.

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