Get some of your time back--Try Schoology
March 14, 2016

Get some of your time back--Try Schoology

Kelly Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Schoology

My district purchased the Enterprise version of Schoology and we are in the process of training all our teachers how to use it. What our secondary teachers love about it is that it syncs to Powerschool so what they assign and grade seamlessly goes into their Powerschool grade book. What they also love is that they can import tests from Examview. Those two features are the way to draw teachers in, but frankly the use of threaded discussions that can be graded, and the ability to use rich media in assignments, discussions and tests are the best feature. Not only can teachers add video and images to their assignments/discussions/tests, but students can turn those things in as well. This allows teachers to collect and grade a variety of digital assignments without filling their inbox. Schoology organizes the process for handing out and collecting all sorts of student work. Also, because everything is organized it saves teachers a lot of time.
  • Schoology saves teachers time because student work is organized by assignment so it is easy to grade and assign work.
  • Schoology allows students to be creative because they can submit all sorts of digital work (video, images, youtube videos, audio, notability)
  • Schoology connects teachers both within your district and in the world by creating a place for teachers to share content
  • I would love to be able to export my class list inside the badges function
  • I would love to be able to have flexible categories for syncing grade books between Schoology and Powerschool
  • I would love to be able to assign badges from completion folders
  • Students are able to receive feedback more quickly because Schoology helps teachers stay organized.
  • Teachers are able to meet individual student needs because they can assign and grade work that is differentiated
  • Students can be more creative in showing their content mastery because they are able to submit a wide variety of digital assignments
  • Students can work through lessons at their own pace because Schoology has completion folders.
Schoology has many more features than Google Classroom including threaded discussions, grade book sync and the ability to create awesome tests/assessments. Although classroom as some of these features, it does them by tweaking tools that Google already has. You can make a test using Google Forms but you have to understand and use many add ons for it do even some of the functions that Schoology has. In the test feature alone, you can can scramble answer choices and questions, use many different types of questions such as matching (even using a diagram), fill in the blank, essay/short answer and of course multiple choice. It is possible to put a time limit on the test or even just on specific questions. In the discussion feature, students and comment on many types of multimedia and can respond in kind. They can reply to each other and the teacher can grade the discussion. The teacher can set up a discussion with a small group within the class or expand it to other classes.
Schoology is great for all areas, but I highly recommend it for middle and high school because of the grade book feature.