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The idea of schoology is great and the website works great on the computer, but this app is not ideal. Thee are some things about it that just don’t make sense. For example the wifi in my school is a bit spotty and when I go in and out of it while opening the app it just logs me out and even if I reopen the app while in the wifi it still makes me login again. Also when I post something in my club’s Schoology group there are formatting issues that don’t appear on the website. It doesn’t register when I make a new line by pressing [enter]. It shows while I’m typing but when I post it there is no mew line. This is really frustrating. I also can’t access my bio where you select type of learner, change name, etc. from the app whereas you can from the website. Also my profile picture shows up upside down for some reason. No idea why since it’s right side up on the computer. I still use the app since it’s better than going on Safari but it’s really a pain.
Schoology itself is a poorly designed system that attempts to turn what ought to be like a project management system into a friendly Facebook like interface, resulting in a system that is bad at being either. It is confusing and difficult for students and parents to navigate and actually know what needs to be done when. This is largely because it doesn’t enforce any standardized input from teachers, because it isolated courses from each other too much, and for parents, because they have to navigate to each student and then within each student to each course in a way that far too often requires two steps. For example, clicking on “courses” seems to open a page, but it’s really just a modal. So the user thinks that after selecting a course, they can click back to get to the courses list. Instead, you go back to the page before. The iOS app makes all this worse because it’s not a true native app, it’s a custom web browser that wraps the website. It cannot, however, display certain kinds of content internally like the website can. It tells you the content is unavailable. Most of it you can actually get to if you zoom in and find the external link, but this is very poor UI design. I would recommend school systems not spend the enormous amount of money this system must cost. As for the rest of us - we’re stuck with the schools’ bad decision, but you’re slightly better off going to a computer and avoiding the app whenever possible.
I took me 2 days to figure out how to switch between my students. Oh, it's not under the 'my children' tab. There isn't anything under there, actually. Nothing is found easily. My son is at the high school now & I haven't figured out how to add the new campus to my 'buildings' list. Nope, it doesn't automatically happen. I have all notifications set to 'on' for email & app notifications & I have yet to receive one. There is no 'parent view' to be able to see what is going on in chronological order. You have to view each item as your student. So you have to check each class, for each student. And the 'courses' tab does not scroll down so you can actually only see the top 5 courses. So I hope you don't need those other 2 for anything!! I hated this app last year & now that my kids are at different campuses I hate it even more!! The website is less ridiculous, but seriously, why have an app at all if it's such a pile of 💩?? I'm on an iPhone X with the latest operating system & my app is updated. Stick with the website if you must use Schoology.
Schoology is low quality compared to most other apps I have seen. The general idea is fine, but there are just way too many flaws. Additionally, there are certain ways that schoology makes me want to not live. For example, I was doing an online assignment for my math class. My connection drops for literally one second and refreshing results in getting kicked out. I messaged the teacher, but it’s due in 30 minutes. I don’t know anything about making a website, but I know that this is a terrible way for it to function. The whole thing just seems a little lazy to me. Usually the app is pretty slow. The viewer is trash, and any image or video you upload is horribly compressed. You clearly do not understand what your main audience wants. As a student using schoology, working with it increases my chance of self harm by 20% or more. Please fix your numerous issues. Using schoology increases my blood pressure and decreases my life span. I hope you can fix many of the frustrations I have encountered during my use of schoology. Thank you for reading.
I can honestly say that Schoology is the best online program for schools to have. I love how I get notifications on Schoology when a teacher posts, comments, or sends a message. I love how easy it makes things, such as if you forget to write an assignment in your agenda book- it’s most likely already posted in the Schoology calendar. With the app, you don’t need to log in to your laptop and get to schoology- all you do is turn on your phone. How easy is that? I also love how Schoology can be accessed from computers too! This is a great app for all your school needs. Schoology is a great way to communicate with classmates and teachers, even take a quiz on here and get your grade instantly! It’s also a way to get students excited about participating in discussions with other classmates in the social-media platform. I would definitely recommend this for ALL schools!!
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