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Score 9 out of 100

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

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Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

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

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Blackbaud Education Management is a great tool for a K-12 school. Everything is integrated from students biographical information to family information onto Academics, Website and much more. We have truly become a paperless school and no longer take in school payments with all the forms that can be used with online payments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
9.5
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Course authoring
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
8.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Course catalog or library
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
9.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Player/Portal
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Learning content
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Mobile friendly
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Progress tracking & certifications
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Assignments
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Compliance management
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
9.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Learning administration
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Learning reporting & analytics
DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
9.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Pros

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

  • 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

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

  • Incredibly easy to use interface for the User (parents, applicants, etc.).
  • Ease of gathering data - Helpful lists, formulas, and reports.
  • Time saver - Especially in the Admission office. Since everything is done digitally from the user through the employee, there is no need to hand-enter data; you just click the button, and everything imports or exports as needed!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

  • 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

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

  • Lists -unable to just create a simple list of say 100 students of varying grade levels. Need to export, then whittle the list down. Super time-consuming. Not possible to run a list and then click the students needed from there.
  • Reports - [I feel there is] not enough of a selection of "canned reports" and no ability to create your own reports
  • Advanced lists - [in my experience] THE WORST - again creating more work - I spent over 3 hours trying to make an advanced list of all NHS eligible students, that included email addresses for the students AND the parents. Way too difficult and needs to be simplified
  • Learning Profile: [I feel] Fields for the person creating a learning profile for a student are too small. It would seem like the developers creating this have literally no idea how complex some accommodations are. Many accommodations come directly from a physician.
  • Checklists: Should be in Academics not just Enrollment Management
  • Ideas: [I feel it's a] good concept, poor execution. Many of the people who are actively using BB do not have the time needed to submit an idea, know it even exists or have time to search and vote.
  • Some aspects of Enrollment management should follow a student into Education Management. For example, [I feel]The Candidate Summary should be viewable once the student is enrolled. Converting a process from all paper to electronic-only works if the information is accessible to all pertinent staff
  • [I feel] There are many more - do better!!!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions 7.4
Based on 9 answers
It is a solid product. We have some issues with the capabilities of the website building components and the out dated technology behind its communications software but overall Blackbaud Education Management Software services to combine numerous functions into one product.
Brian Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions 6.2
Based on 4 answers
I find the user interface very friendly. It is easy to locate information that you need fairly quickly. The grading set up is a bit complex and there are so many areas that have to be set up. I feel that this could be simplified and redone. Also the athletics set up area and advisory could use an overall to be more consistent with the main functionality screens.
Kirsten Mayers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions 7.8
Based on 176 answers
Being new to Blackbaud the support team was my friend. I utilized the videos, online training & chat often until I got comfortable. The actual support people were friendly, helpful & knowledgeable even if you weren't quite sure how to explain your problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

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

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Blackbaud K-12 is very similar. I feel like I would be trading one set of issues for another so it's kind of a wash. We are very much hooked into the Blackbaud website with our Google SSO, SmartTuition, and Schooldoc integrations. It would be difficult for us to transition. That is the main reason I haven't really entertained other web firms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

  • 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

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

  • Connect RE is awesome and saves so much time versus manually updating information in both the Core and Raiser's Edge systems.
  • We are about to upgrade to Tuition Management which will pull data from Core and save so much time on manual entry! Plus, it will be so much easier for parents to pay on time through a credit card versus a check, therefore, improves our ROI drastically.
  • Ideally, Raiser's Edge NXT web view would have all of the capabilities as a database view, but I know it will take some time to get there. The Database view is just extremely outdated looking and not in the Cloud, so I can't log in to it from just any computer without downloading Citrix. Can be frustrating sometimes with how slow it is.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix

General

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

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential$35.001
Professional$79.001
Premier$189.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
6.4

Likelihood to Renew

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
7.4

Usability

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
6.2

Support Rating

DigitalChalk, by Sciolytix
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
7.8

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