Schoology

LMS for teachers and school administrators

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Schoology Overview

What is Schoology?

Schoology seamlessly connects learning management with assessments so that school districts can improve student performance, foster collaboration throughout their community, and personalize learning for every student. Every day millions of students, parents, faculty and administrators from nearly 2,000 K-12 school districts leverage Schoology to advance what is possible in education.

Schoology Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Schoology Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 4 others, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

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Schoology Reviews

Schoology Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
198

Very good
119

Average
25

Poor
6

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.4
90% recommended this app
Andrew G.

Integrated Learning Management System

Overall Schoology is going to allow for better implementation of curriculum as an online and hybrid option during this COVID19 pandemic.


Verified Reviewer

Schoology - Powerful, but User Friendly LMS

Schoology has been a game changer for us. As a district that previously used an open source alternative, we really took a risk by rolling out a new product that was not free. Teachers have really embraced the platform, which is allowing us to move toward a model where learning is individualized and focused on the needs of the learner.


Matthew C.

Clutch for shifting to online learning

Overall, Schoology was a lifesaver. We experimented with different products but really enjoyed the controls we had as instructors. In a time when the pandemic hit, we were struggling to find the application that worked best for us and this ended up being the perfect fit. It was a huge bonus that it came free and that we were able to find a testing software to continue our online education. Kudos!


Courtney M.

Terrible app even worse customer service

Terrible app with even worse customer service


Tara M.

Virtual Learning Experts

Schoology was chosen as our program for virtual learning from home during the COVID pandemic. As a teacher, I was overwhelmed at first, but caught on quickly. Now, I use Schoology to upload lessons, create tests and quizzes, and even upload YouTube read-alouds for student viewing. It has been a vital resource to allow me to connect with my students.


Andrew G.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Integrated Learning Management System

Used Other for Free Trial
Reviewed on 26/6/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall Schoology is going to allow for better implementation of curriculum as an online and hybrid option during this COVID19 pandemic.

Pros

Schoology integrates seemlessly into our district as we already use Powerschool so it will make it an easy transition for teachers into online learning.

Cons

The interface and mobile app could use a interface update to make it a little more friendly and easy to navigate.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Schoology - Powerful, but User Friendly LMS

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 18/1/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Schoology has been a game changer for us. As a district that previously used an open source alternative, we really took a risk by rolling out a new product that was not free. Teachers have really embraced the platform, which is allowing us to move toward a model where learning is individualized and focused on the needs of the learner.

Pros

Schoology feels like a social media platform. It's easy to use and makes sense when you're using it. It has a tremendous ability to be extended with integrations with Google, Microsoft, etc. and connects well with other learning platforms that are important in K-12 settings.

Cons

At the enterprise level, sometimes support the can be lackluster when dealing with things such as the synchronization between Schoology and PowerSchool. On the positive side, we anticipate with PowerSchool's purchase of Schoology that this might improve over time.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Matthew C.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Clutch for shifting to online learning

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 9/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Schoology was a lifesaver. We experimented with different products but really enjoyed the controls we had as instructors. In a time when the pandemic hit, we were struggling to find the application that worked best for us and this ended up being the perfect fit. It was a huge bonus that it came free and that we were able to find a testing software to continue our online education. Kudos!

Pros

The features that made choosing Schoology the most impactful was that it was free, had many controls as a course instructor and created safeguards for academic integrity. It had more controls to avoid cheating, created amazing supports for test writing (test bank, fill-in-the-blank, mix-and-match, time allotment, weighting etc.). It was very user friendly in that it created items that we used in in-person teaching and made life so much easier!

Cons

My co-teacher and I had a hard time figuring out how to prevent students from receiving their grades right after submitting their exams. I'm sure it was a matter of deep diving more, but in our scenario of first-time users, the students received their final grades after their final exam rather than giving us a few minutes to explore the stats and realize if we needed to drop questions or not.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Courtney M.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: Self Employed

Terrible app even worse customer service

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/5/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Terrible app with even worse customer service

Pros

It was easy to manage my son's schooling.

Cons

It's clunky you have to go in and out to see different grades instead of being under one easy tab. Don't even think of forgetting your password. There is no reset function available and when you ask for help you get a super snarky email. I will copy and paste

Hi Cmac0521,

We are no longer accepting ticket submissions from Basic users. Helpdesk ticketing support is a feature of our Enterprise subscription. You can see what’s included in Enterprise here.

To support our millions of free (Basic) users, we have invested in providing you easy access to better support resources, like the newly launched Schoology Guide Center. We also recommend visiting the Schoology Help Center where you can access a wealth of information about Schoology as well as engage with our member Community.

Not sure if you’re a ‘Basic’ account holder? Instructors: if you see the word “Upgrade” in the upper left corner of your Schoology account of your account - that means you’re Basic! Parents and Students: check with your instructor!

Sincerely,
Schoology Support

Basically "you didn't pay we don't want to help you, go annoy the school. You're Basic LOL" - Schoology "customer service"

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Tara M.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Virtual Learning Experts

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 18/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Schoology was chosen as our program for virtual learning from home during the COVID pandemic. As a teacher, I was overwhelmed at first, but caught on quickly. Now, I use Schoology to upload lessons, create tests and quizzes, and even upload YouTube read-alouds for student viewing. It has been a vital resource to allow me to connect with my students.

Pros

Schoology seems overwhelming at first, but is pretty easy to catch on to once you start to upload material. There are plenty of user guides and how-to tips available on their website to help out as well. Schoology allows me to teach lessons virtually to my students during the pandemic.

Cons

It is a little more complicated to upload some things such as google forms to the site.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8.5/10
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Schoology Pricing

Schoology Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Value for money
Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 352 user ratings
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Schoology Features

Schoology Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customisable Branding
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4.3/5
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Additional information for Schoology

Additional information for Schoology

Key features of Schoology

  • Advanced analytics
  • Align content to Common Core and State Standards
  • Automate grading system and performance-based analytics
  • Automatically updating online grading system
  • Calendars, messaging, and personal/shared content
  • Centralize online educational activity
  • Collaboration-based interface
  • Create custom applications
  • Curriculum management
  • Global community for sharing resources
  • Instructor tools for course creation and management
  • Open-access integration platform
  • Resource sharing center and instructors
  • Schoology mobile apps
  • Seamlessly integrate third-party programs
  • Student information systems integration
  • Transform classroom courses into a 1:1
  • Webpage creation tools

Benefits

Instructor Tools

Schoology's versatile platform empowers instructors with dynamic course creation and management tools, a global community for sharing resources and best practices, and comprehensive analytics for free.

Curriculum Management

The flexible, connected nature of Schoology's interface facilitates unique curriculum management. Utilizing standards-compatible content creation, sharing, and tracking, we provide in-depth oversight that allows for greater focus toward meeting student needs and improving student outcomes.

Global Learning Community

Arguably the most useful resource an instructor can have, our Global Learning Community provides access to resources, professional development, best practices, and personal experiences from passionate instructors locally and around the world.

Analyze Hard Data

With an automatically updating online grading system and performance-based analytics, all the important data required to tailor lessons for a more effective education is presented in an easily read and relevant fashion.

Collaborate and Improve

Schoology's Resource Center and Groups allow you to collaborate with other instructors in a local-to-global community. Share instructional resources, best practices, personal experiences, and more to help each other improve instruction.

Expand Engagement

Schoology's mobile apps not only provide you important classroom management abilities with mobile freedom, they can easily transform any course into a 1:1, fully engaged experience with little (if any) cost by investing in mobile technologies or holding BYOD days.

Schoology FAQs

Schoology FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Schoology.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Schoology offer?

Schoology offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Not Available

Q. What are the main features of Schoology?

Schoology offers the following features:

  • Advanced analytics
  • Align content to Common Core and State Standards
  • Automate grading system and performance-based analytics
  • Automatically updating online grading system
  • Calendars, messaging, and personal/shared content
  • Centralize online educational activity
  • Collaboration-based interface
  • Create custom applications
  • Curriculum management
  • Global community for sharing resources
  • Instructor tools for course creation and management
  • Open-access integration platform
  • Resource sharing center and instructors
  • Schoology mobile apps
  • Seamlessly integrate third-party programs
  • Student information systems integration
  • Transform classroom courses into a 1:1
  • Webpage creation tools

Q. Who are the typical users of Schoology?

Schoology has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Schoology support?

Schoology supports the following languages:

English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. Does Schoology support mobile devices?

Schoology supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Schoology integrate with?

Schoology integrates with the following applications:

Alma, BigBlueButton, Blackboard Collaborate, Dropbox Business, Gradelink, Lucidpress, Mindomo, SmartClass, Zoom, newrow_ smart

Q. What level of support does Schoology offer?

Schoology offers the following support options:

FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials