Classroom Tools

Veyon – computer monitoring and classroom management

Veyon is open source software that lets you monitor and control a group of computers (e.g. classrooms) on a central computer (e.g. an instructor’s computer) and use various features and modes.

Veyon can be used transparently in different environments. This means a teacher computer running Linux can easily access student computers running Windows and vice versa. Veyon provides an user interface which has been optimized for easy use and fast access to all important features.

Veyon is the official successor of iTALC. The program is available in English and many other languages.

Features include:

  • Using functions on individual computers.
  • Monitoring mode – offers an overview of all computers and see their screen contents in thumbnails. The screen content is updated almost in real time, so you can monitor all activity at the selected locations.
  • Demonstration mode – in this mode, your screen content is broadcasted to all remote computers and displayed in real time. You can choose between a full screen and a window demo.
  • Lock screens – all input devices on the students’ computers are locked with a blocking image displayed to prevent distractions caused by open applications.
  • Remote access – consists of two very similar features Remote view and Remote control. In both access modes, the screen of a remote computer is displayed in full size in a separate window. In contrast to the monitoring mode in the main window, you can watch the activities on a computer in detail or intervene yourself.
  • Power on, restart and shutdown computers – the features Power on, Reboot and Power down are helpful both for administrative purposes and for the preparation and follow-up of courses and exams. Using these functions, you can remotely power on, restart, or shut down computers.
  • Log off users – complements the possibilities described in the previous section to control basic computer states.
  • Send text message – send a text message to individual or all course participants.
  • Home schooling – Veyon’s network technology is not restricted to a subnet and therefore students at home can join lessons via VPN connections just by installing the Veyon service
  • Run a program.
  • Open a website.
  • Screenshot – save the current screen content of single or all computers in image files.

Support: Documentation, FAQ, Blog, Forums, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Tobias Junghans / Veyon Solutions
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


Veyon is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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