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Score 6.9 out of 100
145 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Blackboard Learn ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

6.9

Blackboard Learn

69%
6.6

Schoology Learning

66%
Blackboard Learn ranks higher in 7/11 features

Course authoring

6.5
65%
23 Ratings
7.6
76%
39 Ratings

Course catalog or library

7.0
70%
23 Ratings
7.0
70%
28 Ratings

Player/Portal

7.8
78%
20 Ratings
7.2
72%
29 Ratings

Learning content

7.5
75%
27 Ratings
7.6
76%
34 Ratings

Mobile friendly

4.8
48%
29 Ratings
5.6
56%
39 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

7.9
79%
23 Ratings
6.7
67%
35 Ratings

Assignments

8.0
80%
29 Ratings
7.8
78%
41 Ratings

Compliance management

7.7
77%
16 Ratings
5.0
50%
24 Ratings

Learning administration

7.2
72%
24 Ratings
6.9
69%
34 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

6.9
69%
25 Ratings
5.0
50%
38 Ratings

Social learning

4.8
48%
21 Ratings
6.5
65%
36 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Blackboard Learn is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Schoology Learning is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

5.8

Blackboard Learn

58%
57 Ratings
7.5

Schoology Learning

75%
114 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

4.6

Blackboard Learn

46%
11 Ratings
9.1

Schoology Learning

91%
5 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Blackboard Learn

100%
5 Ratings
3.9

Schoology Learning

39%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Blackboard Learn

79%
27 Ratings
2.6

Schoology Learning

26%
15 Ratings

Online Training

7.0

Blackboard Learn

70%
1 Rating

Schoology Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Blackboard Learn

100%
2 Ratings

Schoology Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackboard Learn

A school with a well-established technology imprint with their students (for example, ours is a BYOB school where every student has their own laptop and must bring it to school every day and where over 99% of our families have reliable broadband at home) is a reasonable scenario for using The arrogance and intransigence of the sales force is quite disconcerting… They are no longer the only game in town and don't yet realize it. Less well-off schools/families may find it a challenge if students must be on campus or at a public library in order to use the technology. Obviously, during the pandemic, this became problematic for some districts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

Schoology does the job well enough, but there are enough areas of contention that make advanced use of the system unwieldy. District staff does not have easy reporting ability to determine adoption and use of the platform without having to export to another program for analysis. The reliability of the system is a huge pain point as we need to deliver the curriculum but cannot count on it being available when we need to use it.
Scott Herring | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blackboard Learn

  • Blackboard Learn makes submitting assignments electronically simple and provides a variety of built-in Web-based tools like e-portfolios, wikis, and blogs that our students use to create their own content.
  • Blackboard Learn is intuitive and easy to navigate from a students perspective
  • Blackboard Learn has many integrations available for connecting this LMS to other tools we use at our institution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

  • Assessments - Much more interactive and have more grading options than Google Forms
  • Auto-rostering - We are able to use Infinite Campus to automatically roster classes and there are no extra steps
  • Family/Guardian access - Schoology allows families to have a sign in and see student grades & work.
Tiffany LoSasso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackboard Learn

  • Blackboard Learn has some limitations when it comes to submissions
  • It is not that user friendly, I had to spend some time to get a hang of it in the beginning
  • I have been struggling a bit with deletion of manually added courses
Meena B | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

  • Schoology is great when you are managing individual courses, but for our fully online and blended programming, it really lacked the back end administrator capabilities to be scaling up well - lack of a template/blueprint feature was really disappointing.
  • Third-party Integrations were few and often did not work well.
  • As a higher education institution, we saw very little responsiveness to our needs up against K-12. Although promises were made early on, they never came to fruition. Some faculty also felt the platform looked a bit 'juvenile' for higher ed.
Justin Harbin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Blackboard Learn

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Blackboard Learn Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Must contact vendor for pricing information.

Schoology Learning

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Schoology Learning Editions & Modules

Edition
Schoology BasicFree
Schoology EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details
Reach out to the vendor for pricing options based on your needs.

Likelihood to Renew

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 4.6
Based on 11 answers
There are several aspects of Desire2Learn that outweigh the benefits of using Blackboard. I find that the Desire2Learn system is a bit more user friendly and looks more up-to-date. However, the decision to renew systems is not up to me because the entire University uses the same system. Regardless, I think I would choose Desire2Learn over Blackboard because of its improved user interface.
James Gurney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning 9.1
Based on 5 answers
While we have taken time to re-evaluate our selected 1:1 devices, Schoology's impact on student learning is unquestioned. Students are able to connect with other learners, create and share products of their learning, and develop their digital fluency through their use of Schoology.
Robert Schuetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 10.0
Based on 5 answers
It is very usable for both faculty and students. The interface is pretty intuitive and most students can use it without a lot of additional training. Faculty do need some training to effectively use the interface, but they usually get it pretty quickly. We have had to create some additional programming to give faculty a way to delve deeper into the content.
Inez Whipple | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning 3.9
Based on 8 answers
It's very easy to use Schoology. As with any LMS, it helps to learn some tips and tricks prior to getting started. But, each item is clearly indicated within the platform. If I want to add materials, it is right at the top of my screen. If I want to view the calendar, it is indicated to the right of my screen. Navigating a course and the platform is quite straightforward. Additionally, the benefit of Schoology's help center and user community makes asking and answering questions quick and easy.
Natasha Monsaas-Daly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 7.9
Based on 27 answers
My Blackboard support comes from the university I work with. They are responsive--eventually... but it takes them sometimes a week to respond to a reported issue. For example, I reported 2 issues last week and one was resolved and I was contacted about one still open option today. That is too long for a tech issue. I have not contacted any support offered directly by Blackboard, which may be a completely different experience altogether.
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning 2.6
Based on 15 answers
Schoology has worked very closely with our school system to meet our specific needs. The Schoology team goes further than just working with the district staff. Any educator can ask questions, or provide feedback and the company acknowledges it. This company truly cares about each users' experience
Kellie Weisenbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Blackboard's Managed Hosting was top-notch in getting us up and running quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Blackboard Learn

Coursera offers a variety of modules in which a team is able to work on then, but [Blackboard Learn] offers more options to understand how are the team members developing and which tasks have offered a harder challenger for them. [Blackboard Learn] also offers a variety of reports that can be generate by a team lead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

I have taught using both Edmodo and Google Classroom. While both were easier than Schoology was to get in the beginning, Schoology is infinitely more powerful than either of them was. I can do so much more, and differentiate so much easier using Schoology than I could with either of my previous LMSs.
Arcadia Parson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blackboard Learn

  • At one of the institutions that I worked for, the ROI was excellent for the number of users we were serving; however, I could not speak to other instances as I was not aware of the overall cost of the contract.
Rachel Hudish | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

  • Using Schoology to build a foundation for a blended learning model has helped increase my students ABC rate between 15-20% in all classes!
  • Using Schoology is forcing my students to become responsible for their own learning!
  • The only negative thing I have encountered is the students resistance to change!
Stacy Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

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