Blocksi is our district's web filtering and classroom management solution! Blocksi has replaced NetRef.
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Blocksi 's web filtering and classroom management capabilities help district leaders, teachers, and staff monitor student internet access to ensure online safety.
Blocksi provides our district with web filtering capabilities, classroom management tools, reporting, block/allow lists, notifications and more!
Students will be safer and more productive through Blocksi's ability to monitor student activity, limit access to certain websites, see application use, and by providing insight into student internet usage and behavior.
Overall, Blocksi is an excellent tool for educators looking to promote digital citizenship, online safety, and productivity within their students.
Blocksi helps keep students focused on their student devices.
MCS App Portal Single Sign On
Automatic Class Rostering
Individual Teacher Class Scheduling
Supports Combo Classes
Supports Substitute Teacher Login
Heads Up (pause device)
Block / Allow Lists
High Refresh Rate
View Student Screens in Real Time
Assessment / Test Lockdown
Easier to use
Improved Internet Filter
How to Access your Teacher Dashboard and Adding Classes
Teacher Dashboard Tour
Teacher Commands Messages, Assessments, and Screen Sharing
Blocksi Class Scheduler
Blocksi Teacher Dashboard User Guide
Troubleshooting tips can be found by perusing Blocksi's Teacher Dashboard User Guide.
Their guide will provide teachers with practical tips and concise instructions regarding just about any issue that may arise.
This guide will help beginner users work through just about any and all troubleshooting challenges!
Allow and Block List Feature Explained
Use Blocksi's Block/Allow function to allow and block access to sites for your students on the fly!
This screen will pop up. It's green for allow and red for block. You can input a URL here.
Once the URL is entered, click the caret dropdown menu. (Note: This must be completed before moving to the next step.)
Make sure the "keep URLs on" box is checked.
Click the "save" icon to name this list for future use.
Your folder icon is where you can access all of your previously created lists!
Share / Enforce and Assessment Features Explained
Share / Enforce and Assessment Mode all serve very different functions in Blocksi! "Share" gives students an extra website that you're sharing with them. "Enforce" takes away all of a student's tabs until you end "Enforce" at which point all of a student's previously used tabs and windows will appear. "Assessment Mode" locks student into an assessment or to a specific list of blocked and approved websites. The main difference between the Share / Enforce mode and Assessment mode is that with Share / Enforce mode, you are pushing out a single URL which means that other links within that page may not be accessible. Using assessment mode, you can push out an entire domain which allows the student to access a login page (if redirected and required), click on all links, tabs, content, videos, etc. within that site only.
FOR TEACHER: Blocksi Adding a Substitute Teacher Guide PDF
FOR SCHOOL SITE ADMIN: School Site Admin Blocksi Delegate Role List to Approve Substitutes for Blocksi
We are not able to add Paras to Blocksi
Coming soon FAQ and Troubleshooting section
Blocksi is new to our district this year, but check back here for new features and updates as they become available!
Blocksi provides several features to educators wanting to increase Mastery and Inclusivity.
The Teacher Dashboard allows teachers to monitor students’ Chromebooks and Windows-OS screens in real time. It gives teachers visibility of the student's browsing activity and control over the content they can access. It is a central hub where the teacher can see the class’s online activity. The teacher can also open class-related content directly on the students' Chromebooks. The Teacher Dashboard is an efficient tool that helps to keep students on task.
This dashboard also has the following features:
Block and Allow lists per class session.
Lock down browsers during assessments.
Share screens and chat live with students.
Save PDF activity reports with measurable results by student, class, time, blocked/allowed content, and the number of URL visits.
Check for AI-generated plagiarism.
Relevant ISTE Standards
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.