Weekly Tip: Everyone Needs a Backup

Whether it be a substitute or another option for dinner, having a plan if something goes wrong is always a good thing. Backing up data is no exception. Hard drives can be fussy, which is why My Day Web App uses a secure cloud server to store all of the data you collect. However, no matter how secure the cloud server is, it cannot protect against human mistakes.

As someone who is prone to human mistakes (because I’m human and usually in a rush), I always appreciate having safety nets built into my programs or data storage. That is why we made sure My Day Web App has one built into it, too. Before you delete anything (which will result in data loss), a warning message pops up asking you if you really do want to delete the item.

 

delete warning

My Day Web App includes safety nets such as this warning message.

 

We’ve also made the language very clear on the warning message to avoid confusion about whether to click “yes” or “no”. That way, if your finger slips (or you are in a hurry like me), you can make sure you are deleting what you want to delete and nothing more. Your data is important to us; we want to make sure we can help you keep it safe.

Happy Teaching,

Sara
P.S. If you would also like an additional safety net, you can always print summary reports periodically for your records or save them to your computer as PDFs via the print screen.

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My Day Web App is a web application designed to collect and help you analyze powerful classroom data that can be used to make powerful decisions for your learners. It was designed for teachers by a teacher and her software developer husband (aka Bright Egg, LLC). Visit us on our blog, website, Twitter, or Facebook for more information.

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