Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning

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Schoology Learning

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Schoology for Teachers

8 out of 10
May 12, 2021
Schoology is used across the district as an online learning platform that is used for both synchronous and asynchronous learning. It …
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Schoology for Education

8 out of 10
March 04, 2021
I use Schoology as a learning management tool where students review assignments, resources and submit assignments online. It allows …
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2019

Popular Features

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Assignments (41)

7.8
78%

Course authoring (39)

7.6
76%

Mobile friendly (39)

5.6
56%

Learning reporting & analytics (38)

5.0
50%

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Features Scorecard

Learning Management

6.6
66%

Product Details

What is Schoology Learning?

Schoology, now a PowerSchool Unified Classroom product, is a learning management system (LMS). Schoology’s platform is built specifically for the needs of K-12 students, teachers, and administrators. Schoology aims to combine as many parts of the learning process as possible into a single platform. By doing this they aim to simplify the learning experience for students, parents, and teachers.

The Basic Package is free for instructors and includes features such as an Academic Activity Dashboard, Instructional Tools, and a Native Document Grader. The Enterprise Package includes the Basic Package and additional features such as Systemwide Administration, User Management, and Workload Planning.

PowerSchool acquired Schoology in late 2019.


Overview of Schoology Features

Schoology focuses on student mastery of learning objectives by offering a proficiency model of grading and traditional numeric grades. Through their online platform, it is simple to deliver assessments to students regardless of their location. Assessments are flexible and can be quick quizzes, locally-created benchmarks, or district-wide assessments.


Through Schoology’s built-in data and analytics, educators can determine what is working and what is not at several different levels. The reports generated give information at both the class and school level and can be used by teachers to determine how their students are doing, as well as administrators to ensure that all students school-wide are on track. Reports can be shared via a secure URL, and access is filtered based on staff permissions

Schoology aims to ensure effective communication between parents and educators. Teachers can send weekly digests about classroom activities. Parents can instantly access their students' grades to get an idea of their child’s full learning experience.

Per the vendor, Schoology is easy to use in combination with other learning tools and comes with over 200 native integrations. Educators can use said tools to quickly create assignments. Courses can be built from scratch, or educators can use Schoology’s content library that contains over 300 applications. Courses can be easily shared with other teachers or can be re-used across multiple academic years.

Collaboration is encouraged between teachers through the Public Groups pages on Schoology. These are community pages where educators can share ideas, ask questions and learn from each other.


Tailored Education Solutions

Schoology aims to create a highly tailored educational experience for students that ensures that they meet learning objectives in the way that works best for them. By offering personalized pacing, students can work through the material at the speed that suits their individual needs.

Educators also have the option of creating lessons that give students a choice in how they learn the material. Students can select the tasks that suit their learning style, and a grade for that lesson appears in the grade book, regardless of which task was selected.

Schoology also emphasizes the importance of collaboration between students, even in a remote learning environment. The Groups feature allows students to communicate and store resources about sports, clubs, etc. outside of their course modules.


Schoology Learning Features

Learning Management Features

  • Supported: Course authoring
  • Supported: Course catalog or library
  • Supported: Learning content
  • Supported: Assignments
  • Supported: Learning administration
  • Supported: Learning reporting & analytics
  • Supported: eLearning
  • Supported: Assessments
  • Supported: Live online learning
  • Supported: In-person learning
  • Supported: Video learning
  • Supported: Social learning

Schoology Learning Screenshots

Example of Schoology’s course dashboard.

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What is Schoology?

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Schoology Learning Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Schoology Learning?

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.

What is Schoology Learning's best feature?

Reviewers rate Assignments highest, with a score of 7.8.

Who uses Schoology Learning?

The most common users of Schoology Learning are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Education Management industry.

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Armand Ruci | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I love using Schoology because it does help students with learning their assigned subjects. I have used this program and it is comparable to Google Classroom but what sets it apart, in my opinion, is the way that the lessons and visuals are laid out which makes it easier for the students to get on the same page as the teacher. It is a great program to use and the New York City Department of Education uses it widely in their remote learning package available to students.
  • Project-Based Learning.
  • Improved Student Engagement.
  • Empowering Students with Technology.
  • Functionality does lag a bit at times.
  • I would like to see an improved dashboard.
I think Schoology Learning is well suited for the remote learning that school districts are embarking on because of the ongoing Covid pandemic and it serves as a good learning platform for all students because it is similar to Google Classroom but I would say it is a much more improved interface.
Score 3 out of 10
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Schoology is used as a platform for giving assignments, scoring them, and providing feedback to students. All teachers in my school district are mandated to use it to keep track of student grades. There are benefits in general to electronic gradebooks over paper ones, of course, but that said, this system has so many problems it's hard to know where to begin.
  • allows teachers to upload Google docs, sheets, etc. as assignments
  • allows integration with our school's report card system (grades in gradebook are automatically imported to report cards for families)
  • allows different teachers to save and share materials by saving them to Resources
  • In general, the system is NOT intuitive and there is a lack of customization across all aspects of it. Far too much clicking is required for many tasks. Some examples follow...
  • When typing comments on assignment, the default is to NOT show the comments to students--for students to see, you must click a box before submitting and there is no way to change that setting.
  • There is no way to create a bank of frequently used comments (e.g. "This is plagiarized", "Good job!", "You need to edit more carefully", etc.), so the teacher must type comments manually for each assignment.
  • Once assignments are marked missing, late submissions are still marked missing and there is no automatic way to change this. Teachers must go in and manually remove the "missing" marks from any assignments submitted late. This is a huge hassle, considering our district does not want us to refuse late work.
  • In consideration of the movement towards mastery grading, there is no way to customize the value of a missing assignment; it can only be zero. Any equity-focused district encourages teachers NOT to count missing assignments as zeroes. The value of missing work was customizable in the Illuminate gradebook that my school previously used.
  • "Mark empty cells missing" (bulk feature) does not mean "all cells without a submission"; it means "all cells without a grade." You cannot easily mark multiple assignments missing at the same time without then going to manually remove the missing mark from those students who HAVE submitted something that you have not yet had time to grade.
  • There is no way to sort students by who has the most ungraded work, which would be very helpful in prioritizing.
  • If a student takes a quiz late, their score does NOT automatically populate. Teacher must go in to view the score and then manually enter it. This is incredibly annoying at a school with a high absence rate.
  • Assignments submitted late are just marked "late" instead of time-stamped and there is no way to sort late assignments by the order they were submitted. I do not want to grade the work of students who turned in everything the last week of the semester before those who only turned things in one day late.
  • The Bulk Edit feature does not allow you to change the lock date (last date an assignment will be accepted). Lock dates for assignments must be set and changed individually, which I learned the hard way.
  • My experience with the mobile app was so frustrating that I never use it. It would be amazing if I could grade student work from my phone, but it's totally confusing.
There HAVE to be better-designed learning management systems out there. My suspicion is that this company was the lowest bidder. I have been forced to use it for four years and I have seen few improvements during that time. Teachers are never asked for their input on the system or how to make it better, which is what brings me here. I literally have no idea whom to approach with these issues.
Tiffany LoSasso | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Schoology Learning for a learning management system. Student access classes, assignments, tests, and communicate with teachers through the platform.
Schools and teachers can decide to use Schoology or Google Classroom.
  • 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.
  • Intuitiveness - Some sections are clunky and need extra people to help figure it out
  • Student view - You can view pages as students, but can't really experience sample tests and such
While I don't have experience with Schoology for littles, I have heard it is not very easy to navigate for lower elementary students. However, secondary students seem to do very well with it.
Scott Herring | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We are using Schoology Learning as our primary means of educational delivery to both on-site and virtual students throughout the course of the pandemic. Using it has allowed us to keep some sense of instructional delivery intact while some students are at the school and some are not. Additionally, it will be able to be supplemental training material in the future when we do return to full-time attendance.
  • Ease of use for the students
  • Allows for organization that fits different instructional models
  • Straightforward interface that allows both teacher and student to easily navigate.
  • Reliability
  • Lack of frequent synchronization
  • Victims of their own success
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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Schoology is used across the district as an online learning platform that is used for both synchronous and asynchronous learning. It allows us to use less paper by having assignments online, which also mitigates challenges with students losing paper copies. Additionally, it allows for linked assignments with Google Drive for easy storage, real time viewing for feedback, and rubrics attached to assignments for easy grading.
  • Easy to use gradebook.
  • Links assignments to Google Drive.
  • Attached rubrics for grading.
  • Completion markers.
  • User friendly.
  • Analytics need to be updated more frequently (once every hour would be ideal).
  • Notifications need to be more visible, otherwise students often ignore them.
Schoology has been useful since before the pandemic, but has become even more since. It allows for electronic documents that are easily stored, nothing gets lost, and no copies need to be made. It also enables students to see where they are in their work, always have access to the gradebook, and have clarity on what needs to get done. It provides options for synchronous or asynchronous work (or both, in some cases). I personally really enjoy using it as a platform for teaching.
Bernadette Scheetz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Schoology is being utilized in St. Mary's County Public Schools as our primary Learning Management System. It helps us to reach both in-person and virtual students through the organization of materials and the implementation of blended teaching strategies embedded with technology. We have users Pre-K through 12 grade using this as a primary source of curriculum materials and grading.
  • Organize materials.
  • Keeps students on track with assignment.
  • Report grades to all stakeholders.
  • It doesn't break down the grading/materials in to marking periods.
  • There's no mass excusal process for new students.
  • Analytics of usage for students doesn't address all the data required by the school system.
Schoology is a great classroom organizer for curriculum materials. Assessments have a wonderful variety of item types and offer multiple ways for students to show mastery. Assignments can easily integrate with Kami or Google and also allow for other types of submissions to allow students additional ways to show mastery.
Justin Harbin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We used Schoology to manage "supplemental" sites for all on campus courses, as well as fully online and blended programs. We found Schoology's niche was in the supplemental role, acting as an excellent platform for flipping the classroom and managing supplemental online activity managed by individual faculty members. This was used across the organization and also became useful for faculty groups, departments, and other interest groups in a social-networking manner.
  • Schoology has a simple and easy to use interface - it's easy to organize your classroom in a way that makes sense for the particular class you are teaching.
  • It is very easy to create dynamic multi-media instructions in simple discussion forums or assignments - many of our faculty found the process of creating learning activities simple to use.
  • Communication was a strong point - announcement features were well suited to daily reminders, update videos, quick polls, and other features that are of incredible value in the classroom.
  • 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.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Schoology district wide for our students. All students and staff use this and we have found it to be a powerful tool especially during these remote learning months. The teachers have adopted it and are happy to have a product that works well. Without Schoology, I'm not sure how we would have successfully gotten through the distance learning process.
  • Allows students and staff to work in one place
  • All systems we use filter through Schoology making it a very useful tool
  • Students have taken to it very well and have enjoyed the user friendly feel
  • The single sign on piece needs work
  • The use of additional apps would be great
This was extremely helpful for the distance learning with our elementary students. It created a place to have all of our k-5 staff and students to work and collaborate. This allowed the teachers to focus on teaching and not the technology or the tools we use. I'm grateful that we had a system that allowed for this.
Ai Ashe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I use Schoology as a learning management tool where students review assignments, resources and submit assignments online. It allows students to access their assignments and resources at home or away from the classroom and it makes learning management more convenient for the instructor and the students. My school uses Google products for learning and able to use link resources from the google drive for my students makes it easy for them to access all materials.
  • Great interface, easy to use.
  • Parent access code allows parents to monitor their children's learning.
  • Notifications of resubmitted work is the most useful.
  • Some of my students have difficulty signing in because Schoology linked them to a formal foreign language class. I found a workaround.
Best suited in an educational environment; could possibly be used for project management.
Score 7 out of 10
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Our whole organization is driven by Schoology Learning, a PowerSchool Unified Classroom. All interdepartmental communication is conducted through Schoology Learning, a PowerSchool Unified Classroom, as well as the bulk of instruction for this hybrid school year. When it comes to addressing business problems, at this point it seems that Schoology Learning, a PowerSchool Unified Classroom is our business. We as teachers spend five to six hours a day using it, as do our students.
  • Organization of instructional materials
  • Streamlines the process of creating lessons
  • Easily allows teachers to integrate programs such as NearPod, Google Sheets, etc.
  • We have had several instances this year where the program crashed district wide. Possibly due to overload?
  • Some programs, like Kami, do not work as smoothly as they should within the program.
  • The training is intensive for the program. There has to be a way to make it easier for kids to use.
If your lessons require a ton of content and materials to be readily available, Schoology Learning, a PowerSchool Unified Classroom is the program for you! Once you get the hang of it, it is fairly easy to use as a teacher. If you only need to post a video and a worksheet a week, then Schoology Learning, a PowerSchool Unified Classroom may be overpowered!
Score 1 out of 10
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This is the high school’s relearning platform. It is used for student assignments, status of work, and teachers posting resources.
  • Poor navigation
  • No summary Information
  • Little to no support
  • Support is terrible
  • No simple way to view assignments and status
  • Extremely arcane and difficult navigation for users
I would have given this product a negative rating if that were possible. The usability and ability for parents to see and track assignments is abysmal.
Support was non-existent. Just online for us and auto response emails.
Philip Pulley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Fieldcrest currently uses Schoology as a district wide Learning Management System (LMS). We switched to Schoology last year and I use Schoology for almost all of my course work. I teach using the flipped classroom model and Schoology's platform allows me to share my lecture videos, conduct assessments of student knowledge and understanding, to give assignments, and to provide communication with students and parents. All of my content is available to my students through Schoology 24/7, I can make it available in a variety of ways, and I can make updates in real time. Recently, Schoology's introduction of the Google Assignment App has me excited about our switch to Chromebooks. This app allows you to attach a Google Doc (say a study guide) as part of an assignment. When students open the assignment the document is copied, renamed, and added to their Google Drive. No more students opening or copying a new version of the document each time they go back to the assignment instead of to the copy they made but didn't actually rename like the directions stated. The document is 'tied' to the assignment and updates no matter where they work on it from (inside the assignment or through their Google Drive.)

Still to come, a cleaner looking interface with differentiation for elementary students!
  • Google Assignment App - this is a game changer for schools using Google and Chromebooks.
  • Most open LMS - it integrates with more outside apps and programs.
  • New interfaces on the way - a cleaner look for all and an elementary version of the interface.
  • More question types coming for assessments including labeling.
  • Options are availble for assessment monitoring for schools and districts.
  • Microsoft OneDrive Integration and Assignments.
  • Google Drive Integration
  • I wish I could move and resize pop up editing boxes. I create complex and visual landing pages with hyperlinks for my students. I wish that box were able to be made bigger and many pop up boxes cover information on the page that would be helpful when working in the box.
  • Settings and due dates for assessments are in two completely different places when creating them. One is in a tab in the content area, the other is in the creation "gear" menu. If both are not set correctly, your assessment will not work.
I'm a bit of a cynic; almost nothing is a perfect 10. That said, Schoology continues to work to become better and user-friendly. From a full 1:1 district to use by an individual instructor, there are multitudes of uses for Schoology. Some may think an LMS is not useful for the elementary level, but with its Google integration, Schoology provides a great way to share Google or Microsoft content with students and to get content from them.

For the middle school to post secondary, all content and assessments can be managed through Schoology in traditional, blended, or fully online environments.

For elementary, a new interface is in the works geared to those levels, but basic course materials can be shared and house in the system. Additionally, its ability to integrate apps and LTI content within its framework means improved ease of use for all students as they can stay within Schoology while accessing content outside of the platform.

Assesment options are increasing and their assessment management platform (AMP) provides for the creation of question-based assessments that can be distributed to one or more course sections across a district or organization.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our school uses Schoology as a Learning Management System. As teachers we submit our lesson plans on there. We use the resources to store our units and assignments. We post our assignments for students. Students retrieve assignments, videos and use subscriptions with SSOs. They can also take assessments, have discussions and answer polls in their class.

Parents can monitor their students assignments and keep track of what is due and when.
  • Single Sign-On for Subscriptions. This is very good especially for the elementary grades. One point of access, one URL to remember.
  • Syncing with SMS. We use RenWeb and it works well with them.
  • Assessments are easy to set up and you can save questions on the question in the question bank for use later on.
  • Enterprise - control of users and their profiles.
  • Ability to remove an assignment that was uploaded to the wrong place or has a mistake.
  • Change the order of students names in the submitted assignment section.
  • Date to end/close a poll.
Assignment management. I always had stacks of papers to grade. Now that there is one place to submit (not my email), this works wonderfully. Ability to have one place to store and retrieve materials without uploading over and over to a program. SSOs are a wonderful addition to have instead of moving from site to site.
There is support when you are an Enterprise User. If you are a free user there is no support.
Amy Westby | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Schoology is used to connect our classrooms digitally, assign work and connect with parents. Especially when snow days or sicknesses kick in, this has been huge to connect students to home learning.
  • Connecting students and families to classroom learning.
  • Working with students who are home sick or absent in travels.
  • Posting online assignments and grading.
  • The dashboard and main screen are beginning to look outdated.
  • The connection to other third-party software is limited.
  • Group discussions are not as easy to facilitate as other programs.
Schoology is an online class management tool we use to connect with our students and families digitally. Assignments are created and posted, students can view their grades, and parents can check to see what homework their child has.
We have workshops on navigating tools in Schoology, and their FAQ page is very helpful.
Score 9 out of 10
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Our school system adopted Schoology as our Learning Management System a few years ago. At first, it was piloted at a few select schools, then all schools were encouraged to adopt the platform. Now, it is the preferred LMS for our very large school system. It is used in a K-12 public education setting in more than 100 schools.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Schoology is a learning management system that is designed for K-12 schools. In my personal experience as an elementary school educator, students in grades 2-5 can easily use this LMS. However, it is not as primary friendly for our young K-1 students, who rarely use the program. At times, the program can be daunting to teaches who do feel as confident in their own tech skills, but with support, it is very usable.
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.
Sheila Majask, MLIS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have used Schoology in my classroom for several years and my county/district recently purchased the enterprise edition which offers much more for the user. While a few teachers are using it in classrooms during the early adoption, we are using Schoology to provide professional learning for our teachers which has increased teacher interest and use.
  • Schoology offers great support resources.
  • The interface is easy for teachers and students to use and is visually appealing and intuitive.
  • They offer many features above and beyond the basics.
  • Integration with Google and Microsoft make it easier for teachers and students to use.
  • The gradebook could use some improvement.
  • They could use some themes to make the pages more interesting.
  • Some of the grading features take some time to learn.
For teachers that are interested in more participation in their classes and have some technology knowledge, Schoology is a great choice. Users that are not good with technology will require training and support. This is due to the amount of options available.
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.
Score 9 out of 10
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Schoology is used by many teachers in our unit. Even though there is a problem with regards to some videos during assessments, we managed and found ways how to help our students play the videos. Schoology has helped many teachers in managing the time of the whole class by giving timed assessments. The type of assessments we have in Schoology has been a big help in coping up with the variety of students we have in the Philippines. I highly recommend the use of Schoology as a learning management system in every school. Give it a chance in your schools, for there will be a lot of updates that they are always doing. This will help you in updating the students on what to do next. It could also be their social media while they are studying. This will be a perfect teacher’s companion in managing student’s assignments and projects.
  • Tests/quizzes.
  • Assignments.
  • Gradebook.
  • Discussion.
  • Playlist.
  • Videos crashing.
  • Embedding sites and videos.
  • Assignments.
I would highly recommend the use of Schoology inside the classroom, and in managing clubs and homeroom activities. The use of Schoology in this field will make the whole classroom management strategy of the teacher more easier and manageable. This will pave the way in making more time for the students to collaborate, and make the class more child-friendly.
I give 9 because I support Schoology in the Philippines. I promoted the use of Schoology in my unit and in our school. I attended the Schoology conference this year and it gave me a peek into the improvements Schoology is aiming for this year. There are lots of plans that Schoology still has, and that’s why 1 more point is still waiting.
July 30, 2019

Schoology Usage

Score 5 out of 10
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Our entire district is using Schoology to deliver content and engage students, teachers, and parents. Our administrators are leveraging the platform to make our school calendar visible, disseminate information during PDs, update announcements, and other important information. Teachers are beginning to use Schoology to upload lessons and activities for their students and make announcements for parents.
  • Schoology does a great job providing a safe platform for students to collaborate and communicate.
  • Schoology allows opportunities to create small groups for differentiation.
  • I would love to see Schoology provide a way to schedule lessons on a particular day at a particular time.
  • I would love to see Schoology respond to suggestions and ideas frequently as opposed to ignoring them.
Schoology is suited for various professional development opportunities for teachers but less appropriate for scheduling assessments. Schoology could also allow for students to upload their own badges instead of the limited features currently provided on the platform.
Nick Amaral | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are a two high school district that uses Schoology as our LMS. Currently, teachers utilize Schoology to house all of their classrooms needs digitally, as well as design and develop more engaging blended learning scenarios. Students use Schoology to access their classroom and homework, complete assignments beyond the normal school hours, collaborate and share. Administratively, we also use Schoology to send out notices and reminders and keep staff and students in the loop. Schoology has helped us in a number of key areas as we continue to shift the educational paradigm and create more personalized learning situations.
  • Schoology organizes resources is an easy-to-understand and design layout. With this, student work and assignments are no longer lost in the "shuffle" of the school day.
  • Schoology works well with many other apps and programs such as Google Docs, and uses an integrated LTI app so that users can embed other programs such as Thinglink, Quizlet, Padlet, Smore, and many more.
  • Schoology is always improving. Since implementing Schoology we have had the benefit to see a number of key new additions be added to the platform including LockDown Quizzes with Respondus, the AMP and Mastery Learning feature, the Portfolio feature, and the upcoming enhanced Google Docs integration.
  • One feature I'd like to see added is the option to individually assign an entire folder of contents to a particular student. As of now, each separate assignment can be individually assigned, but more often than not, teachers need to send multiple materials and it would be easier to open a folder and share.
Schoology is well suited for blended learning, personalized learning, and gamification in education. With the multitude of features included as well as the various programs that work well within Schoology, teachers and schools have at their disposal a plethora of reliable and engaging tools to increase student engagement and flip education from the traditional format to a seamlessly tech-driven one that students feel comfortable with.
Jherlyn Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Schoology is being used as our LMS (Learning Management System) of choice. We use Schoology in order to provide virtual spaces for students to learn and engage in very personalized settings. Schoology becomes very useful when used in very tech-rich environments, as it helps educators keep all online tools in one place, and helps manage student resources, work, and data in one place. Furthermore, Schoology has allowed our district to provide classes for not just students, but also other teachers to provide enriching professional development. It has also encouraged many of our educators to connect via the available professional learning networks (pln's) available in the open groups.
  • Schoology provides students personalized experiences.
  • It allows students to keep resources and school materials available online, at any time.
  • It provides students opportunities to engage in online tasks and discussions in a very engaging way.
  • Schoology is very accessible, with a friendly interface, and provides mobile apps that are easy to use.
  • Easy for teachers to learn to use, and provides multiple opportunities to teachers, depending on their level of knowledge.
  • Best way to get teams of teachers to collaborate in groups or courses, and to share work and assignments.
  • Fantastic way to gather data on students and their performance.
  • They could provide faster updates in terms of changes to the system.
  • It could use a better way to keep track of popular teacher requests in terms of a "wish list" of items to change or update.
Schoology is by far very effective for all education settings and provides opportunities for learning and connecting that is unlike any other platform that I have been able to use. It is adequate enough to provide a learning environment for students in upper elementary all the way to 12th grade, and even for adults. Schoology may not be the best option for lower elementary, as students may not find it friendly for their needs.
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Four years ago our District was in search of a single Learning Management System to use. At that point in time, our teachers were using whatever LMS they preferred. During this time we noticed that our student needed consistency. Talking with one student, he had to work with 7 different LMS's to get class information or turn in assignments. Through a year of research, our team (admin, teachers, and students) decided on Schoology as our main LMS. Schoology offers us an easy way to deploy information to students in a variety of methods. It allows our students to turn in homework one way. Schoology had an app that works well with our 1:1 iPad environment. Schoology just fits with everything we wanted to do. We are in year 3 and can say that 100% of our Secondary teachers and 90% of our Primary teachers use Schoology on a daily basis.
  • Students like it.
  • Works well on Mobile Devices
  • Easy to train teachers how to use.
  • Not all features that Schoology offers work through the app
  • Need more reporting tools
For a district that is 1:1 this is one of the best LMS's out there.
April 06, 2019

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Schoology is our current Learning Management System (LMS) for the entire school district. We utilize it to deliver course content and announcements to our staff and students.
  • Organizing coursework in folders keeps my students focused
  • Giving assessments on Schoology saves grading time and allows students to receive feedback in a timely manner
  • It is difficult to get features modified by user suggestion
  • Mobile app does not have all the features as using Schoology on a computer does
Great tool for organizing digital content in K-12 education.
April 06, 2019

Schoology Rocks!

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My campus opened this year using Schoology. For many of us, this was our first time using an LMS to include most of the features. We are all at different places with our understanding. Our media specialist established a Schoology Squad to assist in training, modeling, and encouraging others to use Schoology to its fullest extent. Our students and parents love Schoology. As a teacher, I love the ease of access for everyone and the simplicity of organizing materials for students to access both at home and at school.
  • Schoology does a great job of working complementary with other interfaces, such as Neapod, Flipgrid, etc.
  • Schoology does a great job of listening to feedback and involving those of us who use it on a daily basis on decisions of how to improve and upgrade.
  • Schoology does a fantastic job of being a powerful program without losing the intuitive user-friendly interface.
  • I'd like to be able to mark work as late and have it automatically deduct points based on settings.
  • I'd like for the assessment feature to auto-update scores when I edit a question the way the test/quiz feature does.
I feel like Schoology is wonderfully adaptable. I can upload files from my computer or sync files seamlessly from my Google Drive. Students can likewise upload information from their device or sync from their own drives. I appreciate the feature of making the assessment feature password protected so students who aren't in our class can't just log in and take the test.
Lisa Herr | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Our campus is new this year and falls under the STEAM umbrella of education. Given the High level of technology use by both faculty and students, we realized that an LMS is vital to our success. We use Schoology in many ways, including;
  1. Platform to communicate updates and announcements to all stakeholders in our school community.
  2. Repository to house all professional development resources and courses for faculty.
  3. A collaborative platform for curriculum writing. Our content teams have all developed a collaborative Group to discuss, collaborate, and house resources to be used in the classes.
  4. A virtual classroom for all courses-- embedded interactive activities, assignments, due dates, calendar events, discussions.
  5. Gradebook-- while not the official gradebook, we use the gradebook feature for effective feedback. Our gradebook is set up to sync with our official district-wide gradebook.
  • Schoology allows for collaborating and sharing of resources. It is vital for teachers to have the opportunity to collaborate and write engaging curriculum. This platform allows for teachers to participate in this effort any-time/any- place.
  • Schoology is a great platform to provide any-time/any-place professional development opportunities allowing for embedded engaging interactive activities, accountability, and a badge reward system.
  • Schoology is wonderful for our students and parents. All resources are housed through Schoology, which provides students and parents with the support needed to prepare for tests, accomplish tasks, and learn new things. Parents are aware of all due dates and activities, becoming vital partners in the education process.
  • As the system administrator on campus, it would be nice if I could "Masquerade" as a teacher in order to troubleshoot. I could then see how 'they' went about accomplishing a task and help them through the process. At this time, I basically have to join the course as a course administrator and do what needs to be done.
  • Our teachers are supposed to connect with their evaluating administrator. The administrator is not allowed in their virtual classroom without that connection. This presented a struggle in the beginning as teachers forgot to connect, or did not connect for some reason. It would be helpful to set up a structure to facilitate that. With that said, we are in the initial year of Schoology implementation. This functionality may exist. I will keep you posted!
Schoology is well suited for so many aspects of the education realm. We use Schoology in various ways, and I feel strongly that it has been vital to our success this year!
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Schoology is used across my district in all schools from k-12th grade. Teachers across the district use this to address equity and student choice. They also have student groups to foster communication between admin/counselors and their students, and for clubs & Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to share resources!
  • Schoology allows for grading groups and individual assignments. This allows me to tailor my instruction to varying levels of student needs as well as addressing student voice and choice.
  • I also love that I can embed pretty much ANYTHING. I have never used an LMS that let me tinker with the HTML code of posts. That alone makes Schoology one of the best tools out there. I frequently embed Google forms, Padlet, Flipgrid, and many more tools.
  • Their assessment tool is fantastic. It has a ton of question types and provides great data. Their assessment tool will soon support grading by question - because Schoology LISTENS to its users! If there is something Schoology isn't doing that you want it to, please send them a message. They really do listen!
  • A streamlining of the process could help when teachers are transitioning it. The grading area needs some help. I often have classes of over 30, and scrolling up and down to click a kid's name and then see their work is really tedious.
  • Schoology does take a lot more clicks to get things done than some other LMSs.
Schoology is fantastic for working with students at the middle and high school level. I have no experience with it at the elementary level, but I do know that our elementary teachers are loving it. It works well for sharing work and feedback with students as well as for designing self-paced units for students and professional learning purposes. It is also great for PLC groups and clubs to share resources and for teachers like me who are the only one in my building teaching what I teach.

Schoology could do better on the mechanics of the grading for submitted Google documents.