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Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Education

Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LanSchool

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ACTIVE Education

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LanSchool

  • 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.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ACTIVE Education

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LanSchool

  • 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.
Dianna Wolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ACTIVE Education

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

LanSchool

I was not part of the process picking a software
Karee Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ACTIVE Education

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

LanSchool

  • A positive impact on the school is how it is changing school culture. This trains students to be more active and engaged. As a school, it forces all students to be more focused and more aware that teachers can see their actions and use them to track their progress.
  • A strong ROI is that it also provides key feedback to use in parent-teacher meetings. You can track what students are doing and identify how often they are on or off task in a specific lesson. Teachers can screenshot students that are off task and share it with parents to help support future student engagement. As a school, it supports the need for teachers to be on top of student activity.
  • There is no financial ROI from the software, as education is a service industry, but the students definitely receive a better education as a result. When students receive a better education, we can increase students' scores, graduation rates, and college scholarships.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ACTIVE Education

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

LanSchool

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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