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.



213 Reviews of Schoology

Overall rating

4.42 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Mary from Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2019

Some Good Features But Looks Outdates

I used Schoology to manage an online professional development group. We needed a way to connect and share resources between meetings that was more efficient than sending tons of emails.

Pros

Schoology is a good platform for connecting groups online and sharing resources. A professional development team was able to set up a site to have discussions in between meetings, share resources, and schedule events. It was fairly straightforward to set up and manage the site.

Cons

Schoology looks very outdated and feels clunky to use. A lot of my team had trouble getting logged in to start. The features could definitely be streamlined and cleaned up, and it would be nice if there were some analytics on user activity.

January 2019

Michael from District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Great Product that could use a few small enhancements

Very good overall. A few new features would really help.

Pros

Super easy to use for both the administrator and the end user. If you can use social media sites then you will quickly know how to use the tools even without much training. Pleasing organization.

Cons

Some things take a few too many clicks to get things done. This is lacking in assessments though. That would be a good enhancement. Using AMP associated with Schoology is very clunky.

January 2019

Yusuf from Leadership Public Schools

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Great way to assign work, collect and grade

Pros

One of the best features is that you can assign almost any kind of assignment and grade it on the platform. No need to take heavy loads of paper to take home or risk of spilling coffee (wine) over the students' paper. It is also aligned with most of the online collaboration tools such as Google Drive, Microsoft Office etc. which makes your job a lot easier. You can also create assignments from scratch or use the assignments you have in your possession already.

Cons

One of the disadvantages of Schoology is the way it looks. It kind of looks like an old-school website (like myspace) for a website that does so much more complicated and cool stuff. That sometimes makes it harder to navigate around especially if you have already uploaded a lot of stuff.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Helpful software as long as teachers are on board.

Pros

This is a great way to stay on top of assignments and know what is going on in class. It is a great place for teachers to leave links and pdfs.

Cons

If the teacher doesn't post frequently then it is not useful.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Education Just Got Easier

Pros

As an experienced educator, Schoology allows to keep a steady correlation between all grade levels when it comes to all grade levels and developing the building blocks of a child's education.

Cons

Schoology is spread a little thin covering K-12. Maybe developing certain software for 1-5; 6-8; etc.

January 2019

Gerald from Extra Vital Science

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Mоdеrnіzе thе lеvеl оf studyіng оf yоurs wіth thіs systеm

Pros

Bооks, lеssоns, tеасhеrs, аnd аll thе оthеr lіnеаr mеthоds оf thе еduсаtіоn іs thе рrеvіоus сеntury nоw, thаnks tо thе nеwеst tесhnоlоgіеs thе еffесtіvеnеss оf studyіng аnd thе wаy оf lеаrnіng аny tyре оf thе mаtеrіаls nоw іs оn thе соmрlеtеly hіghеr lеvеl thаt еxасtly іs rерrеsеntеd іn thіs lеаrnіng mаnаgеmеnt systеm.Thе dіvеrsіty оf thе funсtіоns аnd thе whоlе іnfrаstruсturе іnsіdе thіs systеm іs rеаlly іmрrеssіvе, іn аddіtіоn tо thіs, yоu саn gеt thе ассеss tо аll thеsе nеw tесhnоlоgіеs thrоugh yоur smаrtрhоnе.

Cons

Evеry LMS systеm must соntаіn thе роssіbіlіty tо kеер trасk оf аll thе mаtеrіаls thаt thеy раssеd, аnd gеt аll thе stаtіstіс rеgаrdіng thе wаy оf thеіr studyіng, аnd іn thіs sоftwаrе thеsе funсtіоns рrеsеntеd thе vеry wеll wаy, hоwеvеr, I thіnk thаt thе lеvеls оf dаtа must bе sіgnіfісаntly sераrаtеd frоm еасh оthеr аnd thе whоlе stаtіstіс must bе рrеsеntеd rаthеr іn tаblе wаy.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Best Educator Software

This software allowed me to finally free up time and focus on my teaching instead of paperwork! Even better, all the tests and assignments I make can be saved to assignment bank, and I can reuse them for years to come. Absolute game-changer.

Pros

I am a teacher and school district I work for recently rolled out schoology and mandated all teachers to use it and I think this has been the best move in years. Schoology is AMAZING. First, it's very user-friendly (homepage looks like Facebook news feed, and grade books mirror many early-stage online grade books). Gradebook is easy to use and my school district has embedded an option where grades can automatically transfer and post in the district database every 5 weeks. That alone takes hours of work away from teachers when grades are due! Second, students can submit assignments on schoology - everything from exit tickets and papers to discussions and even tests. No more stacks of papers to take home and grade - I can literally access those online from any device and grade at my spare time. Even better - tests and quizzes can be created manually and correct answers programmed in, so when the student submits it, Schoology grades it and posts the grade for you (you have an option to review to verify it).

Cons

I am a math teacher and I would like for the option to allow students to create graphs themselves when doing tests. Schoology does not yet have such options, and instead I have to create graphs and and insert those pictures into tests, and make any graphing question a multiple choice one.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Student friendly platform

I use it a lot as a parent, but since i am now an administrator, I don't use it with the teachers that I support as everything is easier in Google Drive. I can see it beneficial for classroom teachers.

Pros

I first used this system as a free subscriber teaching a course. I could communicate asynchronously with students and they found it simple to use. As a parent, I use the app for my children's grades and LOVE it.

Cons

I didn't notice or utilize the upgraded version benefits when we switched to Enterprise and found it costly.

December 2018

Donald from DRL Transportation

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Great tool to monitor your children’s schoolwork

Pros

I have three children in school and I can monitor each child’s school work through this app. Also I can easily send messages directly to each teacher without having to call the school to interrupt class time.

Cons

I would love to be able to send messages directly to the principal of the school using this app.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Schoology an software for school

Pros

You can submit your assignments easily.
It's organized, it has a calendar to tell you of assignments and events that are ahead of you.
It's an app.
It notificies you when an new assignments come out.

Cons

The structure/software is mostly made for school.

December 2018

Micaiah from Education Management

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

About schoology

Pros

I love schoology, it is so easy to use and to keep up with your grades and assignments with.

Cons

There is nothing I least like about schoology.????

December 2018

Deanna from Self-employed

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Great Educational Platform

I like knowing which assignments are coming up and when they are due. It is great to be able to find lectures, homework etc easily, as long as the instructor has organized everything into folders.

Pros

I like how easily you can find the classes you are taking and that you can link updates/course info to your own calendar.

Cons

The problem with Schoology actually doesn't have anything to do with the platform itself, rather the administrators b/c if they are not using it and updating the calendar, it does not help you much. If you happen to have an instructor who is well organized and keeps the info updated, this is great.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Effective software for parents and teachers

Pros

The software is easy to use and allows better communication directly with parents.

Cons

Doesn't seem like it has full capabilities if working on a mobile device via app. Desktop version seems more powerful. Otherwise the software is effective.

December 2018

Gregg from KRCS

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Schoology

Pros

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

Cons

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

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Schoology as a LMA

Schoology is very quick to answer with questions. They work users in making their product better and are changing the way we educate our students.

Pros

Schoology is designed in a format that is very easy to use for the creator (Teacher) as well as the end-user (Student). This Learning Management System is always working to make things better. The networking among users is fantastic.

Cons

It is not designed as a standard gradebook program which is something we fight with parents and students who are still in the mindset of grades and not standard based grading.

December 2018

Nick from Ramapo Indian Hills High School District

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Number 1 LMS on the Market

Overall, I can't imagine my experience both teaching using Schoology and leading professional development for teachers without Schoology. It has afforded me an opportunity to totally revamp my district's PD to something more teacher centered, self paced, and differentiated, by putting together an online database of modules tailored to our specific district needs.

Pros

This is hands-down my go-to LMS for education. Having used a variety of LMS programs out there, and having come from some such as Google Classroom, and 3DGameLab, Schoology is top notch. Constantly being updated, Schoology helps transition the focus from the teacher to the student. The best features are Schoology's ability to integrate with other tools, as teachers can embed edtech tools such as Padlet, Polleverywhere, Thinglink, etc into a Schoology assignment using their LTI integration. As they continue to partner with other edtech companies, some of these then become options within their platform. I have used their integrated Conferences, Lock Down Browser, and more. The ability to transition ownership to the students, monitor their work while letting them work at their own pace is truly remarkable and a game-changer in education.

Cons

There are some things I wish were available such as the ability to share an entire folder of contents with an individual student, or to set separate completion rules/dates for assignments within a folder. Not sure why these aren't options. I also think a way to automatically award badges upon completion would really help teachers cut down on time awarding them.

December 2018

VALBONA from SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Love schoology

Pros

As a parent I am always informed on my kids grade and attendance. I love the email feature so I can email teachers when needed. I love that schoology keeps records of all my kids grade not only the current year. Very user friendly.

Cons

I cannot think of any cons for schoology. Great improvements on the later version. Keep up the good work.

December 2018

Makayla from Eagle's Gymnastics

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Easy-to-Use Platform for Students and Teachers

Pros

This software was well laid-out. It's easy to find what you need and communicate with teachers and TAs.

Cons

It takes a little while to get used to, but once you do it's great.

December 2018

Bethany from International House of Prayer University

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Helpful for students

Schoology engages my understanding abilities with people who are likeminded and connects me to my peers and professors alike.

Pros

Schoology has changed how I as a student am engaging with the material, the course and learning as a whole. It gives me the independence I need to be productive while giving all the information I need to get my work done.

Cons

I feel like I am not accessing half of what this software offers! There is a lot to learn about it, but I do like what i know.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Schoology

Pros

Vetted Schoology with the free version for corporate training. Very intuitive setup, clean design, internal course authoring elements, and a central repository for materials.

Cons

Not robust enough for the high level corporate solution we were seeking, but very well suited to schools and organizations that need to establish an LMS for students.