6 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 100
14 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

In the classroom it is very well suited. For classroom teachers, and for school systems in general. It is appropriate in this capacity because it creates a streamlined sense of communication for all stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, and administration. It makes parent meetings very easy, it makes interventions for students easy, and it helps administration keep tabs on overall progress
Saloni Hemani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
9.2
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Course authoring
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
9.0
Course catalog or library
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0
Player/Portal
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
9.0
Learning content
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Mobile friendly
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
5.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
6.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.5
Assignments
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
10.0
Compliance management
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Learning administration
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5
Social learning
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0

Pros

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • Hand in/Hand Out Assignments
  • Standards Based Assessments
Mike Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • The user interface is a little blocky and not entirely user-friendly.
  • It does take more training than we'd like with new staff.
Amy Westby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

PowerSchool Unified Classroom 8.5
Based on 2 answers
They are very responsive to the issues that we have and follow through with their assistance. Having a live assist that is available when our teachers need it is essential too. They also seem to listen to suggestions on making improvements and have been transparent with us when renovations are done.
Mike Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

I have used markbook and gradebook. Each system had good features that were slightly different but the fact that this one is web based and accessible makes it the best of the 3 I have used. The learning curve to using the program is similar to the other 2 and overall has allowed me to save time reporting to students and parents.
Mark Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • Positive impact- i don't know how much it costs but every teacher spends probably 1-4 hours on powerschool every week but it streamlines communication
Saloni Hemani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

Pricing Details

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

General

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5

Support Rating

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5

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