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Score 7.4 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Synergy Education Platform

    83%
    Synergy Education Platform ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Online Registration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Roster Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Platform Customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Teacher Self-Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Student Data Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Community Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Class Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    State and National-level Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Compliance Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Synergy Education Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.0

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    30%
    9 Ratings
    5.0

    Synergy Education Platform

    50%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    4.2

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    42%
    7 Ratings

    Synergy Education Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    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.
    Nat Zorach, AICP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Synergy Education Platform

    Very slow, you literally have to click save for every transaction or it is lost. It should have an autosave feature.It should have automatic commands:E for excusedor a one-click solution for excusing student work
    Nichole Kellerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    • 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.
    Rita Wheeler | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Synergy Education Platform

    • Analytics
    • Engagement Data
    • Streamlined Information
    Jaclyn Parker, MPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    • Difficult navigation upon sign-in
    • Too many choices per chapter - difficult to know which part to select to walk through assignments with students
    Rebecca Vold Preston | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Synergy Education Platform

    • Less downtime during the day.
    • Not logging out after a certain time of inactivity.
    • Online user-manuals for each school district.
    Whitney Garnai, M. Ed. | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Synergy Education Platform

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    McGraw-Hill Connect 4.2
    Based on 7 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Synergy Education Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    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.
    Connor Dieckman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Synergy Education Platform

    Synergy is great at keeping all student data in one place.It is very inefficient for teachers entering grades.
    Nichole Kellerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    McGraw-Hill Connect

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Synergy Education Platform

    • Saved Time
    • Saved Money
    • Easier to Access Analytics
    Jaclyn Parker, MPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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