FACTS Student Information System vs. Nearpod

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FACTS Student Information System
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
FACTS Student Information System (formerly RenWeb) is a Student Information System that handles admissions, student information, billing, report cards, grading, attendance, and parent access, among others. FACTS is a property of Nelnet Business Solutions.N/A
Nearpod
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Nearpod is an education-focused learning management software solution offered by Nearpod.
$159
per year
Pricing
FACTS Student Information SystemNearpod
Editions & Modules
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Gold
$159
per year
Platinum
$397
per year
Silver
Free
Premium Plus
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per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FACTS Student Information SystemNearpod
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNearpod has a free version for all teachers. There are paid options for individual teachers, as well as schools and districts, for increased features and access.
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Community Pulse
FACTS Student Information SystemNearpod
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Features
FACTS Student Information SystemNearpod
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
FACTS Student Information System
9.4
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Nearpod
-
Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Registration Management9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization6.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service9.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling9.94 Ratings00 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Support9.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
FACTS Student Information SystemNearpod
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(9 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FACTS Student Information SystemNearpod
Likelihood to Recommend
FACTS
We base our entire student data on the Student ID that is produced in FACTS. We create user accounts for technology and online textbooks as well as their lunch account, all based on the Student ID. We also can run many different reports using the SID as the data constant and all the other information variables are available as needed to report.
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Nearpod
Nearpod works great in any classroom, but the presentation must be projected or each student must have access to a internet connected device.
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Pros
FACTS
  • Easy to use grade book
  • Simple way to store and access health information, behavior reports, and family contact information.
  • We use FACTS in the residential aspect of our organization.
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Nearpod
  • Provide timely and individualized feedback.
  • Allow for the teacher to check for understanding, for the entire class, in one view.
  • Present an array of different interactive lesson items, at the fingertips of every student.
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Cons
FACTS
  • It could use more space for uploading classroom media.
  • It could lessen the number of new open windows or frames for various functions that can be done on the same screen.
  • It could incorporate more social-media like tools to make it more native for students and parents.
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Nearpod
  • I would love Nearpod to have more free activities.
  • I would love Nearpod to be free for educators.
  • I would love if teachers could assign homework on Nearpod.
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Likelihood to Renew
FACTS
It's user-friendly, the customer service is great, and we have a significant amount of time invested in training our faculty and staff to use many aspects of FACTS within their areas of responsibility. I really like the variety of reports I can generate which gives important data to our administration and Board.
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Nearpod
Goal is to continue our subscription for the 2019-2020 school year
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Usability
FACTS
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Nearpod
Web-based or using the app, Nearpod is easy to use
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Support Rating
FACTS
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Nearpod
The support staff for Nearpod is top-notch. I have not had technical issues, but I did have a concern about my bill and they reached out to me nearly immediately to address the problem. I was very satisfied with how they handled the interaction from beginning to end. They did a great job.
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Alternatives Considered
FACTS
Switched from Blackbaud to RenWeb now FACTS. We made the change for affordability and because more software components were included. Blackbaud required the purchase of multiple additional modules.
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Nearpod
The custom, integrated, online content, along with school libraries, makes this product superior to PearDeck. Nearpod exceeds PowerPoint because of the ease of use, the student paced lessons, and the ability to embed CFUs.
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Return on Investment
FACTS
  • Has paid for itself many time over with the abilities it provides.
  • Can be managed by as few or as many as needed so per employee cost is great.
  • Reporting is great for almost any topic needed all the way to How many took the ACT in spring.
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Nearpod
  • The impact is awesome. It gives students a digital option other than PowerPoint for presentations.
  • The feedback tool allows you to follow students in realtime.
  • The shallow learning curve made it easy encourage other faculty to try it.
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