NETLAB+ vs. Schoology Learning

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NETLAB+
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Network Development Group (NDG) offers NETLAB+ , supporting computer science and IT learning labs with remote access to IT infrastructure.N/A
Schoology Learning
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Schoology aims to combine as many parts of the learning process as possible into a single platform for K-12 students. By doing this they aim to simplify the learning experience for students, parents, and teachers.N/A
Pricing
NETLAB+Schoology Learning
Editions & Modules
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Schoology Basic
Free
Schoology Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NETLAB+Schoology Learning
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Features
NETLAB+Schoology Learning
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
NETLAB+
7.7
2 Ratings
Schoology Learning
6.9
41 Ratings
Course authoring7.02 Ratings7.839 Ratings
Course catalog or library10.02 Ratings7.728 Ratings
Player/Portal10.02 Ratings7.729 Ratings
Learning content7.02 Ratings8.534 Ratings
Mobile friendly5.02 Ratings6.039 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications8.01 Ratings7.035 Ratings
Assignments9.02 Ratings7.741 Ratings
Compliance management9.01 Ratings4.924 Ratings
Learning administration8.02 Ratings7.434 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.02 Ratings5.338 Ratings
Social learning5.02 Ratings6.536 Ratings
User Ratings
NETLAB+Schoology Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(114 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.8
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.2
(15 ratings)
User Testimonials
NETLAB+Schoology Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
Network Development Group (NDG)
For the classes throughout my degree program, this has been one of the most helpful tools that are available to us. The detailed explanations along with the screenshots of the tasks I am working on, have given me a comfortable learning environment where I am confident in a "real" network setting, the processes will come at ease
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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.
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Pros
Network Development Group (NDG)
  • Shared resources
  • Only requires a browser and Internet for access
  • Scheduling
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • 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.
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Cons
Network Development Group (NDG)
  • The inability to save progress! :-) As we go through the labs, time can be a very stressful aspect if I don't allow for enough in the beginning or underestimated the time it would take to complete.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Network Development Group (NDG)
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
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.
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Usability
Network Development Group (NDG)
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
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.
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Support Rating
Network Development Group (NDG)
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
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
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Alternatives Considered
Network Development Group (NDG)
I was not part of the decision & implementation process. But NETLAB as far as our other programs is at the top, because it is very easy to use, and I have very few reliability issues. I don't have crashing machines, and the detailed labs make it easy to follow.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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.
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Return on Investment
Network Development Group (NDG)
  • The shared datacenter has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars that might have been spent by the 28 individual colleges it supports.
  • During the past year, and through the pandemic, over 130,000 hours of lab time were accrued.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • 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!
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