Schoology helped bring students, teachers, and parents together.....this may be the new United Nations!
April 03, 2019

Schoology helped bring students, teachers, and parents together.....this may be the new United Nations!

Matthew Adam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Schoology

Schoology was being used on a teacher by teacher basis. Two years ago the school district decided to purchase Schoology for all users in the district. This helped out the students and families tremendously. Previously, individual teachers would seek out resources and establish a digital classroom for their class. Often students would have up to five different digital classes to seek out homework, resources, or submit assignments. This means up to five different login/passwords and 5 different websites. So when the district decided to purchase Schoology for everyone, now students have only one login/password for every class. Schoology partners with many other companies, so to access these sites you only need to get into Schoology first. No additional logins required.
  • Brings together students, school, and parents to have access to one site.
  • Allows students to see materials, assignments, due dates in real-time. No longer need to write down the calendar from inside the classroom.
  • Allows for absent or homebound students to access materials, engage in the classroom activity, and stay current with classroom progress.
  • The grade book is functional and nice in many ways, but I like to run reports on assignments/assessments. This is not as easy compared to other grade book systems.
  • Many of the third-party integrations need higher technical support to integrate. This may be a pro/con based on your school technical support staff.
  • Some features appear different on different devices or on the web site vs app. For new users, this can be frustrating. Be patient.
  • Schoology was rolled out in our technology plan. It was a major part in the plan to be rolled out just before students received the 1:1 device. It has been a positive impact on the education level in the building.
  • Schoology has been the central hub for communication between students, teachers, and parents regarding daily school work or overall class work. Previously, this did not exist.
  • Schoology has allowed our teachers to begin researching online learning, distance learning, blended learning, or other non-traditional class needs that were previously unattainable without Schoology.
Schoology seemed to have the parent piece and the student materials piece well in place. Schoology also seemed to be ready for changes in the educational landscape. They have built their platform as an open source, so they can work with other companies. This openness was a major sign that Schoology knew that they did not have all of the answers. Other people have great ideas and partnerships were needed to build something to help our students today and into tomorrow.
Schools, where students have access to similar devices and teachers, could benefit from this. This will allow teachers and students to learn from each other on preferences and instructional style while in the same platform. Even the teachers for the creation courses such as art, music, drafting, etc, use this software regularly.

If teachers do not use a lot of technology or if students do not have access to technology then Schoology is not well suited for you.

Schoology Learning Feature Ratings

Course authoring
10
Course catalog or library
10
Player/Portal
10
Learning content
10
Mobile friendly
10
Progress tracking & certifications
10
Assignments
10
Compliance management
10
Learning administration
10
Learning reporting & analytics
10
Social learning
10