Instant Actions allow teachers to keep lessons on track by locking devices, forcing eyes up, messaging a student, or blocking all traffic. Instant actions are restricted to iOS, Android, and Chromebook devices.
Available Instant Actions
The following options are available when using Instant actions in class. You can select instant actions for one student or the entire class.
- Direct Message (All)
- Lock Devices (Android)
- Eyes Up and Eyes down (All)
- Single App Mode (iOS Only)
- Mirror Devices (iOS Only)
- Manage Tabs (Chrome Only)
- Share Student/Teacher Screen (Chrome Only)
- Bluetooth Control (iOS Only)
Direct Message (All)
The direct message option allows you to send one-way messages to student's devices while your class is active.
Here's how to do it!
I. Select the students you would like to message, using the tick boxes
II. Click on the Message button
III. In the pop-up window type in the message in the space provided
IV. Click Send.
Conversely, you can message an individual student by click on the Message icon on their card.
Watch the video below for a quick guide on how to message your students.
Lock Devices (Android Only)
As a Teacher, you have the ability to lock any student's device during a lesson. This is a handy feature when you need them to stay off the device and interact during a lesson.
I. Simply select the Student(s) devices you would like to lock using the tick boxes
II. click the Lock button.
By initiating this action the student's device will display the device Lock screen. Conversely, you can lock an individual student's device by click on the Lock icon on their card.
Eyes Up and Eyes Down (All)
The Eyes Up and Eyes Down action is another handy action to use when you need to quickly get students' attention during the class.
When enabling this action, your selected student(s) devices will display an Eyes Ups Screen alerting students to please pay attention to the activities in the classroom.
To enable eyes up/down you must do the following
I. Select the student(s) that you would like to activate eyes up, alternatively, select the tick for all devices.
II. Select the eyes up icon on either the toolbar or on the student card
This instant action is available for iOS, Chromebook and Android devices.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to trigger eyes up on Chromebooks.
Single App Mode (iOS only)
Single App Mode is a feature for supervised iOS devices, it restricts the device to run only one app. While Single app mode is enabled, the Mobile guardian app will remain in the foreground.
Teachers can set all iOS devices to Single app mode for improved student focus during lessons, tests and exams.
To apply Single app mode to selected devices:
I. Select the relevant Students to apply this instant action
II. Click the Single app mode button at the toolbar
III. Select the Application you wish to run and the action will now be applied.
To end Single app mode, select the relevant students and click on the Stop Single app mode button on the toolbar or student card.
Manage Tabs (Chrome Only)
The Manage Tabs feature gives you as the teacher the visibility and control of all open tabs running in your class session.
You have the ability to view, open, and dismiss browser tabs on a particular student Chromebook or all students within a session.
For further details on how to use the manage tabs action in class, read the Using Manage Tabs guide.
Share Student/Teacher Screen (Chrome Only)
In the event you would like to share your screen with all your students, the classroom dashboard allows you to select the relevant screen and share it with all the Chromebook devices in your class.
Chromebook Classroom also allows the teacher the ability to share one of their student's screens with the rest of the classroom. This might be useful when any of the students are presenting a piece of work in class and needs to demonstrate on their device.
For further details on how to use either of the above screenshare actions in class, read the Screen share for Chromebook and Android guide.
Bluetooth Control (iOS Only)
The Bluetooth Instant action allows you to enable and disable the Bluetooth function on any iOS device that is logged into your class.
For further details on how to use Bluetooth action in class, read the How to make use of the Bluetooth Instant Action guide.
Device options for instant actions
On iOS Devices you can use the following Instant Actions
- Push Content
- Eyes Up
- Mirror Device
- Single App Mode
The following is available for Chromebook
- Push Content
- Eyes Up
- Manage Tabs
- Share my screen
- Share student's screen
Android and Android EMM Devices (New)
When selecting Android devices in your class the instant actions allocated to those devices will be highlighted.
Please note: Chromebook and Android share the same Eyes Up and Down button on your Dashboard.
This feature works for both Android or EMM enrolled devices. To learn more about how to enrol using EMM navigate to this Guide.
The following is available for Android
- Push Content
- Eyes Up
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