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WCONLINE vs QuadC Student Success Software

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What’s WCONLINE?

For over twenty years, WCONLINE has been helping writing centers including scheduling management to enable writing and student support services. While WCONLINE is certainly an inexpensive choice for some institutions, we strongly believe that there is so much more to operations in Academic Support beyond just simply scheduling.

WCONLINE is a web-based student success software designed to enhance student outcomes for higher education administrators by facilitating and managing online writing consultations. It allows writing tutors and students to schedule, conduct, and document online appointments, as well as provides a range of tools and resources for tutors to use during consultations.

Some positive assets of WCONLINE include:

Convenience and flexibility to support students and tutors, as they can schedule and conduct appointments online

Increased accessibility for students who may have difficulty coming to campus for in-person consultations. This can help at risk students, first generation students, and create accessibility for different student demographics.

Some tools and resources for tutors to use during consultations, such as text annotation and screen sharing.

The ability to document and track progress over time. This feature in student retention software and student success software can help with strategic planning and advance reporting for colleges and universities.

Some negative assets of WCONLINE for student support include:

Limited face-to-face interaction between student and tutor. This limitation can take away from the student experience and student engagement during sessions.

Possible technical difficulties with the platform. Customer support and student support is very important for the user satisfaction of a software. Technical difficulties can limit collaboration and communication and prevent effective support.

Limited opportunities for group work or in-class writing activities. This also means that WCONLINE doesn’t offer features such as early alerts, case management, workflow solutions, or deeper insight and customizable reporting for actionable insights with student information.

Potential lack of privacy or security for sensitive information shared during consultations. All school administrators, from those universities to community college need to identify any points of data insecurity. If a program isn’t known for their privacy and data security, it can create massive challenges and negatively affect students enrolment or retention if the students don’t feel that their data is safe.

Caters almost exclusively towards writing centres, so when colleges and universities try to use the program for tutoring or advising for student success, they are left unsatisfied

QuadC: an excellent WCONLINE alternative for student success

Like WCONLINE, QuadC.io is a student success software. However, it’s a holistic technology intended to support all facets of the school beyond the classroom. Compared to WCONLINE, your student groups and academic support team will find a great support solution to improve your student retention, track data, focus on communication, and help students succeed. Our software was designed with a student’s user experience in mind and with a priority on easy adoptability for all users.

Your students, peer tutors (or supplemental instructors, or advisors, mentors, or coaches) and administrators will all be able to easily navigate and access the platform. QuadC consolidates all student services so that they are accessible from online and in-person, uniting all services across all campuses which allows for enhanced engagement, communication, collaboration, and actionable data insights for schools to identify what is working and similarity From in-person scheduling to our proprietary virtual classroom, academic support centers can easily manage all their service offerings including advising, mentoring, assignment help, data management, student enrollment, writing support, workshops, drop-in centers, and much more. 

A clear software comparison:

We made the chart below to help illustrate how QuadC is an excellent alternative to WConline if your faculty wants greater success expanding their services to serve more than just the writing center.

From the data provided below, it’s clear to see that WConline is a good solution for schools who are exclusively interested in supporting their writing centre needs, but it is not a good option for holistic student success outcomes.

For schools using WConline who are looking to improve student success and enhance support across the entire student lifecycle, we would encourage them to consider other student success technologies which would offer advanced reporting, demonstrate program effectiveness, and prioritize supporting students academic performance. Higher education institution faculty and staff shouldn’t have to compromise on how they communicate with students, track student progress data, and offer effective support and retention solutions for student success.

Student Retention and Student Outcomes: QuadC Offers More

We believe that this chart speaks for itself and explains why QuadC is becoming the preferred choice of higher-ed institutions for student success to help them better manage their data, insights and academic tutoring programs.

FEATURES QUADC WCONLINE
INTEGRATIONS Can easily integrate with Zoom, Microsoft Teams and WebEx Integrates with Zoom and Bluejeans, but not MSTeams and Web Ex
Student Information System
Learning Management System
CONFIGURATION (APPLICABLE FOR MULTIPLE SUB SERVICES) Ability to manage and configure individual workflows for multiple sub services (eg.Tutoring, Writing support, SI, Advising, Coaching, Mentoring). Not limited to just one service
VIDEO CONFERENCING FEATURES Video conferencing with audio, video, and text chat, a shared whiteboard, and drawing and math tools There is internal whiteboard and video and chat feature, but they are not used and they are unintuitive. Schools that use WConline need to use zoom also as the WConline whiteboard is unreliable and clunky
Ability to teach and practice coding with in the whiteboard
One to many video sessions
Both asynchronous and synchronous document editing in the video conferencing
An included eTutoring module with file upload, written response, and email response tools with a dedicated slot-based schedule interface
Access to video recordings of previous tutoring sessions
STEAM friendly teaching tool
EARLY ALERTS Manually triggered
Automated triggers, case management, assign cases to multiple teams, single source of truth for student info
ADMIN FEATURES/FUNCTION Scheduling flexibly operated by self-serve or staff managed
Easily configured single-sign-on and LDAP authentication capabilities
Tracking attendance of students and tutors
No-show policy tracking, notifications, and enforcement
Designed to support advising
Designed to support writing center
Designed to support tutoring
Designed to support counseling
Designed to support supplemental instruction
REPORTING FEATURES Customizable reports with charts, graphs, and statistics which eliminate the need for manual data entry
Can easily export data into CSV files to share
STUDENT FEATURES/FUNCTIONS Instant messaging feature between hosts and students and adminstrators
Can easily search for services or tutors in a social media inspired interface
Support online sessions
Support in-person sessions
Can see a log of all past, current, and upcoming sessions (ie. advising or tutoring)
Customer tech support Minimal
Daily live seminars for tech support for training and ease of use
Allows schools to consolidate multiple programs and services
New features and updates are installed automatically and without any additional costs
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Why QuadC is the preferred solution for your tutoring programs

QuadC has been built with the latest cloud-based, micro-services architecture. This means we can help our clients quickly roll out additional features and custom workflows to help meet their ever-growing needs.

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Student retention is a challenge for educational institutions.

That's why ensuring students show up for supplemental learning support is so important.

QuadC connects students with all their available services, both online and in-person. Integrated asynchronous and synchronous technology enables effective communication and collaboration between administrators, professors, advisors, mentors, coaches and students.

Why QuadC for Tutoring and Writing Centers?

Student Friendly Interface

Students love the ease and simplicity in navigating available services and finding the right resources to connect with.

Scheduling Simplified

Students, advisors and administrators all love the flexibility and ease of use to handle self-bookings by each role.

In-Person, Online, Drop-Ins

Regardless in how your offer services, QuadC is flexible enough to ensure the software won't be limiting your centers' success.

Impact
Reporting

You and your team work so hard, let's make sure your efforts can be easily measured and showcased to help build the case on why you need more resources..

Collaborative Virtual Rooms

Of course we integrate with Zoom, Microsoft Teams and WebEx. But when you need a more tailored virtual classroom to connect resources in a meaningful way we have you covered!

Don't just take our word...


Simple, affordable pricing for a fully customizable solution
that can even integrates with your other campus tools!