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.

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Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8



175 Reviews of Schoology

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Audrey from Cleveland State University

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

Ease-of-use

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November 2018

Schoology an option for higher ed

It was offered as an alternative to Blackboard for students to upload assignments, post resources, etc.

Pros

I like having all the things I need for a class in one place.

Cons

You have to use the back arrow alot or keep clicking your course to get back to all the files and categories.

Review Source: Capterra

Bethany from healthcare

Industry:  Healthcare / Medical

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Poor choice of communication software

I really wish our school did NOT pick this software as the only communication tool. Wish we stuck to email.

Pros

difficult because I despise this so much. If its possible to have a pro, its having an app. Otherwise I not a pro

Cons

not user friendly
not mobile friendly
does not notify by email when there is an update.
Have to navigate ALL the separate folders to find important info that are if you dont take time.
Must use a laptop with this software!!!! BOOOOO!!!!

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Emmanuel from Csisd

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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October 2018

Security Flaws

Pros

It is available to all kids through the internet.

Cons

Many of the students found many flaws and security breaches in the system. They could easily gain access to other students accounts through the default usernames, and many students have held violent riots protetsing schoology and to bring back edmudo. freak schoology

Review Source: Capterra

Keri from ABContracting

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

Easy Tracker

Pros

It allows me to have one hub for all matters pertaining to my childs school. From grades to messages/updates- perfect reference to ensure my child is on track or needs more assistance at home.

Cons

I wish it was more user friendly in allowing parents to connect through it.

Review Source: Capterra

Lucky Precious from Aprisa Business Process Solution Inc.

Industry:  Banking

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

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October 2018

schoology is an E-learning app

Pros

Education is an important things and thats what i really like about this app. this is an e-learning app where you can connect to people and learn from them. You can share learnings in many ways by using this app.

Cons

None. i dont see anything wrong about this app. the team is very responsive and if there any issue it solved by an update.

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Rebeca from Freelance

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Best class/course management tool out there

As a student, this is a very well thought tool for us to have an overview of how we are doing in a course as well as material but also evaluation is there! and as I said I think for teachers this is also very time saving, as opposed to other tools where not even the home dashboard makes sense and you need 100 clicks to find something

Pros

I used it as a student and it is so much user friendly that the tool we used to have. Also, I have friends teaching who used ir and have shown me the "admin" side of it and it really makes their lives easier!

Cons

That it is still very unknown in my university hehe

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Simple and Thorough

Schoology connects everyone within one platform making it easy to network on different levels

Pros

Schoology keeps you connected to your students, parents, and teachers.

Cons

Bombarded by multiple updates in my mail inbox

Review Source: Capterra

Gideon from Information Technology Solutions

Industry:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Great software for kindergarten schools

Pros

The software has very user friendly interface, its features are great, and its integration with Google drive makes me love it extremely.

Cons

Using this software for the first time was not easy though since I couldn't get all the concept behind the software very well.

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Steven from Boardman Local Schools

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

Schoology is great for instant feedback.

I use it at least once a week for quick check quizzes for reading comprehension. It allows me to provide instant feedback to my students. Instead of having to grade multiple choice quizzes by hand or through a scan-tron, they are immediately scored.

Pros

The ease of use of the system is a welcome break after attempting to use other programs such as Illuminate, which was not what I would call user friendly.

Cons

When I reuse the course for the next year's student, I have to remove each student one at a time instead of being able to purge all former students from the course.

I would like to be able to transfer the results directly to Progress book.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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September 2018

Solid LMS

Pros

Fantastic collaboration opportunities with students, families and teachers/admin

Cons

Learning curve can seem intimidating, but necessary and easy once people learn about it

Review Source: Capterra

Gilda from The Classical Academies

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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September 2018

choology - like a Swiss army knife for educators!

I have used Schoology as a teacher with students and as a professional development platform with other teachers. I love all the options I have for sharing content of all types and engaging students in many ways. I constantly find new features to try out with my students. In addition, I am one of the system admins for our school district. I have used both the Basic (free) version and the Enterprise version. Schoology Support is always helpful, and while they cannot always meet my needs right away, they are always working on site improvements and new features.

Pros

•Ease of use - Most teachers, students, and parents learn to navigate the LMS pretty easily.

•Many levels of use - Teachers can begin using the LMS at a simple, basic level with great success, and then progress to use more advanced features that enrich the educational experience of their students. I love incorporating online discussions and media albums in my classes.

•Anywhere, anytime - Teachers can set up their daily classes in Schoology, embedding images, media, discussions, quizzes, and more. This lends itself to all types of teaching experiences from whole class to small group to individual assignments. Assignments can actually be assigned to small groups or individual students, and these will not populate the Schoology feeds of other students. The Schoology course can be used to facilitate the classroom experience, but also allows student access to classroom content 24/7.

•Great integration with G Suite - Schoology plays very well with all things Google. I love the Google Drive Assignments app, which organizes my students’ assignments so beautifully.

Cons

•Cannot create recurring calendar events.
•Badges are only visible on Profile Page. I wish they were more visible on all pages, like they are in Khan Academy. Badges are also not visible on the iOS platform.
•I wish assignments had both “assigned on” dates, as well as “due dates.”

Review Source: Capterra

Dennis from Montverde Academy

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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September 2018

Excellent Learning Management System with lots of integrations

Pros

While many people will love the FREE version, the greatness comes from the integrations that are built in if you decide to purchase the enterprise version.

Cons

The cost per student can be costly for smaller schools.

Review Source: Capterra

Elizabeth from Spencerport CSD

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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September 2018

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

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

Review Source: Capterra

Jessica from Altus Public Schools

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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September 2018

Best LMS in the game!

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Deanna from Garnet Valley School District

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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September 2018

Transforming the Digital Space

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.

Review Source: Capterra

michelle from CEHE

Industry:  Education

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

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September 2018

Schoology

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

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September 2018

Not the ideal platform for students

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Christina from IHOPKC

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Great platform

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Dan from GST BOCES

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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August 2018

Classroom Management Made Easy

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Hannah from IHOPU

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

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August 2018

Ok tool for communication with your students

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.

Review Source: Capterra

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