Teacher Review for Schoology

Outstanding, highly customizable learning management system

Lori H.
Classroom teacher
Simley High School
Inver Grove Heights, United States
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I use Schoology for everything I can in my classroom. It holds daily schedules, homework assignments, reminders, supplemental videos, quizzes, tests, even test question banks from which it can randomly draw assessment questions. I save my courses every year so I don't have to reinvent the wheel, but it's still incredibly easy to modify things for the new school year. My students log in when I'm gone so they know exactly what to do when they have a sub. Parent access allows parents to follow student progress and help/encourage their kids as needed.
My Take
Schoology is always changing to better fit the needs of teachers and students, which I really appreciate. It's a bit tough to support fully individualized learning right now, but I expect it will continue to improve. It does take awhile for people who have never used an LMS to learn Schoology thoroughly. That being said, it's easy to jump in and do a few little things right away to assess or communicate with your students.