Classroom Remote Screen Capture and Archiving

While teaching a class it is often important to have the ability to capture what is happening on the desktops of your students in order to help them better and to ensure an orderly classroom environment.

Bozteck VENM can easily capture your classroom desktop screen shots in intervals that you define and place them into a grid of thumbnails on the instructors desktop.

Here is a quick video showing how to get it all set up:

classroom remote screen capture

I have spoken to numerous school teachers, training instructors, and college professors while creating this feature of Bozteck VENM and much of that feedback contained concerns of students circumventing the screen captures by disabling services or unplugging their network cable, then plugging it back in.  The latter cases some existing solutions to fail until the entire classroom is restarted.

Bozteck VENM uses a light touch method of taking remote screen shots in order to prevent such tampering.  On the monitored classroom PC’s, there are no processes to kill and no services that remain running for them to stop.  If they disconnect themselves from the network, their screens will be captured again automatically once they reconnect.

To use remote screen capture, you will need to configure a service account in Bozteck VENM that has full administrative access to the PC’s being monitored.  You will also need to ensure that there is not a firewall blocking communication between the console and the monitored classroom PC’s.

Try it out by downloading from http://www.bozteck.com

 

  • Abdul HaSeeB

    Hi There

    I’m trying to contact support for more than a week but no response, I’m facing issues with Screen Capture with the latest version of the Software, the version with .NET Framework 2.0 were working fine until the code been upgraded to the latest .NET Framework.

    Following is my scenario:
    – Operating System: Windows Server 2012 R2 with Active Directory
    – Software version: VENM 2016.4.11 (Per-Admin License)
    – Users: 30+ (Windows 7 Pro x64)

    VNCMan Cannot Start – Screen Capturing is not working:
    – The VNC Deployment got error when deploying on a Network PC, ending with “Driver Installation Failed”, I’ve tried to manually install the Driver, but nothing works.
    – Rather than Screen Capturing, every thing works Find, RDP, Ping, VNC Viewing, Reboot, etc …
    – I’ve tried installing it on a new PC with Fresh Windows 7 Pro x64 Installation and .NET Framework 4.5.2 but still not working.
    – The older version of the Software is not available anywhere on the globe, the link on the BozTeck website is broken.

    Waiting for the urgent reply …

  • Hi Abdul,

    Is this working better in the most recent update? You will probably need to completely uninstall your existing version and then delete the Bozteck folder under program files. You won’t lose any data by doing this.

    At that point, install the latest version. Then it should work for you.