DyKnow Cloud - Enforcing a Blocking Plan

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DyKnow Cloud allows teachers to block or allow URLs or Apps on student devices. Blocking plans provide fantastic flexibility for teachers who set different expectations about on and off task behavior by class, by student, and by day.

Allow Only Plans: Select the apps and/or URLs you WANT to allow your students to go to. All other programs and websites will be blocked except those you designate.

Examples

  • During a test, Allow Only the website where the test is being given, and a browser for that website to launch.
  • During direct instruction, Allow Only note taking tools, such as OneNote, Google Docs and Microsoft Word.

Block Only Plans: Selecting the apps or URLs you DON'T WANT your students to go to. All other programs and websites will be accessible except for the those you designate.

Examples

  • During academic research, Block Only sites such as Wikipedia.
  • During group work, Block Only music sites and apps such as Pandora, Spotify and iTunes.

Enforce a Blocking Plan

  1. Log into DyKnow Cloud
  2. Select Start Monitoring for any class
  3. Click the blue Modify Blocking button
  4. Create a new plan, or select a plan you created ahead of time
  5. To differentiate students into different plans, select "Turn on Segmented Blocking"
  6. Click Enforce 
  7. Students will be unable to reopen applications or access websites until the blocking plan is modified or released

Once your blocking plan is applied:

Block Only Plan

  • Applications that are open on the student's device and were included in the "Block Only" plan will be hidden from their view.
  • Website(s) that are open on the student's device and were included in the "Block Only" plan will be redirected to blocked.dyknow.com.

Allow Only Plan

  • Any applications that are open on the student's device but were not included in the "Allow Only" plan will be hidden from view.
  • Any website(s) that are open on the student's device but were not included in the "Allow Only" plan will be redirected to blocked.dyknow.com.

 

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