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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

LMS aspect is extremely strong. The user interface is intuitive and pretty easy to learn even for less tech-oriented teachers and families. Initial set up is extremely cumbersome and needs to be thoroughly planned prior to beginning—there are nuances that will sneak up on you and cause issues if not considered well in advance. An example is setting up your grade plans correctly so you can have report cards appear as you want. Be sure you speak in-depth with your product manager about importing data from your previous SIS and understand what will and will not be imported. It is very difficult to harvest data for analytics and Blackbaud's current analytics package is not as robust as I would like at this point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

I currently use, talk about and promote all educators using Moodlerooms. The functionality that Moodlerooms provides is unmatched in most software. It is well suited in all educational realms. Teachers that teach all online electronic courses could use this to post assignments online, separate the classes and post a variety of assignments, tasks, and activities. Additionally, in blended situations where some students are face to face and sometimes working at home, the Moodlerooms makes it easy to education and be a hands-on teacher and a hands-on learner. Less appropriately, I find using Moodlerooms in some of the private sector industries could be tougher. Moodlerooms provides people and content management, and to use it in advertising or marketing and accounting, it could be difficult to find an easy use and function for it.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
9.2
Course authoring
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Course catalog or library
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Player/Portal
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
8.0
Learning content
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Mobile friendly
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
6.0
Assignments
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Compliance management
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
8.0
Learning administration
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
9.0
Social learning
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0

Pros

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

  • Customer Support: Overall, the majority of analysts are knowledgeable and helpful. If they are not able to directly help with an issue they will escalate to appropriate departments and keep you informed of progress.
  • Partnerships: While the EMS can act as the whole solution, not all schools fit that mold. K12 Partnerships allow institutions to find the best individual fit while remaining connected via API/SSO, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

  • Something that Moddlerooms does very well is that it allows teachers to structure their online classroom as one focused curriculum.
  • Moodlerooms also allows for customization of the layout. Being able to add and remove certain functions that Moodlerooms can perform definitely helps.
  • Moodlerooms is able to add different types of activities to the rooms for increased interaction.
  • Moodlerooms provides large chat opportunities to all students that are online at the same time.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

  • There should be the ability to making changes to the interface to help the visually impaired.
  • The changeover to the Blackbaud ID was unnecessary, consider restoring LDAP.
  • Some of the management interfaces to do tasks in Core are clunky, they could be redesigned to be more clear and streamlined,.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

  • Easier to change permissions.
  • Adding the ability to tweet.
  • Decrease bandwidth to improve back end loading times.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions) 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Meeting our needs. No gaping holes motivating need for change.
JT Amirault | TrustRadius Reviewer

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions) 8.2
Based on 75 answers
So far I have not run into problems with contacting support but have heard that sometimes support is hard to reach or does not give you a helpful solution. Although, to be fair, I have not really asked advanced questions. I feel we need more time with implementation support and it made us felt very nervous about having everything implemented correctly.
Stella Limuel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON 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 and Connect5 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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

I would select Moodlerooms over many competitors as a result of what it offers in terms of functionality and control. Google classrooms has a definite place in education; however, Moodlerooms provides significantly more control for authors. As the owner and manager of the content, and as someone familiar with technology, I can incorporate a lot more functions and create different layouts with functionality boxes
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

  • The Enrollment management is a GREAT improvement from using Net Community. It use to take several minutes to set up a contract for one student. Now it is just a couple of minutes.
  • In Admissions the applications just need approval in Net Community it was a big syncing process that took a lot of time.
  • The website is very easy to use with uploading photos and text. It is great that you can have so many styles to apply.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

  • Moodlerooms has given classes of mine a positive ROI because it improves the educational experience for all students. It has helped all of our students, and with this, we can even help students who can not get to the classroom for some reason.
  • It helps to improve student scores, GPAs, and college attendance.
  • The positive impact can be directly correlated with the improvement of grades for students. Being able to access work in person and via Moodlerooms helps students to learn anywhere and any time. Grades have improved, and that is due to Moodlerooms.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

General

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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
8.1
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
10.0
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

Support Rating

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
8.2
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

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