Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 enables schools to give all students their own computing stations, supporting teachers in their efforts to guide every student's experience using a system that's easy to learn and use.
Gives all students their own computing stations
With Windows MultiPoint Server 2012, students have their own stations so they can work independently. Just as if they each had a personal computer (PC), students can personalize Windows Internet Explorer, customize their desktops, and save their class work in private or public folders and on personal flash drives. Plus, students (teachers, too) get the latest Windows experience.
Enables teachers to guide every student's experience
Teachers have access to an easy-to-use MultiPoint Dashboard on their stations, from which they can interact with students and guide their work.
Work with individual students to help them stay on task. Small images, or "thumbnails," on the MultiPoint Dashboard give teachers a bird's-eye view of each student's desktop. They can zoom in for a closer look at what a student is doing, communicate with a student via instant messaging, or take control of a student's desktop to demonstrate something or make corrections.
Work with the class as a group. When teachers want to focus student attention, they can block all station activity. They can also launch or close programs and restrict Internet access to specific websites—for example, those relevant to a particular lesson. Or, if teachers want everyone to see what's on a desktop—their own or a student's—a single click projects it at every station. Teachers can also save files to a shared folder, making it easy for students to collaborate.
Launch a program on one or all desktops. The MultiPoint Dashboard shows what programs are installed on the host computer, enabling teachers to quickly launch a program on every station.
Get a system that's easy to learn and use. Because Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is built on the familiar Windows environment, any teacher with Windows experience will be productive in a short time. And after technical staff have set them up, starting the stations each day is as uncomplicated as turning on the host computer.
Through the MultiPoint Dashboard, teachers can see every desktop in a classroom at once. In this example, the teacher can see the desktops of six students, two of whom—Laura and Suriya—are sharing one monitor.