By Rachel Smith
School
LMS
Taft
Haiku
Miss Porters
Whipple
Hill
Online School for
Girls
Haiku
Global Learning
Academy
Haiku
Westminster
Haiku
Ethel Walker
Haiku
Lauralton Hall
Haiku
Foote
Haiku
Westover
Haiku
Hamden Hall
Schoology
(testing)
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I understand what you mean about Moodle. Last year, we
had very few teachers who liked and used it (probably
fewer than 20 classes used it). That is the reason we went
searching for another one. By contrast, we have almost
200 classes using Haiku this year in some capacity. Some
classes get a ton of use (submitting assignments, testing,
etc), others just put homework out there. I originally only
purchased 300 licenses, figuring that this first year will
be a slow pilot. By mid-September, I had to up my user
licenses to more than 680! Teacher always comment on
how easy it is to use, and kids love it when all their
assignments are in one place.
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One of the best things about Haiku is that it does
interface with other SIS providers. All class and student
accounts are synced with Veracross. They connect to
Veracross hourly to see if there are any updates to
classes. So, if Johnny moves from Honors Geometry to
Regular Geometry in Veracross, the change will be
reflected in the two class rosters in Haiku as well.
Teachers like that.
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We went with Haiku instead of using Veracross because
we wanted a real LMS. Veracross offers class webpages
to post assignments and make resources available,
however, all the communication is one way. Students
can't submit documents through Veracross, nor can they
create a class wiki or blog. It is really just a website. We
wanted more than that.
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Teachers create pages, and put material on
each page
Classes are run through a cms-like interface
o Teachers create folders and put
material in those folders
o Classes are run through a
facebook-like interface
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Uploading documents for students (syllabus,
handouts, guides, lecture notes, powerpoints, etc.)
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Posting homework & information, like
announcements
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Surveying students
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Embedding programs from other sites (quizlet,
youtube, etc.)
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Forums
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Posting images
Creating assessments, like quizzes and writing
responses
Sharing resources and courses between faculty
Handing in assignments online
Organizing by topic/date/unit
Wikis, chats
Teams/Club pages & Academic dept. resource
pages
Post audio files
Calendars
Feature
Haiku
Schoology
Post/Turn in/Annotate homework
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Drag & Drop layout
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Resource sharing
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Create pages
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Portal
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Gradebook & Attendance
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Shared resources
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Assignments & Calendars
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Forums/chat
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Polls
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Embedded content
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Analytics
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Uploading documents
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Assessments
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Features
Haiku
Schoology
Veracross
integration
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unsure
Google apps 
integration
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Moodle
migration
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Custom
domain
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“Apps”
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Mobile
access/app
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Cloud based 
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Haiku likes
Schoology likes
Math features
Clean design
Streamlined design
Convenient
Easy uploading
Pretty design
Simple to use
Simple to use
Calendar feature
Familiar interface
Simple design
Google docs
Organized
Organized
50% of students preferred Haiku, and 50%
of students preferred Schoology