How has parent involvement changed over the last few years?
I’m a big fan of Vidigami and Picaboo Yearbooks. This is our fifth year with both products. Although Vidigami requires a commitment of time and resources to set up, it has been well worth it.
This year, more parents and faculty than ever are uploading photos and, while it’s taken five years, it has been time well spent. What’s more, the security features give us a lot of reassurance.
What are some ways Vidigami has been helping your workflow?
I really like being able to set up groups in Vidigami for only our student yearbook team to view and access. We even have a group just for our yearbook editors so we can share photos that are only for their viewing and use. This makes it easy for them to upload class photos and individual student images into layouts.
Facial recognition is another big benefit. Our parents tag photos of their children, and we even organize tagging parties to have our yearbook editors tag photos too. Vidigami’s technology captures that facial recognition information and tags additional photos of those students. Parents love being able to easily see photos of their children! In addition, I can search by student name to find photos to use in school publications.
Vidigami has the added benefit of security features that give us and our parents peace of mind. There are so many other advantages of the program including being able to see all the photos of each child in an album, organizing by albums and sets, adding student artwork, and now video.