Data Quadrant Awards 2018

Education Learning Management Systems


SoftwareReviews names Canvas as Education Learning Management Systems Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Education Learning Management Systems

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Education Learning Management Systems Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Instructure

Canvas

Canvas is the 21st Century LMS. Adaptable. Reliable. Customizable. Easy to use. Mobile. Time-saving. And, perhaps most importantly, it gets used. That’s because it’s designed to get out of your way, to let you do your thing. Every last feature, every last interface is crafted to save you time and effort and to make teaching and learning easier.

8.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+74

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
37Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Moodle

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Sakai

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Sakai

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Moodle

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

McGraw-Hill Education

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Moodle

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Canvas

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Sakai

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Moodle

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Sakai

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Canvas

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Moodle


Breadth of Features

Sakai


Business Value Created

Sakai


Ease of Customization

Moodle


Ease of Data Integration

McGraw-Hill Education


Ease of IT Administration

Moodle


Ease of Implementation

Canvas


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Sakai


Quality of Features

Moodle


Usability and Intuitiveness

Sakai


Vendor Support

Canvas


Other Evaluated Vendors


Moodle

Moodle

Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments. You can download the softwareonto your own web server or ask one of our knowledgable Moodle Partners to assist you.

8.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+73

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

79%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

85Reviews

Apereo

Sakai

Sakai provides a flexible and feature-rich environment for teaching, learning, research and other collaboration. As an open source software suite developed by its adopter community, the Sakai continually evolves in step with the needs of the students, faculty members and organizations it serves. Colleges, universities, governments and other organizations deploy Sakai’s rich toolset to expand the possibilities for technology-enabled learning across many facets of the educational experience.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+70

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

61Reviews

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. McGraw-Hill Education has offices across North America, India, China,Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in nearly 60 languages.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+73

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

75%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

56Reviews

D2L

D2L Brightspace

D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company's cloud-based platform - Brightspace - is not a common one-size-fits-all learning management system (LMS). It's easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, you can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+65

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

80%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

42Reviews

Blackbaud

Blackbaud onCampus

Now more than ever, staff is expected to do more and be accountable for more. You need efficient and powerful solutions that help you achieve measurable results. Your website has direct impact on your ability to recruit and retain. Building awareness and a prospect pool is critical to your success. And from a development perspective, the vehicles you use should enable the nurturing of key relationships with a sense of purpose. Blackbaud has designed hundreds of unique websites specifically for small colleges! Our integrated solution ensures that your website not only looks great – but it also has the power to aid in attraction, retention and development.

7.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+54

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

79%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

33Reviews

Blackboard Inc.

Blackboard Learning Management Software

Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them.

6.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+35

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

72%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

187Reviews

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