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Active Class

A class that is currently running or in session. 

Active Tab

The browser tab that the user or student is browsing

Active User

A user who is currently active in the school network and whose status indicates "Active" in School Manager


A Cyber Safety feature that triggers alert emails when a student attempts to open blocked sites or content or triggers red flags.

Allowed Rule

A rule that allows access to a signature, category, content, or search that is normally blocked by the school


A class tool that a Teacher uses to send one-way messages to the class

Anonymous Proxy

A connection to a computer relaying data between the user and a destination website. Often used to stop the detection of the user’s activity by posing as an outside computer.

Authenticated Group

A group that was configured in School Manager through a third-party authentication services (e.g., LDAP, Google Integrations, SIS, Azure).

Authentication Service

An external service or platform for identifying or authenticating users, as well as synchronizing user data


Background Tab

A browser tab that is running in the background. Also referred to as Inactive Tab.

Blocked Rule

A filtering rule that blocks access to a site, page, content or search results.

Blocked Page

A page that appears on the user's screen when an online activity that they are attempting to complete has been blocked by the school or by their their teacher

Blocked Rule Only Mode

A rule creation mode in Classwize which allows teachers to create Blocked Rules only. When this feature is enabled for a school, teachers cannot create Allowed rules in Classwize.

Bulk Account Creation (BAC)

The importing of parent and guardian data by a CSV file into School Manager or SCP (School Community Platform). Data enables parents and guardians to claim the management of a child's BYOD laptop, phone or tablet outside of school hours. Only use Bulk Account Creation when the data cannot be synched from an existing School Information System.

Bypass Code

A four-digit code that allows a user to bypass Blocked rules (except Locke-Blocked)


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or laptops and mobile devices owned and managed by students or parents and used at school


Captive Portal

A page that requires registered users and guests to sign in to connect to the school network. Guests can be asked to register and agree to the terms and conditions before using the network.


A Classwize feature that enables teachers and students to send and receive instant messages while their class is in session

Class Tile

A box representing each class on the Classwize Dashboard

Class Tools

A set of tools that help teachers manage their classes, allowing them to open sites, modify students, send announcements, pause internet, focus sessions, and generate bypass codes

Classroom View

A view or class page that shows all the students in a class. This view lets teachers start, extend or end a class; manage a class using Class Tools; create filtering rules; and send instant messages to students.

Connect App

The Linewize Connect application for laptops or desktop computers

Connect Extension

The Linewize Connect extension or plugin for Google Chrome

Captive Portal

A page that requires users and guests to sign into the school network upon connection to authenticate their identities or accounts, or to accept network use agreements

Classwize Rules (or Class Rules)

Rules that teachers create in Classwize for their classes or students. Classwize Rules may override school filtering rules that are not Locked-Blocked or Locked-Allowed and are in effect only whenever the class is in session. 

Classwize Dashboard

The Classwize landing page, which appears when a teacher logs in to Classwize. The Dashboard shows all the classes a teacher is assigned to or has created. 


Date Picker

A calendar widget for selecting a day or a series of days when generating reports or data. Also referred to as Date Selector.

Device Type

Refers to the Chrome, Windows, or Mac device that a student uses. Device Type is indicated by its relevant icon on the student tile.


Fallback Mode

A filtering state that automatically activates when a user's computer has poor internet connection. The user's device will be blocked from accessing high-risk adult content based on a block list stored on the user's local Windows, macOS, Chromebook or iOS device. The blocked and allowed Fallback activity will be uploaded when a good internet connection is available.


A class tool that allows teachers to restrict students' internet access to particular websites, categories, or pages.

Focused Session

A session in Classwize where students can only open the sites or pages that their teacher has given them access to. Any attempt to access any other online resources will be blocked. 


Help Center

An in-app or on-screen feature in Classwize that provides instant access to help articles and guides. The Help Center panel appears on the screen when the user selects Help on the menu bar.

High Availability Requirements

Networks, servers, and services designed for continuous operation without downtime.


Inactive Tab

See Background Tab.

Invitation Code

A four-character code that a student can use to join a local class permanently or a synced class temporarily (or until the class syncs again).

IP Address

An Internet Protocol address assigned to each network connection on a device to identify where to send and receive data.



A word(s) that a user types in to find information on the Internet, the local network, or a device.


List View

A view where student tiles display a list of the web pages that are open on students' devices.

Live Stream

A broadcast of video or audio over the Internet in real-time

Live View

A Classwize feature that displays the student's desktop screen or active browser tab in real-time. 

Local Class

A class that was created locally within Classwize by a teacher.

Locked Allowed

A content is Allowed and can always be accessed, even if a Block rule has been created for it.

Locked Blocked

A content is Blocked and can’t be accessed, even if an Allow rule has been created for it. Users and Teachers cannot override this rule by using a bypass code, classroom rule nor reward.

Locked Rule

A filtering rule created in School Manager which either allows or blocks certain types of connections permanently. Locked Rules cannot be overridden by Classwize Rules and always take priority over other rules. 


MAC Address

The Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique identifier assigned to the network hardware built into a device. Devices with multiple network connectors (for example wired Ethernet and WiFi) will have a different MAC address for each network interface.

Main In The Middle (MITM)

Man In The Middle is a monitoring tool sitting between a users' device and websites. MITM runs in Connect on your user's device to filter internet traffic. After MITM inspects search content or web addresses, Connect allows or stops user's from connecting to the website.

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

A system of software and rules used to manage phones, tablets, and laptops. Often used to deploy software, extensions, and settings. Can be used to lock the users' ability to change settings, install or remove software.

Message (or Send Message)

A tool that allows teachers to send one-way direct messages to students. This feature is accessible on the student tile toolbar.

Monitor Only Mode

A classroom mode for monitoring classes or students 


Multi-tenancy is a software architecture where a single software instance can serve multiple, distinct user groups. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings are an example of multi-tenant architecture.



A user's device is not connected to a school network protected by School Manager


A user's device is connected to a school network protected by School Manager.



The lawful or natural parent of a child. This includes adoptive parents, and in some jurisdictions may also refer to a child's legal guardians.

Partner School

Schools in Australia and New Zealand using the School Community Platform to share management of BYOD laptops and mobile devices with parents.

Primary Learning Device

See School-Managed Device.

Primary Parent

The first parent to register, claim or link a child in via Family Zone Connect. The Primary Parent has special admin rights, such as approving or removing shared parents and changing the child's name, date of birth, and time zone.

Principle of Least Privilege

School Manager contains sensitive information which requires extra security and care to protect the privacy of your school and users. The principle means giving any user account or process only those privileges which are essentially vital to perform its intended functions. 

Provider or Provider DN

In School Manager's user configuration, this field indicates a user's authentication method (or "Distinguished Name" in a "Lightweight Directory Access Protocol" format). "Local" is refers to manually added users. The detailed identity codes are displayed if the provider is a third-party system or SIS integration like LDAP, Google, WMI, etc. Refer to the School Manager Authentication guides.



An option in Content Filtering block rules. Turn on to temporarily block users from all internet traffic for 3 minutes when they attempt to access blocked content like VPNs.


Safe Search

A search feature that hides explicit and unsafe content from search results.

Safe Guard

Now referred to as Fallback filtering. Filtering that activates when a user's computer has a slow or poor internet connection. Blocks users from accessing high-risk web content based on a block list stored on the user's local Windows, macOS, Chromebook or iOS device. Reports the blocked and allowed Fallback activity in the Verdict column in the user's Timeline.

School Auto Enrolment (SAE)

An option for users in Austalia and New Zealand that allows parents to add their child's BYOD laptop to the School Community Platform (SCP). The device is managed by the school when at school. Parents use the Family Zone Connect App to manage internet content at home.

School-Managed Device

A device that is owned or leased by the school and provided to students. Students are not the administrators of these devices. Also referred to as Primary Learning Devices in some schools.

Student Activated Device (SAD)

An option used by Australian and New Zealand schools using the School Community Platform (SCP). When "SAD" is turned on in the Family Zone consumer "CSR", the BYOD laptop or mobile device is only managed by the school when connected to the school network. If "SAD" is turned off, the student's device is managed 24-7.

School Community Platform (SCP)

A Linewize product used in Australian and New Zealand schools. Contains a schedule for school and home filtering dates and times. Used to share management of filtering on BYOD laptops and mobile devices with parents. Parents need a Family Zone Premium Subscription to manage filtering while the BYOD device is at home.

School Manager

The network and content filtering management program which school IT administrators use to configure Classwize features, access, and filtering policies

Screen View

A type of Classroom View where student tiles display screenshots of students' active tabs or desktop screens. When a screenshot is selected, Classwize displays the student's Live View

Screenshot History Report

The Classwize Screenshot History Report is a feature that lets teachers generate and download screenshots of their students’ browsing history from the last 14 days.

Search Query

The word(s), string of words, or phrase that a user enters into a search engine to look for information.

Shared Device

A school-managed device or computer that is used by multiple users at school. 

Shared Parenting

Shared custody or an arrangement where both parents have shared responsibilities for raising their child after divorce or separation. In Community, a shared parent shares control of their child's internet activities.


Signatures refer to websites, applications, games, search keywords, IP addresses, ports and groups of websites. 

School Information System (SIS)

A student and school data management tool such as Wonde, Oneroster or ClassLink. Linewize products can authenticate and sync with a SIS (School Information System) as well as authenticating students through a Captive Portal, Google, Azure AD, and LDAP.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

Aprotocol used by computers to verify and encrypt data being requested, sent or received. 


A Linewize product to prevent hotspotting at your school from students' devices. Can be set up to protect school managed devices and student's BYOD devices running Connect. Frequently used with Walled Garden enabled in School Manager and SCP.

SSL Onboarding

A School Manager feature which checks if the device has installed the SSL certificates when it connects to the school network.

Student Journey Report

A reporting feature in Classwize that allows teachers to create reports about their students’ online activities. The report gathers data from students' activities only while they are in an active class.

Synced Class

A class type that is created by synchronizing data from a third-party authentication platform or School Information System (SIS)


Teaching Mode

A class mode that gives teachers full control of their class.

The Onion Router (TOR)

Apps or services used to transmit and receive internet data anonymously by routing messages through a decentralized, random network of computers.

Third-Party Authentication

In School Manager, it refers to external services used to identify, authenticate, and/or configure users (example: LDAP, Azure, Google Integrations, WMI, SIS, etc.)


Unauthenticated Device

A device that is not authenticated or linked to a user in School Manager




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