Jump to content

What's with the ads?


Photo

Edu Track--Anybody have this program?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

What's with the ads?

#1 cin

cin

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3501 posts

Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:06 PM

I have it, and it seems like all I get is error messages. For example I was playing with it, trying to mark attendance. And I was getting an error msg every time I check a day. Then I click ok on it, and it shows that she attended that day. >sigh< This program cost a good piece of dough to be so stinkin' buggy. And apparently, I can't re-sell it. :glare: Like textbooks and computer games that we don't use/are done with.

#2 babysparkler

babysparkler

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 2196 posts

Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:16 PM

Have you set up the school calendar? The error may be that those dates are not part of the scheduled school year so they are coming up with an error. You probably need to go through the setup process if you haven't already.

We've used it for several years and love the software.

#3 cin

cin

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3501 posts

Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:29 PM

I spent 2 hours setting everything up last night, and then started to input data this evening, and every time I put something in, I came up with an error. when I clicked, the error msg went away, and the data was in there.

DH did some 'diagnostics' and searching and discovered that I have Windows 7 (well, he knew that!) but that it is only up through Vista and XP. He went to their website for an update and it appears that I have the latest version, which he said is 5 yrs old.

He installed XP to see if the program would work, and it still doesn't. In DH's words: Piece of Crap. (This coming from someone who works with computers & programs, and always has the latest and greatest on his machine. Sometimes I wish I DIDN'T have the latest and greatest machine. But it is fast! :auto:

#4 cin

cin

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3501 posts

Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:32 PM

I think I'll use the record book I bought at target for a buck. :001_unsure:

#5 Swirl

Swirl

    Hive Mind Level 6 Worker: Scout Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 531 posts

Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

And apparently, I can't re-sell it.


What? I can't resell this either?? Well that's just great. Mine has just been sitting around in the file cabinet, and I was thinking of eBaying it. I wish there were bill boards that warned you of expensive software that you can't sell. (Maybe the Surgeon General could look into that.) I never seem to find out until it's too late. It's a good thing people around me can't read my mind when those Rosetta Stone commercials come on the radio. :cursing:

#6 cin

cin

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3501 posts

Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:18 PM

I searched on here to see if anyone was looking for it and apparently previous sellers were stalked by someone at the company telling them they are NOT to re-sell it. :glare:

I told my husband about that and he said it was, um, B.S. And gave the examples above. Selling a computer game, selling a book. If I'm NOT using it on my computer, then I should be able to sell it. If I AM using it, then NO, I won't sell the disc.

#7 Annie Anne

Annie Anne

    Hive Mind Worker Bee

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 133 posts

Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:35 PM

I have Windows 7

Start a help ticket at Edu-Track Home On The Web. It is in your help menu or just Google it.
I'm running 7 Professional 64 bit and downloaded an XP environment just to run the program. It did not work.
I had too much invested in the program to let it go so I kept on their help system until they helped me. It took 9 email exchanges and a program download, but it worked. I have an Edu-Track that works on 7.
Hope they can help you. Once you move through the learning curve, the program is great.

#8 Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1386 posts

Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:30 PM

I've used Edu-Track for years. Now, I'm NOT computer savy, but my dh is. Once he got in installed, I was able to input all of my data, and I use it without much trouble now. I must also add, I don't usually try to do anything more than set up each school year, enter current curriculua books, and update daily. I usually write long reports at the end of each year in the Teacher's Journal, but I have no idea how to use the File Cabinet.

I print out attendance reports and semester grades at mid-term and finals. The reports look professional. I can also print out a lesson plan template for my kids each week for them to see their required work for the week.

I use ET differently from the way its "supposed" to be used. Each year, I use Repeating Activities to enter the classes we will study. I keep a separate teacher's assignment book that a school teacher would use, and I write detail lesson plans in it. Each week, I update ET and enter grades and transfer pages completed in our school books. I haven't tried to schedule ET to this level of detail, and therefore, I haven't ever had to "bump".

It is very important to go through the set-up wizard, and it's very important not to overlap school years. The support staff at ET has always responded to all problems I've ever had. Overall, I'm satisfied.

I've read a little about HST+. It gets rave reviews, but it sounds difficult to set up initially. ET's Repeating Acitvities makes it very easy to enter classes for an entire school year. I am curious about the difference between ET and HST+, but I don't have a reason to switch.


What's with the ads?