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We often had students who came and took a class or completed a program, left, and then came back for something else at a later time. It was nice to be able to have someone in Jenzabar SONIS with multiple statuses. They could be in as a Student for the current class while still being in as an Alumni for the program they had graduated from. Most of our programs are set up so the students within that program are all taking the same courses at the same time. The bulk registration feature made it easy to enroll one student and then use that student's enrollment to quickly enroll all of the others in the program. That was a huge time saver. We had letters and emails that we wanted to send out at specific times in the application process. The Activity tool in Jenzabar SONIS made it easy for us to have some things that were automatically added to a person's record and others that we could add as needed. We could then run timed letters or emails and get our communication sent out. We had some challenges with Jenzabar SONIS because we have a number of certificate programs that are only one semester in length. We often had students who would complete one certificate (program) in the fall and then complete another one in the spring. Many of the reports pulled data only for the active enrollment so we had to go back and manually pull the data for the enrollment from the other semester if we needed something for the full school year.
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Qustodio is well-suited for organizations that want to monitor and manage internet usage to ensure a safe and productive online environment. It is useful for companies with strict internet usage policies, as well as those with a bring your own device policy. However, in scenarios where employees need a significant level of internet freedom to perform their job functions, Qustodio may be less appropriate.
Read full review Pros Great value Built in reports are great, but it also has add on reporting that is fantastic. Hosting they offer is phenomenal nearly no downtime, ever! Read full review Monitoring daily communication throughout the firm Storing historical messaging in a database for audit and tracking purposes Developing rules and guidelines in the system to be automatically enforced Read full review Cons SONIS sorts my advisees by class and then by name. This is NOT useful. There should be an option for sorting by name only. I advise almost fifty students. It wastes my time looking for them in the sophomore listing, then the junior listing...... When registration of a student for semester courses is complete, there should be an option to print out only the courses scheduled, NOT the entire page which shows available courses at the bottom. SONIS sometimes kicks me out for no reason. Read full review It could offer more support towards Chromebooks. Read full review Alternatives Considered
We changed databases in 2011 because the company we were with was going to quit supporting our software. We evaluated a number of different SISs available at the time and felt Jenzabar SONIS provided the best tools for our school. Most of the others were either geared more for adult education, individual course offerings or for schools that primarily had degree-seeking students. We needed something that could address both needs.We felt Jenzabar SONIS did that best of the ones we reviewed.
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Qustodio stacks up well against other products like
Family, Kaspersky Safe Kids, and Net Nanny in terms of its features and capabilities. All of these products offer similar features like website filtering, app management, and monitoring of internet activities. However, Qustodio stands out for its ease of use and user-friendly interface. It also offers more granular controls for setting time limits and restrictions, and the alerts it sends are more detailed and informative. Additionally, Qustodio's customer support is also very responsive and helpful.We selected Qustodio over the other products because it offered the best balance of features, ease of use, and customer support. It was also more cost-effective than some of the other options. Overall, Qustodio has proven to be a reliable and effective solution for our organization's internet usage management needs.
Read full review Return on Investment Facilitates grade input by faculty. Facilitates course enrollment by students. Facilitates viewing student records and determining progress to program completion. Read full review Consistent messaging throughout the firm Managing reputation risk Preventing inappropriate or outside-of-scope communication or browsing Read full review ScreenShots