Compare Solutions Jupiter
iO
Black
board
Bright
space
Canvas Infinite
Campus
Moodle
rooms
Power
School
Schoology
Blackboard Learn
Brightspace by D2L
Canvas by Instructure
Infinite Campus
Moodlerooms Joule
PowerSchool + Haiku
Schoology
Reviewed by Jupiter Ed 1 3/2014 3/2014 3/2014 3/2014 3/2014 3/2014 3/2014 3/2014
 
Gradebook Jupiter
iO
Black
board
Bright
space
Canvas Infinite
Campus
Moodle
rooms
Power
School
Schoology
Standards-based grading with
cumulative progress charts
Rubric charts and custom scales
like 3+ 4- or E S N
Override grades
Weighted grading periods
like Qtr1 40%, Qtr2 40%, Exam 20%
Drop low scores automatically
Curve scores
Show “What If” grades
Seating charts
Lesson plans
Grades transfer automatically
if student changes sections
Teachers can view student
grades from other teachers
 
LMS Assignments Jupiter
iO
Black
board
Bright
space
Canvas Infinite
Campus
Moodle
rooms
Power
School
Schoology
Submit files from computer,
Google Drive, or Dropbox

not Dropbox

not Dropbox
Peer reviews, anonymous
annotate

questionnaire

questionnaire
not anon.
Insert comments in essays
no shortcuts

no shortcuts

no shortcuts

no shortcuts

no shortcuts
Hide names while grading
Portfolios
Open enrollment courses
 
LMS Tests Jupiter
iO
Black
board
Bright
space
Canvas Infinite
Campus
Moodle
rooms
Power
School
Schoology
Align test questions to standards
Immediate feedback after each
question for lessons
Grade same write-in question
for all students on same screen
Accept misspelled answers
Time limit exceptions
for individuals
Printable tests
Curriculum library to
share with colleagues
 
Communication Jupiter
iO
Black
board
Bright
space
Canvas Infinite
Campus
Moodle
rooms
Power
School
Schoology
Students & parents see
grades & homework for all
their classes on one screen

grades
separate

grades
separate

grades
separate
Parent alerts triggered by low
grades, missing work, absences
Discussion forums & surveys
surveys only
Spanish translation of email,
comments, standards, etc.
 
Learning Analytics Jupiter
iO
Black
board
Bright
space
Canvas Infinite
Campus
Moodle
rooms
Power
School
Schoology
State, district, and
classroom assessments
Teacher access to analyze
their own classes
Automatically compare teachers,
pre-tests, control groups, and
statistical significance
 
SIS Jupiter
iO
Black
board
Bright
space
Canvas Infinite
Campus
Moodle
rooms
Power
School
Schoology
Admin can monitor grades
Report cards & transcripts
State reporting  (where available)
Attendance custom codes
Attendance shortcuts
Discipline referrals & detention
Behavior logs & merit points
Anonymous hotline to report
bullying, etc.
Automatic scheduling: students
Automatic scheduling: master
Graduation requirements
& academic planning
Lockers, textbooks, &
asset management

lockers only
Student billing
Food service
Health records & nurse visits
Ad hoc queries &
custom reports

export to apps
Enrollment application
& registration
 
Ease of Use Jupiter
iO
Black
board
Bright
space
Canvas Infinite
Campus
Moodle
rooms
Power
School
Schoology
How many steps to create
and grade a new assignment 2
1
 
 
4
 
 
6
 
6
 
4
 
 
5
 
 
4
 
 
4
 
 
How many steps to create
a 10-question quiz 2,3
12
 
 
16
 
 
16-25
 
 
 
13
 
 
n/a
34
 
 
17-35
 
 
25
 
 
Auto-save for most screens
Haiku only
Designed for smartphones
not tests

no tests

not Haiku
 
Security & Setup Jupiter
iO
Black
board
Bright
space
Canvas Infinite
Campus
Moodle
rooms
Power
School
Schoology
Email alert if suspicious login
Automatic logout when idle
Haiku only
View and restore any
changed scores

no restore

last 2 only
Lockdown browser to prevent
cheating on tests

Respondus
included

Respondus
sold sep.

Respondus
sold sep.

Respondus
sold sep.

Respondus
sold sep.

Safe Exam
Instant SIS integration via Clever
1.  Reviews based on each company’s website, trial accounts, help documentation, demo videos, and 3rd party training videos.
2.  Steps are counted as any click to navigate web pages, open a dialog box or set of options, close a dialog box, save, or wait
for data to load. Count starts from course page and ends on final click to save, if any. Optional settings not counted.
3.  The higher number is if additional steps are needed to use different types of questions.
∞.  Half circle means some criteria is missing or it is demonstrably less intuitive than other systems.