Rjenda introduces more personalization for its users

August 31, 2009

Rjenda has just added new capabilities that will help users personalize their experience even more.
The key ones include:

1. First page a user sees when they login
2. Which calendar view a user wants to set as their default
3. Who can find you via a search on the site

First page when a user logs in
As we introduce Rjenda to schools, we have a more diverse user population and hence a greater need for users to be able to personalize their experience on the site. Users of Rjenda can now specify which page they want to see when they login to the product. They can choose from one of the following options:
• User Home page
• User’s consolidated calendar page
• A particular group home page, which they visit most often
• The insight modules available
The user can define these under “Settings” in the top bar of the application.

Default Calendar view
For any personal or group calendar, Rjenda supports three views, Monthly, Weekly or Agenda views. As is obvious from the names, each of these provides a different view of activities and events for a user. Users can now define which of these views you would like as a default when you are viewing any calendar under “Settings”.

Who can find you via search

Several of the organizations we are working with, especially schools, need additional security for their students. Users of these schools are set up with a security profile that only allows them to be searched by other members of the same school community. This is also defined under “Settings”.

Let us know what you think of these features.
Thanks,
The Rjenda team
www.rjenda.com


Rjenda helps schools proactively manage student workload and stress

August 24, 2009

Research has found that kids today deal with increased levels of pressure and stress:

  • Time kids spend doing homework has increased by 51% since 1981
  • 80% of teens don’t get the recommended amount of sleep
  • 73% of teens note # 1 reason for teen drug use: to deal with the pressures and stress of school
  • Number of kids (ages 7-17) treated for depression more than doubled in last 5 years

School administrators, teachers, and parents want to lower unhealthy student stress, but lack the tools that can give them the visibility and insight to do this effectively.

Rjenda, is designed to address this need by providing unique insight into every student’s workload. With Rjenda, you can see potential “hot spots” early and take action to mitigate the stress that workload peaks create.  Areas of insight include: assessment load, activity spread, time demand including homework and extracurricular activities, and student course planning.  Rjenda is easy to use, and fast and cost effective to deploy.

Please help us spread the word to schools in your local community.

The Rjenda Team

www.rjenda.com


Rjenda now faster to implement and even more secure

August 17, 2009

Rjenda is now faster to implement with import capabilities, and even more secure with users visible only within a school community

Faster to implement – Import users and groups

As we work with schools and large sports teams & clubs, we want to make the implementation of Rjenda even faster for their administrators and organizers. Such organizations can now be ready to use Rjenda in a matter of hours.

We have just introduced functionality which enables administrators to import…

  1. Users and decide when to notify them about their account availability
  2. Groups and assign members to them automatically

Schools we are working with can now upload several hundred users in a matter of minutes. When these users are uploaded, Rjenda knows they belong to the school/organization and can manage when they need to be notified. For example, schools may upload all their students and faculty at one time, but may inform them at different times about when their accounts are ready for use.

We can also import groups and group member information within minutes. Most schools and sports teams/clubs have several hundred groups with many members in each group. With import, these schools and sports teams are ready to start using Rjenda, with no registration or account verification process needed.

More secure – users visible only within school community

Several of the organizations we are working with, especially schools, need additional security for their students. With the new security features we have added, members of these schools are set up with a security profile that only allows them to be found/searched by other members of the same school community. This is very important for the students, their parents as well as the faculty of these schools.

Let us know what you think of these features.

Thanks,

The Rjenda team

www.rjenda.com


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