Schoology Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Schoology

LMS for teachers and school administrators

4.4/5 (355 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

Pricing

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Free
Subscription
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 4 other markets, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, French, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese
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Schoology user reviews

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Andrew G.

Integrated Learning Management System

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2020-06-26
Review Source: Capterra

Overall Schoology is going to allow for better implementation of curriculum as an online and hybrid option during this COVID19 pandemic.

Pros
Schoology integrates seemlessly into our district as we already use Powerschool so it will make it an easy transition for teachers into online learning.

Cons
The interface and mobile app could use a interface update to make it a little more friendly and easy to navigate.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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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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Melanie P.

Pros for online teaching

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-08
Review Source: Capterra

overall it has been a great experience for me as a teacher and my kids as students

Pros
My school opted to change to schoology from google classroom and it has been the greatest decision they have made. it is more user friendly for teachers and we can hide and publish stuff

Cons
This is a very user friendly application for teachers but students struggle at times because if I unpublished and app kids won't see the changes unless I refresh it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Courtney M.

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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Tara M.

Virtual Learning Experts

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

Schoology was chosen as our program for virtual learning from home during the COVID pandemic. As a teacher, I was overwhelmed at first, but caught on quickly. Now, I use Schoology to upload lessons, create tests and quizzes, and even upload YouTube read-alouds for student viewing. It has been a vital resource to allow me to connect with my students.

Pros
Schoology seems overwhelming at first, but is pretty easy to catch on to once you start to upload material. There are plenty of user guides and how-to tips available on their website to help out as well. Schoology allows me to teach lessons virtually to my students during the pandemic.

Cons
It is a little more complicated to upload some things such as google forms to the site.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Schoology features

API
Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Collaboration Tools
Reporting/Analytics

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Customizable Branding (384 other apps)
Data Import/Export (438 other apps)
Employee Database (510 other apps)
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Employee Profiles (409 other apps)
Mobile Access (474 other apps)
Performance Management (437 other apps)
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Reporting & Statistics (606 other apps)
Search/Filter (385 other apps)
Self Service Portal (801 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (492 other apps)
Training Management (414 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.