Schoology: Great for Teachers and Communication with Students
Saloni Hemani | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 18, 2018

Schoology: Great for Teachers and Communication with Students

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Schoology

Schoology is used by our entire school- all teachers use Schoology to upload homework assignments, tests, quizzes, class work etc. It addresses the need to have electronic access to assignments and gives teachers the chance to have one location to post assignments and grades. It eases the grading process as all submissions are in one location- also making it easier to see late assignments, etc.
  • Posting Assignments
  • Grading Assignments
  • Using Schoology Rubrics to grade
  • Time management for students as it shows due dates and upcoming assignments in order by date
  • It is hard to find a student by name
  • The loading takes a very long time when grading submitted papers
  • The formatting of Word documents is messed up when using the viewing feature. I always have to download the paper to view the formatting correctly
  • Eases grading
  • Eases student submission
  • Doesn't help with parent communication
I haven't used anything but Schoology since I've started working.
Any teacher who needs Schoology to post and grade assignments, this is a great time to use Schoology. It allows the teacher to store all assignments, and go back to archived classes from previous years as well, which can be very helpful. It is won't be as appropriate if the teachers want the parents to be able to view their grades. There is no functionality of parent access which can be hard.

Schoology Learning Feature Ratings

Course authoring
Not Rated
Course catalog or library
Not Rated
Player/Portal
3
Learning content
4
Mobile friendly
5
Progress tracking & certifications
5
Assignments
8
Compliance management
Not Rated
Learning administration
Not Rated
Learning reporting & analytics
Not Rated
Social learning
Not Rated

Using Schoology

As mentioned, I think Schoology is great for posting assignments, allowing students to submit different assignments, allowing students to comment on submissions, giving teachers one consolidated area to grade all assignments, and entering grades immediately after reaching assignments. Sometimes it is hard to grade quickly because it takes a while to load submitted documents.
ProsCons
Technical support not required
Consistent
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Do not like to use
Cumbersome
Lots to learn
  • Uploading Assignments
  • Creating Rubrics
  • Entering Grades
  • Format of submitted Word documents
  • Search function when looking for a student
  • Viewing archived classes