SMART Learning Suite Reviews & Product Details

SMART Learning Suite Overview

What is SMART Learning Suite?

SMART Learning Suite is intuitive web-based software that helps teachers create engaging lessons that students interact with in class, remotely, or on their own time - all on their own devices. Teachers can import their own lessons, or choose new ready-made resources, and enhance them with engaging, customizable components, like games, collaborative workspaces and more. Quick and easy, all from a browser, Google Drive or Microsoft Teams®. Empower students to take ownership of their learning independently and united as one as they easily transition between classroom and distance learning. Hold attention and keep kids showing up, motivated and actively learning through interactive content on their own devices. Teachers can see student progress with a dashboard master view of each student’s work. Guide individually in real-time as learners progress. While customized activities and games provide automatic feedback to keep learning on track.

SMART Learning Suite Details
Languages Supported
English
Product Description

Lesson delivery, formative assessment, collaborative workspaces and game-based activities combined into one ultimate education software suite. The suite includes both a desktop and online experience

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

SMART Learning Suite works with existing instructional flows to enable higher level engagement and deeper thinking through:
• non-linear collaboration
• powerful insight into student progress
• multiple levels of student engagement
• easy pathways to get started


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SMART Technologies
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Year Founded
1987
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N/A
Twitter
@SMART_Tech
26,387 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
649 employees on LinkedIn®

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Lead Science Teacher
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The Smart Notebook software itself is pretty great for math/science teachers and offers a great suite of tools for them to use. A lot of our teachers prefer creating their class presentations through Smart Notebook rather than Powerpoint as it iss more robust and intuitive to use.

When the SMART Boards work, they integrate flawlessly with the Notebook software to allow a great interactive teaching experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Smart Boards themselves feel more like oversized neutered Android phones and are extremely limited in their capabilities. We have consistent issues with the screen casting on about 30% of the boards deployed at our school. Our vendor technicians have not been able to resolve the issues over many, many service visits. A lot of the time the best solution we can provide is to factory reset the board and hope it makes it through the day before it inevitably malfunctioning again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Despite the headaches with the boards, the software itself is great and our teachers really like it. I would recommend having teachers trial the software first and weigh the pros and cons. If they dislike the software then I'd highly discourage forcing them to move over. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Notebook software allows the teachers to both plan ahead and adapt to every class, as each day is different. They enjoy the easy to use suite of tools available to them and can focus more on teaching rather than fiddling around with software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Annuity Case Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it’s very easy to access from just about any device - cell phone, computer, iPad, etc. I also like the fact that they include study materials and guides that you can use when completing assignments. They help you not only understand the material more, but it also helps you study and prepare for exams. It’s also a bonus that the textbooks (if purchased digitally) can be pulled up from the suite as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that some of the assignments were very long and tedious. I also dislike that there were a few glitches throughout the assignments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You are solving the use of paper problems. Using the learning suite, you can eliminate any paper assignments and you don’t have to worry about physically turning in anything to your professors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SMART learning suite creates continuity online so you can take SMART Notebook activities anywhere by logging into your SMART account. It enables you to create a variety of widgets, interactive activities and handouts that are student friendly and can be accessed from mobile devices or tablets for student ease. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the features from the desktop application for SMART notebook aren’t enabled on the Learning Suite online like graphic or animations for photos. This limits the interactive portion of the Notebook files. As well, some Learning suite online features don’t translate into the desktop app. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SMART learning suite provided professional development opportunities for teachers in what was called a community of practice through the organization I work for. They had a liaison from SMART provide information directly to developers to help best suite learning needs for education. On their website however, they have a discussion board where you can submit suggestions for developer updates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I love that I can import old lessons to the Suite Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The price. The fact that I can't just have notebook anymore without Suite Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

virtual learning needs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Classroom Teacher
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Smart suite is essential in my classroom. I use smartboard lessons everyday that correlate with the days of jective and lesson in my classroom and it allows the students to the hands on and get up and touch the board and be fully engaged throughout the lesson! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is really nothing that I dislike about smart suite in my classroom. the way my projector is set up I often have to recalibrate but that's not really anyting against the smart suite product itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Smart learning suite solves the problem of students not being engaged if they feel like they can come up and be a part of the lesson and it's much more interactive for them then they're going to pay closer attention there for learn more information throughout the lesson. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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New Teacher Coach
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I love The integration with the SmartBoard and the ability to give formulas as men’s multiple-choice assessments I love the game based learning activities which allows students to do things such as monster quizzes flip out and sort out quizzes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish the content on the quizzes and the various assessments was more easily accessible for state exams. A state exam database directly linked to the SmartBoard activities would make it easier to set them up Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you get the training for the software it makes things a lot easier Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I love that you can actually play fun games with the SmartBoard and get students engaged and has them raising their hands and interacting with their devices often Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I can look up topics that I am interested in learning about. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes there’s too much information, brain overload. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been able to switch to online teaching more effectively. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

That is is interactive. You can use it in conjunction with other tech hardware and software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That you need a laptop with the SMART software to create or open the slides you have created. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Can it be possible to access SMART Learning online from any computer rather than only on the computer you have downloaded it on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm making teaching interactive and engaging with SMART Learning Suite. It is easy to tweak a lesson and reuse lessons created before. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It is user friendly, my students love it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, there are frequent updates needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My lessons have been able to be more interactive and my students are more engaged! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Special Education
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that I can create of use flipcharts, or just use every day for ALL aspects of the day in my classroom. I also love that that SMART provides teachers a countless options to spruce up lessons with hands on buzzers and engaging visual and audio additions. I must also give a thumbs up to SMART LAB. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

My only complaint is that sometimes I feel like there are too many options and they're hard to remember how to find specific tools when you need them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Educators across the world have been given the tools needed to get(the majority of previously unresponsive) students to once again find joy in learning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that there are hundreds templates and activities already in place to use or modify in the classroom. I was asked by a teacher to convert my jpg art lessons to smart interactive ones and I am learning how to create appropriate activities for my lessons. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see more tutorials for all the templates. Since I am new to this technology because my school never hooked up my smart board, I have a learning curve to make up! I find it easy to use but there are so many different features that I would appreciate more tutorials for both teachers and students. I found a few glitches and don't know how to report them. I would like to see a place for feedback on each activity. I would appreciate an online chat in real time with tech who could help me troubleshoot while creating. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SMART is perfect for learning facts, rules and definitions. I would like to see a more direct application for coding and learning problem solving. I like how it can be used in the art room to develop proficiency in art elements and principles. It would be awesome to develop more creative uses in art. Tutorials would help the students become familiar with the different attributes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interaction and engagement in the classroom are two very important strategies that are enhanced by this software. This could have huge impact on problem solving and critical thinking skills development in the classroom with more insightful activities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AP
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a nice interactive way for the teachers to bring the students' attention to the front of the room in a way that the chalkboard was failing to do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It seems a little antiquated and at the end of the day, it really does just seem like a re-imagining of the chalkboard, not a new concept altogether. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I personally don't think the overall benefit outweighs the cost, in the classroom many times the boards are malfunctioning and at this point its a paper weight. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There are many different choices of products and different ways to use the interactive features with students. It allows my students to use things I have created, or found off SMART resource sights, to practice things "hands on". Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The latest update does not work well, or in some cases at all, with flashplayer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None, the county pays the licence fees yearly for all teachers to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Easy to draw and write on computer/board Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Does not integrate with other platforms (Microsoft & Google) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Offers students a differentiated and technology-based way of learning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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