Schoology Features List

Schoology

LMS for teachers and school administrators

4.45/5 (146 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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Schoology Feature Reviews

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

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

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Gregory Duckoff

Schoology Is Awesome

2018-05-04

Pros

Schoology is one of the best learning management systems (LMS) out there.

Cons

While the feature requests are happily accepted, it can take a fair amount of time for the actual development and resulting release of that code.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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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

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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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

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jasmine Arnold

Verified Reviewer

A useful platform for teachers

2018-04-16

Pros

This program allows us to track the progress of students, as well as share them with their parents in real time.

Cons

I think that there are several things that can be improved with regard to this software, such as a mobile application, sometimes there are problems with its failure.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Kyle Meythaler

Your students and faculty will actually use Schoology!

2016-08-09

Pros

The main things the free version lacks is in the area of custom branding, administrative permissions, high level analytics, video conferencing, various integrations, and open APIs.

Cons

The site occasionally cuts out due to maintenance and does not automatically refresh.

Rating breakdown

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

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Schoology

I recommend evaluating different LMS's on the basis of four things: 1) faculty ease of use, 2) student engagement and ease of use, and 3) administrative permissions and analytic data, and 4) IT integrations with a student information system (SIS).

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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

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Kyle Jones

LMS like Facebook

2018-03-13

LMS system.

Pros

Its UI is very similar to facebook.

Cons

Lastly the API requests per second is 10 which is very low and frustrating for integrating.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Human Resources company, 11-50 employees)

As a mom, I am able to follow up my kids academic program and their progress.

2017-11-17

I get to see my children progress, and get updates, information and even pictures directly form their teachers.

Pros

I love that my kid's teachers are updating me daily about the progress of the kids, and the activities they have in the classroom.

Cons

It´s a little bit confusing while moving between the profiles of families and kids.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Crystal Hurt

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

2017-02-03

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.

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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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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Nathan Loftiss

Schoology is a great way to ensure that students are informed and up to date in your class.

2018-05-31

This makes grading and administering tests easy. Also it keeps your work saved in one place so you can use it year after year.

Pros

It also is a great way to make class announcements at any time of the day and give students feedback and reminders with the messaging feature.

Cons

The interface could be better.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David Christopher

Schoology helps organize classes and groups. It keeps everything organized and available for all.

2018-07-14

Pros

Schoology also has a built-in calendar and notification system to make sure students turn in assignments on time.

Cons

The settings can be confusing at times and the mobile app can crash at times.

Rating breakdown

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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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Stephen Rao

Schoology Helps Manage 400 students in my Computer classroom

2016-12-06

When they submit a word document, I can see a preview on my computer or use their mobile application.

Pros

At an elementary school, time is very important.

Cons

I wish they had an automatic badge dispersal system when a student scores at least XX on an exam.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Andy Won

AW: Faculty's perspective

2016-08-23

Pros

Great way to manage class, assignments, interaction and grades. Students, faculty and TAs can all be on the same page

Cons

real-time conversation/ chatting tools is missing.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Schoology

find a person who can put together a training video

Source: Software Advice
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Lynn Greaves

Average LMS for Schools

2018-03-17

Pros

*It was easy for me to use Schoology to administer quizzes and tests to my fourth grade students.

Cons

We had to use to other programs besides Schoology in order to administer our report cards.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Stephanie Hwang

A School United with Schoology

2017-01-30

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

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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Customer support

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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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

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Soumyajit Ray

Amazing application for corporate training

2018-06-22

Pros

Simple and easy to use user interface 2. As our education system is changing this application amazingly provides the very thing that we need to make the classroom smarter. 3.

Cons

Frankly speaking I am completely happy with the performance. Fast and flawless.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Melissa Riggs

In a 1:1 iPad classroom, Schoology was a lifesaver for assignments, quizzes, and organization!

2018-05-02

Pros

Connecting parents with their own log in meant that there were no surprises when it came time for grade reports and when parents were surprised, I could easily see if they had created a parent account.

Cons

Some of the features (such as badges) do not show on the IOS app. This was frustrating for me when implementing "gamification". Students needed a laptop or PC to view badges earned.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Danielle Johnson

I used Schoology when I was student teaching.

2018-06-20

Pros

I really liked using the software program Schoology while student teaching because it was an easy and efficient way to communicate with my students and their parents.

Cons

If I had to pick something I did not like about the software I would say I wish there was a way I could turn off email notifications every time a student submitted or posted something on Schoology.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Eve Redmond

The software is easy to use for the educator as well as the learner. Everything is in one place.

2018-03-13

Pros

You can have discussions in real time or as the users have the opportunity.

Cons

There is little flexibility of the output and uses a great deal more paper than needed. I can't control the way it sorts documents and folders which makes it difficult to find something in Drive that I'm looking for.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Maziar Aboualizadehbehbahani

One of the best K-12 LMSs

2018-03-08

Pros

Very clean UI Good app store (high-quality apps) Good integration with SIS systems Google integration Good partnership department and fast technical support Users love that Appstore has good features Amazingly comprehensive documentation

Cons

UI is a little bit old-fashion The text editor can be replaced by a better alternative such as TinyMCE Mobile app needs lots of improvements

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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