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 ====Creating a list of lab stations==== ====Creating a list of lab stations====
 Remote Desktop does not start with the lab pre-configured. A list must be created with your login information. When you run Remote Desktop a SCANNER group will show you the nearby stations that are currently online. Be sure to select the correct stations from the list or you may end up controlling the computers in the next class and upsetting the other instructors. Select the stations in your lab and click the (+) at the bottom of the list and select **New List from Selection** Remote Desktop does not start with the lab pre-configured. A list must be created with your login information. When you run Remote Desktop a SCANNER group will show you the nearby stations that are currently online. Be sure to select the correct stations from the list or you may end up controlling the computers in the next class and upsetting the other instructors. Select the stations in your lab and click the (+) at the bottom of the list and select **New List from Selection**
 +{{ :​labinfo:​ard_4.jpg?​direct&​600 |Selecting lab stations from Scanner}} \\
 +In order to add a computer to your list you must enter your instructor username and password credentials. When you enter them correctly it will try the same information on the whole list. It will add them to an untitled list. Click on the list name and type in the room name so you can distinguish them from other rooms. \\
 +{{:​labinfo:​ard_3.jpg?​direct&​400 |Instructor Credentials Required}}{{:​labinfo:​ard_2.jpg?​direct&​400 |Name the new list}} \\
 +====How to interact with the lab stations====
 +As an instructor you may interact with the lab stations by first selecting the stations to manage from the room list. You can select one or many stations. Do not select the instructor station since that is the one you are currently on. After you choose which stations to manage select the feature from the **Interact** menu you want to use. \\
 +{{ :​labinfo:​ard_1.jpg?​direct&​600 |Interact Menu}} \\
 +  * **CONTROL** - Only works on single stations at a time. You see their screen and control mouse and keyboard. So does the student. There is a button on the top left of the screen that lets you disable their keyboard and mouse if you need to.
 +  * **OBSERVE** - Works with list of stations. It will present a thumbnail list of the lab screens as they use them. You can select stations to control or observe full screen from the thumbnail list.
 +  * **CURTAIN** - Works on single stations. It is the same as control but it hides the screen from the student so they cannot see what you are doing.
 +  * **SEND MESSAGE** - Type a message to send to all the selected stations. It will appear as a dialog box on their screen until they dismiss it.
 +  * **CHAT** - For single stations, it lets you have real time chat with the student. Kind of silly if you are in the same room but handy if its across campus.
 +  * **LOCK SCREEN** - Type a message and blank the screen from the student displaying the message. Handy to stop any distractions during a lecture or test. Note! Quitting remote desktop will NOT unlock the screens. Please do not leave the screens locked after your class.
 +  * **UNLOCK SCREEN** - Return control of the station to the student.
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