School Manager Device Options Overview

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This article is intended for IT support.


Your School Manager filtering device has been carefully configured by a Linewize Service Delivery Engineer for your school. Linewize does not recommend changing any Device Options without assistance from the Linewize Support team. If Linewize Support directs you to change Device Options, this article shows you how to access Device Options and explains what each option does.

Accessing Device Options

  1. Sign in to School Manager with an Owner/Global Administrator account.
  2. Select Debugging > Device Options.
Option Function
Device ID The Device's unique identifier. This can’t be changed.
Device Key The unique key links your filtering device with the School Manager platform. It is also the password for your Device. Don’t change this without assistance from the Linewize Support team, as it will break the link between School Manager and your filtering Device.
Device Name The name of the Device and helps you identify devices if you switch between multiple devices. This is usually set to the name of your school or campus. This can be changed with no impact.
Timezone The timezone of the Device. Don’t change this without assistance from the Linewize Support team, as it will impact the Device auto-update scheduling.
Multi-Device Management: Is Parent You can set this device as the Parent Device if you have multiple devices.
Multi-Device Management: Parent Device

Important: The Is Parent option must be checked on the Parent Device first.

If you have multiple devices, you can set this device as the Child Device by linking it to a Parent Device. This will copy the Parent Device configuration to the Child Device.

Agent: Enable Browser Extension for Chromebook Only This function enables Connect for Chromebooks only. It is useful when a school wants to enforce the use of Connect on school Chromebooks but not affect MAC or Windows devices that the student may use.
Agent: Student Auto Enrolment

Enable this feature to automatically enroll students using School Manager and School Community Platform in Australia and New Zealand (does not apply to schools participating in the Linewize Community program in the US).

Family Zone Connect must be installed on the students’ macOS, Windows, Android, and Chrome OS devices. iOS/iPadOS devices do not support auto-enrolment.


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