Schoology Learning vs. Study Island

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Schoology Learning
Score 9.4 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
Study Island
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Study Island, from the e-learning company Edmentum, is a learning management system plus e-learning content package (math, ELA, science, and social studies) for K-12 schools. Study Island is built for whole classroom and group sessions as well as individual practice/assessments. The platform allows users to analyze student, grade, school, and district-level performance. At the student level, it includes tools for immediate feedback and built-in remediation, designed to help teachers…
$5.50
per student/per subject
Pricing
Schoology LearningStudy Island
Editions & Modules
Schoology Basic
Free
Schoology Enterprise
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Study Island
$5.50
per student/per subject
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Schoology LearningStudy Island
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsReach out to the vendor for pricing options based on your needs.
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Community Pulse
Schoology LearningStudy Island
Top Pros
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Features
Schoology LearningStudy Island
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Schoology Learning
7.1
40 Ratings
15% below category average
Study Island
7.8
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Course authoring7.238 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Course catalog or library7.527 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Player/Portal8.129 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Learning content8.433 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Mobile friendly6.538 Ratings5.63 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications7.334 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Assignments6.540 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Compliance management7.923 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Learning administration6.933 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics5.837 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Social learning5.935 Ratings5.83 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Schoology LearningStudy Island
Likelihood to Recommend
6.2
(113 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.5
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
4.3
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
7.3
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
3.6
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Schoology LearningStudy Island
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Edmentum
Over all, I was very impressed with my experience using Study Island. I think that it provides a great resource for teachers of larger groups of students. On the other hand, it may not be as worthwhile of an investment in a small group or individual student level. All in all, kids love this program, and it provides teachers with an in-depth look at how a child is progressing or understanding the content/standard being covered in the Study Island activity. The colors are fun, the graphics are fun, and the questions are nicely organized and customizable.
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Pros
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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Edmentum
  • Fun user-friendly format.
  • Engaging games for students.
  • Easy to navigate for all teachers, regardless of their familiarity with computers.
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Cons
PowerSchool Group LLC
  • While this product constantly seeks to make improvements, certain features need tweaking. As educators enroll in various courses, these course tend to accumulate. If the educator is not an administrator of the course, it is next to impossible to get out.
  • Switching from one course/group to another course/group takes several steps. Not always easy to find the course/group needed.
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Edmentum
  • The program would be great with seasonal games.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
PowerSchool Group LLC
Generally good, but issue self-reporting has become a problem. When there are issues, it can be 20 minutes to an hour before it gets noted on the status page
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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
Performance
PowerSchool Group LLC
Course saves or transfers can take several minutes and up to an hour
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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
PowerSchool Group LLC
We have county-level support and district-level support, but their HELP page offers everything that is needed to answer questions and to find "how-to" information for staff. This includes video and written directions for every available feature. Schoology has also worked with our district to improve their product.
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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
PowerSchool Group LLC
Too surface level with no follow-up. A
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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
Online Training
PowerSchool Group LLC
Sit and get with very little hands-on time. 5 minutes to try out a feature/question type, etc. is not enough time. Once your training is done, there is no option for new employees to get that training without having to rebook and pay for the training again. If you pay for basic training, that should be available to a district to use in the future.
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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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Edmentum
I didn't choose Study Island over Renaissance Accelerated Math. Study Island doesn't offer the in-depth review of standards over and over like Renaissance Accelerated Math does. Plus, Renaissance Accelerated Math also makes them wait 2 weeks then re-introduces the standards they have mastered to make sure they still have that mastery, and if they don't, it makes them re-do that standard.
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Scalability
PowerSchool Group LLC
We use it 5-12 so scalability is not an issue but sharing materials between departments including common assessments is difficult without paying for add-on features
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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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Edmentum
  • It has put teachers on the same page since we are all using the same platform
  • It has improved student test scores and retention
  • It has given us a platform to create and give student assessments in a fun way outside the typical classroom setting
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ScreenShots

Schoology Learning Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of Schoology’s course dashboard.