Data Quadrant Awards 2020

Education Learning Management Systems


SoftwareReviews names Sakai, PowerSchool Learning, D2L Brightspace, and 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

Note The axes ranges are dynamically adjusted based on minimum and maximum values in the dataset

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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


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.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+87

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

86%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
89Reviews

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.

7.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+71

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
147Reviews

PowerSchool Group LLC

PowerSchool Learning

PowerSchool Learning is a learning management and classroom collaboration solution that empowers teachers with real-time student interaction inside and outside the classroom, bringing in more social and collaborative learning. Teachers can quickly create and deliver rich engaging lessons, electronically collect, annotate, and grade work, and easily collaborate and share with other educators.

7.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+79

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
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.

7.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

72%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
46Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

D2L Brightspace

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Sakai

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Sakai

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Sakai

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Sakai

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Sakai

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

D2L Brightspace

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Sakai

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Sakai

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Sakai

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Sakai

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

D2L Brightspace


Breadth of Features

Sakai


Business Value Created

Sakai


Ease of Customization

Sakai


Ease of Data Integration

Sakai


Ease of IT Administration

Sakai


Ease of Implementation

D2L Brightspace


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Sakai


Quality of Features

Sakai


Usability and Intuitiveness

Sakai


Vendor Support

Sakai


Other Evaluated Vendors


Moodle Pty Ltd

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.

7.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+70

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

76%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

129Reviews

Jenzabar, Inc.

Jenzabar

With Jenzabar eLearning software, your instructors can offer more dynamic, engaging learning environments - and develop creative learning spaces that engross students. 

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

62%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

31Reviews

PowerSchool Group LLC

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning is the leader in K-12 teaching and learning technology—designed to help schools and districts improve student performance while enabling equity and access for every student, at home, at school, or anywhere in between.

7.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+66

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

74%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

38Reviews

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.

7.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+61

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

73%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

276Reviews

Blackbaud, Inc

Blackbaud Learning Management System

Leap ahead in educational technology with Blackbaud Learning Management System™ (formerly onCampus®). Give teachers the tools to quickly submit attendance and post homework assignments from their phones; coaches the ability to add announcements and enter game highlights; and advisors a forum to communicate. The benefits include parents engaging with all phases of their child’s education and faculty members spending more time on learning outcomes.

6.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+61

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

76%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

38Reviews

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SoftwareReviews Gold Medal Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users. Gold Medals are the capstone of an in-depth software evaluation report, and awarded using a proprietary, transparent methodology based on a composite satisfaction score that averages four different areas of evaluation: Net Emotional Footprint, Vendor Capabilities, Product Features, and Likeliness to Recommend. The Net Emotional Footprint Score measures user emotional response ratings of the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair). The top 5 vendors in a software category are eligible for awards pending composite scores achieve a sufficiently high satisfaction threshold.

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