Final Verdict:
The 6 Best Software for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Written by Asim Qureshi
By Asim Qureshi, CEO Jibble

As a CEO of a B2B software company my team and I are constantly looking for the best B2B software to know what’s going on in the market. That means we’re often researching about and/or playing around with their products, you know, it’s part of our job. Here, I share our findings of that research, letting you know about the best products we’ve seen. I hope it helps you make the right decision…


School software, or school management software, are cloud-based applications that are designed to manage administrative and learning activities such as student admissions, student information, teacher information, fee/payroll generation, and attendance and time tracking in schools, colleges and universities. These school software can help improve efficiency, reduce errors, increase student productivity, and create a direct link between the school administration and parents.

School management software are helpful in managing student particulars that include personal information, medical records, and academic reports. They can also assist teachers to keep record of student attendance and performance through accurate attendance tracking, homework submissions, and graded assignments. These software can also automate the process of invoicing and billing for schools.

In order to help schools and universities select a suitable software for their use, here’s a list of the best 6 student and teacher management software that we have reviewed. The evaluation includes consideration of important factors like student management solutions, ease of use, cost-efficiency, and accurate attendance and performance tracking, that offer a well-deserved break from tiresome paperwork.

The definitive list

1. Jibble

Jibble is a free time and attendance software for schools and universities that offers accurate time tracking and attendance, enhanced with features such as geolocation and facial recognition. The software also provides detailed reports and analysis on attendance patterns with timesheets and graphs that can be viewed from any device.

As a time tracking software, Jibble helps to keep close track of student movement and activity with an accurate clock-in and clock-out feature and monitors time spent on projects to measure productivity. It gives its school administrators the option to track student/ teacher attendance with a shared online kiosk or a phone while also allowing multiple kiosks for different classrooms. Through its advanced face recognition attendance technology, Jibble reduces the risk of attendance fraud. Using the attendance record, Jibble produces and maintains elaborate timesheets that can be accessed on any device, at any time. Here, any odd behavior, such as late arrivals and truancy, can be easily spotted and dealt with.

Geolocation and geofencing attendance are features available on the application to ensure students and teachers are where they need to be at a certain time. The software can also be set up to give reminders based on location or time for students and teachers to punch in their attendance.

What Users Like

  • Unlimited users
  • Free of cost
  • Easy to navigate
  • Excellent customer support

What Users Don’t Like

  • If you find anything, let us know!

Key Features

  • Alerts for clock-in and clock-out
  • Automatic timesheet generation
  • Accessible from any device
  • Facial recognition and geolocation
  • Customizable features


  • GetApp: 4.8/5
  • Software Advice: 5/5
  • Capterra: 4.8/5
  • PlayStore: 4.6/5
  • AppStore: 4.8/5


Time and attendance software for schools. Timesheet on Jibble displaying work hours with colors.


2. iGradePlus

iGradePlus is a cloud-based software that offers a free online gradebook for teachers to keep record of student grades in school, college or univeristy. Besides keeping an accurate record of grades, the platform provides a complete management solution for students and teachers with features including attendance tracking, student behavior tracking, student schedules, assessments, student journals, class roster management, parent profiles with contact information, custom report generation, student/teacher discussion boards and daily lesson logs.

Using the free gradebook, teachers can track student attendance per class or per student and can mark absences with detailed notes, if required. The behavior tracking feature allows teachers to add notes to student profiles in order to keep track of student behavior with reference to dates and details.

iGradePlus offers a free gradebook, which can be signed up for at any time by individual teachers, as well as an Enterprise School Management System, that includes a number of advanced management solutions like multiple staff accounts, student transcripts, report generation for multiple teachers, school calendars and school bulletins, available at an affordable price.

What Users Like

  • Easy generation of grading reports
  • Free gradebook
  • Good customer service

What Users Don’t Like

  • Does not have a mobile application
  • No available integrations

Key Features

  • Attendance tracking
  • Behavior tracking
  • Student information management
  • Staff member profiles
  • Lesson planning and class discussions


  • Capterra: 4.8/ 5
  • GetApp: 4.8/ 5
  • G2: 4.8/ 5
  • Software Advice: 4.75/5


Attendance record of students on the iGradePlus school software


3. Teachmint

Teachmint is a combined student and learning management software that enables teachers to take online classes, supported by a recording feature that makes it easy for students to revisit a lecture. While automating the process of attendance, it also provides detailed analytics on student performance, with insights and reports on student scores, homework submissions and student discipline.

Teachmint allows instructors to create practice questions, worksheets, timetables, and lesson plans with ease. The software allows teachers to communicate and engage with students, helping in assigning homework and sharing study materials to ensure efficient learning. Students can interact with their instructors through private or classroom chats. 

The software offers basic features like class recording, chats, and sharing study material for free. However, features such as attendance tracking, inventory management, transport management, and lesson planning are available at an affordable yearly subscription. 

What Users Like

  • Free trial
  • Affordable price for subscription
  • Customizable features
  • Recorded lectures

What Users Don’t Like

  • No third-party integrations

Key Features

  • Active engagement with live polls 
  • Student attendance and performance management
  • Student profiles 
  • Student transportation tracking
  • Digital whiteboard
  • Inventory management
  • Live recording of lectures


  • G2: 4.9/5
  • Capterra: 4.8/5
  • Software Advice: 4.79/5
  • GetApp: 4.8/5
  • Playstore: 4/5


Classroom management with Teachmint


With its time and attendance management system, Gradelink offers schools and universities features like attendance tracking, attendance reports, class scheduling, student performance management, teacher scheduling, lesson planning, and billing. The application allows teachers to maintain an extensive record of attendance, including information about medical leaves, school holidays, and lunch counts. 

Moreover, an added bonus for teachers using Gradelink is easily keeping track of incidents and student conduct on campus premises, allowing school administration to take action as necessary. Furthermore, it can maintain a well-organized medical record for each student. Gradelink is integrated with platforms such as Google Classrooms, Microsoft Office 365, Apple School Manager, and FACTS Tuition Management to meet reporting, assessment, and technology management requirements.

What Users Like

  • Great customer support
  • Pricing consideration for small schools
  • Highly customizable features

What Users Don’t Like

  • Interface is a little complicated

Key Features

  • Time-tracking and attendance management
  • Comprehensive reports based on student performance
  • Individual medical records for student profiles
  • Teacher gradebooks
  • Parental access to student reports
  • Integrations to assist report-making and examinations


  • G2: 4.7/5
  • Capterra: 4.7/5
  • Software Advice: 4.73/5
  • GetApp: 4.7/5


Medical record for student management using Gradelink


5. Teach n Go

Teach n Go is a student management and software with a simple interface, where teachers can track their lessons and student attendance with ease. The application also allows instructors to manage lessons, create schedules, generate student reports, and overview course material. 

This school software lets teachers view attendance in real time and observe individual student attendance for any period of time. The attendance information, that is centrally stored in a cloud database, can be easily shared with school administration and parents. 

The school software also supports up to 16 languages which include Chinese (simplified), Arabic, German, Russian and Spanish.

What Users Like

  • Free-trial period
  • Multiple languages offered 
  • User-friendly interface
  • Affordable subscription
  • Accessible from anywhere

What Users Don’t Like

  • Issues for students logging in to the application

Key Features

  • Automated billing
  • Easy-to-understand interface
  • Customizable account settings
  • Comprehensive class scheduling
  • Various lesson management features


  • G2: 4.4/5
  • Capterra: 4.6/5
  • Software Advice: 4.65/5
  • GetApp: 4.7/5


Classroom management with TeachnGo


6. QuickSchools

QuickSchools is an all-in-one school management software that offers a number of features such as organizing student and teacher information, attendance tracking based on lectures or subjects, transcript and report generation, creating schedules, and tracking school fees and payments. The school software is designed to keep check of student as well as teacher attendance.

It also allows school staff to easily communicate with parents in case of an urgency with text or recorded messages and enables easy scheduling of teacher appointments with students or parents. To improve classroom management, QuickSchools is integrated with applications like Canvas, Schoology, and Wufoo Forms which allows teachers to use these teaching tools to engage with students and share resources.

The platform extends a 30-day free trial for its users, after which it offers three affordable pricing plans, charged per student using the system.

What Users Like

  • 30-day free trial 
  • Efficient customer support
  • Quick-to-learn user interface
  • Customizable features

What Users Don’t Like

  • Mobile app does not function effectively
  • Data can be changed without any notice

Key Features

  • Easy access to student and teacher particulars
  • Parental access to student activity
  • Gradebooks and transcripts
  • Multiple integrations and connected applications
  • Effective communication between parents and staff


  • G2: 4.5/5    
  • Capterra: 4.4/5   
  • Software Advice: 4.5/5
  • GetApp: 4.4/5


Sending emails to parents for quick communication