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Schoology Learning

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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.

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Schoology is a versatile Learning Management System used by school districts, educators, and students to enhance the learning experience …
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Popular Features

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  • Course authoring (38)
    7.8
    78%
  • Assignments (40)
    6.9
    69%
  • Mobile friendly (38)
    6.7
    67%
  • Learning reporting & analytics (37)
    6.0
    60%

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Pricing

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Schoology Basic

Free

Cloud

Schoology Enterprise

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Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Features

Learning Management

Features of LMS and LCMS systems, related to designing, administering, and consuming learning content in an educational, corporate, or on-the-job context.

7.4
Avg 8.2
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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

Screenshot of Example of Schoology’s course dashboard.

Schoology Learning Video

What is Schoology?

Schoology Learning Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Canvas, Edmodo, and Google Classroom are common alternatives for Schoology Learning.

Reviewers rate Learning content highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Schoology Learning are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Philip Pulley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I'm a bit of a cynic; almost nothing is perfect, I supported Schoology, was an Ambassador, and Ambassador of the Year. However, my opinion of Schoology has changed since PowerchoolS bought it. Schoology no longer 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 way to share Google or Microsoft content with students and to get content from them. For middle school to 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 housed 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. Assessment options are not increasing and those features are now only available with the additional $$ assessment management platform (AMP).
Armand Ruci | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Amy Westby | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Sheila Majask, MLIS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
July 30, 2019

Schoology Usage

Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
April 06, 2019

Schoology Rocks!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Schoology does a great job of making the interface user friendly for students and teachers alike. There are some features that teachers would like within the gradebook that are not there currently. The assessment feature also has room to grow to help teachers transition their old paper assessments into digital assessments.
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