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Overview

Teachers use ThinkWave Educator gradebook software to easily record and calculate daily results. Parents and students stay...

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Alma builds critical SIS tooling that significantly improves school operations and empowers educators to foster better student...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

14

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.2

5

4

3

2

1

9

3

0

0

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

144

92

7

8

12

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
90%
would recommend this app

Pros

Thinkwave has been an outstanding addition to our summer program. Never before has communication with students and teacher been more seamless and effortless the with Thinkwave.

DH

Donnie H.

Being able to show my students exactly what they need to do to pull them up to their desired grade is fantastic.

George C.

This software allows access to grades by teachers, admins, parents, and students alike. It makes keeping track of grades easy and hassle free, so inquiries about them can be answered swiftly.

Aquirra RoEve L.

Pros

It has a lot of great features that make it flexible for the needs of different schools. Most importantly, the customer service is fantastic.

EM

Eric M.

We have reduced our printing costs, improved communication with parents, and successfully submitted our PIMS state reports. Communication with Alma has been great.

KJ

Kenneth J.

There are so many GREAT features about Alma, to list just one is hard to do. I love the feed back that I receive from parents, teachers and administrators stating what they love about Alma.

MB

Mark B.

Cons

Missing discounts the grade from the averaging entirely but makes you aware it is missing, and excused does the same.

George C.

Doing this for 10, 20, 30, 40 and 45 is rather obnoxious and takes up a lot of room in the drop down menu. The same goes when you try and make a check grade.

George C.

It needs improvements in the grade systems ASAP. Unfortunately, technical support is too poor.

BM

Benito M.

Cons

Nothing stands out as a negative. I would be searching to find something that dissatisfied us.

KA

Kay A.

I am not on the admin side but have heard a bit of frustration.

KN

Kelley N.

The mobile app is very difficult to navigate. It is ok for checking a grade or assignment, but it is difficult to add or grade an assignment.

SS

Sharon S.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa year ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 months ago

Key features

  • Total features19
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Action Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Demographic Data
  • Discipline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Evaluation Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Planning Tools
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Route Management
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Scoring
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Special Education
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visual Analytics
  • Voice Mail
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Whiteboard
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features137
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Action Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Demographic Data
  • Discipline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Evaluation Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Planning Tools
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Route Management
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Scoring
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Special Education
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visual Analytics
  • Voice Mail
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Whiteboard
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom
  • Total integrations16
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom