Schoology

by PowerSchool

Who Uses Schoology?

Millions of people from over 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn.

What Is Schoology?

Schoology seamlessly connects learning management with assessments so that school districts can improve student performance, foster collaboration throughout their community, and personalize learning for every student. Every day millions of students, parents, faculty and administrators from nearly 2,000 K-12 school districts leverage Schoology to advance what is possible in education.

Schoology Details

PowerSchool

http://www.schoology.com

Founded 2009

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Free Trial

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Schoology deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Schoology Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discipline Management
  • Email Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Gradebook
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Learning Management
  • Live Chat
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Records Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Skills Assessment
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts
  • View Student Monitors

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Financial Management
  • Learning Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Parent Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Third Party Integrations

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  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Bookstore Management
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent/Private
  • K-12
  • Learning Management
  • Library Management
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • School District
  • Self Service Portal
  • Special Education
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transportation Management

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Schoology Reviews

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Overall rating

4,4/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,3
Customer Service 4,4
Features 4,3
Value for Money 4,5

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Andrew G.
Andrew G.
Teacher
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/26

"Integrated Learning Management System"

Comments: Overall Schoology is going to allow for better implementation of curriculum as an online and hybrid option during this COVID19 pandemic.

Pros: Schoology integrates seemlessly into our district as we already use Powerschool so it will make it an easy transition for teachers into online learning.

Cons: The interface and mobile app could use a interface update to make it a little more friendly and easy to navigate.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/06/26
Amy J.
Teacher/director
Primary/Secondary Education, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 2021/08/03

"Excellent LMS with a variety of features"

Comments: I love Schoology. The few times I needed support, the individuals I spoke with were amazing. The features and ease of Schoology outshines other Learning Management Systems on the market. Other than the couple of quirks I mentioned above, this is a product good for a wide range of ages and courses.

Pros: I have been using Schoology for approximately five years now and I find it to be the easiest LMS with the most features of all the other ones I’ve tried. It is so easy to organize in whatever way is most convenient for you and your course. It supports video uploads from multiple different kinds of sources whether be YouTube or Loom or Edpuzzle. Students love the use of badges where teachers can send “gold star” encouragement to students like “most improved” or other distinctions. Students can easily email their teachers through Schoology. Course updates allow for whole class communication. The pro list goes on and on.

Cons: The biggest con I have experienced occasionally rears its head when I try to sync Schoology to PowerSchool. I find that some assignments will not sync. Even after I go through all of the usual troubleshooting details such as having a due date or the assignment title being too long, nothing will get it to sync. This is not a huge problem maybe one assignment and 50. What is frustrating, is that when you go into the sync page the error listed doesn’t tell you what to look for us just simply says “failed the sync. Another frustration I have is when I want to unpublished material to students In Schoology that unpublished material is then unpublished in PowerSchool. Just because I want to on publish it in Schoology does it mean I want their grades in assignments to be unseen in PowerSchool.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/08/03
Courtney M.
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Education Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/05/08

"Terrible app even worse customer service"

Comments: Terrible app with even worse customer service

Pros: It was easy to manage my son's schooling.

Cons: It's clunky you have to go in and out to see different grades instead of being under one easy tab. Don't even think of forgetting your password. There is no reset function available and when you ask for help you get a super snarky email. I will copy and paste Hi Cmac0521, We are no longer accepting ticket submissions from Basic users. Helpdesk ticketing support is a feature of our Enterprise subscription. You can see what’s included in Enterprise here. To support our millions of free (Basic) users, we have invested in providing you easy access to better support resources, like the newly launched Schoology Guide Center. We also recommend visiting the Schoology Help Center where you can access a wealth of information about Schoology as well as engage with our member Community. Not sure if you’re a ‘Basic’ account holder? Instructors: if you see the word “Upgrade” in the upper left corner of your Schoology account of your account - that means you’re Basic! Parents and Students: check with your instructor! Sincerely,
Schoology Support
Basically "you didn't pay we don't want to help you, go annoy the school. You're Basic LOL" - Schoology "customer service"

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/05/08
Angela R.
Online Teacher
E-Learning, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    Unrated
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 2021/07/16

"All Systems in One Place"

Comments: Schoology has been extremally useful to me as a teacher both during the pandemic and after. I appreciate the Schoology teams constant innovation and dedication to teachers and students. I look forward to using it again next year. Students and parents both find it easy to use and I have had positive results using the platform.

Pros: I love that I can login once and be able to access a variety of programs and software. The one user login is awesome! I like that I can send out messages to students either through the messenger feature or by placing an announcement in each class. I also like being able to go directly from one website (for example Newsela) to another (for example Nearpod) with in the platform itself. Set up classes is a breeze, and I appreciate how seamless Schoology has made it for teachers. The training I received from Schoology staff is also very good.

Cons: As with any LMS, there is a learning curve, but it ranks as one of the better LMSs in terms of easy of use. I would like to see Zoom integrated directly into each class, as an additional option.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/07/16
Verified Reviewer
Technology Director
Primary/Secondary Education, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/18

"Schoology - Powerful, but User Friendly LMS"

Comments: Schoology has been a game changer for us. As a district that previously used an open source alternative, we really took a risk by rolling out a new product that was not free. Teachers have really embraced the platform, which is allowing us to move toward a model where learning is individualized and focused on the needs of the learner.

Pros: Schoology feels like a social media platform. It's easy to use and makes sense when you're using it. It has a tremendous ability to be extended with integrations with Google, Microsoft, etc. and connects well with other learning platforms that are important in K-12 settings.

Cons: At the enterprise level, sometimes support the can be lackluster when dealing with things such as the synchronization between Schoology and PowerSchool. On the positive side, we anticipate with PowerSchool's purchase of Schoology that this might improve over time.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/01/18