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CatchOn How-To: Trending Apps—Users Per Campus

Feature: Trending Apps Being Used at Each Campus

The trending apps section of CatchOn is one of the most popular features of the platform, and one all users will want to check in on regularly to identify applications used in your school district whether or not you have purchased licenses. No matter your role, the Trending Applications tool in CatchOn can provide you with valuable insight into your district’s technology usage. For example:

  • District technology leaders can look for applications violating Student Data Privacy regulations. 
  • Curriculum directors can compare usage of preferred apps to other, similar applications being used.
  • Finance teams can see the usage of apps with purchased licenses compared to free applications that could save the district money. 

Upon discovery of an application trending in your district, one of your first questions is likely to be which schools are accessing the app. To find out quickly from the trending apps screen, simply click on the “Users Per Campuses” button in the app’s tile. This will provide you with a drop down featuring a list of the top 10 campuses using the selected application ordered by number of unique users.

Usage Trends Dashboard Users Per Campus

Knowing which schools are using different trending applications can help you decide whether or not to approve application usage. For example:

  • Is one of your highest performing campuses using a tool you were previously unaware of? You might consider purchasing the tool for the rest of the district.
  • Are elementary school students accessing a tool with a privacy policy specific to ages 13 and up? You can block that application in your content blocker at those schools.

These are just some of the ways to use the knowledge gained in the Users Per Campuses view of trending apps. And, of course, if you are unfamiliar with an app, you can click on it to view a description, tags, a link to the privacy policy, and more. Make viewing your Trending Applications report in CatchOn a routine to always know what applications are being used and where in your district.

Invest Wisely

Evaluate software renewals with actual usage and financial data, not surveys.

Detect Trends

Discover what free or unknown apps are being used.

Manage Subscriptions

Manage licenses, costs, ROI, and renewals from an easy-to-access dashboard.

Inform Training

Identify gaps in usage by tool to create targeted professional development and training plans.

Student Data Privacy

Diagnose applications vulnerable to student data privacy policies.

Improve Usage

Review important classroom apps to ensure they are being used effectively.

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Even in February, many school districts are beginning budget-planning conversations for the following school year. To make sure your district’s budget has room for the right technology tools, plan to spend some time inside of CatchOn to analyze usage, ROI, and alternative applications that can potentially be purchased at a lower price.
How To
Even in February, many school districts are beginning budget-planning conversations for the following school year. To make sure your district’s budget has room for the right technology tools, plan to spend some time inside of CatchOn to analyze usage, ROI, and alternative applications that can potentially be purchased at a lower price.
How To
In 15 minutes or less, you can! Districts that implement CatchOn typically discover 10x the number of applications they thought were in use throughout the district.
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