Controlling a college media suite full of young or mature adults, undergrads or post grads, all with different requirements, varied levels of understanding and a good knowledge of the distractions offered up from the online world, can be an impossible task. Keeping tech-savvy college students safe in this environment, amidst all the dangers and risks associated with digital working, is the next challenge. And then there’s the heavy administrative task for college IT teams, managing a large and frequently changing network.
College students are more plugged into technology than ever before. That’s why it’s no surprise that they are still prone to internet safety risks. From cyberbullying to identity theft, Impero Education Pro features an extensive internet safety functionality designed to highlight misuse of access or potential risk. Keyword detection highlights when terms, which could be an indicator of risk, are typed anywhere on the college’s network. And because we know keeping up with student’s lingo isn’t easy, Education Pro’s keyword detection library provides a glossary of definitions to enable staff to put the terms into context.
Stretched budgets and the quest for a greener future means colleges are required to start saving costs wherever possible. Luckily, Impero Education Pro higher education software provides a seamless and consolidated solution that offers an innovative blend of internet safety, classroom control and network admin tools. Rather than managing multiple support contracts for various products, plus the hassle associated with negotiating numerous renewals throughout the year, you’ll have just one to contend with. IT teams are afforded a comprehensive suite of IT admin tools, from the ability to track IT assets across the network, including inventory and software licenses, deploy an MSI to all or selected devices, or remotely diagnose and fix IT issues across the network. Print and power management features are designed to help reduce unnecessary waste and energy consumption across the entire college network, by restricting printing and remotely scheduling machines to power off, or be set to hibernate/sleep.
So to save time, reduce risk and cut costs, Impero Education Pro is the only consolidated internet safety, network management, and classroom management software solution that deals with everything in one centralized place.
Today’s college students will no doubt own both a cellphone and some form of mobile device – whether it’s a laptop or tablet, or often, both. Using these student-owned devices on campus for both personal and college-related work means that colleges have a duty of care to ensure their students, and their devices, are safe and secure. As tablets and mobile devices, from iPads to Chromebooks, become an increasingly popular tool for learner engagement, colleges are required to facilitate effective monitoring and control.
Compatible with Android, iOS and Chrome OS, using EdLink alongside Education Pro enables colleges to effectively support BYOD and 1:1 programmes, while protecting students and their devices. When used in conjunction with Education Pro, EdLink simplifies the general admin workload of mobile devices; college IT teams can control device settings by pushing out actions in bulk, such as installations and updates, or enforcing safe search or forcing single application mode. With granular reporting, intelligent SSID, GPS and iBeacon technologies, Impero EdLink is designed to help colleges protect their networks, mobile devices and, most importantly, their students.
An advanced reporting and analytics tool, Impero Insight provides colleges with access to a comprehensive overview of the college’s Impero data, even across disparate sites. Multi-server reporting enables staff to view, compare, contrast and analyze data across all college campuses, via a visual dashboard, to help identify and track trends, such as welfare or safety issues. The visual dashboards can be tailored to individual users (such as counselors) to ensure data security – and that the right staff members have access to the right information.
Using Impero Insight, colleges can support good decision-making and a best practice approach by reviewing data on a school, room, campus, or student basis. This ensures that policies, such as those related to IT, cyberbullying and internet safety, are being followed and any areas which require improvement can be identified and addressed quickly.