Schoology Features

Schoology

LMS for teachers and school administrators

4.42/5 (334 reviews)

Schoology Feature Summary

  • 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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Mobile apps

iOS App


74,043 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


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Schoology Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Schoology's features:

Juvy Mojares

Schoology is every K-12 school's aid of delivering success which will be evident to child's growth.

2018-11-20

Schoology saves much time of incorporating fun an learning in my classroom.

Pros

No more boring lesson and no more wait time to check for over-all performance of each learner.

Cons

As a teacher, I want all my students to be self-managing when it comes to learning.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyle Jones

Schoology LMS that is just like facebook.

2017-08-10

Export/Imports through software with API make integrating with other SIS systems quick and easy.

Pros

Also, they have an API that is well documented.

Cons

There are annotation aspects for drawing on worksheets, what I do not like is there is two different version. One is really one looking and isn't really intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Danielle O'Haren

Excellent LMS for Middle School

2020-07-13

The integration with G Suite is beneficial with reducing the time needed to edit content in multiple classes.

Pros

I also like the ability to collaborate with colleagues to create activities/assessments together and share then easily with each other.

Cons

There are some features (feedback for the new assessments, reporting features for the gradebook) that are missing that would be really helpful, particularly for remote learning.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ilan Fuchs, Ph.D

The Best LMS

2019-08-27

Highly recommend this learning management system.

Pros

This is a great LMS, the best right now in my opinion. The design is great and easy to navigate with little instruction.

Cons

I would like a better option than the existing one for real time meeting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Traci Dougherty

The.LMS.System

2019-07-17

Pros

The online grade-book has the ability to create assessments and rubrics and keep track of student performance. I love that students can use the app, in addition to the Chromebook.

Cons

Right now this doesn't have grade-book integration for our district, they are working on it.

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

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 501-1000 employees)

Best LMS hands down!

2020-08-26

We saw huge increases in student accountability and achievement, and tracking student progress has never been so easy.

Pros

Schoology simply is super customizable with a ton of features that other LMS don't offer.

Cons

As a user of many learning management systems over the past decade, there is no area where I feel Schoology is lacking in.

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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Kellie Ady

Great option for online, blended, and hybrid learning

2015-11-03

Pros

We've used several vendors for our Learning Management System (LMS), and Schoology has the most user-friendly and intuitive interface.

Cons

This is a relatively minor point and can be worked around, but I would like to see the ability to have a live ics feed imported into the existing calendars in Schoology as many districts or schools already have calendars in place that should be easier to integrate.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Schoology

I would recommend having users from varied experience levels and grade levels be included in the evaluation phase, if you are looking at a solution for multiple grade level bands that will be adopted readily by people with different levels of comfort using technology. In our case, we wanted a solution that could be readily adopted by all users and was flexible for different grade levels (K-12), so it was important to have those voices represented.

Source: Software Advice
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Justin Harbin

Schoology - Empowering Blended Learning

2018-01-16

Schoology has transformed my own teaching and assessment strategies, and I have seen it greatly impact the classrooms of my colleagues. It remains one of my top recommendations for any educators across the educational technology spectrum.

Pros

Schoology excels at communication (to your entire course, co-workers, or individual students) compared to other learning management systems.

Cons

However, if you are willing to be creative, the platform engages very cleanly with third party tools to accomplish any functionality that may have been lost.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Niño Alcuino

Verified Reviewer

For the School

2018-06-08

Pros

well this software is good we used this software in school which is required from our teacher to join in when I browse this site then I realize that it is nice that makes our class organize and have more exciting activities and features.

Cons

As far as I know, they must improve their UI or User Interface so that it can be understood not so simple design.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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David LaMaster

Learning management system

2019-11-02

This makes it easy for our staff to identify struggling concepts.

Pros

It also allows them to organize their materials in folders, which makes accessing important documents easy.

Cons

Schoology is a great learning management system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Foval

Really great LMS but some of their policies have seemed a bit excessive in the past

2017-09-07

The teachers really liked using it. Nobody really had any problems while we were using it.

Pros

They sync with a large number of third parties and if there was a feature that they didn't have then they were most likely already working on getting it implemented.

Cons

My only real complaint was that in the middle of the year there was a new requirement that tried to force all of our user's to email Schoology a copy of their drivers licenses or our data was going to be deleted.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dakota Breen

Schoology LMS

2018-11-18

Overall, Schoology is a great learning management system and has made delivering content and assesssment student progress a much more manageable task.

Pros

What I like most about Schoology is it's ease of use. The interface is clean and takes on a social media feel which most of its users will be used to and appreciate.

Cons

For example, the launch of the new assessments feature was very exciting because it open up more question types, but lacked some of the features so beneficial to students and educators.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Chemeli Kipkorir

A veritable online marketplace

2019-05-10

Pros

Exchange of ideas is so easy. You can start up a topic and follow separately from another.

Cons

None to report so far.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric Brandt

Schoology - K-12 Winner, Not So Much for Higher Ed

2018-06-23

Schoology is an excellent platform for blended learning or situations where online learning is supplemental to face-to-face learning. For higher education, or fully online learning, it has a long way to go to catch up with the industry leaders.

Pros

As an Enterprise user, I have access to the full suite of analytics and universal settings, which are powerful. The mobile apps are feature-rich as well.

Cons

And while it features a social media "wall" of recent activity across one's courses, the interface looks like an old Facebook.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Nick Amaral

Number 1 LMS on the Market

2018-12-17

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

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.

Cons

I also think a way to automatically award badges upon completion would really help teachers cut down on time awarding them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Charlene Schuessler

From the first log in Schoology was very user friendly

2020-09-08

Daily online learning is successful and engaging with Schoology Learning.

Pros

This platform is great so far and we have lots of support and questions answered quickly which made login very easy and user friendly.

Cons

Nothing to report yet of a least favorite feature, all is going well so far.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jasmine Arnett

This is a good program to connect students, teachers, and administrators.

2018-01-12

Pros

I like that I can grade assignments and post necessary materials onto my page for my students to see.

Cons

I do not like that this program doesn't allow us to produce report cards/quarter grades/progress reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Katie Knapp

Schoology - an AWESOME tool!

2020-07-20

This is a great time-saver in the classroom.

Pros

It is a great learning management system.

Cons

My teachers are patiently waiting for Schoology to be tied to our student information system so grades will import directly!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gregg Littleton

Schoology

2018-12-23

Pros

The software has come along way since the original inception. It has many features that have expanded over the years and seem to continue to expand.

Cons

There are some shortage in the areas of the students interfaces, the parent portal has some confusing points to look at.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Amel Saadi

Great learning management system, for teachers, students and parents.

2019-02-19

It makes it very easy to keep track of my students development, I would highly recommend it.

Pros

The community on schoology is another good feature. You can share your courses with them and get their feedback and also learn from others classes.

Cons

The icons are very basic and their design are old school.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jo Patton

Flexible, fully-featured and fun!

2017-12-06

Especially suited to an establishment which intends to develop a blended learning and learning self-paced learning approach outside of the classroom.

Pros

+A recognisable user interface which makes the learning curve for new users simple and intuitive.

Cons

. - LTI integration not fully functional, relying on apps developers to plug the gaps.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Robert Bourgeois

Effective LMS for Online Instruction

2020-07-14

It helps students easily find resources and allows me to integrate numerous online tools, meeting all of my needs as a classroom teacher.

Pros

Schoology is very intuitive for teachers, students and parents providing an easy to use learning management system for all.

Cons

Using the free, non-enterprise, version doesn't provide teachers with student access analytics.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer Nutting

Much better products out there.

2018-05-04

Not much, Easy Grade Pro is better

Pros

Ability to turn in assignments online, ability to message students. Ability to upload files, but not display.

Cons

No way to set defaults for some features, requiring extra steps for common activities like inputting assignments.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 51-200 employees)

Connect Learners and Content via Schoology

2019-12-04

Schoology has been essential in our school's mission to be more agile and flexible when thinking about how we schedule and deliver courses to students. It is a major component of our success in meeting our goals.

Pros

Its integration with both Google and Microsoft365 increase the efficiency of assignment collection and grading than ever possible in a class without a Learning Management System.

Cons

Schoology needs to devote more of its engineers to expanding the platforms LTI integrations and UI to surpass its competitors.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew Glassman

Integrated Learning Management System

2020-06-26

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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