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Message from safranj@greenmtn.edu

Hello all,

Hopefully someone on this list can help me out.  We are in need of setting up a testing room that will contain a computer that has adaptive technologies on it (which we already have), but the caveat is that we need to be able to provide internet when allowed and disable it when it is not.  Is there anything out there, short of disabling the port on the switch or removing the network cable, that will allow this to happen?  Thanks in advance for your responses.

Jesse Safran
Sr. Desktop Supervisor/Assist. Network Admin
Green Mountain College
1 Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764
802-287-0105 (Cell)
802-287-8264 (IT Computer Support Line)
safranj@greenmtn.edu
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Message from lgreco@berkeley.edu

There are lots of ways to do this. We use two of them here .

In the AT lab I use active directory to block the browsers only. I need to do this as lots of my AT software needs the net to authenticate. And our proctoring service uses parental controls to block web surfing. I have herd of many others including a cd you can boot off of that does it for you but these are the two we use and it works grate. Thanks Lucy

 

 

Lucy Greco

Assistive Technology Specialist

Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley

(510) 643-7591

http://attlc.berkeley.edu

http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

 

Re: [ITACCESS] Testing Rooms We use SynchronEyes on our campus.  Our instructors can use it to lockdown the computers while talking and then unlock them when they want the students to do an activity. http://smarttech.com/sync

Barbara

Barbara Taylor, MA, MS
Instructional Developer
California State University San Marcos
San Marcos, CA  92096
ph: 760-750-8673


On 2/1/12 9:01 AM, "lucia greco" <lgreco@BERKELEY.EDU> wrote:

There are lots of ways to do this. We use two of them here .
In the AT lab I use active directory to block the browsers only. I need to do this as lots of my AT software needs the net to authenticate. And our proctoring service uses parental controls to block web surfing. I have herd of many others including a cd you can boot off of that does it for you but these are the two we use and it works grate. Thanks Lucy
 
 
Lucy Greco
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
(510) 643-7591
http://attlc.berkeley.edu
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu
 
Message from safranj@greenmtn.edu

Lucy and list,

I should have mentioned two more things:

1) We also need to disable network access (no connections to shared folders).  So its not just hiding the browser(s)/disabling internet with nanny-ware.

2) This needs to be done "on demand".  I cannot wait 15-30 minutes for group policies to propagate.  The proctor would also like to be able to do this from her desk, not logging into the test machine.

Both are good suggestions, though.  I should have been more specific!  Thanks for the response!

Barbara, I will look into SyncronEyes.  Looks like what we are going for.  Is there anyone else out there using something similar?

-Jesse

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