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Score 9.2 out of 100

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  • Lenovo LanSchool is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

ACTIVE Education

50%
2 Ratings
9.2

LanSchool

92%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Active Network, LLC

Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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Lenovo

I have recommended it across campus and would not hesitate to do so again. It has been great in our lab environments and would like to continue using it for years to come. In the future as we move away from physical labs I will be investigating to purchase for BYOD devices, however I know that I will face pushback from students on this. However we must weigh privacy & security vs. using BYOD devices and integrity on exams.
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Pros

Active Network, LLC

  • Separation of payer and the person attending the activity. For example: children incur charges, but the parent is responsible for paying them.
  • Fast - in our old system there was a delay while customers waited for the system to respond.
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Lenovo

  • Lenovo LanSchool has a very easy to use and easy to learn interface. With software, the hardest thing to do is to teach new teachers or veteran teachers how to use technology in their classrooms. Being able to easily teach teachers to use this software is one of the best aspects of the [Lenovo LanSchool].
  • Something that LanSchool does well is to monitor student actions. On the screens, you can see all the linked computers of all students. This feature lets you see every student on one screen. The alternative is walking around the classroom or scrolling through pages of student screens, with LanSchool you can guarantee that you are seeing all screens at once.
  • Overall classroom management is a key feature on the platform. You can share files, freeze student screens, blank out student screens and share another screen to the entire class. There are far more options in terms of engaging the students than a conventional method of asking students to pay attention. Installing LanSchool is a huge asset for teachers to engage and update their lessons.
  • A cool element I seldom use is the speaking software, being able to speak through their computer screens is great to give direction or get attention quickly.
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Cons

Active Network, LLC

  • I really like the look and feel of ActiveNet Reporting, but it isn't extremely customizable. Maybe there is something I am missing, but other employees have shared that same feedback.
  • It would be nice to have the system synchronize with other software we use. (EMS, StarRez, etc.) When planning conferences, we currently have hotel guests and registration that we would like to share information for through each system. Currently it is just double data entry.
  • Would like to be able to add more resources and details to a room booking and have the corresponding departments be notified of the order/track inventory.
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Lenovo

  • Messaging could be improved for notification when messages are sent.
  • When multiple users use the same computer, sometimes LanSchool needs to be restarted to show changes in usernames.
  • You can save layouts, but I would like more options for how to arrange the layout you see the computers on your screen.
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Pricing Details

ACTIVE Education

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ACTIVE Education editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    LanSchool

    Starting Price

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    LanSchool editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      Alternatives Considered

      Active Network, LLC

      ACTIVE Network allowed: grouping of classes, good interface, allowed importing of records, complex payment plans, per class fee structures, user fees, and trial classes.
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      Lenovo

      VNC Connect required you to manually add the "client" workstations to the "dashboard".
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      Return on Investment

      Active Network, LLC

      • Not sure yet.
      • It is newer to me and my department.
      • Double data entry which is just extra man hours.
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      Lenovo

      • Helps us serve thousands of students each year
      • Has helped us improve classroom management
      • Saves us time with technology set up (e.g. being able to do all from Lanschool, not having to set up each individual computer every day)
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