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Activating Connect

Manually Activating Connect

This article is for IT support at schools with BYO devices and SCP (School Community Platform).

Linewize Connect is software you install on your student’s devices. Connect performs a number of functions which include filtering, applying restrictions and keeping track of your students’ devices. In order for these features to function, Connect needs to be activated after being installed on a device. 

Manual activation is when the school’s IT Administrator logs into Connect on the device and activates the student. It assumes that Connect is already installed on the student’s laptop. This method is primarily used for handheld devices like iPads, but can also be used for Laptops.

Please Note: If this is your first time activating Linewize Connect using this method, you should contact Linewize Support for assistance.


Before you begin:

  • Linewize Connect must already be installed on the device
  • The school must have School Manager
  • School Community Platform (SCP) must be set up by Linewize Support
  • School Manager must be linked with SCP by Linewize Support
  • Bulk Account Creation (BAC) data has been uploaded into SCP


The  Activation Process (Manual Activation)

  1. Sign in to Connect on the student’s device using your School Community Platform administrator credentials.

  1. After signing in, you will see a list of all students affiliated with the school (this list is from the BAC data). You can search through the list and select the appropriate child.

  1. The student will now be enrolled. This means they will be:
  • Filtered on School Manager rules while on-network. 
  • Filtered on SCP rules while off-network during School Managed School Time.
  • Unfiltered while off-network outside of School Managed School Time, unless they have a linked parent account, in which case they will be filtered based on parent account rules.


Automatically Activating Connect for Windows & macOS (Student Auto Enrolment)

Linewize Connect is software you install on your student’s devices. Connect performs a number of functions which include filtering, applying restrictions and keeping track of your student’s devices. In order for these features to function, Connect needs to be activated after being installed on a device. 

This section covers the Student Auto Enrolment activation process and assumes that Connect is already installed on the student’s laptop. Student Auto Enrolment is when the IT Administrator links School Manager to School Community Platform (SCP), then asks the students to log into the school’s network using their laptop. Once they have been authenticated, the students will be automatically signed in or activated in Connect.

Warning: This process is used for Laptops only, if you want to activate Connect on other devices such as iPads, you will need to use the manual activation method.


Before you begin:

  • Linewize Connect must be installed on the laptop
  • The school must have School Manager
  • School Manager must be synced with an Authentication method (WMI, RADIUS, Captive Portal or SYSLOG).
  • School Community Platform (SCP) must be set up by Linewize Support
  • School Manager must be linked with SCP by Linewize Support


The  Activation Process  (Student Auto Enrolment)

  1. The student logs into the school’s network (using WMI, RADIUS, Captive Portal or SYSLOG)
  2. The student is recognized by School Manager and SCP. They are then automatically activated/signed into Connect.

  1. The student will now be enrolled. This means they will be:
  • Filtered on School Manager rules while on-network. 
  • Filtered on SCP rules while off-network during School Managed School Time.
  • Unfiltered while off-network outside of School Managed School Time, unless they have a linked parent account, in which case they will be filtered based on parent account rules.