vision@hand user`s guide

vision@hand user`s guide
VISION@HAND USER’S GUIDE
Version 8.0
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Contents
Introduction .............................................................................................................. 2
Install and set up Vision@Hand .................................................................................... 2
Use Vision@Hand ....................................................................................................... 3
Questions and answers ............................................................................................... 4
Technical Specifications .............................................................................................. 5
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Introduction
Vision@Hand is a utility which is installed on a
Vision teacher’s computer.
When Vision@Hand is installed, you can use any
wireless device with an Internet browser, for
example a tablet or a mobile phone, to view
student computer thumbnails and activate
selected Vision functions.
This enables you to move around in the
classroom or even outside the classroom, and
still have a good overview of student computer
activity.
Vision@Hand enables you to active these Vision
functions:

Blank Screen – Blanks student computer
screens and lock keyboards and mice to
focus student attention.

Lock Web – Control Internet access during
class time.

Showcase Student – Share any student’s
screen with the entire class.
Vision@Hand
Install and set up Vision@Hand
1. Download the Vision@Hand installer to a teacher’s computer running Vision and run the
downloaded installer: Vision@Hand.exe.
2. Follow the prompts in the installer. When asked for a password, enter one that you can easily
remember. You will use this password to gain access to Vision@Hand from your mobile device.
3. From the Start menu open the Vision@Hand Configuration utility and configure Vision@Hand:

Set a different access password.

Change the port number only if requested
by your system administrator. The default
port number is 88.

See the URL required to connect to
Vision@Hand from the browser on your
mobile device.
Vision@Hand is ready to use. There is no need to
restart the computer or to adjust the student
computers.
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Use Vision@Hand
1. Open a web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) on your wireless device.
2. Type the URL shown in the Vision@Hand Configuration utility. We recommend that you save
this address as a bookmark in your web browser for future reference.
3. When prompted, type the password you have chosen for Vision@Hand.
Once you have connected, Vision@Hand displays student computer thumbnails and a set of four
buttons. When you select a button, the button is highlighted with blue to indicate it is active.
Vision@Hand Functions
Note: When you press Blank or Lock Web in Vision@Hand the function that you selected will
apply to ALL of the student computers in your classroom.
Showcase Student
Press this button to display a list of your student computers. From
this list, select the student computer you wish to share with the
class.
Note: You must have more than one Vision Student in the
classroom to use the Showcase Student function.
Blank
Press the Blank button on Vision@Hand when your class starts.
This will blank the student screens locking the keyboards and mice
at the beginning of class getting your students attention so you can
talk to the class without distractions.
Pressing the Blank button on Vision@Hand corresponds to clicking
the Blank Screen button in the teacher module to get students’
attention.
Lock Web
The Lock Web button will disable web surfing for the entire class.
Pressing the Lock Web button on Vuision@Hand corresponds to
clicking the Lock Web button in the teacher module.
Note: Press the Stop button to release the students from surfing
restrictions.
Stop
Press the Stop button to release Blank screen, Showcase Student
and Lock Web actions.
To end your Vision@Hand session, simply close your web browser on your wireless device.
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Questions and answers
Q: Why I am not able to use Vision@Hand in the school network?
A: School network configurations vary greatly. Check with your school’s network administrator to
be certain that your school supports the connection of mobile, wireless-enabled devices.
Q: Is there any minimum requirements I should know before using Vision@Hand on my mobile
device?
A: Yes, there are three requirements. Connect your mobile device to the local wireless network
and make sure that Vision is running on your teacher computer and is connected to your
classroom.
Q: Which URL should I use to connect to my Vision classroom using Vision@Hand on my mobile
device?
A: The Vision@Hand Configuration utility displays two possible URLs for Vision@Hand. One uses
the computer name; the other uses the numerical IP address. While both will work, we
recommend that the computer name version be used whenever possible. Although the IP address
may change on a regular basis, the computer name will not.
Q: Can I use Vision@Hand on more than one teacher computer?
A: Yes, but each one will have a separate URL. Bookmark each one and you may easily change
from one to another.
Q: Can I use Vision@Hand in any web browser?
A: Yes you can. It does not matter if the web browser is on a mobile device or not.
Q: When I am away from the school, I still have the Vision@Hand bookmarks in my browser. Will
Vision@Hand work from outside the school?
A: No, Vision@Hand cannot be accessed when teacher is far away from school. Vision@Hand does
not work from outside the school. It can only access a teacher computer when the mobile device
is connected to the school’s network.
Q: I set up Vision@Hand last week and it worked. This week, I cannot connect to it. What is
wrong?
A: Many mobile devices provide multiple methods of connecting to networks and the Internet. Use
the Vision@Hand Configuration utility on the teacher machine to confirm that you have the most
current URL for the teacher computer, make sure that your mobile device is connected to the
school wireless network and Vision@Hand will work again.
Q: I installed Vision@Hand; however, I am not able to configure it. The Vision@Hand
Configuration utility does not appear in the Start menu. What did I do wrong?
A: You did not properly install Vision@Hand. Download the Vision@Hand .exe file and
either run the .exe file as administrator (right-click the .exe file and select “Run as
administrator) then follow prompts in the installer, or disable the UAC and Firewall before
installing the utility.
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Q: While using Vision@Hand do I have to adjust settings in Vision on the teacher
computer?
A: No. When Vision@Hand is in use, your regular Vision software works normally; there is nothing
to adjust.
Technical Specifications
Vision@Hand installs a web server on the computer which is running the Vision teacher module.
When connected through a browser on the teacher’s wireless device, this web server displays an
interface that allows the teacher to operate the Vision@Hand controls. No software is installed on
the mobile device.
Meeting the following technical requirements will allow teachers to take advantage of
Vision@Hand.
Teacher’s computer

Vision 7.5.1 classroom management software must be installed and operational.
Network

TCP/IP network with wireless accessibility (802.11x).

Network must be accessible from a wireless access point (WAP), connected to the same local
network as the Vision classroom; WAP SSID and password must be known to user.

The port used by Vision@Hand must not be restricted.

Users must know either the full network name or current IP address of the teacher computer
running Vision@Hand.
Mobile Device

WiFi connection configured to connect to the school wireless network (WLAN).

Functional web browser that accepts standard URLs.
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