renaissance-place

Setting Security Options for Students

Who can do this with default capabilities?

School Network Administrators

Renaissance Place has two settings that deal with the access your students have to the program:

  • This setting allows you to identify which computers should be able to access Renaissance Place. If you do not specify IP addresses for the computers you want students to use, students may be able to access the program from any computer that has an Internet connection--even from home, which is a violation of your site licence.

    Be sure to use the external, not internal, IP addresses when you set the restrictions. For more help with this, see the Knowledge Base article at http://support.renlearn.com/techkb/techkb/6873121e.asp.

  • If a student forgets his or her user name, the student can click Forgot Your User Name? to find it. This setting allows you to turn this link off so that students will be unable to search for user names (their own or others').

To set the security options:

  1. On the Home page, click Product Administration.
  2. Click Set Security Options for Students.
  3. If you want to limit which computers students can use to log in to Renaissance Place, use the Restrict Student Workstations setting. By doing this, you can prevent students from taking tests or doing work from home. Restrictions are set using the external IP address that identifies each computer accessing the server - you identify the IP addresses (or ranges) of computers where you want students to be able to use Renaissance Place software. To enter those IP addresses, follow the instructions below. If you do not want to restrict access, do not enter any IP addresses.
    • Just above the field for entering IP addresses, a message will show you the IP address of the computer you are using now. If it is not in the list, you will see an Add to list button; click it to add this computer to the list of computers that students can use to access Renaissance Place. If this computer's IP address is already in the list, the message will tell you that.
    • To enter other IP addresses, click in the field and type them. You can specify one IP address (one computer), a range of IP addresses (for computers used in your school) or one or more subnet ranges (IP addresses that begin with the same numbers). See the examples and consult your technology/computer coordinator or network administrator for guidance as you set these restrictions. See the left-hand column for guidelines.
    • Be sure to use the external, not internal, IP addresses when you set the restrictions. For more help with this, see the Knowledge Base article at http://support.renlearn.com/techkb/techkb/6873121e.asp.

      Restricting student work to your school IP addresses is strongly recommended. If you do not enter IP addresses to restrict where student work is allowed, students can quiz from any computer connected to the internet, even from home, which is a violation of your site licence.

  4. If you do not want students to be able to search for user names, select Do not show for the Provide Student Login Assistance setting.
  5. Click Save to save your changes, or click Cancel to leave this page without saving your changes.