Preparing your School's Technology for Survey Administration
What You'll Learn
How to make sure that your school or district’s technology setup is ready to support survey-taking!
Make sure your systems requirements are up-to-date.
Panorama surveys are designed to be taken on a variety of devices, including desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and netbooks. Surveys can be taken on any device with an internet connection and a modern web browser with the latest version installed (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera). There is no need to install special requirements like Flash, Java or installed software.
If you're running student surveys, ensure each school has a plan for providing computer access to students.
Consider whether classrooms have sufficient technology for students to take surveys in their classes. Alternatively, schedule time in the computer lab (or library) for each class, or arrange for a mobile computer cart to bring extra technology into classrooms.
Whitelist Panorama in your district’s email filter and test that you are receiving emails correctly.
Throughout the survey program, district users will receive a number of email messages from Panorama, including invitations to take the surveys, information about administering the surveys, and instructions for accessing reports. To ensure that email messages arrive in staff members’ inboxes and are not caught in your district’s email filters, please whitelist the following domain names in your district’s email system:
If your email system can only whitelist senders by IP address, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of IP addresses to whitelist.
Whitelist Panorama in your district’s Internet security systems, including web filtering systems, firewall applications, and throttling software.
To ensure users are able to access the online survey web site, please whitelist the following domain names in your district’s firewall, web filtering software, and any other systems that your district uses to control access to the Internet:
Your project may include a district-specific URL; please check with your district survey coordinator for additional details.
Download this technology checklist to learn about how to whitelist and make sure that your school is ready for survey-taking. This document includes important information about our experiences with different blocking systems.