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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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Score 8.2 out of 100

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

Schoology Learning

Schoology is a learning management system that is designed for K-12 schools. In my personal experience as an elementary school educator, students in grades 2-5 can easily use this LMS. However, it is not as primary friendly for our young K-1 students, who rarely use the program. At times, the program can be daunting to teaches who do feel as confident in their own tech skills, but with support, it is very usable
Kellie Weisenbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.6
Course authoring
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.9
Course catalog or library
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.4
Player/Portal
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.6
Learning content
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.7
Mobile friendly
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
7.9
Assignments
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.8
Compliance management
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.9
Learning administration
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
8.2
Social learning
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
9.0

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

Schoology Learning

  • Brings together students, school, and parents to have access to one site.
  • Allows students to see materials, assignments, due dates in real-time. No longer need to write down the calendar from inside the classroom.
  • Allows for absent or homebound students to access materials, engage in the classroom activity, and stay current with classroom progress.
Matthew Adam | 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

Schoology Learning

  • A streamlining of the process could help when teachers are transitioning it. The grading area needs some help. I often have classes of over 30, and scrolling up and down to click a kid's name and then see their work is really tedious.
  • Schoology does take a lot more clicks to get things done than some other LMSs.
Arcadia Parson | 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

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning 9.1
Based on 5 answers
While we have taken time to re-evaluate our selected 1:1 devices, Schoology's impact on student learning is unquestioned. Students are able to connect with other learners, create and share products of their learning, and develop their digital fluency through their use of Schoology.
Robert Schuetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning 9.3
Based on 6 answers
It's very easy to use Schoology. As with any LMS, it helps to learn some tips and tricks prior to getting started. But, each item is clearly indicated within the platform. If I want to add materials, it is right at the top of my screen. If I want to view the calendar, it is indicated to the right of my screen. Navigating a course and the platform is quite straightforward. Additionally, the benefit of Schoology's help center and user community makes asking and answering questions quick and easy.
Natasha Monsaas-Daly | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning 8.4
Based on 8 answers
Okay, 9.5. While nothing is perfect, the team at Schoology Learning and PowerSchool continues to add features and integrations to Schoology. The number of third party integrations has increased. The analytics has been greatly improved for both classroom teachers and district administration. Looking forward to the day that the Assessment feature has full feature parity with the Test/Quiz feature
Philip Pulley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Schoology Learning

Schoology provides a much more user-friendly experience for students and instructors while providing most, if not all, of the same functionality of Blackboard. In addition, Schoology adds additional social experiences that encourage student collaboration inside and outside of the classroom. There is also a strong community of educators who use Schoology, providing many peer learning groups for instructors to collaborate, share materials, and provide ideas for classroom content
Dan Talvi | 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

Schoology Learning

  • Using Schoology to build a foundation for a blended learning model has helped increase my students ABC rate between 15-20% in all classes!
  • Using Schoology is forcing my students to become responsible for their own learning!
  • The only negative thing I have encountered is the students resistance to change!
Stacy Dunn | 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

Schoology Learning

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
Schoology Learning
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
10.0
Schoology Learning
9.1

Usability

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Schoology Learning
9.3

Support Rating

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
8.2
Schoology Learning
8.4

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