Schoology Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Schoology Reviews

Schoology

LMS for teachers and school administrators

4.44/5 (57 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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Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium
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Schoology Reviews (57)

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 The MVP LMS

I love having used Schoology in the past when teaching HS English an gamifying my classroom. I now utilize Schoology for professional development purposes. This allows me to create and offer my teachers anytime, anywhere, self-paced learning modules.

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Reviewed 20th of June by Nicholas Amaral

 

 Students first needed 1 place to go to see homework. Now the whole school communicates in 1 place.

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Reviewed 19th of June by Grace McKay

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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)

Brightspace

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

CourseGenius

Starting from: $49.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
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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Nicholas Amaral

The MVP LMS

20/06/2017

I love having used Schoology in the past when teaching HS English an gamifying my classroom. I now utilize Schoology for professional development purposes. This allows me to create and offer my teachers anytime, anywhere, self-paced learning modules.

Pros

Schoology truly focuses their attention on personalized student learning. The features to set completion settings and afford students the opportunity to complete units/lessons/folders at their own pace is truly a game-changer. With that, it works perfectly when trying to gamify your classroom with the added benefit of included badges.

Cons

Navigation and ease of use require a little bit of time to play around and get comfortable with the program. So many added benefits and features are within other options. But once you figure them out (like embedding other apps into Schoology) they become the norm.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Grace McKay

Students first needed 1 place to go to see homework. Now the whole school communicates in 1 place.

19/06/2017

Pros

Ease of use, continual upgrades, available both in web and app version, LTI compliant, robust grading features such as rubrics and customizable grading scales, mastery grading features...The App, in particular, is very easy to grade on, as it allows for easy inking on student submissions. It has also been used that students can submit work on their phones if their regular laptops are not working.

Cons

The calendar feature is relatively weak. It would be great if that were better able to connect and sync with Google calendar and Outlook.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hope Elliott

We have been using Schoology as our LMS for two years

17/05/2017

We are a 1:1 district and this product gave us the capability to fully integrate our technology in a meaningful way that still focused on the curriculum.

Pros

Schoology is intuitive and it is ever-evolving. It is one of the only LMS's that will work for grades K-12.

Cons

I wish that they had an add on feature for it to be an SIS so it could be a total one stop shop. The gradebook will not fit into one screen. You must still scroll up and down and side to side.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Glen Irvin

Fantastic, game-changing LMS

16/05/2017

Schoology has transformed my teaching! I have been teaching for almost 18 years and I knew that I was basically teaching to the middle group of my students. I was not differentiating for the various learners in my class. The tools available in Schoology helped me to move my teaching from lecture based to a blended classroom approach. I now train teachers on a daily basis to transform their teaching using Schoology. The Schoology community is one of the most active, supportive groups I have ever encountered.

Pros

Schoology is an easy to use LMS initially as a teacher and student. The best part is that there are so many added features and an amazing supportive community to help you customize and develop your courses even further. The customer service for Schoology is fantastic and the professional learning community in Schoology Educators is active and very helpful to anyone from a beginner to an advanced user. We did a side by side comparison between Schoology - Edmodo - Canvas and Google Classroom and our teachers and students completely supported our adoption of Schoology!

Cons

Some missing features include the ability to lock an entire folder and the ability to navigate quiz/tests more easily.

Rating breakdown

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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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Jesse Park

Schoology System

24/04/2017

Pros

Great system for allowing a web-based system to allow for students/teachers/parents to stay connected. Students can submit their homework, tests and all assignments thru the system. Can allow for great group conversation amongst teachers and students. Parents can check grades and performance via site or application.

Cons

The ability to link accounts for staff members to their parent accounts doesn't work correctly with the application. Support can also be delayed response in getting questions answered.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Sarah Hartman

Well Organized Education Software

20/04/2017

I really like Schoology and have used it both as student and teacher over the past few years. The interfacing is great, I love the course formatting and functionality, and the ability you have to access individual units/lessons is fantastic. Generally speaking, the only breakdowns in functionality come with email or non email notifications, which quickly clog up and take some tedious time to sort out or filter. It's a small complaint for otherwise fantastic and very easy to use software. The ability for teachers to add assignments with deadlines, be it final drafts or check ins, is great and incredibly useful. The formatting for graded assignments is good, as students are able to compare drafts with graded projects, which I feel is a huge step up in how they perceive their grades and work flow.

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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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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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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

Value for money
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Customer support

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

Value for money
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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!

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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

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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