DyKnow Features List

DyKnow

Classroom management & student behavior monitoring software

4.27/5 (115 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:

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.

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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Agatha Buron

Love being able to monitor my students during class!

2017-03-20

I love being able to block certain sites or allowing only the sites I want to use during that class period.

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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Frank Bumgardner

Middle School Teacher

2017-03-17

DyKnow has greatly impacted my classroom management by being able to monitor and keep my students on task during class while using their devices.

Pros

Can lock down their device Can view their screen Can customize a personal message to redirect

Cons

Tends to be slow

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Frank! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We love having Wawasee as a customer! If you ever run into any specific slowness, we'd love to help. Please us our in product chat feature, or email support [at] dyknow [dot] com any time and our team here in Indianapolis will be on it!

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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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John McKenna

Very Handy Addition to the Classroom

2017-03-17

I can control what I want my students to have access to online or what I don't want them to have access to.

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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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.

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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Tori Hart

Dyknow Review

2017-03-17

I also wish Dyknow had a feature where I could set it to automatically begin monitoring my class at certain times - because it has to be open in a separate tab and I have to remember to begin the monitoring in addition to everything else I have to do, there were many times where I didn't set it to monitor my class.

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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Beth Walker

GREAT tool for student monitoring

2017-03-17

DyKnow is a fantastic product for monitoring your students in real time!

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.

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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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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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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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

Most important functions for me are accessed quickly. 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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Chelsea Latimer

Helpful, Functional, and Fun

2017-12-05

Pros

Not only is it helpful in monitoring and limiting computer use, but it also helps keep students engaged.

Cons

I sometimes forget to end and start the monitoring each class period.

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

Response from DyKnow


Hi Chelsea! Thanks so much for leaving your kind feedback :) It's actually on our short term roadmap to release the ability to automatically monitor ;) We'll be in touch about that soon! -Abbey

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Christina Bowker

Helpful to Focus

2017-03-17

It helps me keep my students focused and on track with what we have to do for the day.

Pros

I can block unnecessary apps and websites during class.

Cons

I seem to have a lot of problems with it just loading. It also blocks some apps even when I have them listed under the allow only tab.

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 is good software idea, and I think it will continue to get better.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Christina! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. When you get a chance, we'd love to help you with your blocking plans. Please email support [at] dyknow [dot] com or use our in product chat feature! :)

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Anthony Bacigalupi

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

2018-02-01

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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Angie Currier

Much Appreciated!

2017-03-17

Monitoring what they are doing while on their Chromebooks has changed how class is led and how often students are off-track.

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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Joe Stegge

First time using internet content blocking software

2017-03-23

At the beginning of class the teacher has to start monitoring of a class they have previously populated.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Not all features robust enough to keep up with a class.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering DyKnow

Work on getting it to start quicker. Have an option to take automatic screenshots and save them for recall to show parents at conferences.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Thanks for taking the time to share, Joe! We're dedicated to continuously improving our user experience, and appreciate you mentioning that :)

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Lori Dixon

Dyknow helps you know

2017-03-17

Dyknow has been a great tool for keeping eyes open to what's happening throughout my class. 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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Pam Jones

Slow with problems

2017-03-17

Also, there are almost always 1-3 students whose computers don't show up on DyKnow.

Pros

I also use it to show students' work on the screen.

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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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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Emily Suda

Essential tool for a 1-to-1 classroom

2017-03-20

The newer Cloud version is easy to use on the teacher side--it's highly intuitive and has a simple UI. I primarily use an "Allow Only" plan, which lets students access a preset list of sites and apps that we regularly use in class, but it's quick and easy to edit the blocking plan you're using (where you get the option of making a change only for the current session, or save it as a permanent change), switch to a "Block Only" plan, or just release the students from blocking entirely and block sites/apps on the fly if you need to.

Rating breakdown

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

Response from DyKnow


Hi Emily - WOW! Thank you so much for taking the time to share such detailed feedback on how you use DyKnow in your classroom. We appreciate it!

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April Bentley

I was easily able to track my students devices and block certain webpages that I found not suitable.

2018-03-27

I benefited from this software by easily being able to blow websites that interfered with my students coursework or would distract them.

Pros

I really enjoy the fact that I can monitor students on their devices by using the classroom analytics feature which allows me to view the history of student activity on a specific day.

Cons

The biggest problem I have found with this software is the fact that students cane easily bypass the software by downloading extensions within the browser that will allow them to play games, but will not show up on my monitoring screen.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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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Frank Bumgardner

Fantastic tool for Educational Monitoring

2017-03-20

I am a middle school teacher and I use DyKnow to monitor students' activity on their chromebooks during class time. The features include ability to lock their chromebook if their use is inappropriate and send them a message.

Rating breakdown

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

Response from DyKnow


Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback, Frank! :)

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Eric Ashabraner

Dyknow - This changes everything

2017-03-17

Dyknow will also allow me to send messages to select students or the entire group so now I don't have to speak across the class to ask for small flexible groups to come and meet.

Pros

It does so so much to help me manage the computers in class in a way that enables me to multi-task.

Cons

It can get slow and crashes more often than I would desire.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DyKnow


Hi Eric - You're a true power user! You hit on so many of our features, we're so glad to hear you're getting the most of DyKnow and it's valuable to your classroom. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are constantly striving to continue improving the performance of DyKnow Cloud, and you have our commitment that performance and reliability are our #1 priorities!

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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.

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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