The Android client is a Google approved mobile application available from the Google Play Store.


Once installed and enrolled it provides students with the freedom to explore the internet while empowering teachers to monitor, guide and assist. The Android client shares a live stream of the student's device with the teacher and allows them to perform the following actions. 


Classroom

  • Send Message – Teachers can send a direct one-way message to the device 
  • Launch Website – Teachers can open a website on the device automatically 
  • Lock Screens – Teachers can lock the screen of the device
  • Internet Access – Teachers can disable internet access in the Impero browser
  • Website Lists – Teachers can enforce allow and block website lists in the Impero browser 
  • Close Tab – Teachers can view open browser tabs lists and close open tabs in the Impero browser 
  • Broadcast Screen - Teachers can broadcast their screen to students or broadcast student to student
  • Logout Device - Teachers can remotely logout the device from Backdrop
  • Google Meets - Teachers can invite the class to a Google Meets session that opens automatically on student devices
  • Switch Schools - The Backdrop client has the capability for students to be registered against multiple schools


System Requirements


The minimum system requirements for the client are:

  • Android version 7+ 
  • 100MB Free Space 


Installation - Single Device (Play Store)



1. Open the Google Play Store on your device and search for “Impero Backdrop” or click here.



2. Select the “Impero Backdrop” app and click on the "Install" button.



3. The client is downloaded and installed automatically. Once complete, click on the “Open” button.



4. The school registration process then starts and is displayed on the screen. 

5. Enter the school code for the school you wish to enroll the device with and click on the "Next" button.

(The school code is a 6 character alphanumeric code and can be found on the Administration page of your Backdrop school).


 

6. The device is now enrolled in the school and displays the user login screen. 



7. The app icon “Impero” is placed on the device after installation. 



Installation - Multiple Devices (MDM Deployment)
(The following steps are taken from the Miradore MDM solution, please refer to your MDM specific support documentation for help on how to apply these steps within your environment)


(A guide on deployment using Meraki can be found here)


1. Search for and add the Impero Backdrop app for Android to your app deployment configuration.


2. The Android app supports managed configuration which can be used to set the school code and the default home page of the web browser.


3. Enter the following to your managed configuration


Key - SCHOOL_CODE

Type - String

Value - ABC123 (where ABC123 is your assigned school code)


Key - home

Type - String

Value - http://myhomepage.com (where myhomepage.com is your desired default home page for the app)


4. Once you are happy with your configuration you can deploy the app out to your devices.


5. On the first launch the app is automatically enrolled in the school and displays the user login screen.



The app icon “Impero” is placed on the device after installation.