DyKnow Features

DyKnow

Classroom management & student behavior monitoring software

4.3/5 (127 reviews)

DyKnow Feature Summary

  • User access controls
  • Assessment management
  • Skills assessment
  • Activity monitoring
  • Watch list
  • Content filtering
  • Personalized profiles
  • Learning management
  • Real Time reporting
  • Real Time monitoring
  • Text analysis
  • Ad hoc analysis
  • Class scheduling
  • Group scheduling
  • Compliance management
  • Role-based permissions
  • Permission management
  • Records management
  • Communication management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Blocking Plan to restrict site access

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DyKnow Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about DyKnow's features:

Randi Foval

Got the job done

2018-08-31

Pros

It works better than the average classroom management solution from a technical perspective and the students seemed to stay on track better when they knew what it did.

Cons

It does not always work as expected and we had some difficulties integrating it on our network. Pricing needs to be more competitive too because software like this is becoming more affordable.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Juvy Mojares

DyKnow must be known by all teachers to hold students liable for every classroom activity!

2018-12-30

Most of the teachers are having problems on monitoring the students' activities on their gadget and this software solves my classroom management issues on proper used of the iPad.

Pros

I was searching on the net of the perfect software that can help me strictly monitor the iPad activity of my students and then DyKnow came out.

Cons

This software is the answer to my problem on how to strictly monitor on the use and abuse of using the technology. If this software is properly set-up, everything works perfectly. I have nothing to complain as far as the technical functionalities of the software are concerned. This software for me is excellent to make sure that technology used is properly implemented in my classroom.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sandra LaGrange

DyKnow Cloud is a Lifesaver

2017-03-20

As the DyKnow admin, I have to say that the ease of use in Cloud far exceeds the previous DyKnow Monitor. I am especially appreciative of your efforts to continually improve the product by taking the advice and suggestions from your customers. Your support team is attentive and knowledgeable and can answer questions in "English"--unlike some other IT support teams that I personally think make up big words to confuse the customer. : ) Thanks for all you do to keep us up and running.

Pros

Various ways you can monitor students--not just thumbnails. The Activity Trackers is a great addition.

Cons

Of course some of our teachers still bemoan the loss of some of the "Vision" features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering DyKnow

Nope - you guys are awesome!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Thanks for the feedback, Sandra!! We love serving STM classrooms :)

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Jim Hoyt

Know what your students are working on.

2019-04-02

In a lab where students are working independently it works fantastic to check student progress and helps keep them on task.

Pros

The ability to view student workstations in real time.

Cons

It's a little glitchy working with mac's, but they are improving it all the time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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John McKenna

Very Handy Addition to the Classroom

2017-03-17

DyKnow has been a great management tool for my 1 to 1 classroom.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Thank you so much for sharing, John! We appreciate your feedback :)

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Alison Crane

Great Classroom Management Tool

2017-03-17

Being able to easily monitor what students are doing on their computer has been an extremely helpful management tool.

Pros

Monitor, block or send messages to students who are working on computer

Cons

Sometimes slow to load

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Alison, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback about DyKnow! We love having Reeds Spring as a customer :)

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Andrew Ramirez

Keep your students on task

2019-04-05

Pros

Good monitoring tool to make sure that technology used within the classroom is being truly used as a learning tool rather than a tool for distraction.

Cons

Does not currently support mobile devices, which is unfortunate because there is a lot of iPad use within the classroom.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Andrew, Thank you for your thoughtful review! In response to your iPad comment, we recommend using Apple Classroom to manage those. Due to Apple's restrictions on the iOS platform we are unable to monitor iPads. I hope this helps! -The Dyknow Team

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Loran Polson

I love DyKnow!

2018-09-25

It has helped tremendously with classroom management. I am able to maintain rapport by not calling distracted students out to the entire class.

Pros

I can block distracting activities and send a discreet message telling a student to get to work instead of making an announcement to the class that a specific student is distracted.

Cons

I wish there was a way to make multiple segmented blocking groups. I want to be able to block everything from kids who are far too distracted and unblock some things for those students who are more intrinsically motivated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Agatha Buron

Love being able to monitor my students during class!

2017-03-20

My school has an account for all freshmen and sophomores because we started a chromebook program. I love being able to block certain sites or allowing only the sites I want to use during that class period. It does freeze sometimes and I have to restart but that's the only problem I've had. I really love it! I wish we had accounts for the seniors and juniors too!

Pros

Ability to block sites Ability to allow only certain sites Ability to see student activity in real time Reports of student usage

Cons

Sometimes freezes

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Agatha - Thanks so much for taking the time to share! We love hearing how DyKnow is helping your classroom :) If you run into a specific event when the product freezes, please email support [at] dyknow [dot] com and we'd be happy to look into it!

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Joshua Farrell

Dyknow's been a huge help in a 1 to 1 setting as a teacher

2018-03-28

Accountability and Control of the digital classroom

Pros

This software enables you to completely and reliably monitor students, control their acess, record their activities, and provide accountability for online assessments. I don't know how I could teach in a 1 to 1 setting without dyknow or a program similar to it.

Cons

It's dependent on the internet connection, so students still can be sneaky in some ways if testing. Students can and will find ways around it or create headaches; although this is a minority of students. It's not perfect, but its the best thing I've found out there for all practical purposes, and it works well 95% of the time with 90% of students.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anthony Bacigalupi

When it's up and running, it's a game changer in the classroom!

2018-02-01

Peace of mind. I can monitor student behavior while completing other tasks.

Pros

Data to analyze at the end of the day to see which websites grabbed my students attention and how I could develop my lesson to include them!

Cons

I would say at least one day a week I am unable to monitor student activity with dyknow.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Chere Fox-O'Reilly

Perfect for monitoring multiple classes

2017-03-17

I am able to complete formative assessments easily and monitor their self directed learning with accuracy.

Pros

Easy to use and communicate with students directly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Thank you so much, Chere! We love having West Monona as a customer! :)

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Beth Walker

GREAT tool for student monitoring

2017-03-17

Overall, DyKnow is a wonderful tool and has become essential in my daily classroom activities. Highly recommended!

Pros

The ease of use & being able to message students/block students in real time

Cons

I wish that I was able to see all the tabs they had open instead of just the open screen... many of my students keep game or music tabs open, but I can't see them unless that is their active screen. I'd LOVE to be able to see all tabs!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering DyKnow

none at this time

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Beth! Thank you so much for taking the time to share :) I'll mention your request to see all tabs to our Product Manager! In the mean time, if students navigate to one of those open tabs, not only will you see it in Activity Tracker and the thumbnail, but it will also make an appearance on the student's Analytics report :) That way if you happen to not see it in real time, there's still a record that it happened. Here's a "how to" article on Analytics: https://support.dyknow.com/hc/en-us/articles/215244648

Thanks again!

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Dana Woodward

GREAT way to Monitor Student Progress

2017-03-17

This program helps me make sure all my students are on-task and focused. I am able to provide immediate feedback and directions to help them succeed.

Pros

Ability to monitor student progress

Cons

Not always up to date because of refreshing time

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering DyKnow

I wish it was constant real time

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Dana! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. For a real time view of what websites and apps students are using, check out our Activity Tracker! Here's a How To article: https://support.dyknow.com/hc/en-us/articles/206974567

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Corban Wyatt

Efficacy in Honors Science

2017-03-18

The black and white data shows, without bias, whether the student was engaged with the content or choosing to wander the internet.

Pros

The ability to track history over specific ranges of time; the past 6 months, the past year, since the beginning of class, in the past week, etc.

Cons

Unlocking a student's screen can sometimes be more difficult than it should be.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering DyKnow

It's ineffective if not used every day. No data is generated and accountability is not established.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Corban - Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about DyKnow Cloud! We're so glad to hear you find our Analytics to be valuable in your classroom. We'd love to hear how you might improve our "unlock" feature - please use the in product chat or email csm [at] dyknow [dot] com anytime to share with our Product Manager!

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Brady Lowdermilk

Great for specific activities.

2015-12-02

Our students have iPads and I wanted to move towards online formal assessments, but I was worried about ensuring the integrity of the quiz or test.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Thanks, Brady! We always love learning more about the specific ways DyKnow adds value to classrooms.

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Pam Jones

Slow with problems

2017-03-17

I do like the analytics feature, and the feature to message a student even while I am away from school.

Pros

The analytics feature and being able to track what students have been doing.

Cons

It works way too slow to use it much in real time.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Pam! We haven't heard this overall slowness reported from anyone else, especially at Reeds Spring. It could be that your classroom is located in a spot that's not super convenient to a WIFI access point? I'm so glad to hear you find value in our Analytics :) That's a great way to just "start and stop" DyKnow and then take a look at class time activity. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback!

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Tori Hart

Dyknow Review

2017-03-17

While I like the features that Dyknow has when it comes to monitoring my classroom activities, I get extremely frustrated with Dyknow on the days that it doesn't work.

Pros

Easy to use Blocking plans were easy to set up

Cons

A lot of error messages or instances where Dyknow failed to load or quit part of the way through a class it was supposed to be monitoring Errors where having Dyknow running and blocking activity on student laptops led to programs they were using refusing to let them type in text boxes Time consuming to have to uncheck every student when attempting to establish segmented blocking - wish it started with no students checked and allowed me to check just the one or two who needed to be blocked

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Tori,

Thanks so much for taking the time to share. We've been doing lots of work on our servers to keep improving them for our customers! We also love the idea of DyKnow automatically starting to monitor. We will share this with our Product Manager for future work!

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John Dupuis

Dyknow Keeps the Students Honest..or else!

2017-03-19

I can take a quick look and the thumbnails will very easily allow me to detect "off-task" computer activities. I can tell if they are doing something they shouldn't be doing (games, shopping, and watching video are easy to spot with a quick glance).

Pros

It's "Class Analytics" feature keeps a "history" of student activity while you are monitoring them, making it possible to go back later and see what they were doing...or not doing.

Cons

There are some features when using "Class Analytics" which have been a little "buggy" for me, such as clicking on one date in the past to see student activity (I have found a workaround on that one by clicking on an adjacent date.)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi John - Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about using DyKnow Cloud! We're so glad to hear how beneficial it is to your classroom.

Class Analytics: If you double click a single date, you can view Analytics for only that day :)

Blocking: If you ever find an app or website that isn't being blocked as expected, please email support [at] dyknow [dot] com or use our in product chat feature, and we'll get to the bottom of it right away!

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Angie Currier

Much Appreciated!

2017-03-17

Being able to "turn off" certain websites during class is indispensable to keep my students progressing academically as they need to.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Angie! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with DyKnow Cloud :) We're so glad it's valuable to your classroom!

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Silfrido Gomez

The most interactive way to monitor students.

2019-01-10

My experience has been very good in complementing the assignments of my students and their excellent academic performance.

Pros

The ease of use, the adaptation to any curriculum, as well as the simplicity to monitor the progress of the assignments of my students.

Cons

The only limitation found is the support of the internet connection, to keep the contents up to date and monitor the tasks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Richard Collins

Students Beware!

2017-03-17

I love being able to lock down the students' activities online.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Thanks so much for sharing, Richard! :)

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Lori Dixon

Dyknow helps you know

2017-03-17

I can tell how well students are progressing through their assignments, and can help keep them on track, even from across the room.

Pros

I like the ability to filter out or filter in certain sites/apps.

Cons

The time it takes to close out of the class and the ability of the kids to get past the software - problems that we'd probably have no matter what software we used.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering DyKnow

Explore its capabilities and make use of them often.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Lori, thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback, we appreciate it! The district may be able to update some Chromebook management settings to help with the times students appear to be circumventing DyKnow; there is usually an explanation for this :)

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Jeff Arvin

A Good Program Getting Even Better

2017-03-17

I use this in a high school classroom and it has become an invaluable too to help me monitor the progress and activity of my students.

Pros

Monitoring features Messenger Restricting internet access as needed.

Cons

Students occasionally find ways to get out of monitoring.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering DyKnow

Play with it to learn the ends and outs of it!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Jeff - thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! We are working hard each day to continue improving DyKnow for your classroom :)

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Angela Pippinger

It Helps Make Teaching Easier

2019-01-18

Pros

The ability to monitor internet usage is huge in keeping from being distracted by social media and streaming sites. We are a homeschool teaching group that uses the program so we don't have the convenience of blocking some sites.

Cons

We have gotten around that by selecting parents who do understand it to track it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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