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Schoology

LMS for teachers and school administrators

4.39/5 (51 reviews)
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K-12 and higher ed institutions rely on Schoology to help them transform learning and accelerate student achievement via easy-to-use tools, actionable data, and time-saving workflows.

Schoology modernized the learning management system (LMS) in 2009 to connect all the people, content, and systems that fuel education and put collaboration at the heart of the learning experience. Schoology’s LMS is now the instructional platform, the assessment management platform (AMP), the communication hub, the resource repository, the collaborative space, the PD platform, and more for 60,000+ institutions worldwide.
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Schoology Reviews (51)

Latest reviews

 View your Grades and Connect with your Teachers

Schoology is great, it provides a solid platform for students and teachers to connect with each other. I am a huge fan of better communication because 91.5% of issues are communication related. Schoology aims to solve this.

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Reviewed 12th of March by Ranjit Marathas

 

 BEST LMS experience for teachers, students, admin and community!

Moodle. Blackboard. Edmodo. Google Classroom. Each year of teaching seemed to bring with it another piecemeal LMS until we found Schoology! Schoology allows our teachers, students, admin and community to stay informed and connected. As a teacher, Schoology was easy to figure out due to its ...

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Reviewed 3rd of February by Crystal Hurt

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Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Web-based
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Support Options
FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Competitors Pricing

NEO LMS

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

CourseGenius

Starting from: $49.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Brightspace

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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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

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.

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Ranjit Marathas

View your Grades and Connect with your Teachers

12/03/2017

Schoology is great, it provides a solid platform for students and teachers to connect with each other. I am a huge fan of better communication because 91.5% of issues are communication related. Schoology aims to solve this.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Crystal Hurt

BEST LMS experience for teachers, students, admin and community!

03/02/2017

Moodle. Blackboard. Edmodo. Google Classroom. Each year of teaching seemed to bring with it another piecemeal LMS until we found Schoology! Schoology allows our teachers, students, admin and community to stay informed and connected. As a teacher, Schoology was easy to figure out due to its intuitive platform. I love the various features and app integrations that allow students to do much of their online learning within the platform avoiding third party site visits and lots of extra clicking. As an Enterprise user, I also appreciate the SIS integration with PowerSchool that automatically transfers student grades from Schoology. The group feature allows me to easily send updates about One-Act and Speech practice schedules or leave time reminders that can be routed to students' phones, and the groups also provide excellent PLNs for various topics. Admins have begun harnessing the power of online professional development modules via Schoology as well. Students enjoy the calendar view, which we have taught them to use like a planner and appreciate the quick feedback from assessments. Parents enjoy more transparency about what is going on at school and the media albums work great for capturing all of the awesome learning that needs to be recognized and celebrated. As a BlendEd Learning leader, Schoology is integral to day to day planning and organization. I also appreciate that Schoology is very responsive to user issues and requests. Their Client Success team is there to answer questions and trouble shoot when you need them, and the product developers are always taking suggestions and creating new features to make the platform more user friendly for teachers and students. Unlike previous platforms, Schoology is my one-stop shop that is here to stay! After four years of use, I couldn't imagine teaching without it!

Pros

-Ease of use -Groups provide online PLNs -Supportive client services -Excellent BlendEd Platform -Can align with CC or state standards -Allows for competency-based grading (Mastery via Enterprise) -Parent log in options (one log in for all of their kids) -App works well on Mac and Android devices

Cons

-Can't create reoccurring events or assignments (yet) -PowerSchool Pro and Schoology integration in beta only (Enterprise)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Schoology

-Enterprise version is worth the cost for integration with SIS but free version works great too! -Pairs well with Notability app for paperless users

Source: Capterra
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Stephanie Hwang

A School United with Schoology

30/01/2017

I am the instructional technologist at a private high school, which means I spend lots of time working with teachers on integrating new technologies into the classroom.

Pros

Most parts are pretty intuitive, but for slower learners, it can seem like a pretty big learning curve. Customer service is fantastic.

Cons

Cannot undo in gradebook, occasional glitches in gradebook-SIS sync that tech support is still working on.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Schoology

While there are some drawbacks to Schoology, they are getting better!

Source: Capterra
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Marisa Mejia

Schoology & All It's glory: An educators perspective

19/01/2017

In my 4th year of teaching, my school district made staff aware of Schoology. As someone who taught in a computer lab, the LMS was fairly easy to incorporate. I shared content with my neighbor and together we began building our course splitting the workload. The use of groups and groups resources was probably the best part of teaching that year. We easily shared assignments, quizzes, vocabulary etc...By the time we started the next school year, our course was completely built, with a few tweaks, given feedback we had literally planned the entire 1st semester in the first 2 days of in-service. In addition with the integration of the content's vocabulary right into schoology (quizlet) we were able to manage our "bell ringers" which were study opportunities for students. Students quiz grades began to rise , and I observed positive study habits occurring. The instant feedback also helped with students. In addition my time spent grading was greatly reduced. I introduced rubrics which were very easy to use and share with my colleague. Overall I believe Schoology to be a great resource for educators. Some things that set it apart from other LMSs: PLC groups Post questions or concerns and quickly hear from educators around the world. Immediate Feedback for students Save Collaborative ways for students to learn and engage Built in App intergration Shared resources & Public Resources Some items that still need work: Discussions between all courses instead of just sections Portfolios/Media Albums : needs to be more interactive, more robust More intuitive Grade book Free Lockdown Browser

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Source: Capterra
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Josh D'Ambrosio

Streamlined LMS

30/12/2016

I discovered this software during a professional development course I ran in Massachusetts for High School educators. The software is easy to use and makes course organization a simple task. I would love to learn more about it.

Pros

UX.

Cons

How you select courses.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David  Wallace

Schoology for Classes and Professional Development

08/12/2016

In my 7 years as a teacher, I was always looking for the latest and greatest tools. The one thing that never changed, was Schoology. They are constantly improving their product and updating to make it better. I used all the free features of Schoology with my students. We took all of our assessments via their platform. They submitted assignments, essays, and projects via the other software. I was able to easily attach rubrics to the work that students were creating. My favorite piece was the discussions. It allowed me to elicit responses from all students, not just the ones who were willing to raise their hands. I would often use the online discussions to facilitate a face to face discussion in class the next day. I was able to use the responses from the online portion to direct and call out specific responses that could further our in class discussion. Schoology is an all around great tool, if you are looking for an LMS, it would be a mistake not to consider Schoology. In my current role, I provide more professional development support. I am working with teachers on their implementation of Schoology and other tools. Schoology allows me a way to deliver online courses to teachers and support them in their growth. It is a great experience for our teachers to use Schoology as a student, this gives them the perspective they need when it is time to work with their students. It also affords us the opportunity to show them some best practices of using an LMS. Schoology is a winner in every way, I wouldn't be where I am today without Schoology, and our teachers wouldn't be making the gains they are without the support of Schoology.

Pros

There is an instant comfort to using Schoology for students and teachers. Most things are very easy to find and within a couple uses, teachers begin to develop confidence with the program. As a teacher, I was easily able to teach myself (with some online guidance) how to accomplish what I needed. The range of options available for free is outstanding and the paid version just adds the icing to the cake!

Cons

There are times where it seems like I have to click a lot of buttons to execute something. There are some quirks (as there are with many programs) that don't seem 100% logical to me. With that said, Schoology is always willing to listen, things may not be fixed immediately but it is nice to know they are aware.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Schoology

If you are looking for an LMS you really need to consider Schoology. Take the time to really dive into it and you will be rewarded.

Source: Capterra
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Stephen Rao

Schoology Helps Manage 400 students in my Computer classroom

06/12/2016

Schoology has helped tremendously in our district where we have a technology rollout of one computer for every student. As a grade 3-5 computer teacher, it is an amazing tool that I can use where students can submit their work to me effortlessly. When they submit a word document, I can see a preview on my computer or use their mobile application. Schoology enables my 400 students to work at their own pace. If a student finishes an assignment early, they can easily move on to the next assignment. With the ages that I have in class, students love receiving badges for completing missions in Schoology. In addition to the benefits for students, I am able to set up groups with colleagues so that we can communicate and share resources.

Pros

I enjoy the ease that students have when they are using Schoology. It allows students to instantly access everything for my classroom in one central location. At an elementary school, time is very important. My favorite aspect of Schoology is that I can have a list of websites, assignments, and tests all in one unit that students can access in one location. Students know as soon as they get to my class, they will be getting on Schoology.

Cons

I wish they had an automatic badge dispersal system when a student scores at least XX on an exam. As of now, if a student scores a high enough score, you have to go to the badges category to award them that badge.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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lule ronald

Similar functionality like www.iToschool.com

14/10/2016

I like what it promises but some one did exactly the same thing hear in east Africa, but instead of focusing on just one school, the target each and every school, every teacher, and Student who can access any computing device

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Melissa Schlake

A little complicated.

06/10/2016

Overall, I get what I need from this program. I've had a hard time trying to change my password from what the school set up to what I would like it to be.

Pros

I can stay on top of things that happen at school.

Cons

It is more complicated that I'd like.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Kelli Gerhardt

21st Century LMS for the 21st Century Learner

22/09/2016

I use Schoology in all aspects of my classroom. I create and share resources with other teachers in my district. I share resources with my students. I use Schoology as our online discussion forum. I create assignments/quizzes/tests in Schoology to help with paper clutter. I use the audio function in Schoology to help differentiate assessments. I also use Schoology to keep track of my Relay for Life group at my school where I can share event dates, updates, and important messages. I love that Schoology can be used for teacher-led instruction, but also for students to learn, create, and publish their own work. Schoology is a great tool to use for collaboration as well as differentiation. Super easy to use, and the best part is that there are so many different ways to use Schoology from a Resource Hub for teachers, to a full blown online classroom.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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