Schoology

Schoology

4.5 / 5 127 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Millions of people from over 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn.


Average Ratings

127 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Schoology
  • www.schoology.com
  • Founded 2009
  • United States

About Schoology

Schoology's education cloud connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education. It provides all the tools needed to personalize education and improve student outcomes. More than 20 millions educators, administrators, students, and parents from 60,000+ K-12 schools and universities around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn. Schoology is the education technology company putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience.


Schoology Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Blank Student Monitors
  • Class Summary
  • Collaboration
  • Gradebook
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Screen Activity Recording
  • Test Building
  • View Student Monitors

Schoology Reviews Recently Reviewed!


I use this for my child's school communication

May 09, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I use SChoology for my daughter's school communication and it is simple. i like that i don't have to be in the app and it still sends me the email.

Cons: easier to use the app versus be online. yet i would access it more online then on my phone, but doesn't end up mattering much as i read the emails sent to me.

Schoology is user friendly

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is a user friendly, less expensive but still robust software to use for school lessons, homework, and quizzes.

Cons: I dislike how much it looks like you are using Facebook. The layouts are extremely similar and can be hard to tell if a student is on Facebook or Schoology at first glance.

Schoology Is Awesome

May 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Schoology is one of the best learning management systems (LMS) out there. Schoology's LMS can be used at the K-12 level, the higher ed level, and in corporate learning as well. Their support teams are very engaging and they share the mission of successful implementation and effective learning.

Cons: Sometimes new features need to be introduced to solve client related issues. 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.

Much better products out there.

May 04, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to turn in assignments online, ability to message students. Ability to upload files, but not display.

Cons: So many, can't list them all. No way to set defaults for some features, requiring extra steps for common activities like inputting assignments. Combining classes still requires you to switch between windows of the "combined" classes. Printed progress reports are hard to get to, and not layed out well. Drop down that appears during grading gets on the way of inputting grades. When grading an assignment, each student's assignment causes a new window to open, cluttering the desk top. The graphics are old fashioned looking.

Overall: Not much, Easy Grade Pro is better

Good with lots of features but could be more intuitive

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: All the different features that the program provides the educator for feedback. It has literally something for everyone.

Cons: Many features take a while to learn and it could be a lot more intuitive. A tutorial feature integrated into the software would help a lot.

Overall: An easy way to manage your classroom and to give feedback to your students about their grades and assignments.

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

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to connect assignments with State Standards to create Mastery Grading. 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. The time/date stamp on assignments was very helpful when a student tried to pit me against their parents. I also appreciated the option to personalize classes with photos, color code folders, and set announcement banners. I can't imagine teaching in today's Ed Tech world without Schoology.

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.

Schoology

Apr 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Great for secondary with gradebook, tests and assignments. Support is helpful and willing to assist in issues.

Cons: Elementary struggles to find use out of it due to students systems they use and integration. Integration in some systems could be improved.

A useful platform for teachers

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like to use this program because of the design, the platform has an excellent ability to support our useful and new system, and I think this is a better future. Teachers love this service for high-quality work, a modern and simple interface, a lot of interesting and important tools for working and working with different documents. Very strong integration of knowledge. We are working with more confidence. And I am quite sure that this big step in the education system will make great changes. This program allows us to track the progress of students, as well as share them with their parents in real time.

Cons: The platform can be improved with more tools for direct interaction with one person, except sending emails. 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.

Best way to keep parents informed

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love that I can log on and see exactly what my kids are doing in school. Long gone are the days of waiting until the end of a semester to see your children's grades!

Cons: The only con I would have would be regarding the teachers who slack on using the software, but no cons about the software itself.

Schoology is a new age learning management system that has student and parent buy in.

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Schoology looks alot like Facebook which is awesome because students don't even realize they are using it to do actual work. The discussion feature allows teachers to teach students how to professionally respond to others work. The work submission side is flawless, allowing students to submit multiple file types. Also, most of it can be utilized for free.

Cons: I would recommend this for students 13 or older. Some of the communication can be monitored but students can access certain things. You need to monitor them.

Schoology is a great LMS!

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Because it looks and feels like Facebook, our students and teachers don't have issues learning how to use it. It is simple and straightforward and one of the best on the market. Love the chat feature for admins. They provide immediate help when I get into a bind.

Cons: It goes down more than we'd like but that is the nature of technology. Whenever it happens they keep their status page updated so we know what's going on.

Schology

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It has a nice interface, and its comfortable to use and to get use to. It allows you to keep contact with your instructor in a really nice way.

Cons: It can be very plain design wise, so it mught get a little boring to use and see. Specially for the use of the learner

Why we use Schoology

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Schoology does an amazing job of keeping students organized. One way in which I believe that Schoology is a high leverage educational tool is its ability to communicate with students and families. I love the intuitive design of the user interface, which allows me to provide the families I serve with information that they can quickly access and use to develop student knowledge. Also, it is a great way for parents to be connected right into the heart of a classroom. Schoology can be used in all types of classroom models from traditional to flipped learning.

Cons: I would like to see them continue to develop their assessment platform to provide more meaningful analytics of both group and individual performances. The new Assessment Tool is a work in progress and has great potential.

Very easy to use, has all the tools you need to communicate with the group.

Apr 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very useful. so you dont miss any important information about the School or the class. Parents can also interact.

Cons: It can be improved with more tools, to interact directly with one person besides sending emails. Increase features.

Overall: Great interaction about information of the School and with every teacher. An easy tool to use.

Amazing course organizer

Apr 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Schoology allows all of our classes to operate on the same platform which is nice for the students. This product has very user-friendly for both teachers and students interface. The free iPhone, iPad, and Android apps work great. Our company has been using the free version for few years and it is still working great. 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. Each of our instructors sets up their own course and students can log in and take our courses from anywhere they have Internet. Students find this program easy to use. It is also easy to make comments on students' papers, almost too easy. The learning curve to use this product is relatively quick.

Cons: It is hard to get stuff set up so that students cannot use the 'Find' function to locate information on their open note quizzes and tests. Also, I find uploading graphics/ videos aren't as simple as they could be.

Training easily for different lessons

Apr 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was very easy to use and get proper class materials as an end-user. The lessons were easy to access and follow along with.

Cons: It is a pretty basic UI. I don't think that is really bad but may make it not shine over other similar sites.

Overall: I was able to quickly go through lessons and gain useful information from others in the course.

A good platform for online lerning

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Signing up is pretty straightforward. You can sign up as an individual instructor or as an admin to an institution. I signed up as an admin and added the name of my school. I run a small online teaching company so I didnt really have a physical school. At first,I was not able to ads my school. I read their help section and I found that I can send a request to their Customer Service to add the name of my school. I was also able to invite my co-teachers to join.

Cons: Verifying your account is quite stringent specially if you are going tk teach student aged 13 years and below. Schoology requires instructors to submit a copy of their ID's. I didnt have to go through this step because my students are mostly adults. But I think this part of verification process is somewhat probing. With what is going on nowadays, I will not trust any website with my personal information such as an ID.

Overall: It has a lot of features for something that is free.

A good platform for students to access information

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like this program in that I can enter grades, and students can see what their grades are and what tasks they do not have. I like being able to contact the parents of my students to show them what we are doing and how they can do it at home. This platform is quality, good and simple. If teachers know that they will adhere, they will invest in learning how to use it and introduce it into their classes. I can quickly and easily get information about people's teams and interact with them, even when we can not find the time to meet face to face. The exchange of resources became much easier when our school invested in this platform. With this platform, you can easily find out all the important information about your audience. You can create simple steps of information about what you should do next. Powerful tools to ensure the right audience.

Cons: I'm having problems getting old documents, actions and ratings, which I sometimes archived. But all other features works well.

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Easy to use while giving me the results that I want in my classroom.

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is very easy to use in the classroom setting. I can easily message my students at any time as well as their parents when I need to reach them which is a nice option to have available. I also like the fact I can exchange classroom resources with other educators that may be using the software. I am also a huge fan of the fact that I can make quizzed, grade prior assignment, and keep in touch with my students with just one application.

Cons: I think that there are a few things that can be improved regarding this software such as the mobile application at times seems to be problems with it crashing which means I lose things that I have not been saved at that time. I also dislike the fact that when new features are introduced it seems to take a while for them to become fully functional.

Overall: I was able to effectively communicate with my students with the software and they enjoy it as it reminds them of social media.

A great software! Very helpful with school.

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software have almost everything you need for a class. You can contact your teachers and have discussions with the whole class. It also makes it very easy to turn in assignments.

Cons: This software can be kinda expensive, but for everything you get from it I would say it's worth it.

Awesome tool

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: i really like the user customization abilities, ease for teachers to send announcements, share content and materials, and ease of communication between students, peers and teachers

Cons: sometimes has minor bugs with student logins, which can be really annoying. not sure if this would be a good tool to implement for lower grades (e.g. kindergarten, elementary-leven students) due to intuitiveness

Schoology

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Schoology provides an intuitive method to organize learning materials. It integrates various methods of media into one location and is easily accessible from different OS platforms.

Cons: In the manner that I am using Schoology there have not been any issues with the platform, the only minor concern is the ability to cut/paste from a document and the formatting can be screwed. Other than that, it's been great.

Great tool for schoolars.

Mar 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Access to contact too many people by posting the accurate info. It is amazing that files can be shared.

Cons: Interfaz is a little complicated. Trying to understand how the platform works is sometimes a little annoying.

A nice LMS, great experience, not so easy to use.

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a nice LMS, give users the chance to customize their profiles, teachers can send announcements, give live video classes, among other useful features. Student can chat with their peers and teacher, have access to a library and their evaluations and grades. It's responsive so you can easily access from your tablet or phone. Also offers gamification tools.

Cons: It does not support scorm. Even though it is not a big issue for schools, it could be a problem if you're thinking about it for organizations.

Customer service is prompt

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The app for iPhone is great, entering grades directly into the gradebook and is very tedious and the coteacher has an easier time with her iPhone

Cons: Some people had issues logging in. It kept saying it wouldn't sync to their timezone. Eventually worked

A great tool for online learning, using technology to teach through.

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's very similar to Facebook, which many students are familiar with. It's easy to create classrooms, assign and keep it all organized with folders.

Cons: It's super handy to use, but only with older grades. Elementary students would likely get confused with registering and navigating the folders.

Well-organized educational software

Mar 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like to support my students and evaluate their training no matter where I am in the room or outside. Schoology has allowed me to create educational playlists and sequential learning modules that regularly support and challenge my students. This is with me the students better control the way, pace, time and place of training. This helps create a framework for self-study that benefits the learner across the range of abilities. This allows students to continue working even if one or two students are destructive, since they do not need to wait for direct instructions. It also helps students who are not involved in the work. I would advise you to talk with other teachers to get innovative ideas on how to introduce Schoology into your own class. Other teachers gave me some unique ideas that I would not have thought of myself.

Cons: Schoology opportunities are not always enough for the organization of corporate training. For example, there are not many elements of gamification for learning process. I also want to point out that tech support rarely answers on my requests.

Average LMS for Schools

Mar 17, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: *The LMS is appropriate to use for K-12 students. *It was easy for me to use Schoology to administer quizzes and tests to my fourth grade students. *I also used Schoology for my students to have online discussions, which they greatly enjoyed.

Cons: (Warning: The last time I used Schoology was in 2016. I have since switched careers. They may have upgraded features since then.) *The email functionality was terrible. Our school administrator told us we were supposed to use Schoology for all email communication, but none of the teachers did because it was a huge was of time and effort. We stuck with our Gmail account. *Using Schoology to store grades was also a nightmare as well. We had to use to other programs besides Schoology in order to administer our report cards.

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It provides information out of teams very quickly and easily

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can do so much with it. I'm not a teacher so I don't use it like most would. I use it to train and share information with teachers. I can post files (and connect OneDrive), make quizzes, get instant data on my "students", share information, make discussions, etc. It is great fr our actually students who will have to learn how to use similar learning management systems in college.

A Real lifesaver!

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As a parent I really like this program (there is also an app!) Schoology allows me to keep track of my child's grade by seeing almost daily what assignments have been completed, the grade, homework & test scores, etc. This program has helped me keep my child's grade up and keep him accountable for doing his homework.

Cons: I wish that there was more required teacher accountability (assign homework require 24 hours later to imput grade or something) . There are teachers that are religious about it. I can see my child's grade almost real time and other teachers who won't update for weeks which doesn't allow me to keep on top of my child & his grades. I also find the app could use a makeover, navigation is hard, as a parent there are 3 things I want to see: current grades, absences & lateness, and homework assignments. The rest of what the app offers isn't really applicable to me. In addition to the design on the app itself is not user friendly.

Overall: - keeping my child accountable for his homework
- keeping on top of my child's grades.
- monitoring days out of school and lateness's.

LMS like Facebook

Mar 13, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its UI is very similar to facebook. It gives user a sense of familiarity so that working in the system comes naturally. It offers everything a LMS should such has having a gradebook with assignments, virtual quizzes/tests, ext. Users can posts annoucements/discussions and even markup documents.

Cons: The documentation markup has two different versions, one is ancient looking and is buggy. Also The API webhooks doesn't post changes when a teacher deletes a category. Lastly the API requests per second is 10 which is very low and frustrating for integrating.

Overall: LMS system.

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

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There are numerous areas for communication. The Update feature allows for one way (educator to learner) or interactive (bi-directional) communication. You can have discussions in real time or as the users have the opportunity. You can also message between users.

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.

Easy to Navigate

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the fact that you can see your child's full day and how they are performing in each class. I can look up lunch balances, buy yearbooks or activity tickets whenever.

One of the best K-12 LMSs

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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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

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Schoology is a well-rounded LMS for K-12+ Institutuons

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: One of the best features of Schoology is the ability to drip-feed content. Teachers can easily lock class pages until previous requirements have been met.

Cons: Like every LMS, one of Schoology's flaws is the inability to establish a deeper page/course hierarchy. School --> Courses --> Pages. Still waiting for an LMS that will offer more option (District? --> School --> Dept? --> Courses)

Great LMS for K-12 environment

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The flexibility and control you have within the LMS along with the ease of use. I like how you are able to determine if you want to use a course or group based on what you are trying to accomplish. Not only is this an LMS it can also be used for clubs or things of that nature.

Cons: The app and the web version do not always work the same. They do not sync with your Active Diretory in order to have it so when you add an account to AD it would then sync with Schoology instead of having to then also add an account to schooolgy.

I have had a great experience with Schoology. It allows my students to have easy access to content.

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: My favorite thing about this software is the layout. I like how you can organize your content into folders, upload files, create assignments, and import resources from old courses you have taught.

Cons: I would say I wish the site had a better layout for alerts for when assessments come up in class. Right now I am putting the assessments in as assignments for the students, which confuses them sometimes!

Very easy to use and manage

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Students can turn in work on schoology so I don't have to worry about so many papers and losing them. I like that I can input grades and students are able to see what their grades are and what assignments they are missing.

Cons: It can be tricky sometimes when students submit the same assignment more than once, but otherwise it's a really easy tool to use.

A great resource to keep with what is happening at my child's school.

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: The app is easy to use. It can support multiple students. I like being able to check in at any time from anywhere right on my phone. If my son says he doesn't have something he needs to complete an assignment a lot of times it is right there on schoology!

The only way it doesn't work is if the teachers don't upload their part!

Easy to manage. Easy for students to use. Allows me to administer assessments and set deadlines.

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is asy to manage. Easy for students to use. Schoology allows me to administer assessments and set deadlines.

Cons: I have trouble retrieving old documents, activities, and assessments that I have archived sometimes.

Easy to store and edit assignments and quizzes.

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the variety of questions that can be asked in a single homework/quiz assignment. Some question work well as multiple choice, but I also use ordering, fill in the blank and essay questions when they are more appropriate.

Cons: Editing one assignment for use in another class or unit is challenging as I am not able to select multiple questions at one time to remove. Selecting and removing one at a time with confirmation is very clunky.

Overall: Reduced time required to grade assignments.

Overall an easy platform to use.

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like being able to connect with my students parents to show them what we're doing and how they can do it at home too.

Cons: No easy way to translate between languages. I have families that don't speak English, and I have to take a lot of time to translate.

Overall: Connections with parents.

There's a reason so many institutions use it

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Schoology is still the best online learning system I can find. It's prettier than blackboard, more functional, and offers a good UI experience and delivery of content. I've been using it for several years now, and rarely do I run into problems. When I do, they're quick to solve them and quick to update the functionality as a whole. It makes fora great experience for both teachers and students alike.

Cons: It'd be nice to have a little more option for graphics experience and even perhaps for live student interaction. As it is, we still wind up on skype for live learning experiences.

A great place to have students access information

Jan 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It helps me to organize my lesson planning and the information needed for my students on a daily basis.

Cons: Getting acquainted with the software has a long learning curve to be able to use it smoothly and efficiently.

It's amazed my parents

Jan 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Improved classroom engagement, parent engagement, overall student performance. WOW is all I can say!

Cons: It was hard to setup but with some investment made by myself and my team, it has reaped so many rewards

Schoology - Empowering Blended Learning

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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's greatest asset is its ease of use. When my institution adopted Schoology as the LMS (to replace a previous, more complicated LMS), we saw a 2/3 increase in active users, effectively transforming our classrooms. Schoology excels at communication (to your entire course, co-workers, or individual students) compared to other learning management systems. Additionally, schoology is an LMS visibly built around a learning centered classroom, unlike the obvious content-centered approach favored by prominent, older learning management systems.

Cons: Schoology's ease of use does mean some loss of complicated features. At first glance, schoology has a smaller feature set than some LMS's. 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.

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

Jan 12, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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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. We still have to use another program for that. it would be easier is schoology had a way for us to make those.

Students and teachers love it

Dec 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Schoology is a blessing for being able to communicate with my classes. I can easily post updates for my students, tell them when things are due, and message them one-on-one (and they can message me if they will be absent or need something). The gradebook is easy to manage and you can even create tests.

Cons: Data analysis could be stronger, especially in a climate when administration is pushing for data-driven teaching.

Teacher Toolkit

Dec 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Schoology is a super helpful tool for creating lessons with a strong backbone. If you are a Google Educator, the Google Drive integration will be appreciated.

The rubric builder is everything!!

Cons: It can be challenging to become adjusted to this software. It is essential that teachers receive thorough training before using this program.

Flexible, fully-featured and fun!

Dec 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Schoology works best for a whole school setting where different ability levels of instructors and learners will be accessing the platform. Especially suited to an establishment which intends to develop a blended learning and learning self-paced learning approach outside of the classroom. A school which confidently uses mobile apps and digital technologies will find Schoology a healthy addition to their collection of digital tools.

Pros: +A huge community of teachers and learners looking to sharing their experience and support one another in the usage of the platform. +A recognisable user interface which makes the learning curve for new users simple and intuitive. +Superb flexibility to create bespoke learning environments for teachers and learners.

Cons: - Some limitation of iframe embed due to the HTTPS protocol requirement. Use of HTML code editor often strips the inclusion of more advanced features such as Java functions. - Limitation toe badge and gamification of learning. - LTI integration not fully functional, relying on apps developers to plug the gaps.

Schoology has created an efficient, more effective classroom for me.

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The access for students, teachers, and parents along with the multiple ways to post things and communicate.

Overall: It creates an organized blended learning environment. It makes learning more efficient and communication with families more available.

Getting more people in our school to use it and finding time to share all the features that are available because there are so many.

One Stop Shop- Learning Management Environment

Nov 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Students and teachers love Schoology. It is a one stop shop for teaching and sharing resources among teachers. In addition, teachers can save their courses and set up templates for the next year.

Pros: Schoology is a great one stop shop for the facilitation of the digital classroom. A great part is that teachers can also share resources and reach out to Schoology through social media for quick support. The Schoology community is very strong in the public groups for additional help when needed.

Cons: I wish there was an automation of badge delivery based on assignment/test score to provide students with badges in an easier way.

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Schoology is easy to use to create a powerful, engaging experience for students.

Nov 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is extremely easy to use. Students didn't need "training" on how to use the platform, it was very intuitive. There are multiple ways to engage students.

Cons: I have only gotten frustrated because they still use Flash for their video recording. This should definitely be a priority for Schoology.

A one-stop-shop for teachers | A window into the classroom for parents

Nov 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Schoology has all of the tools a teacher needs to deliver an agile, information dense, student-centered, unique learning experience. The rubric builder, updates, resources and classroom building are common-sense tools. The integration with Google Drive and hundreds of other applications and tools make it a cut above anything else.

Cons: There is definitely a learning curve to using the product. Implementation needs to be done patiently and with proper training.

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

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that it looks like Facebook, and that is super easy for us moms to learn and use. 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. Sometime I have a hard time find out where to look for the information.

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

Don't make this product more than what it is

Nov 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Comments: This software probably accomplishes what it is supposed to do, but I just found it annoying. I used it for a post-grad education program for a group size of about 100 and my email was blown up with notifications and I just never found the software functional.

Pros: Schoology has a wide function of features, they are just hard to use and figure out. I ended up not really taking advantage of the software's features due to my frustration with its lack of ease of use. Too many terms for everything!

Cons: Not easy to use; there's a different term for everything; too many links to get where you want to go; too many emails and notifications from other users.

Life Changing

Nov 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I haven't collected a piece of paper in 3 years. It grades many things for me and I can get feedback on how my students are doing. I continue to have access to everything in a course even after it has ended. Schoology is incredibly helpful in fixing problems, and asking for feedback. It merges seamlessly with my school's grade book program. It has allowed me to turn my traditional classroom into a flipped-mastery classroom that use standards based grading. Differentiating instruction and assignments is easy with this program.

Cons: There are still things I wish it could do that it can't... yet. They are still working on those things.

Overall: It has streamlined my classroom:
Assignments are in schoology, collected in schoology, graded in schoology, I used it to flip my classroom and organize what students do and when.
It has streamlined the work that I do to get ready for class:
I can easily collaborate with the teachers I work with, I can set up one class and copy to others, It helps me keep track of where my students are and what they are achieving.
I teach my students how to use the program to get more out of their own learning:
They can check on their level of mastery, rework old assignments and quizzes (when I let them), they can check their progress, see what is coming, and know what is expected of them just by opening the course.
3 years after beginning to use it, I don't know how I ever lived without it.

Schoology has streamlined my classroom!

Oct 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love that Schoology allows me to run my classroom from one location without having to direct students to a ton of different websites. I can link and embed pretty much everything and customize contents to fit my classroom style and procedures.

Cons: I wish I could access more features. My school's administration has been against purchasing the paid version, and although the free version is powerful, there are many things I would really love to use within the paid version.

Easy to use

Oct 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: The website is easy to use and very similar to a social media giant that we are all familiar with. It has significant flexibility within the software for a wide variety of uses by both teacher and students.

Cons: The app (for Android) is insufficient. Students are unable to see discussion forum type threads in the same way they are displayed on the website. Also, students are unable to see a teacher's comment on their submission, which is unacceptable.

Easy to figure out but could be better

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I use this software for my seminary classes. For the most part everything g is pretty straightforward. Overall though I think it's great and will get easier to use over time.

Cons: Most of the time it's easy to navigate but every once in a while it takes a bit to figure out how to get to a specific page.

Overall: Meets a specific need for online education

User friendly, Facebook Feel, Learning Curve

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The first feature I like from Schoology is that wer were able to incorporate our Student Information System to Schoology. This allowed me to pull information that was already available instead of recreating users. Second, I was able to use a Single Sign On authentication with my users so they could use an existing account instead of having another set of credentials. Third, this has a Facebook feel which is great for users because most of them are already familiar with the facebook layout, which decreased the length of time it took for them to use the product.

Cons: Schoology has a lot features available for users to utilize. Unfortunately, a lot of these features take a lot of time to learn properly. Certain environments sometimes do not work properly.

Overall: Was an affordable LMS for my school.

Buggy and slow, painful to use

Oct 03, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It doesn't put a virus on my computer, so I guess it has that going for it, though that's not saying much.

Cons: It claims to be "like Facebook", but it is more like an awful, horrible Oracle platform designed for one-eyed accountants or something. It is not helpful to students, and it's even worse for parents.

Integrated Schoology into my high school courses years ago. Can't imagine teaching without it.

Sep 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Robust assessment creation feature allows random selection of questions from question banks, resulting in a unique assessment for every student. Layout looks familiar to students, so its use is intuitive to them. Scoring with a rubric is amazingly simple.

Cons: Sometimes drop-down menus overlap windows, making it difficult to complete tasks that require the use of both.

When we used it I was very happy with the product.

Sep 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love the addition of the discussion board feature. Requiring students to post prior to seeing other students' post makes it easier to ensure they are not summarizing/rewording someone else's post. This was something that several teachers at my school requested and Schoology was very quick to implement it.

Cons: I really have nothing negative to say about the software. Many teachers at our school had a real problem with handing over a copy of our drivers licenses to a company when we already had a full background check with our school during the hiring process. It felt like a violation of privacy.

Overall: As a former English teacher, it was so nice to have students be able to speak their voice in a setting they may not have been comfortable with prior to using Schoology. We were able to do many of the same discussions with our Bible students as well. It really helped in studying scripture passages.

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

Sep 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Integration ability was really good. 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. It was very easy for the IT Department to manage.

Cons: The support was not bad, but it could have been better. 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. This was a few years ago when this happened because of a change in their privacy policy, but we are considering moving back to using Schoology as our LMS again.

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

Great LMS option for K-12 schools and post secondary as well. I flip my classes and it works great.

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: +Google Assignment App - this is a game changer for schools using Google and Chromebooks.
+Most open LMS - it integrates with more outside apps and programs.
+New interfaces on the way - a cleaner look for all and an elementary version of the interface.
+More question types coming for assessments including labeling.
+Options are available for assessment monitoring for schools and districts.

Cons: -I wish I could move and resize pop up editing boxes. I create complex and visual landing pages with hyperlinks for my students. I wish that box were able to be made bigger and many pop up boxes cover information on the page that would be helpful when working in the box.
-Settings and due dates for assessments are in two completely different places when creating them. One is in a tab in the content area, the other is in the creation "gear" menu. If both are not set correctly, your assessment will not work.

Overall: I use Schoology for almost all of my course work. I teach using the flipped classroom model and Schoology's platform allows me to share my lecture videos, conduct assessments of student knowledge and understanding, to give assignments, and to provide communication with students and parents. All of my content is available to my students through Schoology 24/7, I can make it available in a variety of ways, and I can make updates in real time. Recently, Schoology's introduction of the Google Assignment App has me excited about our switch to Chromebooks. This app allows you to attach a Google Doc (say a study guide) as part of an assignment. When students open the assignment the document is copied, renamed, and added to their Google Drive. No more students opening or copying a new version of the document each time they go back to the assignment instead of to the copy they made but didn't actually rename like the directions stated. The document is 'tied' to the assignment and updates no matter where they work on it from (inside the assignment or through their Google Drive.)

Still to come, a cleaner looking interface with differentiation for elementary students!

I use Schoology daily in my classroom and love it.

Aug 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: This product helps me create and save curriculum from for the future with ease. I love that!

Pros: Schoology is the principle tool for me to organize my class curriculum and communicate it to my students 24/7.

Cons: When I double click a line of text it automatically modifies the next line as well (irritating). The way to avoid this is to manually highlight up to the end of the last word instead of the double click option.

Schoology LMS that is just like facebook.

Aug 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, simple clean UI, they have an app, many options to import to quickly get started. 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.

Overall: LMS helps teachers to give out virtual assignments and grade them easily. Export/Imports through software with API make integrating with other SIS systems quick and easy.

The MVP LMS

Jun 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

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

Jun 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

We have been using Schoology as our LMS for two years

May 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Fantastic, game-changing LMS

May 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Schoology System

Apr 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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.

Well Organized Education Software

Apr 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

View your Grades and Connect with your Teachers

Mar 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: 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.

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

Feb 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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)

Overall: 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!

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

A School United with Schoology

Jan 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: While there are some drawbacks to Schoology, they are getting better!

Schoology & All It's glory: An educators perspective

Jan 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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

Streamlined LMS

Dec 30, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: UX.

Cons: How you select courses.

Overall: 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.

Schoology for Classes and Professional Development

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Schoology Helps Manage 400 students in my Computer classroom

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Similar functionality like www.iToschool.com

Oct 14, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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

A little complicated.

Oct 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I can stay on top of things that happen at school.

Cons: It is more complicated that I'd like.

Overall: 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.

21st Century LMS for the 21st Century Learner

Sep 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Best LMS by miles. Easy to use for teacher and student.

Aug 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease at which it can be used for any class.

Cons: Some features only available in paid version.

Overall: Have used the free version for a number of years and classes. It given so much data to work out where students are academically, creatively and allows them to know too.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it. Don't waste time with others.

Amazing all course organizer

Aug 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything in my course is done through schoology - from course notes to blogs to paper submissions to grading with comments to class rosters and on and on. The interface in setting up the course is exceptionally easy and user friendly.

Cons: It is hard to get stuff set up so that students cannot use the 'Find' function to locate information on their open note quizzes and tests.

Recommendations to other buyers: Students find this program easy to use. It is also easy to make comments on students' papers, almost too easy. The learning curve to use this product is relatively quick.

AW: Faculty's perspective

Aug 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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. I like everything else about it.

Recommendations to other buyers: find a person who can put together a training video

I've used Schoology both as a student and as an instructor.

Aug 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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Pros: Schoology is likable to other social media platforms, in the sense that its easy and familiar to use/navigate, but unique in its focus on education. I like that schedules, assignments, and grading are all easy to navigate.

Cons: I find uploading graphics/ videos aren't as simple as they could be. Schoology could also probably use a remodel soon as far as the overall look goes.

Recommendations to other buyers: If your course uses a lot of videos/ photos/ graphics, Schoology is a little impractical. It's strength lies in text/ written assignments, discussions, etc.

Your students and faculty will actually use Schoology!

Aug 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Schoology offers both a free and enterprise (paid) version. Our school of 600 has been using the free version for 3 years and it is still working great! In talking with a Schoology rep, they mentioned that 80% of the functionality of Schoology is available for free. After going through the Schoology Enterprise demo, I would agree. 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. Each of our instructors sets up their own course and students can log in and take our courses from anywhere they have Internet. We have used Schoology in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The free iPhone, iPad, and Android apps works great.

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

Recommendations to other buyers: 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).

Leverage Teaching, Time, Talent and Resources with Schoology.

Feb 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Schoology has forever changed how we teach children and adults in our school district. It is a leverage tool because it has the ability to multiply teacher talent, effort time and resources. Imagine not having to ever manually grade another quiz or test. Also imagine a learning environment where every student has an equal voice through the use of discussion threads. Finally, imagine the possibilities for learning anywhere, by anyone, at anytime. Now imagine Schoology in your school and in your children's life. Would you get excited if I had a magic box and asked you to put $1 into the box, shook it around for a bit, and you reached in and pulled the bill out and discovered it was a $20 bill? That's the type of leverage you can get with Schoology.

Your Classroom Experience Will Change with Schoology

Dec 29, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Schoology is an all encompassing learning management system (LMS) that allows teachers to expand the walls of the classroom beyond the school day. Students can easily log into their Schoology account and access class materials, watch embedded videos, practice skills, or respond to class discussions. Teachers can organize and create folders and build an entire course throughout the year. The interface has a social media look that can be appealing for students. However, students treat Schoology as a course and not Facebook. Restrictions can easily be enabled to ensure that student's post before they see other responses. The Schoology App works extremely well in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Students can easily add their Google Drive App and submit assignments from Google Drive directly to Schoology. Teachers have an easy toggle feature that allows them to score student work efficiently without opening new tabs for every student assignment. Rubrics can be easily created and directly attached to the assignment. Schoology does platform with Pearson, Powerschool, and many other online sources. Those services provided do cost money. Schoology is COPPA compliant and has signed the Student Privacy Pledge. Videos and tutorials are easily accessible, and the company is very responsive to questions and suggestions.

I was using another popular LMS but found that my students treated it like Facebook. When I switched to Schoology I found that the interface and the assignment feed are easier to manage and sort through. Students treat Schoology as a course and not another form of social media. They respond appropriately and use it as a resource for their learning. Building on-line quizzes take time, but students respond well to receiving the instant feedback. Aa a teacher, I find the assignment feature and uploading from Google Drive seamless. I've been able to leave feedback and not feel overwhelmed reading 100 essays submitted in Schoology. The hardest feature of Schoology is learning and discovering all of the bells and whistles it offers. I would recommend using Schoology with a team of teachers or a colleague. It's much easier to bounce ideas off of each other as you tinker with its features. Once you maneuver through the first weeks of Schoology you won't turn back. I left everything I created on my old LMS and have had no regrets. Schoology is ideal if your looking to go paperless as well.

Communicate, Question, Appreciate

Nov 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: As a vendor, Schoology is top notch. I feel like the crew there is an extension of my immediate work group. Everyone at Support, our Account Manager, and especially their PD team are friendly and professional. I follow many of them on Twitter and we share ideas and thoughts on the product. I'm thankful for their responsiveness and their authenticity about not being able to do everything at all times, but to hear all concerns and appropriately triage them for the product's future. The product is very clean and straightforward. I am a system administrator for our institution, so I am always poking around in the nitty gritty. I may be the sole user at our institution that uses as many aspects of Schoology as I do. From course level settings, to groups, to system wide, I am all over the product and I heartily give my approval. I can navigate through the product with ease and can easily lead others in doing the same. I support our faculty and students on using the product, so it's great to know when I point them to a feature that it will always look and operate the same. I might say that is the BEST part of the product: the uniformity. We previously used Moodle, and our setup was not uniform. Thankfully, Schoology is.

Cons: The product is young and still catered towards the K12 environment. The language, the features, and the community of users are primarily K12. While that's not a big deal, it can often make community events or new features irrelevant to the higher ed environment. The only other downside is that there are not many settings for students with special needs. It is often clunky to create workarounds to accommodate students who need more time in quizzes or struggle to access media content.

Recommendations to other buyers: Communicate, question, appreciate. I overcommunicate and it's well received. Schoology values email correspondence and timeliness, so I know that if I have a need or situation that I can email and expect a response. I've even, in a crisis, had the privilege of exchanging personal numbers with my previous Account Manager so that I could connect with him throughout the situation and get real time updates. As a result of that, our emergency was handled in less than 24 hours. As I communicate, I ask a lot of questions. About the future of the product, about how things work internally, about how to use Schoology to its greatest potential. All of my questions are graciously answered and respected. I am never turned away and get results. Lastly, I make sure to always tell them how much I appreciate the work they are doing! We are using their product for our institution. I know what it means to have my work appreciated, so I try to treat the vendor according to the Golden Rule. Following these three steps has made our relationship with Schoology really healthy and provided us a consistently professional and excellent experience.

Great option for online, blended, and hybrid learning

Nov 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We've used several vendors for our Learning Management System (LMS), and Schoology has the most user-friendly and intuitive interface. As a vendor, they are very responsive to the needs of their users, from teachers to students to parents. The parent communication portion is also much better than other LMS's we've used.

Cons: I think the calendar feature needs some updating. 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Has the looks, flexibility, and control of Facebook

Nov 03, 2015
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very attractive initial user interface convinces beginning administrators and teachers and parents that Schoology looks great. Ecstatic user reviews are convincing as well...except those users all appear to be first-time users whose primary reference point is Facebook. Schoology is two years old, and is attempting to leapfrog older established systems; but it is quite immature yet, and struggling to keep up with the dramatic success of its marketing campaign. Like Facebook, Schoology seems to make it easy to send lots of e-mails to lots of people, though it is difficult to be very selective -- for example, it is fairly easy to send a message to all parents (who have signed up), but not to send the same message to both parents and students at the same time. Assignments allow audio and video input, but the marking engine is clumsy (such things are very difficult to program), and grade input is completely uncontrolled--I can enter 900 as a grade instead of 90, if my finger slips. The max grade value is not displayed while marking some assignments, so I need to remember...25? or 50? or 100? Quizzes offer random selection from question-banks, but do not display the source, so it is difficult to tell what questions have already been assigned, and questions are inflexible, once selected. Parents complain that navigation is confusing, as there is no location set for course assignments (this could be rectified by faculty procedures, but the system provides no set location). There are very few reports for administrators, and sysadmins claim to have little ability to change things. But it does look good, and response-time and uptime have been good (not perfect). The system appears to operate according to the new web-development method--keep developing, keep changing, and follow Facebook's lead. However, it is not...repeat not.. a mature LMS, though it is certainly prettier than moodle or canvas.

Schoology for High School

Oct 30, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Pros: Still learning about it, but like that it keeps everything in one spot - assignments, updates, calendars, etc. Easy for communication to many students.

Cons: The learning process - no easy steps or outlines to help...like setting up tests. Big learning curve as to how to create them. And explanations are confusing. Easy step by step process would help for each type of question, etc.

Recommendations to other buyers: Practice as often as you can with the feature that you will use most, but get comfortable using all features as they are very important to evolve the teacher & make grading and feedback easier for a teacher.

It is pretty good.

Oct 30, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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Pros: It allows all of our classes to operate on the same platform which is nice for the students.

Cons: While it is intuitive in many ways, there are so many ways to use it to organize information for classes sometimes students get lost.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider how your classes are set up and if you will be having the same students in the same classes consecutive semesters or if you will want to set up courses per semester. This has been a frustration for me as a teacher.

Schoology review

Oct 29, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: This product was very user friendly for both teachers and students.

Cons: It would have been nice to incorporate more functionality with turning in and grading student work.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look for ease of use and accessibility. Look for multiple platforms for discussion and sharing responses with others. Students should be able to see responses of the instructor and the other students in real time. Also look for methods of submitting and evaluating student work.

Special Ed Teacher Review

Oct 29, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: It keeps families and students up to date/informed of assignments.

Cons: Teacher use of the product is sometimes inconsistent, which causes confusion to parents/students and support staff.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be honest when providing feedback so the vendor can make meaningful updates/improvements.

Excellent LMS for any sized institution

Oct 29, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like best about this LMS is three-fold. First, it is super mobile-friendly, and has an excellent app for all OS's. Second is that Schoology is intuitive. Our students and faculty have no problem learning and navigating the software. And third, the LMS is built for design! Our instructional designers can focus on working the the SMEs to design extraordinary courses and not ahve to work about being HTML experts. What I like best about the vendor is their high level of personalized service.

Cons: Its not really a "least," but Schoology was born in the K-12 world and functionality for higher ed is not as strong as it could be. But we have been thrilled with their responsiveness in incorporating our design suggestions.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you know what you want in an LMS. While Schoology is extremely flexible and intuitive, it is not a "one size fits all answer." Make sure you know what you are looking for. Fortunately they have a free version for teachers to create courses at no cost or obligation, so you can experiment and explore most of the functionality that is available to the enterprise version. They also have a great deal of support material on their website, so learning how to create courses is a snap!

Schoology for Education

Oct 28, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: The ease at which you can post files, documents, and import tests. Can create tests of different varieties such as MC, Essay, Fill in the Space. You can hide any folders and items within a couple clicks. Able to move much of what existed on paper into a digital format.

Cons: Can't do mass deletion of members. Have to go through and delete members one person at a time.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are multiple tools at your disposal for posting assignments, creating different types of tests, etc. Play around and get familiar with all the different features.