Help / About

Our Goal

The ProgDB is designed to help university educators develop creative co-curricular events by facilitating collaboration, communicating event details and collecting information for assessment. Higher education provides the platform for very important conversations which shape how current and future leaders think about problems. Being great educators means fostering great conversations inside and outside of the classroom. Our goal is to provide you with tools which enable your group members to share information with each other, collaborate, and create better co-curricular educational experiences. This application was designed to help us learn as a community from our peers at campuses across the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Accounts are available to individuals whose organizations have setup a license. In order to create an account, that organization will provide you with a signup code. You can use this URL to create an account which is connected to your organization. For more information, see our video demonstration.

How can I get my staff member online?

In order to get your staff member online, you will need to provide them with an appropriate signup code. If you do not know which code you should use, you should contact the person who manages your institution's license.

How do you pronounce "ProgDB"

We pronounce it Prog (long ooh, as in Program) Dee-Bee (as in database), but you should use whichever pronunciation is the most fun.

Why use subscriptions?

If you are trusting us with your data, it is important for us to build a quality service. Other business models would have forced us to compromise. Trying to support the service with advertising would have forced us to reduce the quality of our server equipment or encouraged us to make design decisions which keep you on the site in order to generate ad revenue. Instead, we wanted to build an application which was efficient, fast, robust and easy to use. Using a subscription business model aligns our goals with yours - we want to make you happy.

Do you make backups? How do you protect the data?

Our servers are located in a Tier 4 data center located in the United States. Tier 4 is a rating for redundancy, security and stability by design and it is one of the best ratings you can have. We have premium server hardware and our data is written to a redundant set of hard drives. Even our nightly backups are written to multiple offsite hard drives. We want to do everything we can to make sure that your data is safe.

You can also make backup copies of your data by exporting a copy to your computer.

I have a great idea for a feature! How can I make a suggestion?

We love feedback. We closely watch the way that people use this application in order to figure out how to make it better. So much of what you see started as ideas contributed by the people who use it. If you have an idea, please let us know by sending an email to contact@progdb.com.

What are the system requirements for the ProgDB.

We recommend using a standards compliant browser such as Firefox (2.54+), Safari (2+) or Opera (9+). Internet Explorer (6+) also works. You must have javascript enabled and allow cookies from progdb.com.

I'm having trouble logging in. What can I do?

Consider these factors:

  • Did you activate your account by clicking the link which was sent to your email address?
  • Are you using the correct login and password?
  • Is your browser accepting cookies from us? Some browsers use a high security mode and deny all cookies. This site needs to use a cookie in order to identify you while you are using the site.
  • Are you able to login from another computer - are you only experiencing problems on one computer?

If you have looked into all of these, and things still aren't working, consider sending us a support email.