Coursedog vs Ad Astra Schedule 8 & Platinum Analytics
See why a growing body of universities that have previously used Ad Astra have switched to Coursedog.
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What Makes Coursedog Different from Astra Schedule 8 & Platinum Analytics*?
Integrated Curriculum & Catalog
Ad Astra does not offer curriculum & catalog solutions, leading to schools needing to work with another vendor, another implementation and another UX for end users.
Coursedog integrates curriculum, catalog and pathway workflows with academic scheduling to create a single source of truth, a single implementation & a single UX for end users.
Integrated Section Scheduling Workflow & Change Requests
Frustrated with uploading messy spreadsheets into a room optimizer, manually checking for scheduling errors and handling after-the-fact change requests via email?
Coursedog enables section scheduling workflow to validate meeting pattern rules upfront, coordinate after-the-fact change request workflows and gather instructor preferences with forms.
Broader SIS Integration
Ad Astra's lack of curriculum & catalog workflow and challenges with section scheduling workflow means that not all academic operations data is bi-directionally integrated with the SIS. This leads to manual, duplicate, error-prone data entry & frequent flat-file headaches.
Coursedog has a single, realtime, bi-directional integration that will write back sections, crosslists, rooms and courses, eliminating tons of manual, duplicate data entry into the SIS.