VNC as a teaching tool?
John C. Hayward
John.C.Hayward "at" wheaton.edu
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 22:08:53 +0000
I too was interested in this possiblity.
I asked one of my students to try it out - setting one machine up as the
server with the option of disable remote keyboard and pointer (win-95
server). He reported it worked except that clients could not see the
mouse moving as the server did stuff.
I'd be happy if the client would track the server. I did not personally
check it out.
On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, Wes Barris wrote:
> I have installed VNC on our SGI, Linux, and NT workstations. It is working
> properly. I plan on using VNC as a teaching tool in a classroom environment.
> I have already run a server and nine clients in our graphics lab. I am
> wondering if it is possible to do the following:
> 1) I would like to make all (but one) of the vncviewers "output only"
> so that the students can see what the instructor is typing without
> being able to affect the rest of the class with their own mouse and
> I know the Windows version (WinVNC) has a "Disable Remove Keyboard
> & Pointer" checkbox. Is there anything similar on the client side
> in the X version?
> 2) Copy and paste. I would like the students to be able use the mouse to
> copy strings of text out of the vncviewer window and paste them into an
> xterm running from their own X server. Is this possible? Right now it
> looks like a different cut buffer is being used for xterms displayed
> within the vncviewer. (NOTE: this is in an all-SGI environment.)
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