¿Qué es Alma?
El conjunto integrado de herramientas SIS, LMS [Learning Management System] y Admisiones/Inscripción de Alma faculta a las comunidades de aprendizaje con una plataforma de software moderna y lista para enfrentar los desafíos de hoy y las oportunidades del mañana. La visualización de la información fomenta la adopción de decisiones basadas en datos, mientras que las herramientas educativas progresivas permiten un cambio hacia mejores prácticas en el aula, todo a través de una interfaz que aumenta el uso y la adopción.
¿Quién usa Alma?
Miles de escuelas y distritos K-12 (escolarización infantil, primaria y secundaria) en 30 países y 42 estados están usando a Alma para transformar sus comunidades de aprendizaje. ¿Será tu escuela la siguiente?
¿Dónde se puede implementar Alma?
Cloud, SaaS, Web, Mac (desktop), Windows (desktop), Linux (desktop), Chromebook (desktop), Android (móvil), iPhone (móvil), iPad (móvil)
Imágenes y vídeos de Alma
Funciones de Alma
- Ajuste de tareas
- Alertas y notificaciones
- Análisis visual
- Aprendizaje sincronizado
- Arrastrar y soltar
- Audio y vídeo bidireccional
- Base de datos de contactos
- Boletines de calificaciones
- Calendario online
- Chat en tiempo real
- Clase virtual
- Creación de informes ad hoc
- Creación de informes y estadísticas
- Creación de informes/análisis
- Cálculo de calificaciones
- Difusión en tiempo real
- Educación superior
- Evaluaciones individualizadas
- Gestión de admisiones
- Gestión de almacenamiento de datos
- Gestión de aplicaciones
- Gestión de aprendizaje
- Gestión de asistencia
- Gestión de aulas
- Gestión de calendarios
- Gestión de candidatos
- Gestión de cursos
- Gestión de docentes y personal escolar
- Gestión de documentos
- Gestión de estudiantes
- Gestión de evaluaciones
- Gestión de expedientes
- Gestión de flujos de trabajo
- Gestión de formularios
- Gestión de gastos
- Gestión de inscripción
- Gestión de la comunicación
- Gestión de la conducta
- Gestión de programas de estudios
- Gestión financiera
- Grabación de la sesión
- Importación y exportación de datos
- Informes personalizables
- Inscripción de clases
- Integraciones de terceros
- LMS integrado
- Libro de calificaciones
- Métricas de rendimiento
- Notificaciones en tiempo real
- Pagos en línea
- Panel de actividades
- Panel de profesores
- Pizarra interactiva
- Planificación de lecciones
- Portal de autoservicio
- Portal de estudiantes
- Portal de padres
- Portal de padres y estudiantes
- Programación de cursos
- Registros/información de estudiantes
- Resultados en forma de curva
- Resumen de clase
- Salas de reuniones
- Seguimiento de la asistencia
- Seguimiento del avance
- Uso compartido de archivos
- Uso compartido de la pantalla
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Opinones de Alma
Glad we're using Alma
Puntos a favor:
Unlike other SIS's, Alma actually looks and feels like it was made in the 2010's. The system is solid, and has essentially every feature a smaller school like ours would want (and many more that we don't need to use). The gradebook is excellent, and it's easy to transfer classes and students from year-to-year. Their customer service has been great (we accidentally deleted multiple report cards in different places the other day and they quickly and helpfully solved our issue by restoring to a backup), and they are continually adding features and improving the platform. And the cost has been at least 50% less than quotes we were getting from major competitors. Many reasons to switch to Alma.
The latest transcripts update was helpful - there are still a couple of features we'd like on the transcripts front, but that's mostly because our school has a unique curriculum. This is totally just a personal preference, but I'd also like to be able to search for classes in the search feature in addition to contacts.
Respuesta de Alma
hace 3 años
What incredible feedback, James! Thank you so much and we look forward building on all of your school's successes!
Alma Software Review (SBG school)
Comentarios: Support has been very helpful, typically it seems we have questions that either haven't been asked before or are not implemented yet. Faculty/staff is able to access the reports tab which helps them track students and contacts quickly and has access to student records and class schedules.
Puntos a favor:
Alma is easier than our former software and allows us to use our Standards Based Grading which is our priority. Parents were able to quickly learn how to use the system and the attendance feature is great. Students were also able to learn the system and although it doesn't have a comprehensive calendar with their schedules and our school activities, they were able to use the daily tab to track their classes.
The calendar is static and unable to be exported to phones/other calendars so we had to create an app for that. The reports are not as in-depth as needed and we aren't able to save our filters/criteria that we use often. They are still working on SBG reporting so many items we aren't able to track as we typically do through reports. The report card set up is limited for what we need in our report cards; we had to use every work-around to get a report card as we needed, but they do work now.
Razones para elegir Alma: K-12 was trying to start Standards Based Grading but didn't meet our deadline.
Software anterior: Blackbaud K-12 Solutions
Razones para cambiar a Alma: It has what we needed for Standard Based Grading both in assignments and report cards for tracking.
Alma Makes My Job SOOOO Much Easier!
Overall, our experience has been very positive. The quick responses to questions and the help available is wonderful!
We do have some questions about standardized grading (we plan to tackle those questions this summer!!)
Puntos a favor:
I LOVE the customer service, everyone is very personable and quick to respond. My questions are answered completely and I am always directed to where I can find answers to my questions. The program is very easy to use and, typically, I can figure out most issues I am having using the resource pages.
It might be lack of knowledge on our end, but the teachers are not happy with the standardized grading in Alma. I would also like to be able to allow more detailed access to only certain teachers with specified things.
Comentarios: It is hard to navigate through unless you have worked with SIS in the past. The study guide is great but again only if you know where to find things.
Puntos a favor:
It is easy on the eyes. Very organized for new users.
There are no straight forward reports. Alot of steps to take care of certain parts of the program.
Switched to Alma, never going back!
Comentarios: Before we switched our school to Alma we were using multiple programs to help our teachers with their record keeping responsibilities. We had one program for grading, another one for rosters, and yet another one for communication with parents. We even had an entirely different program to help generate grade reports and student schedules. None of them interfaced with each other, and our staff were often doing double and triple entries for each student. Since switching to Alma we have reduced the administrative burden on our teachers and office staff by over 50%. Alma has enabled our teachers to better utilize their office time, and freed up valuable opportunities for more one on one teaching time. This is a win-win for everyone involved in the education process. Thank you Alma!
Puntos a favor:
Alma integrates our administrative processes into one, easy to use program that both parents and teachers love!
The financial/billing component is not as comprehensive as we need.