Frequently Asked Questions
What is Schoology?
Schoology is a dynamic, intuitive, and user-centric learning management solution focused on making improvement accessible in diverse educational environments. With custom webpage and content creation, interactive collaboration capabilities, and seamless, third-party application integration, Schoology empowers educators, inspires students, and simplifies administrative tasks across the board.
How do you differ from other LMSs?
Other LMSs tend to focus solely on the course building aspect of the platform. Schoology on the other hand remains focused on the people using it. Even though it does provide instructors with student-centric course creation tools that allow for customized and unique approaches, Schoology simultaneously enhances collaboration on all levels. Instructors can efficiently share instructional resources and best practices on a global scale. Students have access to advanced collaborative tools that allow them to learn with peers, get the tutoring they need, and remain fully informed.
To truly improve user experience, it is not enough to simply provide the tools, no matter how advanced they are. Schoology raises the bar yet again by providing these capabilities in an easy-to-use, intuitive interface that heightens user accessibility regardless of experience-level. Working closely with clients in firsthand training sessions, we tirelessly provide the most genuinely personable community support that our committed team can muster.
How do you differ from a social learning network?
Social learning networks require a third-party learning management system (LMS) in order to conduct coursework online. Schoology has built-in LMS capabilities that are dramatically enhanced by its extensive socially driven interface. With Schoology, no outside technologies are necessary for a complete educational experience.
Does Schoology have mobile versions?
Absolutely! Mobile technology is arguably the most important day-to-day technology of the 21st century. Schoology's mobile apps allow instructors and students to stay connected anytime, anywhere. Assignments can be assigned, submitted, graded, and returned without losing the freedom of true mobility.
Does Schoology provide the content or is it provided by the user?
Schoology provides the content creation tools and the environment in which to use those tools. It is up to instructors and administrators to build and manage all the content within their educational system. Content can be saved, moved, copied, and adapted throughout the system for easy, comprehensive management. Schoology also provides access to a public resource library where instructors and curriculum managers can download and share content with other instructors on the global learning network.
Are you a hosted solution or locally hosted solution? Do you offer the ability to be locally hosted?
Schoology is a hosted cloud-based solution. This means that the platform is entirely online and can be updated quickly and efficiently without any maintenance required of our community. As a hosted solution, we can guarantee flexibility, security, and a simplified, uniform interface across the entire system. For these reasons, we do not offer Schoology as a locally hosted solution.