This year, my school district adopted the Lightspeed web filter and bundled with it came My Big Campus. At first look, I was excited by all that it could do. Last year at a conference I attended, it was mentioned several times. I made big plans to put the app to use the first day of school, but as is usual with such plans, it didn’t happen.
I had some major problems with the app. One day when I went to log in, I couldn’t. The next day, I tried to log in again and succeeded. Things were looking great until I clicked on the admin button. With one click, I suddenly had access to all 480 or so pages of users for My Big Campus. Not only could I see who was using the app anywhere in the world, I could change their password.
That concerned me!
I was just getting ready to set up a bunch of student accounts, and then I saw that there was a security issue on the site. In my eyes, the whole thing was starting to look like a waste of time. To make things worse, I was blocked at my log in for about another week, before it started working again.
I am not saying that I am totally giving up the idea of using My Big Campus. It still looks like it would be worthwhile. However, I am a bit skeptical to put much time into it right now. I know lot of schools are using it, and most of what I have heard about the app is positive.
I would love to hear from anyone who has used it, both the good and bad. Leave a few words for me in the comments. I look forward to seeing what experiences others have had with My Big Campus.