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Using Securly Device Console for Chromebook Monitoring

Below are instructions for monitoring Chromebooks using the Securly Device Console. Reach out to Aidan or Manuela if you're having trouble with any of these steps!

  • Click this link:
  • Sign into Google with your BC email address (if prompted).
  • Find your class (they are correlated with your Google Classrooms) and click the small blue "Play" icon in the corner of the class box - it will turn into "Start Class" text.

  • Click "Start Now" at the next screen to start your class.

  • Everyone's screen (if they are logged onto an open Chromebook) should then appear. You can see their current screen view. Loaners may not appear on the console. If there is a student's Chromebook screen that is not appearing on your dashboard, and they are not on a loaner, email Aidan & Manuela with the student's name so we can troubleshoot.
  •  There are many more instructions for locking screens, seeing other open tabs, communicating via the platform, etc. on this page. These are optional to use. 
  • Stop the class at the end of your class. You will receive an automatic email "Report" when your class ends.

Using Apple Classroom for iPad Monitoring

Below are instructions for monitoring student iPads using Apple Classroom (this is different from Google Classroom, and different than monitoring Chromebooks!) Reach out to Aidan or Manuela if you're having trouble with any of these steps!
Click HERE to skip to the student perspective (joining a class):

  • The first step is to make sure you have Apple Classroom installed on your faculty computer. Sometimes installing this app gives people trouble, because your Macbook has to be running a certain iOS (or later) to install it. Please reach out to Aidan or Manuela if you are having trouble installing Apple Classroom from Self Service. Remember, you search this app by just searching "Classroom" in Self Service, and it is different from Google Classroon.
  • You can also follow these steps on your faculty iPad, either using Self Service, or the App Store (using your personal AppleID)
Screenshot of Self Service included below.

  • Once Classroom is installed, find the app & open it. (Recommended - pin it onto your Macbook Dock so you can find it easily!) 
  • Click the "+" icon to create a class.

  • Name your class. Then Click "Create" at the bottom of the box. Optional: Give it a color, and/or icon.

  • Now project, or write down the 4-digit code that appears.

  • As students enter the 4-digit code on their iPad, you will see their name & Apple ID icon appear on your end.  
  • Important tip!!! Don't click "Add" until all of your students have entered the code. Otherwise, you will have to repeat the steps to generate a new code for students who didn't join. Clicking "Add" will add all the students at once who have entered the code.

  • Once inside the class, you’ll see a list of your student's active screens. Click on a student's screen for a more detailed view. More information about the actions you can perform from the teacher's end can be found HERE - it is optional to manage the class more than just viewing iPad screens to make sure your students are on task.


  1. Open "Settings" on the iPad
  2. Make sure Bluetooth on the iPad is turned on, otherwise Classroom will not appear
  3. Select "Classroom" from the lefthand menu
  4. Click "Add" to the class that they are being invited to; enter the 4-digit code
  5. Students will join the class automatically every time they return to your classroom