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Schoolbox

LMS, Community Portal & Engagement Platform for K-12 Schools

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Schoolbox Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Schoolbox product overview

Price starts from

$

16

/momonth
Per Feature

What is Schoolbox?

Designed specifically to support primary and secondary education, Schoolbox is an all-in-one learning management system (LMS), community portal and engagement platform. Encompassing 21st century pedagogy teaching and learning principles, this software for K-12 schools features a streamlined approach to classroom management, student wellbeing, lesson planning and collaborative learning.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Chat
Knowledge Base
24/7 (Live rep)
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support

Training options

Videos
Live Online
In Person
Documentation
Webinars

Schoolbox pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

59

Price starts from

$

16

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Schoolbox features

Functionality

4.4

/5

59
Total Features72 7 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Learning Management
Reporting/Analytics
Assessment Management
Alerts/Notifications
API
Progress Tracking

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Schoolbox users reviews

Overall rating

4.6

/5

59

Positive reviews

98%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.12/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

36

22

1

0

0

Pros
Love that it is mobile responsive, clear communications to parents, students and staff. Powerful grader, markbook and reporting platform.

DH

David H.

Overall, Schoolbox is a fantastic platform that has an active development team that works to improve the software and respond to the needs of schools.

CH

Chris H.

It's a very good Learning Management System but also is very good at helping to run a school. The Unit pages and Class pages are particularly helpful for sharing resources.

AD

Adrian D.

Cons
The fact that we have to do manual updates is time-consuming and a bit frustrating for the ICT team. Note though that the issue is more with our SIS than a fault of Schoolbox.

JS

Julie S.

Back end can be difficult and integration is not as it was explained.

LC

Lyndon C.

The Course management is difficult for an average user to understand so really requires top-down control.

KM

Katie M.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A great partnership with a team that actually cares about their customers.

Reviewed 4 years ago

We use this software for so many purposes, more than what we originally thought. We can communicate to students and parents regarding news, projects, due work, markings etc.

Pros

The product owners and developers have always been very clear with how they see their product growing and how we can influence and feed in ideas and features. Even through rapid growth they have still remained true to their vision which convinced us to sign up 6 years ago.

Cons

There are quite a few settings in the admin panel that need better explanation, for us who have been using the system for a long time we know them but new users might be overwhelmed. That said, the more granular the settings the more you can customise it for your own environment.

Vendor response

Hey David. Thanks for spending the time to provide such a great review and great feedback. We've loved working with you and your team thus far. The superuser's admin area certainly does offer a wide range of configuration. I see that in our community Ideas forums that our community of schools are discussing and voting on how our administration area can be presented in an easier way. Hopefully we can improve this area in the future. Thanks so much for the feedback and support. :)

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Australia's best LMS

Reviewed 2 years ago

While recent circumstances surrounding moving classes 'online' have been challenging, our school's situation has been helped significantly by the use of Schoolbox; we have had so much positive staff engagement with Schoolbox and staff have really apprecaited what the platform can do to help them to be better teachers. This is a comprehensive and responsive LMS product. Please pass on our thanks to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and the team!

Pros

Schoolbox provides schools with the communication, classroom management and community building capabilities they need to flourish in the Australian educational context. It is responsive and highly adaptable and is built upon a deep understanding of what Australian schools need.

Cons

The App just needs to scale a little better for iOS devices

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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MFAC Review of SchoolBox

Reviewed 2 years ago

- We have had a number of priority issues with Schoolbox which we have received support for but unfortunately resolution has taken alot longer than we had expected. - Generally when we call, the support staff have been very responsive.

Pros

- Once you know how to maintain the product, it is highly configurable which enables the pages to be tailored to meet College's requirements. - The product is rich in functionality but the good news is you can phase the implementation of this in line with College's requirements and timeframes.

Cons

- It currently doesn't integrate with our School Management System - TASS. - On the UPS, there is internal processing which is not visible to administrators of the systems which has caused us challenges with our data.

Vendor response

Hi Samantha. Thanks for taking the time to review Schoolbox and provide us feedback. The TASS School Information System (SIS) has been a close partner of Schoolbox for many years, where we've built a deep integration with TASS. See our TASS Integration documentation here: https://help.schoolbox.com.au/account/anonymous.php?page=/homepage/497 We also have documentation on the TASS UPS Queries which can help calrify some of the processes. See here: https://help.schoolbox.com.au/account/anonymous.php?page=/homepage/2402 I suggest our team reach out to assist with enabling the Schoolbox + TASS integration. Thanks again for your review and wishing you all the best.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Bringing the community together

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Schoolbox allows us to have a single platform that all users within our community can engage with. Instant delivery of curriculum content, feedback and results means we can enrich our learning environment with minimal impact of teacher admin overhead. Our notifications, news and alerts can be delivered more dynamically and with audience targeting we can reduce the white noise of all community news blast outs. The product is always evolving with innovative approaches to classroom delivery.

Cons

The product does not include a lot of typical administrative features (permission structures, capacity management, deleting). Documents within the system are not dynamic. It is upload and download, which seems a little archaic in the modern collaborative world.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Schoolbox has transformed learning, teaching and communication at our school.

Reviewed 2 years ago

We are merging dozens of online systems and several communication channels into one place. We are minimising numerous risks (for example, loss of intellectual property and loss of class time) by using Schoolbox. My College has nothing but praise for Schoolbox! Now we have it, we cannot imagine life without it.

Pros

There are so many things to love! Schoolbox has positively changed our entire culture of our College. Our communication has been dramatically streamlined. The thousands of parents in our community receive their messages from one point and are happier than they were when we used a SharePoint instance. The ability to bring all of the online systems that we use to one place (our Schoolbox instance)...

Cons

The administration area can take a little while to learn. It is a very complex area. However, only superusers use this space, so most users never have to deal with it. There is a lot of support available to assist superusers. Schoolbox Support staff and the Professional Services Team are only a phone call away if I ever need help.

Schoolbox FAQs and common questions

Schoolbox has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $16.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Schoolbox has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Schoolbox supports the following languages:
English


Schoolbox supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


Yes, Schoolbox has an API available for use.


Schoolbox integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft OneNote, Howspace, Digistorm Funnel, Google Docs, Google Drive, SlideShare, Twitter, Zoom Video Webinars, PlagScan, Microsoft 365, Prezi


Schoolbox offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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