Schoology

Schoology is an online learning management system (LMS) that allows educators to organize curriculum, create lesson plans, and provide student assessment. The LMS platform allows for peer collaboration and engagement through public or private discussion forums and cross-application

Schoology: Online Learning, Classroom Management, Student Engagement

Tool Snapshot

Price Free; Enterprise option for districts
Learning Behaviorism, Social constructivism, Connectivism
Ease of Use ★★★★☆
Privacy ★★★☆☆
Accessibility ★★★★☆ (see Schoology Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT))
Class Size Unlimited
ISTE*S Empowered Learner, Global Collaborator
COPPA/
FERPA
COPPA – Kids Privacy Assured by PRIVO: COPPA Safe Harbor Certification; FERPA – Unclear

Schoology Overview

Schoology was founded in 2007 by Jeremy Friedman, Ryan Hwang, and Tim Trinidad while they were undergraduates at the University of St. Louis. The LMS focuses on three main components for educational engagement: 1) online curriculum and lesson planning, 2) classroom management through attendance and grading, and 3) parent and student engagement via access portals and discussion forums. With a robust set of features and the inclusion of its own professional learning network, Schoology provides a powerful platform for teachers to both manage their classrooms and connect with other educators around the world. 

Schoology Overview Video

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Schoology & the SAMR Model

Substitution

Augmentation

Modification 

Redefinition

Learning Strategies

Assessment

Engagement

Management

Resources

New to Schoology? Learn the Basics for Online Learning (by Schoology)

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Research

Ardi, P. (2017). Promoting learner autonomy through Schoology m-learning platform in an EAP class at an Indonesian university. Teaching English with Technology, 17(2), 55-76.

Biswas, S. (2013). Schoology-supported classroom management: A curriculum review. Northwest journal of teacher education, 11(2), 12.