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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    Coursera

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    Schoology Learning

    66%
    Schoology Learning ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    39 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    28 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    29 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    34 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    39 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    35 Ratings

    Assignments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    41 Ratings

    Compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    24 Ratings

    Learning administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    34 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    38 Ratings

    Social learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    36 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Coursera is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Coursera

    93%
    17 Ratings
    7.5

    Schoology Learning

    75%
    114 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Coursera

    100%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    Schoology Learning

    91%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Coursera

    100%
    1 Rating
    3.9

    Schoology Learning

    39%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Coursera

    90%
    4 Ratings
    2.7

    Schoology Learning

    27%
    15 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Coursera

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Schoology Learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Coursera

    The Coursera platform can be a useful part of your overall learning content portfolio if utilized correctly. It's fantastic for asynchronous courses that don't necessarily need a dedicated faculty member (though I'd highly recommend at least having some discussion moderators/student workers) and for offering MOOCs. The ability for the learners to contribute translations really makes it ideal for the international learning community - I am always amazed to see a course we launched with 2-3 languages to quickly have 10-12 more added. This feature really helps expand the audience reach and Coursera has such a large following already that it can grow seemingly overnight.
    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

    Coursera

    • Interaction: the student learns by doing. For programming courses, this means programming!
    • Assessments: the courses I'd taken ask students to grade each others work with a rubric. This is hugely effective and permits tests and quizzes to be other than multiple choice.
    • Creativity and enthusiasm of the instructors. Some of the approaches demonstrated real out-of-the-box thinking by the instructors. For example, the Rice Python course was a self-contained website requiring no installation of IDE on one's computer, and the final project was a working version of Asteroids.
    • Low cost of entry: most of the course I enrolled in were free, with an optional fee for certifications. This really gives people the freedom to explore learning. It's almost like a Public Library of Learning.
    • Coursera forces a weekly discipline on the user with lectures and assignments and this really motivates one to put in the effort.
    Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | 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

    Coursera

    • Some of the courses (very few) have some old information (more than 2 years), and in some areas like technology the information has to be very new and updated.
    • Some professors or people doing videos are not good in front of the camera, they should train their people a little bit more for those things.
    Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | 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

    Coursera

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Coursera Editions & Modules

    Edition
    EnterpriseContact Sales
    Team400.002
    1. none
    2. 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

    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

    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 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

    Coursera

    Coursera 9.0
    Based on 4 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 2.7
    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

    Coursera

    Coursera 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
    Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Schoology Learning

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

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