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Our New Audit Log Tells You Who, What, When and Where

Kurt Meyer

May 16, 2016

When it comes to providing the best duty of care for your boarding students, security and privacy should be a paramount concern for you.It’s one thing to keep your student’s data private and secure (read about our commitment to student data privacy) but it’s also just as important to ensure you’re keeping an accurate record of everything that’s happened - An audit log for all your student and staff’s activities.For instance, you might be asked to provide details or evidence about one of your students leave on a particular day. You may have to provide information about when it occurred, who’s responsible for signing them out, what leave type was used or where the leave was taken.That’s why Boardingware has just released a new Auditing tool, so you can keep an accurate record of all your activities that have occurred in Boardingware and quickly find details about a specific activity, even if it happened 5 years ago.Now your school and in particular, your IT administrators, will have the right tools to ensure your residential program complies with your school's information processing obligations.Find out more about our auditing tool below:[caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="1501"]

The audit log can be accessed from your school management section

The audit log can be accessed from your school management section[/caption]

Keep a record of all your actions that occur in Boardingware

The auditing tool captures every single action that occurs in Boardingware. That includes creating, updating or deleting any aspect of your leave, rolls or pastoral entries as well as details around viewing student information and logins.Each record also includes the date it was created, the record type, the package the action was taken in (daily care or insights), the user that made the action, the user type/permissions and the IP address used.[caption id="attachment_1030" align="aligncenter" width="1486"]

Boarding school audit log

Use filters to quickly search your audit log and find the information your need.[/caption]

Quickly find what you need

In some situations you may be required to recover and provide information from your audit log. You may even be required to dig up records from years ago.Luckily with Boardingware, you can use powerful filters and search queries to quickly find the information you need in a matter of seconds.Filter your results by action type (Create, update, delete, get, login) or record type, select a certain date range or just type in a custom value to search the entire audit log.If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the section below. I reply to every comment :)[marketo-fat form="1107"]

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Kurt Meyer

Kurt is one of the Co-founders of Orah, currently based in Japan. He manages the product team to deliver the best possible experience to our users.

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