By Thought Spot
The overall Schoology platform is not well constructed, is overly complicated and ultimately misses it mark on meaningful helping to improve education through better communication, collaboration and tracking of progress for students, teachers and parents.
Parent email digest is a great ideas but all it send is a set of links and none of the links actually work. Hence that is worthless.
Courses get auto set up which seems nice, but once you realize that only about 1 or 2 of the 12 listed are actually being used the yer is about half over. And then you can’t remove those other courses not being used. This no way to streamline.
Most assignment and test information seems to be rather limited giving only a high level score or letter grade for it. This no idea where to help my children further at home.
App is simply an interface to access the website vs. actually being a designed experience for mobile. Zero benefit of having the app as most of the information hat gets posted you wouldn’t be able to see or use anyway.
All parties would be better off using good old fashion paper, or even a make shift set of files on a Google Drive along with a messaging board over the convoluted Schoology system.
It is clear that this was a design process that was very enamored with what they thought they COULD do, focusing on adding more and more features that they never stopped to really think about what they SHOULD do. Or to even think about the user experience, if it is this difficult to use as a parent I am distraught to think about the experience the students have to deal with, and certainly the teachers.
School districts need to ditch this platform.
Why can’t I publish and unpublish my materials from the app? Previously this wasn’t an issue. There are many times I need to use this feature and now I have to open Schoology through my web browser in order to do it. This questions why I have the App downloaded on my phone when I have to run through the web browser to complete all of my required tasks anyway.
Schoology is amazing! 5/5
I use Schoology a lot! It is great!
Horrible app 1/5
This app is a fake schoology and if you want the REAL one go to YOUR school website and look for a link that says schoology and that will take you to your REAL schools website (I hope this app gets shut down) the app doesn’t help or tell you what to do at all. I’m not a complainer but from a person like me I know this app is BEYOND useless
I just adore this app! I love how I don’t get notifications even through it says that they’re turned on. I love how I have to press 4 buttons to see one grade!! I hate seeing all of my grades at once! Oh, and the best part is that the ‘course’ and the grades are two separate things. I love throwing my phone to the wall in frustration every midterm. Thanks for that!! I love you guys!
LET ME LOG IN 1/5
I am at school right now and my laptop is dead. I have tried to log in to the app on my phone in which I just downloaded, and it’s not letting me. It tells me that my email is not associated with schoology.....I USE SCHOOLOGY EVERYDAY AND THIS APP DOES NOT WORK.
By peter banchez
How can I hack the system and change my grade?
Color scheme 3/5
Please get rid of the new orange color of assignments and quizzes. I go to a somewhat large school which relies on this app and not a single person has been like “I really love the orange assignments and orange quizzes”. Please revert the colors to what they were before.
My whole school uses this app 5/5
By legend of jj
This has helped me get better at my work
Don’t waste your time 1/5
This app was poorly designed and it has many issues. School systems should not waste time and money on this trash software🤮.
The system and layout it’s self is good but the new update with different icons is terrible
Change it back plz 3/5
By Varsity Oarsman
It was good before, but now it’s a mess. I would GREATLY appreciate it if you could change the homework icons back to what they used to be, and combine the home page and homework calendar and maybe the course selection if you can, because usually that’s where I need to go to and accessing a course directly from the home screen would be very helpful.
STOP CHANGING THINGS!!! 3/5
Please stop trying to “update” folder icons and such. They’re FINE!!! Please please please just leave it alone and stop changing stuff. I’m begging you guys. Just make the app more like the computer version.
DO NOT RECOMMEND! 1/5
By jack 89643
Very glitchy and not well made. Everyone at my school hates this
Where’s my old assignments? 2/5
This app is being used at my college and while it’s nice to be able to see what’s due, if the teacher takes the time to put it on site there are other problems. The mobil app is horrible it’s hard to upload things. Many times I have an update but it seems to disappear. My biggest issue with this system is that I handed in assignments on here for my education portfolio and the teachers sent them back through the system with the rubrics. Well once the quarter was over and you sign up for new classes all of your stuff disappears. This was when we first start using it and we’re still getting used to it so no one knew and a lot of students lost their work.
Not so much
this app makes me want to drop out of high school 2/5
By GPA < 4.0
i'd rather check my grades on a school computer
This is trash 1/5
Trashy I hate this app my teacher make me do this make it fun and plz you guy make it 3x harder and you give 4x more work
Never works 1/5
Since the update all the app does is spin. I have deleted it and reinstalled it and still spins.
This is terrible 1/5
By fuchs news
Do not use this app it is absolutely terrible.
Nice app for school use 5/5
Schoology is a nice app. Most of the reviews are negative mainly because they thought this a different type of app. At my school we use this app for every single subject. It does need some bugs fixed but it sincerely a great app for schools. I would not recommend this app for anything other than for school purposes. Hey schools who use iPads use this amazing app.
Schoology review 5/5
Very user friendly and easy to use
Love this app 4/5
This is a nice app and I like it A lot I had no problems with it.
Good website, bad app.
Awesome! 😀😀 5/5
This app is the best whenever my teachers post homework it makes everything easier from finding out due dates to messaging teachers the bad reviews are just from competitors and people who don’t like school. I say this is the most worthwhile app. People take advantage of Schoology it does
help. If any schools are reading this than use Schoology your students will stay on top of things easier. I recommend this app to anyone and everyone.
Good App 5/5
I like the User Interface and all.
Everything is conveniently placed.
Just horrible! 1/5
Don't bother! This is not app, just a web site, optimized fir a large size monitor. Using it on a phone is pain.
Great app I just hate school and anything to do with it 5/5
Could be better 1/5
By Ian Ncl
App needs a lot of work, very hard to work on on mobile, very hard to click on anything.
UI Makeover 3/5
In need of a UI makeover as the current one on the website and on this app is outdated and not good looking. It would make schoology much better if this happened.
Small problem great otherwise 4/5
Would give 5 stars but on the iPad the app version isn’t compatible with the split screen mode forcing me to go back and forth between apps wasting time very good otherwise
YOU ARE NOT GOOGLE CLASSROOM 1/5
Stop taking over google classroom. i hate your system and it doesn’t make sense. Everything is unorganized and awful.
This app and website are very easy an helpful in a class room and business situations. In my classroom we use schoolology for writing essays and all sort of other assignments. Over all this app I do suggest and it will be helpful for you.
I have a question 5/5
Why can’t you delete yourself from a course? You see, I added myself to the wrong period in this one class, I have issues with talking to people and I don’t see why it isn’t possible to delete yourself from a course. Could you consider, if you read this, maybe adding that function. I get that you might want to make sure a kid doesn’t delete the course with out finishing the class but if you’re transferring schools it would be a much easier transition if you could just delete yourself from the former school courses. Otherwise I really like this app and have no other problems (other than the jankiness that is split screening, but that’s not really a big issue) and I find this app to be very helpful with keeping track of my schoolwork and updates from my teachers.
Schoology is pretty bad 1/5
If I could give this negative stars I would
I can’t even sign into my school account? Administration can’t even help. It is the app. Works on desktop. But this is just pure stupidity.
Bad adjustment, too many bugs 1/5
Schoology won't collaborate with the newest iPad Pro(3rd Gen), every time I attempt to use it with multi-tasking, the user interface gets messed up and I had no way to see anything whatsoever. A common result is that the actual content in the app gets pushed to the left into nowhere, and I can only see the very corner of the app, it's been two versions since it first became interrupting and you still haven't fixed it yet, very disappointing. What a shame.
Won’t let me log in 1/5
Wish I could give 0 stars. Our school completely switched from infinite campus after years to what ever “this” is. It’s confusing and frankly It won’t even let me into the app. At least I could check my assignments on campus
It doesn’t even let me login! 1/5
Schoology online or on the computer is fine. But, this mobile app is horrible! It literally doesn’t even let me login. I need to use my iPad for schoolwork, so I got this app (bad idea). Because, it doesn’t work, and I’ve tried multiple times, but it never works! If I was actually able to log onto the app, I might have a different review, but if this isn’t fixed it’s pointless to have.
It’s disappointing to see schools spend so much money on such a terrible program. It’s so much more difficult and reliable than their competitors such as pinnacle.
Good app... 4/5
By Guitar Popcorn
This app is great and is always getting better. Using this app keeps us from wasting paper, and helps prepare students for the technology age before them. It works on iPads, Microsoft laptops, and on many devices through web browsers. It automatically grades assignments for teachers, allows many formats for assignments, and more. It allows students to communicate with teachers from at home, and can make it easy to report bullying without the bully knowing about it. Parents can even be connected and hear from teachers how their kids are doing in class, behavior issues, and class trips and activities. However, don’t get the app! The online version is available through multiple web browsers, and it is much better! It is easier to navigate and log in, but that is my opinion. Sorry for the extremely long review. Have a great day!
I Can’t LOGIN
Worthless app - miss the old way 1/5
The app is impossible to navigate. Whether it be the app, or the school’s use of the same, it is full of problems. I’ll receive a notice saying that my kid has late homework, click on the link, and then be told it can’t be accessed via the app. What’s the point? It’s a good idea but misses the goal. I hope my school district is not eating money to use it.
This app desperately needs Better split screening. When I split screen I am always forced to scroll and hold my finger when i am looking at a page or document because this app isn’t optimized well enough to figure out it’s not in full screen, this makes it very difficult for when I’m trying to multitask and since this is the app I’m forced to use for school it is very frustrating.
By IS THIS AN OK USER YET?!
I honestly only dislike this because it’s for school:)
It’s okay... 3/5
My school personally uses Schoology, it’s not the worse but can be better. It’s design is not the most sleek but it has its functions. With its recent update, it makes thing just a tad more confusing as the older format was different. But as a suggestion, I would recommend a feature where the students have a option to turn off the picture for their profile (but teachers are able to view their picture). Since being a student myself, a bad picture day can lead to some feelings of self consciousness.
Thy app is doodoo