AB Tutor Control Guide
After startup, AB Tutor Control opens to the main window. The main window consists of four sections: the toolbar, the computer list, view tabs on the right, and the status list.
The toolbar running across the top of the window provides access to the most frequently used functions.
- Connect will try to connect to the AB Tutor Control client on the computer.
- Watch will allow you to see the display of the other computers. Also, you can then control the other computer.
- Show to show your computer to the selected computer. Or you can show a selected computer to the rest of the labs computers.
- Chat allows you to chat with the person using the other computer.
- Audio is the same thing as chat, but with audio included.
- Launch allows you to launch applications to the other computers.
- Policies allows you to restrict what applications can be running for the other computers.
- Lock allows you to lock the selected computer(s).
- Unlock allows you to unlock selected previously locked computer(s).
- Logon allows you to logon the selected computer(s).
- Logoff will logoff the other computer(s).
- Shutdown will turn off the other computers.
The computer list occupies the majority of the screen. It gives access to all the stations in the classroom.
All stations in the room are numbered and correspond to the numbers affixed to the upper corner of each student’s desk. Right-clicking on a computer gives quick access to the commands on the toolbar plus a few more. The computer list shows the following info:
- Computer name. By right clicking the computer, you have the same controls as the toolbars and more.
- Name of the student logged on to to that compuer
- Status shows if the client is connected to AB Tutor Control or not.
- Policies shows what policues are in effect (we generally don't use polices)
- Applications show what applications are running on the computer
- Client Version shows the version of AB Tutor Control on the computer
The tabs on the right side allow you to change the view. The most useful is the thumbmail view (shown below):
At the bottom of the main window is the status list, which displays the status and error messages.