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Likelihood to Recommend

LanSchool

A scenario where this is best suited is in a large classroom. The problem with education is monitoring students, from elementary to middle to high school students. Students will be distracted easily on technology unless they can be tracked and specific students addressed. As a result, Lenovo LanSchool would be the best option to use in this case in order to actually re-train students to pay attention and to keep them on track in their classroom. Where it would be less appropriate could be in small rooms where teachers can walk the classroom more often. Large classes require a long time to get from one side or one student and around to all of them, in large classes, this works well to help monitor and engage. In small classes, it is easy to engage students on a personal level when there are under 15 students per class. In small classes, this software could still support education with some of its key features, but in large classes and schools, this is the best use case for it.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Enrollment

PowerSchool Registration collects all the data we need and more. It's easy to go from initial application to completed enrollment. I love how the software will help keep you organized with where the application is in the process, so you can quickly see at what stage you are at with processing a student's enrollment. You do have to be strategic and conscious about what you put on the form. It can quickly be a very long form. I can't think of any instance where this software would not significantly increase the efficiency and accuracy of a district.
Terica Bergan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

LanSchool

  • Monitoring computers to see what users need assistance with or seeing what they are doing to determine what you need to do to support the users.
  • Allowing control of the computer in order to show the user how to do a task they were having difficulties with.
  • Sharing the screen of another user to demonstrate what to do or showcasing their work.
  • Allows for restarting multiple computers at once.
  • Allows communication in a messaging format within the program
Dianna Wolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Enrollment

  • It is able to write back to the student information system with a matching process that ensures the accuracy of student data.
  • It tracks the data and the changes, who made the changes, and when the data was imported.
  • It organizes the process. It creates a system that relies on checks and balances, and causes you to re-evaluate your process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LanSchool

  • Sometimes when "blanking" screens, it interrupts or freezes our student's computers, making them have to start over.
  • I wish that we could "delete" things from the drop-down "run" menu. Instead, they have to just wait until they eventually get bumped off after not using for a while. I also wish we could have this be the same on all of our classroom computers.
  • Would be great if it was easier to retrieve files from student computers. Great function, but it is really tedious and complicated to do so.
Karee Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Enrollment

  • Functionality of reports
  • End-user ease of Gradebook
  • Customization of reports
Scott Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LanSchool

No score
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PowerSchool Enrollment

PowerSchool Enrollment 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall support is excellent. The people are amazing. They have played with different ways of giving the best support, meaning a dedicated specialist vs. email vs. tracking sheet, etc., which was a little frustrating going through those changes. Still, I appreciate all their efforts in finding what works best for their customers. They listen to their customers and make changes.
Terica Bergan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LanSchool

In terms of competition, there is no real competition that we have used at the school or find on the market. We use tools such as REMIND, MOODLE, and KAHOOT, but none of them would be a replacement for LanSchool. On the contrary, all of those tools would support what we do with LanSchool because it gets students in the comfort level of using different technology tools to communicate and be successful. Apple has a Remote Desktop tool, similar to LanSchool in most ways. The key difference between Apple's Remote Desktop and LanSchool is that Lenovo's LanSchool has a student app and a stronger teacher platform to use on non-Mac devices. Our school focuses on LanSchool because using it on a PC and on a MAC, it is the same interface with the same fluidity. Teaching students on MACs to use Remote Desktop and on PC's or Chromebooks to use LanSchool would be a misuse of resources and confusing for educators and students. The best system for engagement and student use would be via LanSchool on all operating systems.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Enrollment

I have only worked with this program, so I do not have anything else to compare it to.
Nicole Nixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LanSchool

  • Students were more focused knowing I could see all computers at once.
  • My time was used more efficiently with having access to helping many people without having to go from computer to computer.
  • Students took pride in what they did knowing it could be shared during class to others.
Dianna Wolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Enrollment

  • Absolutely positive, we have invested very little in comparison to what we get back. Our data is complete from the time a student enrolls, and that used to never happen.
  • In addition, additional data can be collected by departments for many uses which can always be made importable into other systems.
  • Every element is trackable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LanSchool

General

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

PowerSchool Enrollment

General

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

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