Introducing Dashboard Builder and Insight Designer for Blackbaud's Education Management Solutions

January 28, 2021 Janet Wittenberg


School leaders are increasingly turning to data-driven thinking to help guide the operations and strategy of the school. That's why we're excited to introduce enhanced reporting and analytics capabilities that are now available for Blackbaud's education management portfolio. With the new dashboard builder and insight designer capabilities within SKY Reporting, you can assess your school's overall performance and effectiveness via customizable graphs and charts.

Key capabilities include:

  • Enable reporting across Admissions, Enrollment, and Academics (if you’re using Blackbaud’s education management solutions in those offices).
  • Deliver exceptional data management access with analytics and measurements.
  • Dig deeper and discover correlations between student engagement and performance.
  • Get quick answers when you need to provide data to external agencies.
  • Create a customized view of information to share with others at your school. 

Watch a quick product tour video of dashboard builder and insight designer capability.
 


Let's take a look deeper look at some of the functionality.

Using the Education Analysis area, viewers can open any of the pre-configured or custom dashboards built at your school, gaining access to powerful analytics right within the application. Data administrators at your school can create custom dashboards that highlight the data points that are relevant to your audiences. Department heads can use visualizations to compare important measures for consistency or to spot outliers.


Custom dashboard pages can easily be shared with viewers who are not logging into the application on a regular basis, either with a link to login, or a password protected URL that grants short-term access. 

Additionally, with Insight Designer you can create your own visualizations to place on custom dashboards and create custom reports your Admissions team depends on regularly. Instead of relying on duplicate data entry and stale spreadsheets, provide oversight of this year's progress from the data you manage in enrollment management.

SKY Reporting is available now for all users.

To gain access, dashboard viewers will need to authenticate with Blackbaud ID and must have security access to view or use dashboards. For reporting users who already logged in via Blackbaud ID before their school received these features, we automatically migrated their security roles and access for dashboard viewing or building. These users can now view dashboards in the new Education area. If your school hasn’t started using Blackbaud ID yet, a platform manager can view their Home page in Core to see a tile with information about Blackbaud ID adoption for SKY Reporting users. For additional information, check out these troubleshooting tips.

About the Author

Janet Wittenberg

Principal Product Manager, Blackbaud K-12 Private Schools Group

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