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


 

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)


1. Create a generic text file in a text editor of your choice and on the first line, enter the 6-digit school code for your school and nothing more. Then save it as “school_code.txt”. Example text file below from TextEdit on macOS.



2. Add the file to the MDM configuration for deployment to the following location from root – impero/config.



3. Deploy the MDM configuration that includes the "school_code.txt" file.



4. Using an MDM’s application deployment system, search for “Impero” under Android apps and add it to the configuration assigned to the devices you would like to install the client on.

5. Deploy the MDM configuration that includes the client app.



6. The client app is installed when devices next verify in with the MDM.

7. 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.