1. Home
  2. How To
  3. Best Practices
  4. How can LabStats help me?

How can LabStats help me?

Budget Reduction

LabStats helps to correctly allocate lab resources, which can help save money. Fewer computers and software applications might need to be purchased since resources could be moved or eliminated. Learn more about how LabStats can help to reduce the budget. How do I save money with LabStats?

Right-size Lab Resources

Use LabStats’ reports to understand how many computers and applications are needed in each lab. Get the most out of the resources that are already present. Learn more about how LabStats can help to right-size lab resources. How do I use LabStats to right-size my lab resources?

Reduce the Size of the Computer Image

LabStats’ data can be used to easily pinpoint software applications that never or rarely get used. Applications that never get used can then be removed from the image. Learn more about how LabStats can help reduce the size of the computer image. How do I reduce the size of my software image?

Justify Funding Requests

If computers in a lab are consistently being fully utilized, or certain applications are always being used, then this data can be used to prove additional resources are required. Learn more about how LabStats can help justify funding requests. How do I justify my lab spending requests?

Communicate Lab Resource Availability to Students

Use the LabMaps feature to display on websites and kiosks which computers are being used, or use the LabStats’ API to build your own app. Learn more about how LabStats can help justify funding requests. How do I improve the student experience in my labs?

Know How Students are Using Lab Resources

Use LabStats’ data to decide if usage rules should be put in place or if the hardware could be downgraded. LabStats tracks desktop applications as well as web applications (websites). Learn more about how LabStats can help identify how students use lab computers. How do I know if labs are being used for student learning?

Updated on September 26, 2018

Was this article helpful?