Schoology for Successful LMS Integration
June 02, 2016

Schoology for Successful LMS Integration

Cristina Toflinski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Schoology

My current school district has been using the Enterprise version of Schoology for the last two years. This learning management system is being used by administrators, teachers, and students throughout various grade and content levels. This LMS is being used for general announcements, parent communication, as well as to house online classroom content, as well as for professional development purposes.
  • Schoology has a fantastic user support system. Whether through email, social media, or the help center, the people at Schoology do their best to communicate and support their users.
  • The Schoology LMS has clearly been made with the needs of individual learners in mind. The ability to create and assign course content to specific groups within a course helps to properly reach special education students, gifted students, and everyone in between.
  • The Schoology App allows teachers to utilize old-school and new-school grading techniques with the ability to grade assignments online and utilize a stylus for adding feedback.
  • The ability to submit and grade assignments online helps teachers to avoid hours spent at a copy machine as well as stacks of papers that must be graded and passed back to students. Once an assignment is graded on Schoology it is immediately documented in the gradebook and students are notified of a newly graded item.
  • The Schoology App needs to better reflect the desktop version. For example, functions such as badges and portfolios need to be made available through the app.
  • Assignment averages need to be made available for a single section of a course, not just or the course as a whole. This information is needed in order to help students during the process of writing IEP's and PRO6 reports.
  • When grading in the app, a dual screen feature would be helpful in allowing the teacher to see both the assignment being graded and the rubric being used to grade, at the same time.
  • Schoology has been integral in helping us to successfully implement a 1-to-1 iPad program within our district.
  • Schoology allows teachers and students to communicate beyond the 40 minute classroom. Learning is on-going due to the successful use of Schoology.
  • Schoology has allowed teachers to take positive risks in creating new and exciting content as well as to collaborate across content areas.
Schoology is incredibly user friendly. The ability to create content specific to students, as well as the ability to record audio and video, create tests, quizzes, and pages, and merge with Google Docs, YouTube, and Dropbox, allows educators to create content-rich lessons and assignments that meet the specific needs of learners. Additionally, the Schoology support network is incredibly helpful in assisting users. Finally, the Schoology support network is eager and willing to receive user feedback in order to make Schoology even more beneficial for users.
Though used at varying capacities, Schoology can be utilized through grades K-12 as well as at the higher education level. Schoology is a wonderful LMS that can be used to communicate with parents, colleagues, and to network with other educators. Schoology is a fantastic space for housing the online classroom as well as for professional development purposes. The ability to use Schoology "courses" and "groups" allows a plethora of possibilities.