The History feature allows administrators to monitor the browsing history of users. It also allows
administrators to generate alert messages and actions when users browse to specific URLs.
Please note that the URL storage is not included in the base package of gScholar.
It was previously made available as a Beta Feature, but at this time is only available as a premium feature.
If you only have the base package of gScholar, History will show you the live view of URLs that were visited during your browser session only.
This means if you refresh the browser or access the app at a later point you will see only the URLs that have been visited since you refreshed or re-logged into the app.
The History module displays logs of a user's browsing activity with the following information:
Note: URLs that are being monitored by a policy will be displayed in red text.
Begin by typing in the name of the user whose browsing history you wish to view, or leave it blank to view all users' history.
Next, select a date from the calendar picker and then click Search.
Alternatively, you can select a user from the list of users on the left of the history logs and then clicking on them.
To only show Online or Offline users in the list, click the corresponding box above the list to deselect it.
The History module allows administrators to preview websites that users are browsing.
For each URL logged, begin by clicking the 3 dots.
Then click View Details to bring up a window displaying location information and a screenshot image the URL's page. Additionally, you can create a policy in this window as well.
The window will open, displaying the location information of where the URL was accessed..
The History module also allows administrators to create alerts when monitored users browse certain URLs.
Begin by clicking the 3 dots of the logged URL you wish to monitor for that user.
The next sections will go into the different steps involved with creating an alert.
Now you will need to configure settings for the alert. The following sections will guide through the configuration.
Enter the Policy Name you would like to appear for the policy.
Then, enter in the URL to Monitor for the user(s). You can also enter in wild card URLs.
Note: This will already be filled with the URL from the history log.
Select the users you would like to monitor, or select Apply this policy to all students to monitor all users.
Note: This will already be filled with the user from the history log.
Additionally, you can specify which users to exclude from monitoring.
Enter in what days and hours to monitor this user.
From the Days to Monitor list, check the days you wish to monitor the user or
click Select All Days to monitor the user everyday.
Next, select which Hours to monitor by entering the hours you wish to monitor
or check All Day to monitor the user all day long.
Here you can choose what to do when a user's device generates an alert.
Your available actions are:
Important! Phone numbers must be entered in the format ###-###-####.
For example, 555-555-5555 would be valid. but (555)555-5555 or 5555555555 would not.