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How do I know which labs are busiest?

LabStats’ reports show which labs are being used. LabStats allows grouping computers into separate labs. Those groups can then be reported on individually and in relationship to each other. Identify which labs need more resources and which could be scaled down.

The Peak Usage History report in LabStats shows the number of computers in use at peak times. If a lab is consistently at or near peak usage daily, then more resources might need to be allocated to the lab, or students might need to be redirected to less-used labs. Conversely, if a lab is consistently below max capacity, resources might be better used elsewhere.

The Usage History report shows the percentage of computer utilization based on lab open hours (How do I optimize my lab schedules?). The utilization of several labs can be displayed to easily determine which labs and days are the busiest.

Utilization reports are based on the number of hours used divided by the available hours. With schedules, lab utilization can be calculated only from hours in which the lab is open. Labs available for twenty-four hours and labs available for three hours can have different definitions of 100% utilization.

Run a Peak Usage History Report

Running this report, with the following chart criteria, will show the peak usage of each selected group (lab). See which have the highest average peak usage through the selected date range, and easily identify the busiest labs.

  1. Navigate to Reports. Then click the Peak Usage History report.
  2. Select the date range.
  3. Click Including all Stations. Select groups (labs) to include. Click Close.
  4. Click Combine results for selected groups
  5. Select Separate results by group. Click Close.
  6. Click Submit.

 

Run a Usage History Report

Running this report, with the following chart criteria, will show the percentage that each lab was utilized for the selected schedules. Check the percentage of utilization across the date range, and easily identify the busiest labs.

  1. Navigate to Reports. Then click Usage History.
  2. Select the date range. Select the appropriate Schedule option (Apply assigned schedules if schedules have been assigned to each group, or Apply a single schedule if the labs have the same schedule and it has already been created). Click Close.
  3. Click Including all Stations. Select groups (labs) to include. Click Close.
  4. Click Submit.

 

Updated on September 26, 2018

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