Jenzabar SONIS vs. Securly Classroom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jenzabar SONIS
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Jenzabar now offers SONIS, a student information system (SIS) oriented around the needs of smaller higher education institutions. Jenzabar supports the former SONISWEB product since its acquisition of original developer RJM Systems in 2015.N/A
Securly Classroom
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Securly Classroom gives teachers management over all Chromebooks in the classroom through a web-based console allowing them to guide, monitor, and communicate with students. Get class started quickly by pushing sites to student devices, keep them on task with web lock and custom blacklists, communicate discreetly with students with hand-raise and chat features, and keep an eye on things with screen and tab views, and students’ browsing histories.N/A
Pricing
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Jenzabar SONISSecurly Classroom
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Jenzabar SONISSecurly Classroom
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar SONIS
9.6
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12% above category average
Securly Classroom
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Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Registration Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Support10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jenzabar SONISSecurly Classroom
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jenzabar SONISSecurly Classroom
Likelihood to Recommend
Jenzabar, Inc.
We often had students who came and took a class or completed a program, left, and then came back for something else at a later time. It was nice to be able to have someone in Jenzabar SONIS with multiple statuses. They could be in as a Student for the current class while still being in as an Alumni for the program they had graduated from. Most of our programs are set up so the students within that program are all taking the same courses at the same time. The bulk registration feature made it easy to enroll one student and then use that student's enrollment to quickly enroll all of the others in the program. That was a huge time saver. We had letters and emails that we wanted to send out at specific times in the application process. The Activity tool in Jenzabar SONIS made it easy for us to have some things that were automatically added to a person's record and others that we could add as needed. We could then run timed letters or emails and get our communication sent out. We had some challenges with Jenzabar SONIS because we have a number of certificate programs that are only one semester in length. We often had students who would complete one certificate (program) in the fall and then complete another one in the spring. Many of the reports pulled data only for the active enrollment so we had to go back and manually pull the data for the enrollment from the other semester if we needed something for the full school year.
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Securly
As stated earlier it is very well suited to monitor computer use in the classroom and for virtual learning. The ability to send links to students who have trouble opening them is helpful, especially when students are home and don't have a teacher present to help. It is also helpful with its individual chat rooms where students can communicate privately with the teacher.
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Pros
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Great value
  • Built in reports are great, but it also has add on reporting that is fantastic.
  • Hosting they offer is phenomenal nearly no downtime, ever!
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Cons
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • SONIS sorts my advisees by class and then by name. This is NOT useful. There should be an option for sorting by name only. I advise almost fifty students. It wastes my time looking for them in the sophomore listing, then the junior listing......
  • When registration of a student for semester courses is complete, there should be an option to print out only the courses scheduled, NOT the entire page which shows available courses at the bottom.
  • SONIS sometimes kicks me out for no reason.
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Alternatives Considered
Jenzabar, Inc.
We changed databases in 2011 because the company we were with was going to quit supporting our software. We evaluated a number of different SISs available at the time and felt Jenzabar SONIS provided the best tools for our school. Most of the others were either geared more for adult education, individual course offerings or for schools that primarily had degree-seeking students. We needed something that could address both needs.We felt Jenzabar SONIS did that best of the ones we reviewed.
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Return on Investment
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Facilitates grade input by faculty.
  • Facilitates course enrollment by students.
  • Facilitates viewing student records and determining progress to program completion.
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