McGraw-Hill Connect vs. Synergy Education Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
McGraw-Hill Connect
Score 8.4 out of 10
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McGraw-Hill Connect is an e-learning platform offered by McGraw-Hill Education. Features include course and assignment creation, grading, learning aides, e-books, and student portals.N/A
Synergy Education Platform
Score 6.7 out of 10
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Edupoint Educational Systems offers the Synergy Education Platform, a K-12 integrated student information management and LMS, featuring grade and attendance management, RTI and special education, mobile app and parent engagement, and other features.N/A
Pricing
McGraw-Hill ConnectSynergy Education Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
McGraw-Hill ConnectSynergy Education Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
McGraw-Hill ConnectSynergy Education Platform
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
McGraw-Hill Connect
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Ratings
Synergy Education Platform
8.9
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Best Alternatives
McGraw-Hill ConnectSynergy Education Platform
Small Businesses
Renaissance Star Assessments
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Score 9.3 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Renaissance Star Assessments
Renaissance Star Assessments
Score 9.3 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
WileyPLUS
WileyPLUS
Score 9.4 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
McGraw-Hill ConnectSynergy Education Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(10 ratings)
6.9
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
2.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
McGraw-Hill ConnectSynergy Education Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
McGraw-Hill Education
If you want a prepackaged option for learning that requires minimal instructor input, comes with no support, and offers a limited number of options as far as a dynamic and engaging learning experience, then this is probably the right option for you. If, on the other hand, you want a product that does a lot of different things, has excellent customer service, dynamically engages and challenges the user in a number of different activities and learning exercises, then, uh, please look elsewhere.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
Synergy is well-suited for seamlessly bridging enrollment and student information. Other organizations I have worked at used two separate platforms for this purpose. Synergy also merges, seamlessly, parent contact functions, using one platform.
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Pros
McGraw-Hill Education
  • Integration with Canvas is seamless and easy to use.
  • Assignment completion, for students, is straightforward and easy to use.
  • The SmartBook allows students to read as they are tested with questions and this helps them learn the material easily without having first trying to read, memorize a chapter and then answer questions.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • IEP and 504 are accessible
  • student information is easily found in one place for teachers and administration
  • Please update this process it is very slow
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Cons
McGraw-Hill Education
  • Difficult navigation upon sign-in
  • Too many choices per chapter - difficult to know which part to select to walk through assignments with students
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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • More education tools
  • Improve and cleaner design
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Support Rating
McGraw-Hill Education
Personally, I did not encounter McGraw-Hill support. However, I worked with colleagues who needed support and were able to receive in a timely manner. Overall, McGraw Hill Connect is user-friendly (at least from teacher interface) and easy to navigate, which minimizes the need to reach out for support. The help button is useful and provides plenty of immediate support.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
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Alternatives Considered
McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Connect does a great job being user friendly and has relevant tasks and activities for what needs to be taught. Blackboard does a good job being used as a communication and quiz board and Cengage operates based on activities similar to Connect.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
I like how synergy has everything in one place.
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Return on Investment
McGraw-Hill Education
  • Because it did not integrate well with BBlearn and the adaptive quizzing did not function properly, we lost a great deal of time and had to face a large number of student issues. If it had worked well, we may still be using it.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • it takes longer to do everything because it involves to many clicks to enter data and save it
  • longer time
  • because it does not autosave, you have to start from scratch if you hit the back button or change the screen
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