The amount of information flowing into and out of your schools is astronomical. Each year, hundreds, and even thousands, of students, parents and staff send a seemingly never-ending stream of school forms to your district office.
In physical paper form, these documents can be next to impossible to keep track of. Even if you are able to successfully go through and file them, the likelihood of errors is far too high.
Over the past couple of decades, the information collected by schools and districts has changed significantly. The methods of collecting and storing this data, however, has remained mostly the same.
Schools are notoriously traditional and change can be difficult, but here at LINQ, we want to help. We’ll guide you to solutions for the day-to-day bottlenecks that slow your district operations down. We’ve compiled a list of ways to create school forms that solve problems based on issues that we’ve seen trending in the districts we partner with.
Eliminate Missing Information
The likelihood of skipping a section when filling out a form is great. People are either distracted and don’t read the form fully, or they don’t understand what is being asked. Most of the time, they prefer to leave the section blank than to make a mistake.
If you’ve spent any time in your central office, you know just how frustrating it can be to receive documents that are half-filled. Add to that the hassle of trying to track people down for answers. It’s a headache!
With LINQ’s digital forms, administrators can make some or all of the fields mandatory. This will ensure the form is completely filled out before being sent back to the school. If the issue is confusion about how to fill the form out, we have a solution for that, too! Simply add an information box with detailed instructions to guide the end user.
If help is still needed, LINQ allows for easy and quick communication between all stakeholders in the district. This makes collaboration simpler than ever. We even offer administrators the ability to ensure that all forms are completely ADA compliant. Consider your missing information problem solved!
Unmatched Data Collection
Every school form collects some sort of data. With LINQ you can actually collect data about your data (kind of like the movie Inception, but replace dreams with facility request forms). Our powerful reporting tools allow administrators to have a direct, real-time line of sight into where each form is, the progress it has made toward completion, and even the date and time when it was filled out. This may sound unnecessary but having this information at your fingertips is extremely helpful. It can allow for the swift recognition and remedy of bottlenecks across a number of your most important processes. In addition, it allows for a proactive approach to problem solving in the future.
Automate Your Processes
Giving school administrators access to smarter digital forms is only the start! LINQ has helped transform the way school districts think about their processes. Map out your processes by building workflows and have them run automatically using our Workflow Automation tool. This gives you the ability to not only collect your district’s most important data but store it using the most safe and secure method possible, all without a few keyboard clicks.
Schools that partner up with LINQ have been able to see some pretty amazing results when it comes to process improvement. Tools like unlimited digital forms and e-signatures allow you to bring your district’s processes into the 21st century and begin finding modern solutions to the issues that have come with the new information age.
Let us show you exactly how we can help you collect and organize all of your district’s information effectively and efficiently in a single tool by scheduling a demo today!