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Hapara and other Education Education Solutions for CTL’s Chromebooks
CTL is gaining widespread recognition for their education-specific devices such as the CTL NL6 Education Chromebook, the CTL J2 Chromebook for Education, the 2goPC NL5 2-in-1 Windows tablet and more. Recently awarded a CTL NASPO ValuePoint Computer Equipment Contract , CTL is expanding its reach to more and more K-12 schools nationwide. What you might not know is that all our education-specific products are backed by enterprise level service and support.
When your educational institution or school district purchase a CTL NL6 Education Chromebook or CTL J2 Chromebook for Education, Hapara Teacher Dashboard and the following upgrades and services are available:
Chrome Device Management Licenses – from $30
- Configure and manage user accounts
- Control network access
- Create user groups
- Customize user features
- Pre-install and block applications
- Provide layers of security
- Track assets
CTL White Glove Configuration Service – from $10
(Free with purchase of 100+ CTL NL6 Education Chromebooks through June 30, 2015)
- Enrolling Chromebooks to school’s Google Apps domain
- Validating device policies
- Applying Chrome OS update
- Applying customer asset tags on request
- Providing school with data capture of serial numbers and asset tag numbers
- Capture MAC address so they can be tracked if lost or stolen
Hapara Licenses – Call for Pricing
The Hapara Teacher Dashboard easily offers teachers the ability to view student efforts in Google Apps, enabling individual student activity feeds organized by class and shown in dashboards. This results in effortless, formative assessment and increased online student safety. With Hapara, teachers can articipate directly with students through the browser to open and close web pages on student devices, priority message students and take snapshots of student screens.
All our Windows devices including the CTL 2go PC NL5 Rugged 2-in-1 Windows Tablet and the NL4-R Convertible Tablet include the Intel Education Software Stack. These rich, interactive applications empower educators with tools to manage the classroom and keep students on task. In addition, IT departments can keep students and technology safe and secure from malware and loss.
The Intel® Education Software stack includes:
- Classroom Management
- MyScript Notes/MyScript Stylus
- Intel Education Theft Deterrent
- McAfee AntiVirus Plus/Mobile Security
- Intel Education Lab Camera
- Intel Education Access Management
- Intel Education Media Camera
Did you know that CTL’s Chromebooks and 2goPC Windows devices meet the technical specifications required by Smarter Balanced testing, which has become the standardized test adopted by many U.S. states? If your state is using a different standardized test, contact us to find out more – chances are that our education-specific devices can meet your needs.
Solutions offered for both Chromebooks and Windows devices include:
- Pearson Education Software – Call for Pricing (iLit, Pearson System of Courses, enVision-MATH 2.0, Interactive Science, Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett and many other solutions that span the K-12 curriculum).
- Web Filtering and Reporting Service to assist with CIPA compliance – from $5/user. However, CTL is offering ONE FREE YEAR of web filtering and reporting from Securly for a limited time.
- Bulk Pack – from $2/unit. CTL offers customers the ability to have multiple units shipped in special bulk pack shipping cartons, which reduces packaging and waste associated with shipping each unit in an individual box and saves time in unpacking and deployment.
- Professional Development and Student/Parent Training – Call for Pricing
- Full Color Painting – from $15 (minimum of 25 units required)
- Asset Tagging – from $2.50/unit
- Asset Reports – from $2.50/unit
- Store and Charge Carts (pre-wire services available)
CTL also provides a range of warranty coverage and customer support options. Download the CTL Education Solutions Guide and Warranty informational booklet to learn more about Hapara Teacher Dashboard and our complete selection of enterprise level support and service. At CTL, we provide complete solutions to help educators create an interactive learning experience for teachers and students, streamline set up and management for IT departments and ensure that internet use is safe and secure.
CTL to Display Education Solutions at the ACPE Conference for IT professionals
CTL is excited to be sponsoring in this years Association for Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) conference May 6-8, 2015. ACPE is a Pacific Northwest regional nonprofit association for the educational technology community dedicated to the support of administrative, information and instructional technology. ACPE’s 2015 conference, themed “Just Doing IT,” is designed to help build partnerships in educational technologies in order to share knowledge, skills and best practices.
We invite those attending this year’s ACPE conference to visit us in booth 9 during the Gold Sponsor Showcase and dinner Wednesday, May 6 from 5:15 – 7:45 pm in the Cascade Ballroom. This is a great opportunity to check out demo units of our CTL NL6 Education Chromebook, CTL J2 Chromebook for Education, Chromebase, Chromebox and NUC mini PC. CTL is much more than a hardware provider. Our educational devices are backed by enterprise support and service. And, our CTL Chromebooks and 2go PC mobile devices are “test ready,” meaning they meet the technical specifications required by Smarter Balanced testing, which has become the standardized test adopted in Oregon, Washington and many other U.S. states. It’s a great time to purchase CTL educational devices as we’re including several promotional discounts and promotional free upgrades for qualified education customers:
- One year of free web filtering and reporting from Securly (all devices)
- One year CTL warranty (all devices)
- Two year Depot Warranty – a $38 value (CTL NL6 Education Chromebook, orders of 100+)
- White Glove Provisioning, which includes Chrome Device Management Provisioning and configuration – a $10 value (CTL NL6 Education Chromebook, orders of 100+)
- Free web-based, e-mail, online chat and phone support
- Free Demo loaners (all devices – try one unit for a limited time)
- Discounted devices for staff, student and family purchases
- BUY and try – purchase a single unit of certain products for evaluation at a discounted price
- TRY and buy – purchase a single unit of certain products for evaluation at a discounted price and return for a full refund within 30 days if you decide you don’t want to keep it
In addition to these special offers, CTL provides a host of upgrade options including full color painting (from $15/unit), Asset Tagging (from $2.50/unit), Asset Reports (from $2.50/unit), Store and Charge carts (pre-wiring available), Pearson Education Software, Bulk Packs (from $2/unit) and more! CTL has been locally operated in the Portland, Oregon area for more than 25 years. We support ACPE’s mission to effectively serve the K-12 educational environment through forging lasting partnerships and sharing skills an knowledge. We hope to see you at the Gold Sponsor Showcase this evening at the ACPE conference. If you’re unable to attend, please contact CTL for more information about our educational offerings.
Qualified Education Customers can Take Advantage of Free White Glove Chrome Device Management Provisioning and Free Two Year Warranty for a Limited Time
Great news for qualifying education customers! We have included two upgrades for FREE for CTL NL6 Education Chromebook purchases of 100+ units through June 30, 2015. We’re offering White Glove provisioning service and a two year depot warranty for free for a limited time.
FREE 2 YEAR DEPOT WARRANTY – A $38/UNIT VALUE!
Extend your warranty to cover your devices for two years – free of charge. This upgrade is regularly priced at $38/per unit, but qualifying education customers who purchase 100+ units between now and June 30, 2015 can take advantage of this special offer.
FREE WHITE GLOVE PROVISIONING – A $10/UNIT VALUE!
CTL’s White Glove service includes Chrome Device Management provisioning and configuration. Normally a $10/unit cost, this service is being offered for free to qualifying education customers who purchase 100+ units with Chrome Device Management License between now and June 30, 2015. Call 1-800-642-3087 x223 to order 100+ NL6 units with Chrome Device Management License and White Glove.
The CTL NL6 Education Chromebook is Rugged – built tough for anytime, anywhere learning.
Drop Resistant – The CTL® Education Chromebook is built to withstand bumps and accidental drops from desktop height (up to 70cm). The stronger, thicker rear cover, frame around the screen, sides and corners absorb the force of bumps and reduce damage when dropped. When a student drops the device on a side or corner, the plastic bumper hits the ground first, protecting the screen. The rugged design helps to reduce out-of-classroom servicing downtime, replacement part costs and helps to extend the life of the device.
Spill Resistant – The water resistant keyboard channels liquids (up to 330ml) away from the electronics to prevent damage. Sealed touchpad protects electronics from moisture and spills.
Durable – The fanless design reduces noise and eliminates the need for bottom vents. No vents helps to keep debris away from the electronics, helping to extend the life of the device. CTL® Education Chromebook has reinforcement around ports and hinges adds durability that stands up to student wear and tear. The ergonomic keyboard has anti-peel keys that resist removal by students. The non-slip texture hides wear and scratches and helps the student to better grip the device.
To learn more about the CTL NL6 Education Chromebook, visit ctl.net/ctl-education-chromebook.
Vita-Learn “Tech Pizza” Lunch and Chromebook Information
If you’re working in a Vermont school as an IT director, administrator or teacher, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Vermont Vita-Learn TechPizza ChromeFest 15 at Williston Central School. This event will be held on Wednesday, May 6 from noon to 4:00 pm and includes a pizza lunch from Ramuntos as well as exhibits, speakers, round table discussion and door prizes. ChromeFest ’15 provides the opportunity to explore the Chromebook environment in schools and discuss issues such as managing Wifi for a 1:1 environment, internet safety and more. This event is organized by Vita-Learn, which has the mission to promote and support the use of information technology in Vermont education through professional development, training and networking opportunities.
CTL is a proud sponsor of the Vita-Learn ChromeFest ’15 and will exhibit information on both their CTL NL6 Education Chromebook and CTL J2 Chromebook for Education. As Vermont Schools begin the implementation of Smarter Balanced tests based on the Common Core State Standards, CTL is a valuable resource for test ready, fast and secure Chromebooks. Chromebooks are easy to set up and manage, have virus protection built-in, and provide all day battery life. Below are the Chromebooks available from CTL:
The CTL NL6 Education Chromebook is designed for education with unique features that promote learning. With a built-in carry handle, water-resistant keyboard and drop resistant design, this Chromebook is durable and ergonomic.
The CTL J2 Chromebook for Education includes a powerful quad core ARM Cortex A-17 processor with up to 1.8GHz. At only 2.4 lbs., the CTL Chromebook for Education is about 20% lighter than other popular Chromebook models.
All of CTL’s Chromebooks include one year of Securly content filtering and analysis, which allows schools and parents to easily set automatic website and app filtering policies. In addition, both the NL6 and the J2 have met all the requirements for Smarter Balanced Testing. Vermont educators and IT staff are encouraged to attend this years ChromeFest ’15 to learn more about CTL’s Chromebook solutions including Chrome Device Management Licenses, White Glove Provisioning Service, Asset Tagging, Bulk Pack Shipping, Full Color Logo Painting and more. For more information, contact CTL.