New to education and tools they use
Updated April 27, 2021

New to education and tools they use

Patty Callisch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

We use it for both our Preschool and Elementary/Middle School campus. It is used for admissions, enrollment, scheduling of classes, assignments, grade books, report cards our website and events such as our summer programs. We also use it to push our our weekly newsletter to parents We also track attendance and we now use it to send out required forms. It has streamlined our processes for students moving from preschool to elementary, collecting forms and giving parents visibility into students assignments. Parents can communicate with teachers through the tools available. Teachers love the easy of processing grades for report cards.
  • Report cards are quicker to complete with the calculate functionality.
  • Recording grades for assignments and comments is better, no lost papers.
  • Collecting back to school forms is more efficient.
  • Website
  • Events and registrations
  • Pushpage
  • The ability to assign checklist to preschool transfers.
  • It is not always easy to find the report you need due to naming of reports.
  • Contracts for Preschool students because they change constantly
  • Because forms are submitted online we are saving in copier expenses (i.e. paper, toner & sorting).
  • The ability for parents to go out and check students assignments, tardies and class schedules.
  • The ability to copy forms, contracts, applications and update without having to start from the beginning.
  • Ability to share info electronically
  • Availability to access system from anywhere
The staff on the support team are very helpful and patient. It is good to know that you can use both online and on the phone support.
Most team members seem to know how to use the product well but I have had a few instances where that did not seem to be the case but it may be because of the turnover in support.
Once you get familiar with the tools it is great and is a time saver.
The training classes are long and not always convenient to take 3 hours out of your schedule to do.

Using Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

30 - Teachers, Aides, Admissions staff, Extended Care, Preschool staff, Attendance, Nurse, and consultants. Parents also use it in a view only capacity
2 - You really just need a computer data knowledge, the company is good about providing training and support. I do recommend taking the training offered.