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STONEWARE Announces the Immediate Availability of LanSchool 7.8 with Google Chromebook Support and Assessment Mode

Stoneware, Inc., the leader in classroom management software, announces the immediate availability of LanSchool 7.8. The release several new enhancements and important bug fixes, many of which were heavily requested by current and prospective customers.

Two highly anticipated features of LanSchool 7.8 are Google Chromebook support, as well as a brand new Assessment Mode. Riding the wave of momentum caused by the increasingly popular Chromebook platform, LanSchool now offers teachers the ability to monitor and collaborate with these devices, just as they already can with PCs, Macs, Thin Clients, iOS and Android devices.

“Our commitment to support Education is reflected by our decision to add Chromebook support,” said Rick German, CEO of Stoneware, Inc. “We continue to add platforms to our list of supported devices because we know that technology is constantly evolving, and we want teachers to have confidence in knowing they can use LanSchool across all platforms.”

A brand new assessment mode has been added to LanSchool to assist schools with their Common Core online testing needs. Schools using LanSchool’s assessment mode will be able to lock down both student and proctor devices to ensure compliance with online testing requirements. In addition, the audit log feature will track and record the state of the device when it is in testing mode.

Other new features in LanSchool 7.8 include:

  • Windows 8.1 support
  • Auto Update through the LanSchool Connection Service
    • The LanSchool Connection Service can now update all Windows and Apple-Mac students to the same version of LanSchool software.
  • SSID Limiting
    • The Network tampering feature of LanSchool has been enhanced to include wireless network management forcing students to connect to approved Wi-Fi networks.
  • New Universal iOS Teacher Assistant application for iPhone and iPad
  • Chrome Limiting on Mac

Pricing and Availability
LanSchool 7.8. is a free upgrade for customers under a current maintenance agreement. LanSchool educational pricing starts at $20 per device. Site licenses, volume and educational discounts are available.

About Stoneware
Established in 2000 and acquired by Lenovo in 2012, Stoneware delivers workspace and classroom management software that gives people the freedom and flexibility to work more productively. Stoneware’s webNetwork™ software creates a unified workspace where workers can access cloud apps, native applications and legacy systems from any device, regardless of where they are located. Stoneware’s LanSchool™ classroom management software enhances the learning experience by enabling instructors to easily manage classroom technology and monitor student involvement. Despite today’s complex technology environments, Stoneware gives users a single view of their diverse resources while providing IT with central oversight. For information, visit www.stone-ware.com.

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