What can cause Focused Browsing to fail?
When a Focused Browsing session is active, learners can’t open new tabs, swap to other tabs or browse to new sites or URLs. This helps them to work in a controlled environment (eg. timed exercise) or remove the potential distraction of site browsing.
The following reasons can contribute to the failure of Focused browsing.
- Network Connectivity to the Student/Learners. Highlights will automatically work to reconnect the student back into the application. Reconnecting the student may take a few minutes for the student to be reconnected.
- Students/Learners closing their browsers or Chromebooks. When Hapara Highlights recognizes that such event has occurred it attempts to reconnect the student until the student has re-opened their chrome browser or Chromebook.
- Certain websites requiring additional sign-on(SS0). Certain websites require users to log into another site before being granted access to the page being sought. If that occurs the additional sign-on URL needs to be included in the list of focused browsed sites.
- Student is offline. If the student is offline, Focused Browsing will not initiate for the student but once the student is online-focused browsing will be engaged for the period of time set.
There are several possible causes of Student is offline including:
- The student is not at school
- The student does not have their device switched on
- The student is not connected to the school network
- The student is not logged into their Chromebook or browser using their school email address
- The Highlights extension is not installed in the student's Chrome browser
We have added a functionality that will allow teachers and administrators to directly raise any issues found with focused browsing with a student.