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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalChalk

Digital Chalk is perfect for organizations who are looking for an easy to use Learning Management System and don't need all the bells, whistles, and bulk of the LMS giants, like Cornerstone or SuccessFactors. Digital Chalk doesn't require an administrative specialist to learn a whole new language and environment with endless options and settings. It's very easy to use for both learners and administrators, and yet at the same time provides the exact functions you need.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freckle by Renaissance

The company name Freckle by Renaissance is representative of how diverse the program truly is. Before the program being called Freckle by Renaissance, it was known as FrontRow several years ago the company changed the name to Freckle to represent how individualized there mission was. Freckle by Renaissance was representative of how no one person has the same freckles, and from that, the program built their core around no two children are alike and allow for different paths for students based on their placement test inthe individual domains in ELA & math.
Alicia Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

DigitalChalk
9.5
Freckle by Renaissance
7.8
Course authoring
DigitalChalk
8.0
Freckle by Renaissance
5.0
Course catalog or library
DigitalChalk
9.0
Freckle by Renaissance
5.0
Player/Portal
DigitalChalk
10.0
Freckle by Renaissance
5.0
Learning content
DigitalChalk
10.0
Freckle by Renaissance
9.0
Mobile friendly
DigitalChalk
10.0
Freckle by Renaissance
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
DigitalChalk
10.0
Freckle by Renaissance
9.5
Assignments
DigitalChalk
10.0
Freckle by Renaissance
9.5
Compliance management
DigitalChalk
9.0
Freckle by Renaissance
Learning administration
DigitalChalk
10.0
Freckle by Renaissance
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
DigitalChalk
9.0
Freckle by Renaissance
9.0
Social learning
DigitalChalk
Freckle by Renaissance
9.0

Pros

DigitalChalk

  • While I used the platform, it improved its integrations with PowerPoint, making it easy to convert slides to the DigitalChalk format.
  • The editing layers for audio underneath the slides is very user-friendly and easy to use.
  • While we didn't use the quiz randomization, I liked how there was a structure built to it so that those who had more robust usage situations than ours would be able to improve engagement and assess learning at a higher level.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freckle by Renaissance

  • Math is divided into different areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DigitalChalk

  • The administration of Digital Chalk is very easy. The function I think may be missing is an easy way to add revisions and assign them to the students who need them. For example, when you update a piece of a course it would have an indication that it is version xxx and would ask who would like to assign it to - everyone who has taken it before or just new students.
  • It would nice to have the system recognize when a student has already completed an element of a course that may be used in another course. For example, if video A is part of courses 1 and 2, and the student already watched it in course 1, it would ask the administrator if they should get automated credit for it in course 2, as well.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freckle by Renaissance

  • Adding science games to coincide with science articles.
  • Adding social studies games to coincide with social studies article.
Alicia Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DigitalChalk

DigitalChalk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned previously, Digital Chalk's customer support is excellent. I also got a reply back within an hour, and it was usually the same person. So, they were familiar with our needs and how we were using the system. Honestly, most of the time we had to contact their support, it was an issue on the user's side, not in the software. Yet, they still helped identify the issue and consulted on how to fix it.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freckle by Renaissance

Freckle by Renaissance 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have had all my questions answered each time I needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DigitalChalk

DigitalChalk gave the organization the hands-on ownership of content creation and delivery while meeting our usage case of hands-off course management on a daily basis and extending the reach of the course content and certificate to as many people as possible. It's easy to use, very cost-effective to implement, and the overall experience means that the course participants get what they need out of the course without a lot of effort on their part.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freckle by Renaissance

Freckle by Renaissance by far out stacks any math program I have used. It is easily accessible, both student and teacher-friendly. I have only seen a positive return from consistently using the program and conferencing with students on their progress.
Alicia Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DigitalChalk

  • DigtialChalk's ROI is positive - the cost model of low up-front costs to get started, then paying a small amount per course participant means that organizations implementing DigitalChalk as their platform get more than their money's worth from it. It returns profit quickly and on a consistent basis.
  • The asynchronous nature of the platform, combined with the targeted usage situation of hands-off course delivery and management, means that resources to create, deliver, and maintain courses can be held with either one person (like an instructional designer) or even an outside contractor. This means that there's little impact to the fixed operating costs involved with hiring someone else to manage it.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Freckle by Renaissance

  • Our teachers like it a lot.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Freckle by Renaissance

Pricing Details

DigitalChalk

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Starting at $399

Freckle by Renaissance

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalChalk
10.0
Freckle by Renaissance
10.0

Support Rating

DigitalChalk
10.0
Freckle by Renaissance
10.0

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