Release Notes

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.22

Release date: June 3, 2019

Component Versions

  • LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.22
  • LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.216
  • LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.34

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes ongoing feature development, minor bug fixes, and stability improvements. Several new product enhancements are still in development and will be released in future product updates.

  • Clever Secure Sync support: Class rostering provided by Clever is now available in LanSchool Air and is provided to districts with on-demand access to districts’ student and teacher enrollment accounts.
  • Added a new Send Feedback enhancement to help direct users to the best place to either report a desired feature enhancement or report an issue to support.
  • Added a better method for supporting multiple teachers being listed for a single class.
  • Added a notification to let teachers know when a student is moved to another class.
  • Improved 1-on-1 chat performance.
  • For organizations configured to show Tab-only student views, the status notification for teachers that the student does not have a browser tab open was improved.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where under very specific circumstances, Limit Web was not blocking the Spotify web player.
  • Resolved an issue where students were not being sorted in alphabetical order when multiple pages are displayed.
  • Resolved an issue where not all student thumbnails were being displayed when starting a Google Classroom created class.
  • Resolved an issue where a teacher was unable to turn off Blank Screen for some students without restarting the class or turning Blank Screen off per individual student.
  • Resolved an issue where a teacher was unable to manually create a new class.
  • Resolved an issue that was introduced as part of Google’s Chrome 73 release that would prevent a student’s Chromebook from going to sleep if the Chat window was left open.
  • Resolved a user interface issue in some browsers where the Reset Password field was cut off.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where students could potentially lock up a teacher’s Chromebook device by clicking the Raise Hand option repeatedly.

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.21

Release date: May 15, 2019

Component Versions

  • LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.21
  • LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.205
  • LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.25

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes ongoing feature development, minor bug fixes, and stability improvements. Several new product enhancements are still in development and will be released in future product updates. Improved performance for organizations with large numbers of student clients.

Fixed a number of ChromeOS 73 issues including:

  • Student devices not going to sleep if the chat dialog is left open.
  • Student profile view not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed a customer-reported issue where users would not see all students or the Start-Class option after modifying settings for a class without performing a refresh.
  • Fixed an issue where student TYPE field was not being populated.
  • Animation error fixed.

 

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.20

Release date: April 24, 2019

Component Versions

  • LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.20
  • LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.202
  • LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.25

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes ongoing feature development, minor bug fixes, and stability improvements. Several new product enhancements are still in development and will be released in future product updates.

 

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.19

Release date: April 8, 2019

Component Versions

  • LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.19
  • LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.199
  • LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.25

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes enhancements, bug fixes, and stability improvements including:

  • Based on customer feedback, we improved the usability experience by changing the label “Device” to “Student Account.”
  • Based on customer feedback, we improved the usability experience for users who choose “Select All” or “Deselect All” students in class rosters.
  • Improved the usability of button hover coloration to be more consistent and easier to use.
  • Fixed a customer-reported issue in which students were able to gain some access to the Chromebook when blank screen was enabled by quickly manipulating the immersive view (full screen) and window switcher buttons, and then partially moving the blank screen page.
  • Fixed a customer-reported issue in which running the Administrator setup wizard a second time was resetting the provisioning window back to the default setting. This fix now allows Administrators to run the wizard without changing the provisioning window settings.
  • Fixed a customer-reported issue in which the active hours setting was not being calculated correctly.

 

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.18

Release date: March 20, 2019

Component Versions

  • LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.18
  • LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.192
  • LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.25

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes enhancements, bug fixes and stability improvements including:

  • Improved thumbnail state labeling, including:
    • Updated the image and label for no active tab while class is running
    • Updated the image for student being offline during active class
    • Added an “enrolled” state label and image
  • Refactored and fixed multiple issues in the Active Hours setup, including where:
    • Excluded dates were not being saved correctly
    • Adding a second rule set was not being saved unless a user selected Save twice
  • Fixed an issue in which Chromebooks would never go into sleep mode if a student left the chat window open
  • Fixed an issue in which teachers were not receiving a session timeout warning and were not automatically redirected to the login page after session timeout
  • Fixed a broken link associated with selecting “Set up help” in the menu. The link pointed to a broken page but now links correctly to the setup wizard.
  • Fixed an issue in which the incorrect UI was being displayed when 10% of the license threshold was met
  • Fixed a blank screen issue in which the settings that the teacher applied were not reflected on the student’s screen
  • Fixed an issue in which the Expired Trial License warning was missing

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.17

Release date: February 19, 2019

Component Versions

  • LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.17
  • LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.179
  • LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.24

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes enhancements, bug fixes, and stability improvements:

  • Users can now log into LanSchool Air using Sign in with Google. (KB: Logging in to LanSchool Air with a Google Account).
  • Enhanced the auto-sizing and positioning of the teacher’s chat window when running the teacher console on devices that have a resolution below 1366 x 768.
  • Fixed a customer-reported issue in which students were being constantly prompted to share their screens when their network connection dropped. We enhanced the way we handle dropped network connections. Now, once a network disconnect occurs, the client will wait 60 seconds before shutting down the full screen permission. After 60 seconds, students will still be re-prompted to share their screen.
  • Fixed a customer-reported issue in which web limiting applied to an individual student persisted from one class to the next. We now clear any applied web limits to individual students when a teacher stops the class.
  • Fixed a user interface layout issue in which the status icon could cover the total number of remaining licenses.
  • Chrome browser only: Fixed a user interface layout issue in which a white box could appear on the Add Users page.
  • Internet Explorer only: Fixed an issue in which it was possible that the student chat dialog could become unreadable if a student closed and then reopened the dialog when there were more than 10 messages in the chat history.

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.16

Release date: January 28, 2019

Component Versions

  • LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.16
  • LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.173
  • LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.24

Summary – Features & Enhancements

If your email address belongs to more than one LanSchool Air organization, you can now switch organizations after you have authenticated with any one of them. You do not need to re-authenticate when you switch organizations. See the Knowledge Base article How to change between different LanSchool Air organizations for instructions.

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.15

Release date: January 7, 2019

Component Versions

  • LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.15
  • LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.168
  • LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.21

Summary – Features & Enhancements

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.14

Release date: December 7, 2018

Component Versions

  • LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.14
  • LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.168
  • LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.20

Summary – Features & Enhancements

  • Added a student client status screen feature. The new screen allows you to troubleshoot potential student client-related problems. For more information, see the Knowledge Base article Student Client Status.
  • Administrators can now choose whether student thumbnail views are full-screen or Chrome browser active tab only. Note that setting the student thumbnail view to active tab only removes the student prompt. The steps to change the default student prompt behavior can be found in the Knowledge Base article How to enable desktop view on Chromebooks. See also Will students be prompted to share their screen every time?

<Web Publisher’s note: We mistakenly announced the change to the default student view behavior with the previous release. That text should simply be moved up to the current release version.>

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.13

Release date: October 29, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.13
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.149
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.16

Summary – Features & Enhancements

  • New thumbnail size options (XS, S, M, L, XL) allow instructors to see more student screens at one time.
  • New option for Site Admins to resend or cancel pending user invitations through the user management section of the Admin Settings. This area is accessible through the new overflow menu (displayed as three vertical dots).
  • Invitations sent to new users will now expire in 30 days instead of 24 hours
  • To improve consistency of student names appearing along with their device thumbnail, an option has been added for admins to grant permission to the LanSchool Air app to collect the student’s name directly from G Suite. To enable this option, the G Suite Administrator must follow these instructions.

Additional helpful information
How do I add new instructors and site admins to LanSchool Air?
How do I check the status of a teacher invitation?

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.12

Release date: October 8, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.12
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.144
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.15

Summary – Features & Enhancements

  • Added the ability to mass import users via a CSV file. Administrators can download a sample CSV file template from within the product.
  • Added the ability for Administrators to see which users have not yet accepted their account creation invite by displaying them as “pending.”
  • Added a better method for handling the pop-up message that could block some users from performing a Google Classroom sync.
  • Fixed an issue where Google sync student data was being paged.
  • Fixed an issue where some Chromebook student agents were not starting.
  • Fixed an issue where changing the email address for a student that in Google Admin was preventing students from joining classes in LanSchool Air that are in a class. This fix does require the following:
    • Chromebooks do not prevent users from signing in once they have changed the email address if the user logged in previously to that device. The user must be removed from the Chromebook and re-added under the new email address.
    • The new user email address must be re-provisioned because the email address has changed. We check at startup to determine if this needs to be done.
    • Administrators will need to delete the old user email address to keep their licensing count accurate.
  • Fixed an issue where googleID conflicts could occur during a Google Classroom sync.
  • Enhanced Chat functionality to close previous chat sessions once a student has joined a second class or stopping sharing full screen.
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases the session timeout would go negative.
  • Internet Explorer-only: Fixed a user interface issue where Chat could overlap in the user interface in specific scenarios.

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.11

Release date: September 17, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.11
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.141
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.13

Summary – Features & Enhancements

  • Added notification of session timeout when 5 minutes are left and now prompt users to sign out or refresh to continue their session. After the session has ended users are returned to the login page.
  • When adding new users, the Instructor role is now selected by default.
  • The client version was removed from the About LanSchool Air.
  • Removed the requirement to include “http://” prefix when including a sub-directory in a URL in Push Website.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where classes with more than 30 students were not syncing all students via Google Classroom sync.
  • Resolved an issue where exiting full screen and leaving a class was not always releasing the Chromebook agent.
  • Resolved a number of user interface visual inconsistencies.
  • Resolved an issue where changes made to URLs in Limit Web were not being saved without disabling/re-enabling limit web function.
  • Resolved an issue in rare cases that Blank Screen would not stop on one or more Chromebook agents when an Instructor refreshed the console.
  • Safari Only: Resolved an issue where Instructors that temporarily lose Internet connectivity would be out of sync with students’ Limit Web and Blank Screen settings.
  • Internet Explorer Only: About Box now successfully displays the privacy statement and terms of use.
  • Internet Explorer Only: Resolved issue where users were not able to move past download Configuration File in the setup wizard.
  • Internet Explorer Only: Resolved an issue that required the browser cache to continually be cleared.
  • Resolved an issue where URLs could cause an error due to “undefined” domains.
  • Resolved an issue when manually creating a class and an error would display causing limit web and blank screen settings not to be saved.
  • Resolved an issue when double-clicking “Finish” during manual class creation that could cause two classes to be created.

Additional helpful information
What operating systems and devices does LanSchool Air work with?
What Web Browsers does the Teacher interface support?

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.9

Release date: September 6, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.9
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.130
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.11

Summary – Features & Enhancements

  • Includes a design update for the student details page. There is no longer a student details page but instead is now displayed in a modal dialog.
  • Resolved an issue where Chromebooks were still attempting to connect to the server outside of active hours.
  • Resolved an issue where the Chromebook client was using high CPU and memory.
  • Resolved an issue that now allows blank screen settings to create blank screen without a text message.
  • Resolved an issue where the Instructor console was not re-establishing a connection after a network interruption.
  • Added the ability for Limit Web Allow List to block google.com.
  • Resolved an issue where website images displayed in a student thumbnail were not being updated.
  • Resolved a number of user interface consistency issues to improve usability.
  • Resolved an issue where Limiting Status was not clearing after a class was exited.

Additional helpful information
What operating systems and devices does LanSchool Air work with?
What Web Browsers does the Teacher interface support?

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.8

Release date: August 7, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.8
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.124
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.9

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes bug fixes and stability improvements including enabling single sign-on between LanSchool Air and our user feedback portal hosted by Canny.io. This enhancement should make it much easier for users to provide feedback without having to manually create a separate Canny.io account.

Additional enhancements and bug fixes include:

  • Users are now protected against removing their own Site Admin rights.
  • Users are now protected against deleting themselves.
  • Resolved an issue where Limit web on individual students, in some situations, was not staying in sync.
  • Resolved a number of user interface consistency issues to improve usability.
  • Resolved an issue where Limiting Status was not clearing after a class was exited.

Additional helpful information
What operating systems and devices does LanSchool Air work with?
What Web Browsers does the Teacher interface support?

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.7

Release date: June 27, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.7
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.124
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.9

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes bug fixes and stability improvements including enabling single sign-on between LanSchool Air and our user feedback portal hosted by Canny.io. This enhancement should make it much easier for users to provide feedback without having to manually create a separate Canny.io account.

Additional enhancements and bug fixes include:

    • Set access based on IP range: Added the ability for Administrators to set an IP range for their networks so that instructors can only manage and monitor student devices when those devices are on the local area network.
    • Resolved a customer reported issue where the student agent was using a high amount of CPU.
    • Usernames now support different letter cases (upper/lower case).
    • Google Classroom sync issue resolved where
      user namesfailed to sync every 2 hours.
    • Devices can now be re-provisioned to the same organization
    • Thumbnail size selection is simplified making it easier to adjust the thumbnails view.
    • Student Menu Redesigned: Student thumbnail actions menu was redesigned to better support touch interfaces and accessibility.
    • Special considerations:
      • Hover over student is removed so interaction is through the 3 dots in the bottom right of student card.
      • From the new three dot menu users can now push website URLs, limit web and blank screen, and view profile to view student details.
      • Blank screen and limit web status now display under the student’s email address on the student card.
      • Online/offline status is now displayed under the email address when limiting is not enabled or through the green (online)/grey (offline) on the profile image.
      • When a student sends a message to the instructor the message icon now displays on the student card and the instructor can now click the icon to go directly to the message (A message bubble still displays on the message across the top as well).
      • Battery status below 25% now displays the battery icon in red on the student card.

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.5

Release date: June 27, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.05
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.107
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.8

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes bug fixes and stability improvements including enabling single sign-on between LanSchool Air and our user feedback portal hosted by Canny.io. This enhancement should make it much easier for users to provide feedback without having to manually create a separate Canny.io account.

Additional enhancements and bug fixes include:

  • Fixed an issue where Limit Web may not have removed the selected website
  • Fixed an issue where a student that loses connection to the network temporarily may not have been successfully loaded back into the class resulting in an instructor not being able to interact with the student.
  • Fixed an issue that only impacted users with the Administrator role when deleting more than one device under Settings > Devices. Upon exiting the Settings menu and returning to the classes page duplicate classes could appear that would represent the number of deleted students. Previously, refreshing the browser would correct this issue but this fix has removed the need for a browser refresh.
  • Fixed an issue when logging out and back into the LanSchool Air console where an instructor may have to refresh the browser to see their classes.
  • Resolved a security issue whereby a student could sometimes bypass the Limit Web feature by disconnecting their device from the network.
  • Fixed an issue with Limit Web where toggling the feature on and off could enable the limiting on the wrong website.
  • Added support for hitting the ENTER key on modal dialogs in the user interface

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.4

Release date: June 7, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.04
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.106
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.8

Summary – Features & Enhancements

This release includes substantial stability, usability, and security updates. It features an important security update that now ensures data sent between Instructor and Student is more secure. We believe this substantially improves data privacy and security.

This release also adds the ability to perform a Google Classroom “Sync Now” as a background operation instead of having to wait until the sync is complete. We believe this is an improvement in product usability.

Important Note (Please Read):

With this release it is required that the new, more secure, LanSchool Air Student Agent be installed on all Chromebooks for the service to work properly. In most

cases the easiest method to ensure the updated agent is installed is to simply log off and log back onto Student Chromebook devices.

In most cart deployments where students are logging off and onto Chromebooks throughout the day this should not present a problem and the new agent should be installed seamlessly. However, in one-to-one deployments it may be necessary to instruct students to logoff and log back onto their devices.

Additional enhancements and bug fixes include:

  • Changed the way website push works so that now a new website is opened in a new tab instead of replacing the Student’s active tab
  • Resolved an issue when pulling a student into a second class where the Instructor in the first class could still affect the student’s machine with Blank Screen and Limit Web. Now when a student moves to another class the first Instructor’s actions do not affect the student.
  • Resolved an issue where disconnected Students were not showing as disconnected
  • Fixed an issue where
    limitweb was not being disabled correctly when a class session ended
  • Fixed an issue where “End Class” was not always ending the class correctly
  • Fixed an issue where the timer for Google Classroom sync would start prior to the Instructor allowing LanSchool Air to sync with Google Classroom.
  • Fixed an issue where the Class Roster was not updating without a browser refresh
  • Fixed an issue where the Chromebook Student could occasionally get stuck on Blank Screen
  • Fixed an Internet Explorer issue where an Instructor refreshing their browser during a Blank Screen session could force the Students to remain in the blank screen mode even after the Instructor attempts to turn Blank Screen off.
  • Fixed an issue where the Instructor Console running in either Chrome or Firefox on a MacBook Air could not send Class Chats to students
  • Implemented end-to-end socket signing
  • Fixed numerous UI and usability issues

LanSchool Air™ 1.0.2

Release date: May 10, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.2
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.86
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.6

Summary – Features & Enhancements

  • Better handling of missing user information during the on-boarding admin check
  • “Sync now” functionality is now able to run in the background
  • Added a link to the Help Desk website
  • Renamed link to access the Admin Setup Wizard
  • Fixed issue that caused blank screen to stop when Instructor exits settings
  • Extended class session times out to 2 hours
  • Refresh token now setting properly after 15 minutes
  • Resolved issue causing error when trying to change banner for google classroom
  • Resolved issue where Google Classroom Sync was causing a Gateway 504 error
  • Resolved issue where an invalid password error occurred when a Teacher or Second Admin creates an account
  • Resolved issue that caused UI to sometimes report that a valid password does not meet password requirements
  • Fixed numerous UI issues

LanSchool Air™ 1.0

Release date: April 20th, 2018

Component Versions

LanSchool Air Server: 1.0.0.0
LanSchool Air for Chromebooks: 1.0.0.86
LanSchool Air Chrome Extension: 1.0.0.6

Summary – Features & Enhancements

The following features are introduced in this version:

  • Google Classroom Integration
  • Thumbnail & Full Screen Monitoring
  • Blank Screen
  • Limit Web
  • Push Website
  • Raise Hand
  • Messaging
  • Snapshot
  • Battery Status

Known Issues

  • Blank Screen Stops when Teacher Exits Settings (CSS-1658) (KB)
  • Class Session Times Out After One Hour (CSS-1706) (KB)