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

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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

Study Island

Study Island is a great alternative learning tool. It is well suited for students that are resistant to listening to lessons. It is appropriate for younger students, mainly at the elementary levels. There are other options for older students that would work better for their maturity levels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
7.1
Course authoring
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
8.0
Course catalog or library
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
8.0
Player/Portal
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
8.0
Learning content
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
8.0
Mobile friendly
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
5.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
7.0
Assignments
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
6.0
Compliance management
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
7.0
Learning administration
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
6.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
7.0
Social learning
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
Study Island
8.0

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

Study Island

  • Aligns with the new Oklahoma standards.
  • Data is easily found and readable.
  • Games are fun for the kids.
Missy Berry | 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

Study Island

  • The program would be great with seasonal games.
Anonymous | 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

Study Island

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

Study Island

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

Study Island

I didn't choose Study Island over Renaissance Accelerated Math. Study Island doesn't offer the in-depth review of standards over and over like Renaissance Accelerated Math does. Plus, Renaissance Accelerated Math also makes them wait 2 weeks then re-introduces the standards they have mastered to make sure they still have that mastery, and if they don't, it makes them re-do that standard.
Missy Berry | 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

Study Island

  • There are higher test scores.
  • Students are more willing to learn.
Anonymous | 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

Study Island

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
Study Island
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
10.0
Study Island

Support Rating

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)
8.2
Study Island

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