Synergy is a great place to store all student data; but it is a horrible gradebook.
November 05, 2021

Synergy is a great place to store all student data; but it is a horrible gradebook.

Nichole Kellerman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Synergy Education Platform

It is very, very, very slow.
Our district created a system that is supposed to synch our classroom on canvas to synergy....this happens incompletely at best.
We have a help desk that I keep sending messages to letting them know the grade book on canvas is not synching to synergy.
It takes 3-6 steps to enter grades and make assignments excused.
This platform is rudimentary at best and you have to click save, it does not autosave anything.

It needs drastic improvements.
It takes 3 to 5 seconds to move from one page to another.
Very, very, slow.
  • IEP and 504 are accessible
  • student information is easily found in one place for teachers and administration
  • Please update this process it is very slow
  • very slow
  • no autosave
  • to make a student assignment excused you have to open 2 different screens and then make 2 clicks and if you do not save, everything you have done is lost
  • memory needs to be improved so windows move faster
  • a click for excusing assignments should be added instead of 3 steps to get to a new screen to only click one button that says excused. If you are excusing 3 assignments this can take over 5 minutes per student.
  • administrators and counselors have access to all student information in one place
  • Teachers have a hard time entering grades, it is just too many clicks for simple tasks
  • it takes longer to do everything because it involves to many clicks to enter data and save it
  • longer time
  • because it does not autosave, you have to start from scratch if you hit the back button or change the screen
Synergy is great at keeping all student data in one place.
It is very inefficient for teachers entering grades.

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Very slow, you literally have to click save for every transaction or it is lost. It should have an autosave feature.
It should have automatic commands:
E for excused
or a one-click solution for excusing student work

Synergy Education Platform Feature Ratings

Student Attendance Tracking
Student Health Information
Grade Book Management
Student Background Records
Student and Parent Portal
Transcript Management
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology
Online Registration Management
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting
Roster Management
Platform Customization
Teacher Self-Service
Student Data Security
Community Support
Class Scheduling
State and National-level Reporting
Compliance Support
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application