Get the award-winning app that extends Schoology’s powerful learning management solution to your iOS device. Manage your classroom, create and submit assignments, participate in interactive discussions, perform assessments, collaborate with your peers, and much more!
With Schoology’s iOS mobile app, you can have rich and engaging academic experiences anytime, anywhere.
• Improves compatibility with future iOS versions
Note: We strongly encourage you to install this update before upgrading your device to iOS 13 to make sure you have uninterrupted access to Schoology.
Ratings and Reviews
Not at all user friendly
My sons school district has used Schoology for quite a few years now. One would think that over time, it would developed a more user friendly interface. It clunky to find assignments, notes from teachers, etc. it requires going under several different menus to find anything. With the update this year, it’s more like they took the webpage and shrunk it slightly and called it an app. The whole page doesn’t fit into the phone screen, she if I am reading grades or a post by a teacher, I have to pull the page left and right, to read each line. Even the My children screen when grades are posted is like this. I have to drag the page across my phone screen to the left to see a grade that posted. This used to fit in the screen so I didn’t need to figure out which line the grade belonged on. It’s like it’s getting less user friendly as it goes along. Since most people are using an app on a phone, one would think the app would be designed for a phone screen.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, we're sorry for the inconvenience with the parent view in the mobile app. This issue has been escalated to our Engineering team, with a priority of Moderate Impact. This means that we understand this area of the app is not working fully as intended, but prioritization of this issue is weighted against more urgent issues and other features we are developing. In the meantime, we recommend trying a mobile browser to switch between multiple children in this view. Thank you for your feedback and your patience.
Bad system, worse app
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.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for providing this feedback.
Please consider posting a Feature Idea in our Community Forum with use cases and details to help us better understand your improvements for our mobile app: https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115006474207-Welcome-to-Schoology-Feature-Ideas
This “app” is just a website
The Schoology website may be decent for helping kids access materials for classes, but this “app” is terrible for parents. First off, it is not an app, just the website running in a browser. When I go to open a .doc file listed in one of my kids’ classes, the “app” says I can only open that file in the app, and has a link to download the app, which opens the App Store web page inside this browser masquerading as an app. Ridiculous.
In addition, schoology as a service/website/app is generally unfriendly to navigate. When I open the app it tells me that I am not enrolled in any courses. Of course not, I’m the parent! Then I have to go into menus to switch the whole thing to view it as if I was one of my kids. If I signed up for schoology as a parent, why have any of that extra junk in there? I’m not suddenly going to enroll in high school courses! Just give me a drop down menu at the very beginning to choose which kid’s classes I want to look at.
I am very glad my school district uses PowerSchool to handle grades and attendance. That is an actual app that is actually easy to use. If all this app can do is show me the filenames of files available to my kids, but not actually open any files, then it really doesn’t have a point to exist.
- Schoology, Inc
- 174.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © “2010-2019 Schoology Inc.”
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.