Schoology. Good, but be prepared for the long haul.
May 15, 2021

Schoology. Good, but be prepared for the long haul.

Scott Herring | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Schoology Learning

We are using Schoology Learning as our primary means of educational delivery to both on-site and virtual students throughout the course of the pandemic. Using it has allowed us to keep some sense of instructional delivery intact while some students are at the school and some are not. Additionally, it will be able to be supplemental training material in the future when we do return to full-time attendance.
  • Ease of use for the students
  • Allows for organization that fits different instructional models
  • Straightforward interface that allows both teacher and student to easily navigate.
  • Reliability
  • Lack of frequent synchronization
  • Victims of their own success
  • Grade sync
  • Usage analytics
  • Inclusion of other services into the delivery platform
  • Adaptive to different teachers course delivery needs
  • Allowed us to be able to deliver content when it was impractical to do so in any other manner.
  • Teacher buy-in towards their curriculum development has increased as it has become necessary for them to make the content digital and reviewable at any time as opposed to only when being evaluated.
Schoology fit the right price point, was a familiar platform for some of our students because they use it at their other schools, which were two reasons we did not choose [an] Infinite Campus. Additionally, we used Moodle before, but it was not as robust for the areas that we wanted to move our learning management system into.

Do you think Schoology Learning delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Schoology Learning's feature set?

Yes

Did Schoology Learning live up to sales and marketing promises?

No

Did implementation of Schoology Learning go as expected?

No

Would you buy Schoology Learning again?

Yes

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.

Schoology Learning Feature Ratings

Course authoring
7
Course catalog or library
8
Player/Portal
8
Learning content
9
Mobile friendly
8
Progress tracking & certifications
7
Assignments
8
Compliance management
3
Learning administration
6
Learning reporting & analytics
3
Social learning
5