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Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera

It's absolutely ideal for programming. Today, most programming environments are available for free and enthusiasts can tinker with programming on their own. But Coursera structures that process and presents iteratively more complex assignments to the student.I found it useful for non-programming. I took a refresher Calculus course and the user was able to enter solutions symbolically which I found impressive.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

Schoology is superb for the K-12 classroom. It offers much of the same simplicity and ease of navigation you'd see in lighter LMS's like Google Classroom, yet offers enough of a feature set to rival big names like Canvas or Blackboard, as long as you aren't looking to scale large online programs with it. It's great for flipping the classroom and blended learning at the individual faculty level, and is great for pivoting across modalities quickly as we had to do during the pandemic. I'm not sure I would recommend this for higher education - platforms like Canvas have clearly done much more work to ensure a better "fit" for that setting.
Justin Harbin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Coursera
Schoology Learning
6.1
Course authoring
Coursera
Schoology Learning
7.2
Course catalog or library
Coursera
Schoology Learning
6.1
Player/Portal
Coursera
Schoology Learning
6.0
Learning content
Coursera
Schoology Learning
6.4
Mobile friendly
Coursera
Schoology Learning
5.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Coursera
Schoology Learning
6.0
Assignments
Coursera
Schoology Learning
7.6
Compliance management
Coursera
Schoology Learning
5.4
Learning administration
Coursera
Schoology Learning
6.1
Learning reporting & analytics
Coursera
Schoology Learning
4.8
Social learning
Coursera
Schoology Learning
6.5

Pros

Coursera

  • Coursera is very well organized. They are partnered with the most important educational institutions around the world.
  • They are very “up to date” in topics of interest and new courses.
  • Coursera has the widest catalog of courses, all of them with a certification given by them in name of a professional institution, like universities.
  • They also have programs together with universities that allow you to get a Masters Degree and Specializations. (Which is awesome)
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

  • Customer Service is amazing. If there is something that doesn't see to work, the customer service department is there to help! The help and support page is comprehensive.
  • It is easy to embed various programs, web site and apps into this one LMS platform. This makes if very easy to customize.
  • Improvements and modifications are constantly being made. The company stays ahead of current trends.
  • Organization of courses and groups is easy, with many an endless amount of possibilities available for creation.
Kellie Weisenbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Coursera

  • The problem with Coursera is the moderation in the forums. From the few courses I have taken, many of my classmates were criticized heavily or bullied by other classmates for asking questions in the forum. This hasn’t gotten any attention from the forum moderators which makes the community feel uneasy with helping each other.
  • Most of the courses and the related materials used to be freely available on Coursera. However, with the recent changes, some of the courses are categorized into specific tracks, and they are not free anymore. However I am glad that one can still audit the paid courses, but access to the course materials may be limited.
  • Some courses are only available on specific dates and I have missed out on classes I was really interested in.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

  • The grade book is functional and nice in many ways, but I like to run reports on assignments/assessments. This is not as easy compared to other grade book systems.
  • Many of the third-party integrations need higher technical support to integrate. This may be a pro/con based on your school technical support staff.
  • Some features appear different on different devices or on the web site vs app. For new users, this can be frustrating. Be patient.
Matthew Adam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
Andrew Starodubtsev | 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

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning 4.1
Based on 7 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

Coursera

Coursera 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning 6.2
Based on 15 answers
Okay, 9.5. While nothing is perfect, the team at Schoology Learning and PowerSchool continues to add features and integrations to Schoology. The number of third party integrations has increased. The analytics has been greatly improved for both classroom teachers and district administration. Looking forward to the day that the Assessment feature has full feature parity with the Test/Quiz feature
Philip Pulley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Schoology Learning

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Coursera

I think Coursera has the best overall interface. I think you will find that different platforms go in different directions, and have different specialities. For the most part the differences are more in the types of courses they offer than one being particularly better than the other, so it comes down to content for me.
Donovon Carter | 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

Coursera

  • The greatest benefit of Coursera is access to quality courses on various subjects that you can either browse or dive in deeply. Customizable, flexible and accessible.
  • Helps our department to recommend trainees courses on this website and gain important knowledge. Also, the courses are provided by big-name universities which helps students in their careers
  • Developing and exploring professional skills.
Ilia Tarasov | 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

Pricing Details

Coursera

General

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

Coursera Editions & Modules

Edition
EnterpriseContact Sales
Team400.002
  1. Per User Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Schoology Learning

General

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

Schoology Learning Editions & Modules

Edition
Schoology BasicFree
Schoology EnterpriseContact sales team
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Coursera
    10.0
    Schoology Learning
    7.5

    Likelihood to Renew

    Coursera
    10.0
    Schoology Learning
    9.1

    Usability

    Coursera
    10.0
    Schoology Learning
    4.1

    Support Rating

    Coursera
    9.0
    Schoology Learning
    6.2

    Implementation Rating

    Coursera
    10.0
    Schoology Learning

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