Remote Access to Instructor Stations - LogMeIn Central

LogMeIn Central is a web tool that aids in remote teaching.

Overview

LogMeIn Central is a web tool that allows instructors teaching remotely (without TA’s) to access their classroom computer remotely from home or their office without assistance. LogMeIn turns on the classroom computer to share, view and communicate with classroom students via the web conferencing session hosted from the instructor’s home or office computer. At this time, LogMeIn does not allow remote control of Crestron systems in classrooms or Crestron Flex units.

Getting Started

Use the instructions below for the web conferencing tool you utilize to connect to the classroom computer and start your class.

If Using Zoom, Follow These Steps:

  1. Using a browser on your home or office computer, log into LogMeIn Central.
    1. First time users: Please call the IT Help Desk at 701-231-8685 if this is your first time using LogMeIn. They will need to assist you with configuring your account before you can see the classroom computers.
  2. Using your home or office computer log into your Zoom session. This step is important because it allows you to be a session host from your home or office computer.
  3. Once logged into Zoom, copy the invite link. You will use the invite link to open Zoom on the classroom computer.
  4. The following steps will log you into Zoom on the classroom computer:
    1. Maximize the Classroom Computer window
    2. Open a browser, and copy/paste the Zoom invite link into the browser. This logs you into the Zoom session as a participant. Tip: Choose a different name like the classroom name (ex: Minard241) or a shortened version of your name (ex: SharInClass) to help you differentiate between the two Zoom sessions.
    3. After you log into Zoom, minimize this session on the classroom computer.
  5. Using your Zoom session from the home or office computer continue your class session to share, view and communicate with the classroom students.
  6. When your class is done, maximize the Classroom Computer window and log off and disconnect the session, follow steps 13-18 at Connecting to an Instructor Station using LogMeIn Central: 

If Using Blackboard Collaborate, Follow These Steps:

  1. Using a browser on your home or office computer, log into LogMeIn Central.
  2. Using your home or office computer, log into your Blackboard Collaborate session. This step is important because it allows you to be a session host from your home or office computer.
  3. Before joining the Collaborate session, click on the Guest Access Link and copy it. You will use the session link to open Collaborate on the classroom computer.
  4. The following steps will log you into Collaborate on the classroom computer:
    1. Maximize the Classroom Computer window.
    2. Open a browser, and copy/paste the session link into the browser. This logs you into the Collaborate session as a participant. Tip: Choose a different name from the classroom name (ex: MInard241) or a shortened version of your name (ex: SharInClass) to help you differentiate between the two Collaborate sessions. 
    3. After you log into Collaborate, minimize this session on the classroom computer.
  5. Using your Collaborate session from the home or office computer, continue your class session to share, view and communicate with your students.
  6. When your class is done, maximize the Classroom Computer window and log off and disconnect the session, follow steps 13-18 at Connecting to an Instructor Station using LogMeIn Central: 

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Using this service

Availability

24/7/365 [*Standard outages]

Support contact

IT Help Desk
ndsu.helpdesk@ndsu.edu
Phone (701) 231-8685 
  

Cost

University-funded: no charge.




Keywords:service, log, me, in logging, remote, remotely, instruction, teach, hyflex   Doc ID:106390
Owner:Michael R.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-10-06 07:22 CSTUpdated:2020-10-21 10:09 CST
Sites:IT Knowledge Base
Feedback:  0   0