Learning new technology can be overwhelming! Use this glossary to keep up to date on various product feature names and the meanings of some technical terminology.
Terms we'll cover
- Instance / ephemeral instance
- Classroom images
- Network licensing server
- PWA / Progressive web app
- Service account
- Session transfer
- Shadow session
- Virtual machine
An end-user is typically a student or an instructor who will log into the labs and work in the applications installed in the selected class/lab.
Google Cloud Platform
Instance / ephemeral instance
A virtual machine hosted in Google Cloud Platform.
An ephemeral instance will only exist for the duration of the user session.
An itopia hosted remote session in GCP providing a Windows experience granting access to specific applications required for learning of a CTE curriculum.
Labs / Classroom Images
Images are virtual machine or instance templates which have all of the required software for providing the individual applications found in CloudApps Classroom. Each CloudApps Classroom class is based on a specific image
Learning management system (Canvas, Clever, Google Classroom)
Network licensing server
A server hosting a license file for applications such as Autodesk, Solidworks and MasterCAM accessible via the school/district network. Users and devices connect to this server when launching one of the mentioned applications and a license is granted to allow use of the launched application.
PWA / Progressive Web App
A non-human account with privileged access to a service, application, processes, operating systems, etc.
The itopia CloudApps Classroom student portal has the capability to pass the user account information after signing in to the CloudApps Classroom session once a user starts or connects to a Classroom/Lab. In doing so the login session created on the student portal is transferred to the itopia CloudApps Classroom and used to sign the user into the Google Chrome Browser without requiring the user to type in their username and password.
A shadow session is a session initiated by an instructor into a student’s running session. This allows the instructor to view the student’s session real time and request control of the session if needed to provide assistance.
In computing, a virtual machine is the virtualization or emulation of a computer system. Virtual machines are based on computer architectures and provide the functionality of a physical computer