“API” stands for Application Programming Interface. Think of an API like a bridge. It allows information to travel from one piece of software to another.
Although created to track student computers on college campuses, over the years we’ve heard creative ways that CIO’s and lab managers are using LabStats.
Manhattan College used the LabStats API to improve student experience through “LabSeat,” helping students find computers faster.
We’re going to do things a little backwards here. Rather than sharing the most common questions we get from customers, we’re going to share the most common answer.
Tags allow you to customize LabStats to highlight what matters most to you. With tags, you can narrow search results and get more detailed reports.
Everything seemed to be running fine, but they were missing out on $25k in one computer lab. See what’s changed since Mount Royal started using LabStats.
Beyond usage data, it’s helpful to know what other software is running in your environment. Use Software Inventory to see everything that’s installed.
What’s the difference between managing and monitoring your university computer labs, and why does monitoring matter?
A look into the challenges the university IT staff was facing, including limited budgets and decentralized management, and how they solved them.
Computer lab hours are often overlooked, but a few small changes can add up to big savings at the end of the year and improve student experience.
How do we take this big, abstract responsibility of student success and turn it into a practical application with measurable results?
Higher education across the world is growing at an exciting rate. As universities grow, estimating demands for computer lab resources can be very costly.
Competitive esports on college campuses continue to grow every year, even eclipsing the 2018 and 2019 Super Bowl viewership.
Trying to keep an eye on students and their activities while also performing daily duties and respecting student privacy laws is a daunting task.
From budget savings to keeping faculty happy, here’s why you should include staff computers in your LabStats reports.
Streamlining campus IT and improving student experiences are just some of the benefits of tracking hardware and software usage.
When questions arise about your computer labs, it’s tempting to try to answer them as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Want to know what’s happening in your university computer labs, but concerned about security, staff time and added costs?
So you’ve invested in accessible technology for your college or university, now what? Providing specialized hardware and software for disabled students is only part of the equation.
Are your computer lab hours on autopilot? Are all the labs on campus set to a default time like 8am-10pm, regardless of activity level?
LabMaps is a feature included in the LabStats software that displays maps of computer labs and real-time availability of computers on campus.
Regulations may come from governmental bodies, your school’s IT or security departments, industry best practices, or other organizations.
This webinar discusses the the University of Texas El Paso’s (UTEP) real-life applications of LabStats and its positive effects on UTEP’s IT department.
Technology is accessible when people with and without disabilities are able to use it independently to get the same information…
Universities waste thousands of dollars every year on software that students aren’t using. Here are 3 ways to make sure you’re not overpaying for software.
How do you sort through endless opinions, requests and assumptions to make tough decisions for your computer labs?
Back in the day, lab managers would jot down hash marks on a notepad to track the number of students in a computer lab.
How often do colleges in America get sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act?
“Find room in the budget.” We’ve all been there. Every resource at your disposal is crucial in its own way and used for a specific purpose.
Too often, lab managers resort to tedious, time consuming, and expensive approaches to gather a minuscule amount of data that is questionably accurate.
Just like that subscription to Audible you always intended to use, these 3 overlooked practices are quietly draining your school’s IT resources, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
Budget cuts have been all too common in university IT departments since ‘08, and the trend of reduced spending doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
“We’re cutting a certain application from 203 licenses to 25, saving us around $10,000.”
Computer Lab Monitoring Software, and the data that it provides, is crucial for every scenario.
When decisions are based on data, lab managers can be confident in their decisions.
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