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Canada boasts some of the most technologically advanced cities in the world. So it’s no surprise that the Canadian education system approaches the use of technology to support learning with a forward-thinking attitude. With plans to improve internet connection access for schools in rural areas and the introduction of new computer coding ‘boot camp’ schools, Canada is striving to lead the way when it comes to EdTech.

In today’s digital world, technology and education go hand-in-hand. In a bid to ensure young people have the digital skills required to support future employment, Canadian education establishments continue to invest in education technology. Whether it’s the procurement of mobile devices, software packages or new applications and resources, IT assets across education establishments become trickier to track, the online behaviour of young people proves harder to manage – and the internet safety of students becomes increasingly difficult to monitor.

The first to respond to the changing online safety and EdTech landscape

Impero has partnered with a range of internationally-recognized charities and organisations, including the IWF and SafeBAE (a charity co-founded by sexual assault survivors who appeared in the NETFLIX documentary Audrie & Daisy) to ensure that we’re the first to respond to the changing online safety and EdTech landscape. Using new technology and expert advice, Impero’s solutions are trusted by schools and school boards across Canada to keep students safe.

Find out how our cloud solution Impero Education Pro can help to streamline networks, improve student productivity and keep students safe online.

 

Impero Education Pro

Impero Education Pro provides school boards with a consolidated suite of network management, classroom control and internet safety tools, designed to help harness technology to transform teaching and learning across their schools.

One-click classroom control and instruction tools, combined with real-time monitoring and keyword detection, empower teachers to use technology confidently for teaching. A flexible assessment tools feature, including a feature-rich exam module, enables educators to track student learning across their classes. The ability for ICT teams to remotely manage and monitor the status of a school or district’s network and IT assets – from software licencing and inventory management, to computer usage monitoring and remotely deploying an MSI or command prompt – reduces disruptive downtime and improves efficiency and security.

We know that one safeguarding incident is one too many. Education Pro’s comprehensive internet safety feature, developed in response to best practice guidelines, ensures preventative measures are in place to deal with a range of safeguarding risks – from adult content, bullying and trolling and grooming to race and religious hatred and more – proactively. Real-time monitoring, keyword detection libraries and an advanced incident log helps education establishments to respond to risk before it escalates, while access to screenshots and video recordings provides the context of captured activity. This enables school boards to handle risk quickly and appropriately.

What about mobile device management? Compatible with Android, iOS and Chrome OS, EdLink is designed to be used alongside Education Pro to enable schools and school boards to support BYOD and 1:1 programmes. ICT teams are afforded an array of tools to control student-owned and school-owned mobile devices by managing access to content and enabling/disabling settings, as per the school or district’s requirements and internet safety policies. This centralised approach to MDM serves to keep students protected from the myriad risks of working online when using mobile devices.

The general management of mobile devices is also simplified; school ICT teams can control device settings by pushing out actions in bulk, such as installations and updates, or enforcing safe search or forcing single application mode. With granular reporting, intelligent SSID, GPS and iBeacon technologies, Impero EdLink is designed to help education establishments support successful mobile device integration and realize the benefits of mobile learning.

Impero Insight

An advanced reporting and analytics tool, Impero Insight enables schools and school boards to compare and contrast data to help identify trends, such as internet safety or welfare issues, across individual schools or a whole district. With granular permissions, and the ability to tailor dashboards for different staff members, Impero Insight ensures that data is secure and the right staff members have access to the right information.

Using Impero Insight, schools and school boards can support good decision-making and support a best practice approach by reviewing data on a school, district, classroom or student basis. This ensures that policies, such as those related to internet safety and student welfare, are being followed and any areas which require improvement can be identified and addressed quickly.

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