Schoology software


163 reviews(4.5/5)
163 reviews(4.5/5)

Schoology is a cloud-based learning management solution specializing in curriculum management, course instruction and system-wide resource sharing and collaboration.

Users can upload course content and assignments into the database to create their website, which is hosted by the vendor. From there, dynamic content creation tools and a rich text editor allows for the creation of content and lessons.

HTML and CSS tools are also available to keep lessons as visually simple or complex as desired. From the website, each student’s profile can be viewed to gauge progress. Color-coded workload thresholds will show if any students are overloaded.

With web-based and native apps for iOS, Android and Kindle devices, Schoology allows students and faculty to collaborate and learn from anywhere. From system-wide district announcements to messages with customizable roles and permissions, users can access only the tools they need.

Other capabilities include third-party software integration, student performance tracking, a system-wide grading scale setup, audio and video recording and advanced analytics and reporting.

Schoology is free to educators in K-12 public and private schools, colleges and universities worldwide. An enterprise version is also available, with pricing varying per implementation.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • Elizabeth from Spencerport CSD

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Why even look at another LMS? Schoology is hands down the top choice!

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    I have been using Schoology as a classroom teacher and teacher trainer for over 3 years now. I am always amazed when I see other LMS and how it compares to Schoology. It is a such a great tool to personalize and enhance learning for both teachers and students. There are wide variety of features that make Schoology the top choice for all different learners- opportunities for enrichment, individually assigned tasks, language translation, and places for students to post and share their work.

    Pros

    - Customer Service is amazing and quick
    - Easily integrates with our SIS
    - Ability to share resources with other teachers
    - easy interface for secondary students with multiple courses

    Cons

    - there were a few updates I did not love- the "top 12" for courses, opening links in the same window instead of a new window

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jessica from Altus Public Schools

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Best LMS in the game!

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    Value for Money

    Schoology changed my classroom experience for the better. It is integral to my classroom and our school district since we are 1:1. Schoology isn't just a tool it creates a culture in your classroom that helps faciliate community in the classroom experience.

    Pros

    *User Functionality - easy for teachers and students to use!
    *Consistency of Updates from Schoology - they are constantly improving the platform whether it be with new app integration or ease of use in design.
    *Support - Their support team is amazing, and client services are impeccable.
    * Number of Apps that integrate is growing all the time!
    *Google Assignment App stepped up the overall experience and use for Teachers.
    * Assessment update changed the game - appeals to all different subject areas.

    Cons

    Honestly none because any issue that has existed Schoology has responded with an update if there was enough need for a change! That is one of their greatest strengths as a company.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Deanna from Garnet Valley School District

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Transforming the Digital Space

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    Schoology has enabled me to create a digital platform for my students to access whenever and however they need. Being a traveling teacher has its own unique set of obstacles, but Schoology has empowered me to bring my in-person style and flare to the digital space. I no longer feel as I am scatted around multiple classrooms. Each of my digital classrooms are organized in the same manner so there is a sense of structure to my instruction, just like a physical space would allow.

    Pros

    I love that I can use Schoology as a vehicle to personalization--personalization for student learning and personalization for my instruction. I am able to add/delete assignments for students. I can create assignments for specific groups of students. It is easier to use the same rubric for similar assignments because the rubric is already built and saved. I can deliver lessons in various methods. My instruction and assessment have become more transparent (and more fair!) for students due to these features.

    Cons

    The features that I most dislike about Schoology revolve around the integrations with Google Drive and TurnItIn. While I have long applauded the Google integration, I detest that the Google assignments (when submitted through this integration) are not time stamped. Also, my colleagues and I have found TurnItIn to be a bit more complicated than necessary to use. It is not intuitive, and rather difficult to explain to students. I often end up not using it.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • michelle from CEHE

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Schoology

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    Pros

    I just started using this not to long ago because I wanted to be able to advance beyond my daughter's grade to help her advance quicker than her classmates

    Cons

    I would like to see more kid friendly content here like learning games. This would help engage especially the little ones to keep wanting to learn

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  • Martin from Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Not the ideal platform for students

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    Pros

    Files were easy to upload and submit. There was also space for chat forums that seemed to be useful with some classmates and participants. But overall, I did not think these qualities would have been unique to other similar platforms.

    Cons

    The whole format was just overly complicated. Perhaps it was the administrators, but I could click through a dozen folders before finding the things I was looking for. Sometimes important announcements were posted and I wouldn't even see them. I used it for a year and I don't think I ever came close to mastering it, and I used both the mobile app and the computer website. Schoology simply isn't your best option out there. There is the possibility that the administrators just didn't set it up wisely, but that could be reflective of the software as well.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Christina from IHOPKC

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Great platform

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    My overall experience with schoology was very pleasant. The platform has proven itself as very helpful.

    Pros

    I like how it gives you an organized overview of courses, due dates and grades. It is very helpful to stay on top of all of it. Doing discussions are one of my favorite features.

    Cons

    I wish there were more features to give more room for creativity.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dan from GST BOCES

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    August 2018

    Classroom Management Made Easy

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    I have been using Schoology in my classroom for 4 years in a vocational career and technical education for high school juniors and seniors. By using the free edition of Schoology, our classroom has become more efficient by going mostly all digital through a combination of this platform and Google Drive. Students can access and turn in materials (and I can grade) from anywhere there is internet. It has allowed us to spend more time working with students in the classroom.

    Pros

    Schoology has a plethora of features for organizing and distributing materials, tracking grades and attendance, and assessment.

    Cons

    Some great features / functionality is blocked behind their Enterprise (paid) edition.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Hannah from IHOPU

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2018

    Ok tool for communication with your students

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    Pros

    It is a great forum to connect with your students, give homework assignments online, tests/quizzes, and take attendance. It makes organising your class a lot easier

    Cons

    Setting up your class course was more complicated than I thought it would be. There were a lot of things I didn't quite understand, and it took me way longer than I wanted.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Melinda from Sweet Purseonality

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Great way to keep track of your child’s schoolwork

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    Value for Money

    I love the app because you can send messages to the teachers without disrupting them with telephone calls. Also you can view all of your children’s progress if you have more than one attending that particular school. I like that if your child is having trouble in a subject you will know ahead of time by assessing their grades and averages through this app. Overall, I have had a great experience! I recommend it to parents that want to keep track of how well their children are doing in school.

    Pros

    I love that it gives you your child’s test grades as soon as the teacher uploads them.

    Cons

    I wish that you could view your child’s homework assignments.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Easy way to access course information for children

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    Pros

    I can easily toggle between children, and it simplifies the access to grades, homework, and teacher communication.

    Cons

    Navigation could be more intuitive and I'd like to see it introduce more alerts in the ios app.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Peter from Morris Catholic H.S.

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Great solution

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    I like the one-stop shopping for students, parents, and teachers to find all the information they need for the school.

    Cons

    Obviously - everyone in the school need to be on the same page with using it on a daily basis.

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  • Michael from Brill

    Specialty: Food / Beverage

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    August 2018

    Great functionality, but too many menus to navigate

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    I am overall happy with it and glad that it exists!

    Pros

    You can use schoology to keep tabs on grades, homework assignments, upcoming events, conferences, test results, you name it. That is very helpful.

    Cons

    The interface is hard to navigate and it seems like each thing you are looking for is not in the place that you would expect. Once you get used to navigating through the buttons and menus, this isn't an issue, but there is definitely a learning curve.

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  • Christine from Long Grove Psych Associates

    Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Schoology is so simple to use!

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    Great software!!!

    Pros

    I use this in my clinic to inform parents of upcoming groups, talks, support, etc. It is so convenient to use and the parents love it too! I prefer this over simple email as it is much more effective getting parent's attention to what we are offering than email.

    Cons

    I don't use this as a teacher would. I am not seeing anything that is wrong with the system at this point. It's just so simple to use.

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  • Hannah from IHOPU

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    Easy access to school information

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    Pros

    It’s a great way to see homework assignments, grades and to submit assignments.

    Cons

    It is rather complicated to understand how to use as a teacher, and that gives problems for the students when things aren’t done correctly. Grades were never up to date or correctly submitted.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Annoying to use

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    Value for Money

    I spent six years using this program for school.

    Pros

    I mean, it got the job done, I suppose.

    Cons

    It's confusing to use and teachers would just upload their documents randomly so it was often difficult to find things. Schoology has a lot of features that are never used that clog up the home screen. I also think it would be much nicer if you were sent to your list of classes as your home screen rather than the feed of comments. Students often just post annoying comments that then you have to look at every time you log in. It's slow, and seems outdated.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ashley from BES

    August 2018

    Schoology is a user friendly Learning Management System.

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    Pros

    Through Schoology it is easy to manage and design coursework for blended and personalized learning. It is designed to integrate other platforms like Google and NearPod. It can be used with students in K through 12.

    Cons

    At this time, I do not see any cons with this LMS platform. I was not on the panel that decided to purchase this LMS, so I cannot comment on the price for quality. I will say that I have heard the Schoology team is very receptive to suggestions for improvement.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tim from Avaya

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    August 2018

    Good teaching software

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    Pros

    Schoology is a popular used teaching software and it is popular for students, teachers and parents as well.

    Cons

    Some of features of Schoology is not easy to use. Its GUI is also need to be improved to adapt to different users.

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  • David from Chick-fil-A-Franchise

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    July 2018

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

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    Pros

    Schoology is a great organization tool for students as it displays all their classes and has each classes' contents inside the group. This allows for teachers to easily make assignments and information available to students digitally. Schoology also has a built-in calendar and notification system to make sure students turn in assignments on time. It has a very intuitive interface and it is easy to access for both administration, teachers, and students from both the mobile app and the web.

    Cons

    Schoology can sometimes have bugs which makes it frustrating in a classroom setting. Bugs can take time to fix and can delay important teaching material. The settings can be confusing at times and the mobile app can crash at times. Schoology support also takes some time to implement essential features which can be quite annoying at times.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Rebecca from NYC Department of Education

    July 2018

    Excellent for teachers

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    Value for Money

    Ease of use when it comes to communicating with students and parents. Students figure out how to use it very quickly. Can send messages to classes or students and ensure they see it!

    Pros

    Schoology is a great platform for both students and teachers. It is extremely straightforward to post assignments/homework, manage the gradebook, and even post "status updates" for your class to read.

    Cons

    The data analytics could be better. It would be nice to have some hard numbers about trends/patterns in student grades.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Deb from Bluffton university

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

    Learning Management for small schools

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    Pros

    I like this product for smaller schools. It is easy to use and manage for K-12 teachers especially. Students seem to catch on quite quickly as it is fairly intuitive.

    Cons

    Once you get the product up and running I don't think I particularly have any cons. There are some work around that you have to do when it comes to recurring assignments but that is manageable.

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