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Paul J Hagerty High School Case Study

July 12th, 2022 by

Tell us a bit about Paul J Hagerty High School…

Paul J Hagerty High School is a public high school in Oviedo, Florida with approximately 2,250 students.

What challenges were you trying to solve?

We wanted to have the ability to communicate school-wide without a PA system.

Why did you choose Notify?

Notify is easy to use and has great platform support. We also found it has a wide range of features and offers a high level of security. We use NetSupport School already and found that Notify is exactly what we needed to solve our communication issues.

How is the software currently being used in your school?

We have Notify installed on all staff computers. When we need to communicate something of importance and cannot use the PA system due to classroom or testing interruptions, we use Notify. This makes it possible to communicate messages to our staff instantly without it being a disruption.

Where and how has Notify added value?

Notify is very intuitive and easy to use. It is a very flexible system that has helped us save time and increase productivity.

Would you recommend Notify?

Yes, we would recommend Notify.

Wicomico Day School Case Study

March 22nd, 2022 by

What challenges were you trying to solve?

We needed an easy way to send assignments to students and to monitor students’ content while using the computers.

What SoftLINK features do you find are used the most and why?

We use SoftLINK to send assignments out and to collect them on a daily basis. It is much easier and stress free than doing it individually by email.

How has SoftLINK helped you?

SoftLINK helps me keep a close watch on what my students are doing on their computers. I can instantly see when a student is not following along.

How would you describe the customer service you have received from Applied Computer Systems, Inc?

ACS has provided detailed and quick responses to every question we have given them.

What would you say to other organizations facing the same challenges?

SoftLINK is very useful! You are able to closely monitor the content that your students are being
exposed to.

Would you recommend the SoftLINK software to others?

Yes, I would recommend SoftLINK.

SoftLINK helps me keep a close watch on what my students are doing….

Pathways Academy Case Study

March 21st, 2022 by

What challenges were you trying to solve?

The goal was to give the teachers a tool that would allow them to better manage and guide students while they are on their Chromebooks.

How has SoftLINK helped you?

SoftLINK has helped us keep our students on track while working on their Chromebooks.

What SoftLINK features do you find are used the most and why?

We use SoftLINK to monitor student computer activity in real time, and put limits around their (web) access as needed.

What would you say to other organizations facing the same challenges?

SoftLINK is a useful tool for managing students while on the internet.

How would you describe the customer service you have received from Applied Computer Systems, Inc?

Every challenge I have encountered has been met with quick, personal, effective support from Todd and the rest of the ACS staff.

Would you recommend the SoftLINK software to others?

Yes!

SoftLINK has been the most effective tool we have tried.

Davenport Public Schools Case Study

January 13th, 2021 by

What challenges were you trying to solve?

Work with students from a Smart Board where everyone in the class can see a problem that is being experienced by another student.

How has SoftLINK helped you?

SoftLINK has become even more important now in being able to social distance from students.

What SoftLINK features do you find are used the most and why?

Using the View feature that allows me to see the student screen. Also the web filtering, being able to lock the students out of other websites.

What would you say to other organizations facing the same challenges?

SoftLINK is affordable and answers all the questions about interacting with students.

How would you describe the customer service you have received from Applied Computer Systems, Inc?

The customer service is the BEST. They helped with setup and are always there to help with any question that I have.

Would you recommend the SoftLINK software to others?

100% recommendation from Davenport Public Schools.

Fike High School Case Study

January 13th, 2021 by

What challenges were you trying to solve?

I needed students to be able to see my screen as I demonstrated new skills in Microsoft Office programs and Adobe programs.

Has SoftLINK helped Fike High School?

Yes, tremendously.

What SoftLINK features do you find are used the most and why?

The Show Menu so students can see my screen.

What would you say to other organizations facing the same challenges?

Find a way to fund SoftLINK. It’s worth the investment.

How would you describe the customer service you have received from Applied Computer Systems, Inc?

Customer service is outstanding!

Would you recommend the SoftLINK software to others?

Yes, definitely!

Crow Creek Tribal Schools Case Study

January 12th, 2021 by

What challenges were you trying to solve?

We were lacking the ability to monitor our students while on their computers. Teachers would have to walk around the classroom to keep the students on task. It was hard for an instructor to see if a student was following along with classwork or visiting unapproved websites.

How has SoftLINK helped Crow Creek Tribal Schools?

Our teachers can now monitor all student devices from their computer. Being able to monitor students’ computer activity keeps students on task and decreases their desire to visit social media sites during instruction. With less distractions to contend with, retention rates increase as well.

Has SoftLINK been beneficial for online safety?

The content filtering has been awesome for us. The students are definitely kept on task. Our teachers get a lot of use out of the features also. Safe Search overrides the default search engine preferences and forces them to provide kid-safe results.

How would you describe the customer service you have received from Applied Computer Systems, Inc?

I would say their customer service and technical support would definitely be a 10+. Anytime I have needed technical support they have been very helpful and knowledgeable.

Would you recommend the SoftLINK software to others?

Yes, we have a very good relationship with Applied Computer Systems, Inc.

Charter Oak High School Case Study

January 11th, 2021 by

What challenges were you trying to solve?

My curriculum for my biomedical academy is 100% online, so I was having difficulty being sure that the kids were on task. It was much more challenging than classroom management was before we started using technology.

How has SoftLINK helped you?

I feel that the majority of my students are much more productive in class knowing that I will know if they are off-task.

What SoftLINK features do you find are used the most and why?

I love that I am able to view all of the screens and see that they are on task. I often project this on to my board, so students know that everyone can see what they are doing. I also love that I can show my desktop to the kids to walk them through a process and I find it very useful to send messages and links to students.

What would you say to other organizations facing the same challenges?

With schools moving to 1:1 technology and students facing more distractions than ever, it is essential to purchase classroom-monitoring software. It is a GAME-CHANGER!

How would you describe the customer service you have received from Applied Computer Systems, Inc?

The customer service is INCREDIBLE. They have spent so much time walking me through any issues or questions that I have had, both via email and phone. I would go as far to say that they have the best customer service that I have ever experienced.

Would you recommend the SoftLINK software to others?

ABSOLUTELY!!! I have tried other monitoring software, but this one is hands-down the best, most reliable, and easiest to use.