Schoology Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Schoology

LMS for teachers and school administrators

4.41/5 (306 reviews)

Schoology overview

What is Schoology?

Schoology seamlessly connects learning management with assessments so that school districts can improve student performance, foster collaboration throughout their community, and personalize learning for every student. Every day millions of students, parents, faculty and administrators from nearly 2,000 K-12 school districts leverage Schoology to advance what is possible in education.
www.schoology.com

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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Schoology reviews

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Nick Amaral

Number 1 LMS on the Market

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I can't imagine my experience both teaching using Schoology and leading professional development for teachers without Schoology. It has afforded me an opportunity to totally revamp my district's PD to something more teacher centered, self paced, and differentiated, by putting together an online database of modules tailored to our specific district needs.

Pros
This is hands-down my go-to LMS for education. Having used a variety of LMS programs out there, and having come from some such as Google Classroom, and 3DGameLab, Schoology is top notch. Constantly being updated, Schoology helps transition the focus from the teacher to the student. The best features are Schoology's ability to integrate with other tools, as teachers can embed edtech tools such as Padlet, Polleverywhere, Thinglink, etc into a Schoology assignment using their LTI integration. As they continue to partner with other edtech companies, some of these then become options within their platform. I have used their integrated Conferences, Lock Down Browser, and more. The ability to transition ownership to the students, monitor their work while letting them work at their own pace is truly remarkable and a game-changer in education.

Cons
There are some things I wish were available such as the ability to share an entire folder of contents with an individual student, or to set separate completion rules/dates for assignments within a folder. Not sure why these aren't options. I also think a way to automatically award badges upon completion would really help teachers cut down on time awarding them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Schoology - Powerful, but User Friendly LMS

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

Schoology has been a game changer for us. As a district that previously used an open source alternative, we really took a risk by rolling out a new product that was not free. Teachers have really embraced the platform, which is allowing us to move toward a model where learning is individualized and focused on the needs of the learner.

Pros
Schoology feels like a social media platform. It's easy to use and makes sense when you're using it. It has a tremendous ability to be extended with integrations with Google, Microsoft, etc. and connects well with other learning platforms that are important in K-12 settings.

Cons
At the enterprise level, sometimes support the can be lackluster when dealing with things such as the synchronization between Schoology and PowerSchool. On the positive side, we anticipate with PowerSchool's purchase of Schoology that this might improve over time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sarah McGuire

Schoology

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-18
Review Source: Capterra

They've been great. I have gotten the opportunity to learn from many users and become a resident expert in my school as well.

Pros
This platform has been a savior in the current remote learning context we are in with this extended closure due to COVID 19. They've adjusted their settings, provided support and are responsive to the customer needs.

Cons
I wish they would make blind scoring a reality in their platform for written work! This would allow us to eliminate one other platform and it seems like something that this LMS could manage.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Courtney McIntyre

Terrible app even worse customer service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

Terrible app with even worse customer service

Pros
It was easy to manage my son's schooling.

Cons
It's clunky you have to go in and out to see different grades instead of being under one easy tab. Don't even think of forgetting your password. There is no reset function available and when you ask for help you get a super snarky email. I will copy and paste Hi Cmac0521, We are no longer accepting ticket submissions from Basic users. Helpdesk ticketing support is a feature of our Enterprise subscription. You can see what’s included in Enterprise here. To support our millions of free (Basic) users, we have invested in providing you easy access to better support resources, like the newly launched Schoology Guide Center. We also recommend visiting the Schoology Help Center where you can access a wealth of information about Schoology as well as engage with our member Community. Not sure if you’re a ‘Basic’ account holder? Instructors: if you see the word “Upgrade” in the upper left corner of your Schoology account of your account - that means you’re Basic! Parents and Students: check with your instructor! Sincerely, Schoology Support Basically "you didn't pay we don't want to help you, go annoy the school. You're Basic LOL" - Schoology "customer service"

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Arnold Narte

Schoology is the BEST Learning Management System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-06
Review Source: Capterra

It is a very excellent product that I highly recommended to every Academe.

Pros
The software play a big role in the Academe, specially to the Faculty member. Most common problem that every faculty usually encounter is on how to continue providing a learning experience to every students every holiday o vacation. On how to give quizzes and exercises whenever they are outside of school because of trainings and seminars? That's the very essence of Schoology. It could send every learning experience to every students wherever they are. Aside from that is very user friendly.

Cons
The common problem that may be encountered using this software is that it requires Internet connection which everybody don't have.

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Schoology features

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Activity Dashboard (417 other apps)
Activity Tracking (255 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (303 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (375 other apps)
Customizable Branding (290 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (293 other apps)
Data Import/Export (282 other apps)
Employee Database (274 other apps)
Employee Management (341 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (241 other apps)
Employee Portal (245 other apps)
Employee Self Service (244 other apps)
Performance Management (229 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (252 other apps)
Recruitment Management (254 other apps)
Reminders (257 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (431 other apps)
Self Service Portal (302 other apps)
Third Party Integration (332 other apps)

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Additional information for Schoology

Key features of Schoology

  • Webpage creation tools
  • Collaboration-based interface
  • Seamlessly integrate third-party programs
  • Instructor tools for course creation and management
  • Automate grading system and performance-based analytics
  • Global community for sharing resources
  • Centralize online educational activity
  • Curriculum management
  • Calendars, messaging, and personal/shared content
  • Schoology mobile apps
  • Advanced analytics
  • Resource sharing center and instructors
  • Automatically updating online grading system
  • Transform classroom courses into a 1:1
  • Align content to Common Core and State Standards
  • Open-access integration platform
  • Student information systems integration
  • Create custom applications
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Benefits

Instructor Tools

Schoology's versatile platform empowers instructors with dynamic course creation and management tools, a global community for sharing resources and best practices, and comprehensive analytics for free.

Curriculum Management

The flexible, connected nature of Schoology's interface facilitates unique curriculum management. Utilizing standards-compatible content creation, sharing, and tracking, we provide in-depth oversight that allows for greater focus toward meeting student needs and improving student outcomes.

Global Learning Community

Arguably the most useful resource an instructor can have, our Global Learning Community provides access to resources, professional development, best practices, and personal experiences from passionate instructors locally and around the world.

Analyze Hard Data

With an automatically updating online grading system and performance-based analytics, all the important data required to tailor lessons for a more effective education is presented in an easily read and relevant fashion.

Collaborate and Improve

Schoology's Resource Center and Groups allow you to collaborate with other instructors in a local-to-global community. Share instructional resources, best practices, personal experiences, and more to help each other improve instruction.

Expand Engagement

Schoology's mobile apps not only provide you important classroom management abilities with mobile freedom, they can easily transform any course into a 1:1, fully engaged experience with little (if any) cost by investing in mobile technologies or holding BYOD days.