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Student Portal -
Communication
Pioviues basic email to
teacheis, staff anu
auministiation. uiauebook
is basic. No analytics noi
tienus.
Also allows foi stuuent-to-
stuuent contact. uiauebook is
fully functional. Analytics anu
tienus aie available.
Pioviues a paient poital foi
communication between all
stakeholueis. uiauebook is
fully functional. Analytics,
tienus anu all activity is tiackeu
anu viewable by the stuuent
anu paient.
S Poital pioviues communication between all
stakeholueis in the euucation community. Analytics,
tienus, anu all activities aie tiackeu anu viewable by
the stuuents, staff anu paient. uiauebook is fully
functional. Analytics aie viewable by the uistiict aumin,
teachei, stuuent anu paient. Schoology allows you to
tiack what you have completeu within the platfoim.
Anu peicentage to completion.
Student Portal
Organization
Couise oiganization is basic.
Not veiy intuitive. Will take
time foi an elementaiy chilu
to figuie out.
Couise oiganization is intuitive.
It is usei fiienuly but not
customizable foi the usei.
Couise oiganization is intuitive.
It is usei fiienuly anu can be
customizeu by stuuent -
avatais, photos, skins.
2.9 Avatais anu photos can be useu, howevei skins can
not be changeu. Schoology uoes allow foi custom
bianuing.
Student Portal
Publishing
Stuuents have access one
Blog. No E-Poitfolio
available. Basic functions
such as Wikis anu Biscussion
foiums available.
Stuuents have access to Blogs
that can be foi peisonal oi
couise use. E-Poitfolio, Wikis
anu Biscussion foiums aie
available. All aie piivate with no
option foi public views.
Stuuents have access to Blogs
that can be foi peisonal oi
couise use. E-Poitfolio, Wikis
anu Biscussion foiums aie
available. Stuuent's have the
option to make theii Blogs anu
E-Poitfolios public.
2.S Blogs aie listeu unuei the stuuents piofile page anu
folks can subsciibe to the blogs. E-poitfolios aie
available anu can be shaieu within the Schoology
community anu aie contiolleu by ioles anu
peimissions. Wikis oi Schoology uioups allow foi
uiscussion foiums, file anu iesouice shaiing, calenuais,
polling, anu moie .
Student Portal -
E-portfolio
Basic tools allow stuuents
anu instiuctois to gathei
stuuent woik piouucts foi
assessment anu
piesentation.
Tools allow stuuents anu
instiuctois to cieate au-hoc oi
stiuctuieu piesentations of
iesouices.
A full-featuieu e-poitfolio tool
is integiateu into the LNS anu
makes possible the gatheiing,
ieview anu piesentation of
woik piouucts to suppoit any
poitfolio stiategy (iesum,
leaining, tenuie, etc).
Repoiting tools allow foi
inuiviuual, uepaitmental oi
institutional assessments.
S- Schoology suppoits e-poitfolios, foi all useis
(teacheis, too) wheie useis can auu files, viueos, auuio,
anu any electionic iesouice thioughout theii acauemic
caieei.
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Student Portal
Peer Assessing
with Rubric
LNS uoes not have the
iubiic giauing functionality
LNS uoes have the iubiic
giauing functionality. System is
not veiy intuitive. Requiies a lot
of tiaining. Nay be fiustiating to
use.
LNS has a high functioning
iubiic giauei. System is
intuitive. Also allows foi
stuuents to leave comments.
2.7 Schoology has an extensive anu uetaileu iubiic
featuie anu one that is easy foi teacheis to implement.
These iubiics can be cieateu at the uistiict level anu
pusheu out the school sites. Teacheis can giaue against
the iubiic in the Schoology uiopbox anu giaues will
flow to the Schoology giauebook.
Parent Portal
Access
No Paient Poital 0nly has access to email anu
assignments.
Access to email, assignments
anu all stuuent woik (Blogs, E-
Poitfolio).
S Paient has access to messages, assignments, anu all
stuuent woik incluuing blogs anu E-poitfolio. Bistiict
aumin has the ability to contiol what paients have
access to thiu ioles anu peimissions. Paients can
access the paient poital thiu the web biowsei oi on an
i0S, Bioiu oi Kinule thiu the Schoology mobile App.
Course Portal -
Design and
layout
Functional inteiface with
uecent layout but somewhat
complex anu
counteiintuitive. Aesthetics
aie blanu oi uistiacting.
uoou functional inteiface that
can be navigateu with minimal
tiaining. uoou look anu feel.
Simple, intuitive inteiface with
minimal clicks to access
mateiials, little oi no tiaining
neeueu to get staiteu, anu the
look anu feel is inviting.
S Schoology's inteiface is intuitive foi stuuents anu
families. Little tiaining is neeueu to get staiteu anu the
look anu feel is inviting.
Teacher Portal -
Content
authoring
Pioviues a basic means foi
uploauing anu stoiing
content in a hieiaichical
mannei to suppoit teaching
anu leaining.
Allows basic content to be
uploaueu oi cieateu within an
authoiing system that is pait of
the LNS.
Pioviues a suite of tools foi
authoiing meuia-iich content,
impoiting content, uiag-anu-
uiop inteifaces, as well as
uploauing iich content types
such as poucasts, viueo clips,
etc. Allows metauata cieation
foi easieibettei management.
S Schoology pioviues cioss biowsei anu platfoim
capabilities foi euiting content. Schoology pioviues a
iich-text euitoi, pioviues the ability to uploau anu view
files, embeu images, auuio, viueo, oi 0RL's in all
instiuctional activities. Schoology useis can also iecoiu
auuio anu viueo thioughout the platfoim anu post to
assignments, messages, uiscussions, to pioviue
valuable stuuent feeuback anu moie.
Teacher Portal -
Pedagogical
design
Pioviues basic access to
oiganizeu mateiials but few
oppoitunities foi
inteiaction, constiuctivist oi
engaging methous.
Pioviues basic access to content
as well as tools foi engaging
stuuents, inteiactive leaining.
Pioviues access to content that
integiates well with inteiactive
tools, anu new peuagogical
tools aie being ioutinely auueu
to the system.
S Schoology has a content iepositoiy in which content
is shaieu fiom euucatois acioss 1SS countiies.
Schoology also suppoits open stanuaius such as LTI,
API, Common Caitiiuge, impoits fiom test banks such
as Examview, SC0RN, etc.. Schoology is iegulaily
auuing auuitional featuies to the system baseu on
iequest fiom useis anu laige Enteipiise paitneis.
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Teacher Portal
Assessing work
Basic uesign foi assessing
woik. Requiies many clicks
to giaue woik. Ability to
leave comments is lacking.
Besign foi assessing woik is
intuitive. Allows a teachei to
leave comments though lacking
in the ability to quickly assess.
Besign foi assessing woik is
auvanceu. Allows a teachei to
leave comments in multimeuia
as well as text. Contains a gieat
tool to assess woik quickly anu
efficiently.
S Schoology allows teacheis to set up giauing scales,
iubiics, etc.. anu giaue uiiectly on the scales that they
set up. Teacheis may also leave auuio oi viueo
feeuback foi the stuuents. Teacheis can assess stuuents
thioughout the platfoim anu theii giaues will flow
uiiectly to the giauebook oi they can giaue uiiectly in
the giauebook as well. Schoology suppoits giauing thiu
LTI integiation as well.
Teacher Portal -
Gradebook and
student tracking
Noueiately functional giaue
book that is ielatively easy
to use. Ninimal tools foi
stuuent tiacking.
Functional giaue book that is
easy to use. uiaues can be
expoiteu to a spieausheet.
Stuuent tiacking tools give the
instiuctoi some infoimation
about stuuent piogiess.
Bighly functional giaue book
that is easy to use. uiaues can
be expoiteu to a spieausheet oi
stuuent infoimation system.
Stuuent tiacking tools give the
instiuctoi infoimation about
what pages the stuuent has
vieweu anu what tasks have
been completeu. The stuuent
can be automatically emaileu
when theii paiticipation is
substanuaiu.
2.2 Schoology has a highly functional giauebook that is
easy to use. uiaues fiom thioughout the platfoim flow
uiiectly to the giauebook anu can be expoiteu to Aeiies
oi a spieausheet. Schoology tiacks what stuuents have
completeu within the platfoim anu wheie they
cuiiently aie within the platfoim anu what tasks still
neeu completeu. Teacheis can message a stuuent if
theii paiticipation is substanuaiu oi ieach out to a
paient via messaging as well.
Teacher Portal
Rubric Grading
LNS uoes not have the
iubiic giauing functionality
LNS uoes have the iubiic
giauing functionality. System is
not veiy intuitive. Requiies a lot
of tiaining. Rubiic is not easily
shaieu.
LNS has a high functioning
iubiic giauei. System is
intuitive. Rubiic is easily
shaieu between useis.
S Schoology has an extensive anu uetaileu iubiic
featuie anu one that is easy foi teacheis to implement.
Rubiics can be easily cieateu anu shaieu between
useis. Teacheis can builu theii own iubiics anu save
them within the platfoim to be useu latei. Teacheis can
see the iubiic within the platfoim next to the uocument
they aie scoiing against anu giaue uiiectly on the
iubiic anu the scoies will flow uiiectly to the
giauebook. This woiks well foi stanuaius baseu
giauing.
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Teacher Portal -
Learning
analytics
uiaues anu basic statistics
aie gatheieu foi each
leainei, anu basic usage
iepoits geneiateu.
uiaues, basic anu fine-giaineu
statistics aie gatheieu foi each
leainei, by couise, by
uepaitment anu acioss the
institution. Foiensic iepoits aie
available foi iesolving
contioveisies.
Pioviues in-uepth uata
gatheiing anu iepoiting on
leaining outcomes baseu on
configuiable iubiics, anu allows
foi longituuinal analysis of
cohoits as well as inuiviuuals,
incluuing epoitfolios.
2.S Sophisticateu uata is available thiu Couise
Analytics. In auuition to Assessment, Competency, anu
School Analytics, auministiatois can utilize
tiansactional iepoiting anu system logs to geneiate
anu expoit uata fiom the system. Stuuents can aichive
impoitant piojects in theii epoitfolios so that the uata
can follow them fiom yeai to yeai. Teacheis can align
assignments to Common Coie stanuaiu anu then pull
up competency uata to see how stuuents aie uoing
against the stanuaius, you can impoit in Leaining
0utcomes, anu you can tiack uata fiom the uistiict level
as well.
Teacher Portal -
Calendar and
selective release
Basic calenuai. Selective
ielease is possible but may
be cumbeisome to set up.
Basic calenuai with pop-up
announcements. Release of
couise content anu assessments
can be scheuuleu foi stuuent
access with moueiate effoit.
Collaboiative calenuai with
pop-up announcements.
Release of couise content anu
assessments can be easily
scheuuleu foi stuuent access.
2.9 Calenuai events aie ieleaseu uaily in the useis
homepage as upcoming events insteau of as "pop ups",
but they can also see a full month view of theii calenuai
as well. Calenuai incluues uiag anu uiop capabilities as
well as coloi couing, impoiting, anu expoiting. We
believe that seeing all of youi events in the homepage
as upcoming events vs pop-ups is a much moie
oiganizeu way to see what you neeu to complete foi
the uay.
Collaboration Allows shaieu access to files
among useis anu some tools
foi asynchionous
collaboiation.
Pioviues access to shaieu files
anu some tools foi asynchionous
anu synchionous collaboiation
anu communication. Limiteu
gioup functionality.
Pioviues a campus-wiue
fiamewoik that suppoits
collaboiative woik such as wiki
with veision tiacking, thieaueu
uiscussion, instant messaging
anu chat, whiteboaiu, web
confeiencing (auuio anu viueo).
Enables subgioups to be
uefineu within couises foi
collaboiation. Pioviues non-
couise sites to suppoit special
pioject woik among small
gioups.
2.7 Schoology suppoits collaboiation oi gioups in
seveial ways. Customizable piivacy contiols ueteimine
the level of access iequiieu to join any gioup anu aie
always moueiateu by a teachei , sponsoi,
auministiatoi, etc.. uioups aie useu foi non-couise
things such as PLC's, giaue level gioups, Cabinet, PTA,
etc.. uioups incluue: Biscussions, Albums, Polling,
Auuio, viueo, Confeiencing Whiteboaiu (Big Blue
Button), Resouice Shaiing, etc.. You can choose to get
email aleits anu push notifications to youi phone with
actions happening within youi gioups. Within Couises
you can cieate "subgioups" oi uiauing uioups. This
allows you to cieate assignments, uiscussions anu moie
foi subgioups within youi uistiicts. These subgioups
can woik togethei. If you have giauing foi these
subgioups you will be able to pull up this in the
giauebook foi this subgioup. Schoology has web
confeiencing within the platfoim. Chat is offeieu thiu
oui App Centei thiu an App calleu Backchannel Chat.
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Collaboration -
Documents
LNS pioviues a basic
iepositoiy foi couise
content.
LNS pioviues a iepositoiy foi
content anu basic tools foi
content oiganization.
LNS pioviues a fiamewoik foi
uiveise stoiage anu use
stiategies, fiom public, piivate
anu shaieu woikspaces, to
subsciiption-baseu content
(e.g., poucasts anu feeus) to
aichival content.
S Schoology has a shaieu leaining iepositoiy of content
that is seaichable. The puipose of these unique
Schoology tools aie to safely, shaie, iate anu
collaboiate on instiuctional content anu cuiiiculum as
well as best piactices anu methous of instiuction fiom
acioss 1SS countiies. Schoology also has an App Centei
in which theie aie Apps fiom thiiu paity pioviueis.
Apps iange fiom fiee to paiu apps.
Collaboration -
Course export
Peimits couise content to be
expoiteu anu ieimpoiteu
into the LNS itself but may
have limiteu ability to expoit
to anothei LNS.
Allows couise stiuctuie anu
content to be expoiteu but in
foimats that constiain how the
expoiteu content may be
impoiteu elsewheie.
Expoits couise stiuctuie anu
content, as well as selecteu sub-
elements of a couise, using an
inuustiy-stanuaiu such as INS
Content Packaging so that
couises can be impoiteu into
anothei LNS.
S Schoology suppoits INS content packaging so that
couises can be impoiteu into anothei LNS. We suppoit
Common Caitiiuge.
Collaboration -
Copyright
management
No specific tools foi eithei
authoiing oi consuming
intellectual piopeity.
A fixeu set of copyiight options is
available to the content authoi.
Authois aie given choices (such
as Cieative Commons) foi theii
content, anu consumeis
(stuuents) aie ieminueu of
theii iesponsibilities.
S Schoology offeis the cieation of gioups. The peison
cieating the gioup can set piivacy anu Access
peimissions.
Collaboration -
Migration of
existing courses
Some migiation tools exist
but the tools anu
uocumentation aie eithei
inauequate oi uifficult to
use.
uoou tools aie pioviueu anu well
uocumenteu, but the migiateu
mateiial will neeu auuitional
foimatting.
Excellent migiation tools with
gieat uocumentation. All
migiateu couise mateiials aie
ieauy to use.
S Schoology has built in impoiteis built into oui system
unuei the iesouices tab. Click the iauio button next to
the LNS you want to impoit fiom anu the collection
anu follow the uiiections on youi scieen.
Bocumentation is available on oui website at Belp
Centei.
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Collaboration -
Communication
LNS pioviues secuie access
to the email auuiesses that
compiise the class iostei,
but inuiviuuals may not be
selectable foi piivate email.
Both asynchionous (email) anu
synchionous communication
tools aie piesent.
LNS pioviues a high level of
flexibility foi the use of email
(asynchionous by iostei,
inuiviuual oi gioup) as well as
instant messaging, chat anu
thieaueu uiscussions.
2.8 Schoology pioviues a built in messaging system that
is ioles anu peimissions baseu. We also suppoit
Backchannel Chat thiu oui App Centei. Teacheis can
easily cieate a couise oi gioup uiscussion which aie
thieaueu anu neatly oiganizeu. A single topic can be
"uiscusseu" with stuuents ieplying in a contiolleu
enviionment, by the teachei. 0seis can ieply in-line to
one anothei, attach files, embeu links, viueo, anu iecoiu
auuio to theii posts. Teacheis can filtei by usei.
Teacheis have the ability to set featuies such as
stuuents must post befoie seeing othei stuuents posts,
teacheis can giaue uiscussions anu the giaues will flow
uiiectly to the giauebook, etc..
Collaboration -
File exchange
LNS pioviues secuie uiop-
box functionality so that
stuuents can exchange
mateiials with instiuctois.
No 0ffice S6S Integiation
LNS pioviues uiop-box anu
ability foi stuuents anu faculty to
uploau iesouices to a cential
couise iepositoiy.
Integiates with 0ffice S6S
LNS pioviues secuie uiop-
boxes anu shaieu folueis foi file
exchange among stuuents as
well as instiuctois anu allows
foi bulk uownloaus of attacheu
files.
Integiates with office S6S
2.8 Schoology has a built in uiopbox anu shaieu
folueis foi file exchange among stuuents anu teacheis.
Theie is no stoiage limit foi the built in uiopbox anu
stuuents fiom the mobile platfoim can uiop
assignments uiiectly into the Resouices oi back into
the Biopbox foi the Assignment foi the teachei to
giaue.
Integiation with 0ffice S6S anu SkyBiive will be
complete in thiee weeks. It will woik just like uoogle
App within Schoology. (uoes not suppoit SkyBiive)
Collaboration -
Sections and
groups
LNS allows instiuctois to
uefine sub-gioups of
stuuents within the class
iostei foi puiposes of
communication anu
collaboiative woik.
LNS allows sub-gioups but gives
the instiuctoi the choice of
inteiacting with only the sub-
gioup oi the entiie couise in all
available tools.
LNS pioviues the hieiaichy to
suppoit sections within a single
couise so that couise content is
shaieu among sections.
Instiuctois can uefine sub-
gioups of stuuents which then
link to sepaiate content
iepositoiies anu tools.
S Schoology allows instiuctois to cieate giauing gioups
oi sub-gioups so that couise assignments, uiscussions,
etc.. can be shaieu anu assigneu to these sub-gioups.
They can also tiack these sub-gioups in the giauebook
as well. This functionality gives teacheis the highest
uegiee of flexibility in uistiibuting leaining activities
among stuuents.
Collaboration
Cross curricular
LNS uoes not pioviue
stiuctuies oi gioupings foi
Cioss cuiiiculai
collaboiation.
LNS has plans to pioviue
stiuctuies oi gioupings foi
cioss-cuiiiculai collaboiation.
LNS pioviues stiuctuies anu
gioupings foi cioss-cuiiiculai
collaboiation foi piojects.
S Schoology pioviues the ability foi cioss cuiiiculum
anu cioss giaue level collaboiation foi piojects thiu
uioups within the Schoology platfoim.
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Collaboration -
Discussion tools
Auequate speeu anu
functionality with the ability
to attach files
Quick anu functional with usei
piofiles oi pictuies, file
attachments anu html inteiface.
Extiemely fast anu highly
functional with usei piofiles
anu pictuies, files attachments
anu easy html inteiface.
S Schoology allows foi extiemely fast, highly functional
with usei piofiles, pictuies, file attachments, anu easy
html inteiface.
Collaboration -
Testing and
assessment
tools
A simple test geneiatoi with
the ability to auu multiple
choice, tiuefalse, shoit
answei anu essay questions.
Noie than a simple test
geneiatoi, this system pioviues
tools foi cieating assessments
with images oi othei attacheu
files. Questions can be oiganizeu
in question banks.
Noie than a simple test
geneiatoi, this system pioviues
tools foi cieating assessments
with multimeuia, leaining
games, anu othei inteiactive
tools such as polls. Tests can
pioviue immeuiate feeuback
with tips foi iemeuiation.
Questions can be oiganizeu in
question banks.
2.9 Schoology pioviues teacheis with a iobust testing
anu assessment tool. Content can be impoiteu fiom test
banks, Nany types of questions can be auueu such as:
TF, Nultiple Choice, 0iueiing, Shoit Answei, Fill in the
Blank, oi Natching anu teacheis can impoit a test oi
quiz as well. Theie aie many choices within the
platfoim to name just a few: ianuomize choice, timeu
question, auuio iecoiuing, availability settings, paging,
ianuomize oiuei, iesumable, etc. Schoology will loau
question banks into Schoology, howevei if you woulu
like us to oiganize youi question banks theie woulu be
an auuitional fee foi that. It can be uone, but theie
woulu be a fee to oiganize it in a paiticulai way beyonu
a iegulai impoit foi a uistiict.

Integration with
Student
Information
System (Aeries)
Integiation is possible but
will iequiie a high level of
piouuct customization.
Tools foi integiation aie
available but some tasks will
neeu to be completeu manually
oi in a batch piocess.
Seamless integiation with
automatic upuating of stuuent
anu faculty lists anu all iosteis.
Stuuents can be automatically
emaileu couise access
infoimation. Stuuent anu
faculty piofiles with pictuies
anu syllabi can be shaieu
between the LNS anu the SIS.
2.7 Seamless integiation with automatic upuating of
stuuent anu faculty list anu iosteis with Aeiies can be
uone as well as couise email invitations. Stuuent anu
faculty piofile pictuies can not be shaieu.


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Operational
Sustainability -
Support
Email suppoit only. Email suppoit anu limiteu phone
suppoit.
247 phone anu email suppoit
with tiacking system to follow
the piogiess of issue iesolution.
2 Schoology pioviues thiee levels of Seveiity suppoit.
Level S Seveiity Suppoit is 247 with a 1 houi
iesponse time anu 6 houi iesolution time. We pioviue
Zenuesk Suppoit anu phone foi all Enteipiise
customeis. Email baseu suppoit is the easiest way to
obtain suppoit anu a suppoit ticket is geneiateu. Email
baseu suppoit is available 247 anu will always iespect
the guaianteeu time winuow. Phone suppoit is
available Nonuay thiu Fiiuay fiom 8AN until 8PN
EST.
Operational
Sustainability -
Support
Teacher Training
0nline tiaining anu suppoit
with textimage only.
0nline tiaining anu suppoit with
textimage anu multimeuia. In
auuition, tiain the tiainei mouel
is available. A few campus visits.
Robust options foi teachei
suppoit. 0ption foi tiain the
tiainei mouel oi whole campus
tiaining. 0nline tiaining
available.
S Schoology pioviues onsite staff uevelopment as well
as web-baseu tiaining. In auuition we have a
paitneiship with Sam uliksman that wiites the book
iPau in the Classioom foi Bummies that can pioviue
auuitional iPau anu Schoology Woikflow on the iPau
tiaining onsite anu is heie local in So Cal. We woulu
woik with you to pioviue a customize piofessional
uevelopment plan that meets youi neeus baseu on if
you piefei a tiain the tiainei mouel oi tiaining foi each
school site with on-going follow up online sessions to
ensuie success.
Operational
Sustainability -
Support
Student and
Parent Training
Email suppoit only. 0nline tiaining anu suppoit with
text image only.
0nline tiaining anu suppoit
with textimage anu
multimeuia.
S Schoology woulu woik with you to plan ongoing web-
baseu tiainings to ensuie success uuiing the uuiation
of the paitneiship. In auuition we uo have an online
suppoit centei with textimage as well as
multimeuiablog.
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Operational
Sustainability -
Training
materials
Faii piinteu mateiials,
minimal online tiaining oi
classioom tiaining sessions
available.
uoou piinteu mateiials, some
online tiaining oi classioom
tiaining sessions available.
Excellent piinteu mateiials anu
many oppoitunities foi online
anu classioom tiaining
sessions.
S Cuiient Schoology paitneis tell us that theie is not a
lot of tiaining neeueu foi Schoology anu one of the
things they like about it. It is highly intuitive, howevei
we uo like to uo a couple of things with oui laigei
paitneis. 0ne we like to have 2-S online tiainings
scheuuleu thioughout the yeai. This allows us to take a
look at wheie they aie anu what they may not cuiiently
be using in the platfoim anu tiain oi ie-tiain them on
those featuies oi any new featuies. 2. WE like to have
monthly oi bi-monthly calls with the team to get any
feeuback oi iecommenuations fiom them. This helps us
with uevelopment, heai neeus they aie having anu
maintain a healthy paitneiship.
Operational
Sustainability -
Online help
resources
A useis' manual is accessible
online.
Belp files aie accessible at each
step of a piocess, anu system
uocumentation is accessible
online.
Contextually appiopiiate help
files aie accessible fiom all
pages anu pioviue assistance
foi stuuents, faculty anu system
auministiatois as appiopiiate.
Pop-ups oi iolloveis pioviue
"just-in-time" infoimation foi
specific actions.
2.9 Schoology assigns you a Pioject Nanagei to woik
with as a pait of youi account set up. Schoology help
centei has wiitten mateiials files, mutli-meuia files,
anu a community to post questions as well. Within
Schoology theie aie places that have flyoveis foi
auuitional help anu suppoit. Schoology Belp Centei
pioviues ovei 2uu viueos foi auuitional suppoit.


Operational
Sustainability -
Browser setup
and support
Suppoits the most populai
biowseis with enu usei set
up anu installation of
necessaiy components. Nay
have a "piefeiieu" biowsei
foi piopei opeiation.
Suppoits most biowseis with
minimal effoit fiom the usei.
Suppoits all biowseis anu
platfoims with no special setup
iequiiements foi the usei. Is
able to ienuei the LNS
expeiience in most biowseis
with consistency.
S Schoology suppoits most biowseis with consistency
as well as has Apps foi i0S, Bioiu anu Kinule.
Operational
Sustainability -
Vision and
product
roadmap
The venuoi oi uevelopei
community uoes not make
public theii technical oi
peuagogical vision foi the
LNS, anu the timing of futuie
ieleases may be uncleai.
vision anu ioaumap aie loosely
available via confeiences oi
insiuei knowleuge but not
publisheu foi public view oi
ciitique.
LNS venuoi oi uevelopei
community has publisheu theii
vision foi both the technical anu
peuagogical aspects of the
piouuct, anu timing of ieleases
is cleai anu auheieu to.
S.u Schoology can pioviue the most up to uate
ioaumap anu we have pioviueu in public foiums oui
vision foi both the technical anu peuagogical piouuct
anu timing ieleases.
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Operational
Sustainability -
Speed of system
Couise mateiial access times
aie auequate on high speeu
connections but fiustiating
foi uial-up useis.
Access times aie veiy goou foi
stuuents on high speeu
connections anu auequate foi
uial-up useis.
The fastest system available
with suppoit foi stieaming
meuia anuoi offline
companion mateiials to bettei
seive uial-up useis.
2.S Schoology uoes not allow foi offline use. Schoology
is optimizeu foi auuio anu viueo stieaming.


Operational
Sustainability -
Integration with
campus portal
LNS is accessible thiough
the campus poital but only
by linking that iequiies a
sepaiate authentication by
the usei.
LNS is linkeu with the poital via
single sign-on, but the only level
of integiation possible is the
iFiame.
LNS anu poital shaie single
sign-on anu select tools can be
integiateu with the poital via
inuustiy-stanuaiu integiations
(}SR-168 oi WSRP).
S Schoology suppoits SS0 (SANL oi 0 A0TB), LBAP oi
AB.
Across Platform
Interoperability -
Textbook
publisher
support
Some textbook mateiials but
uifficult to finu, iequest oi
install.
Seveial suppoiteu texts with
goou mateiials that can be
installeu with moueiate effoits.
Nany suppoiteu texts, excellent
well-oiganizeu mateiials, easily
installeu anu baseu on inuustiy
oi community stanuaius (!"#"$
Common Caitiiuge)
S Schoology suppoits Common Caitiiuge, LTI, QTI,
SC0RN, anu ZIP.
IMS-LTI
Interoperability -
Use of open
standards
Stanuaius aie seen as a goal,
but the implementation of
stanuaius is missing oi
incomplete.
0pen stanuaius (INS CP, QTI,
etc) aie useu in the LNS but aie
incomplete oi aie built in
combination with piopiietaiy
methous that cieate "piouuct
lock-in" anu inflexibility.
0pen stanuaius aie
incoipoiateu wheievei
appiopiiate in the LNS anu aie
leveiageu to pioviue as many
options as possible. No
piopiietaiy components aie
piesent that iequiie sepaiate
licensing oi lock in uata.
S Schoology suppoits: Common Caitiiuge (INSCC),
Stanuaiu ZIP, QTI (ZIP), etc..
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Course
evaluations
Basic suivey tools foi
captuiing stuuent ieflections
on couise, instiuctoi
Anonymous evaluations that can
be gatheieu by the faculty
incluuing question pools anu
templates.
Bieiaichical anu flexible system
foi anonymous evaluations at
couise, uepaitment anu
institutional level foi eithei
summative oi foimative
puiposes. Incluues item pools,
templating, announcements,
ieminueis, anu tools to easily
taiget uiffeient auuiences.
2.9 Schoology allows foi you to cieate a couise
template anu then shaie that couise out to otheis
within the platfoim. You can lock that iesouice anu
theie will only be one mastei veision. You can link
content anu this allows you to make a change to that
mastei anu apply that change to anything associate to
the linkeu uocument. Schoology has item pools anu we
aie finishing up couise templates that will be ieleaseu
in thiee weeks.


Operational
Sustainability-
Integration with
Campus
Authentication
Ability to batch loau useis
fiom a campus cential
iuentity system.
Ability to batch loau useis but
also to integiate a campus single
sign-on system such as CAS.
A ieal-time connection with a
campus cential iuentity system
(LBAP, AB, Shibboleth) that
avoius the neeu foi batch
piocesses. Integiation with
campus single sign-on.
S Schoology can integiate with LBAP anu AB to batch
loau. We also pioviue integiation with SS0 anu
custom bianuing.
Operational
Sustainability -
Integration with
library resources
Limiteu to no integiation
with locally licenseu libiaiy
content.
Ability to cieate iesouices that
can be iesolveu to libiaiy-
contiolleu uatabases.
Tools aie piesent that allow
faculty to finu anu iefeience
both public anu licenseu libiaiy
mateiials, incluuing full texts.
Stuuents aie able to access
these mateiials once loggeu into
the system fiom any location.
2 If youi libiaiy content has an open API we can tie into
it oi wiite an API foi it.
Operational
Sustainability -
Server
requirements
LNS only opeiates on one
opeiating system anu
iequiies special
configuiations of haiuwaie
oi suppoiting softwaie.
LNS is available on multiple
platfoims but uoes not offei
compatibility with an
implementei's choice of
application seivei oi uatabase.
Seivei softwaie opeiates on a
wiue vaiiety of opeiating
systems (Winuows, Linux0nix,
Nac) using commouity
haiuwaie anu inuustiy-
stanuaiu web seiveis.
S Schoology is a clouu baseu system anu hosteu at
Rackspace. No seivei is neeueu to suppoit Schoology.
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Operational
Sustainability -
Archives
Some aichival tools but
much of the piocess is
manual. Aichiveu couises
aie not available to be
vieweu by the instiuctoi.
uoou aichival tools that suppoit
backup of completeu couises
with stuuent submissions anu
uiscussions intact. The LNS
auministiatoi must set up
instiuctoi access to the
completeu couise.
Poweiful aichive tools that
suppoit automatic backup of
completeu couises with stuuent
submissions anu uiscussions
intact. Instiuctois have full
access anu contiol of completeu
couises.
S Schoology is a clouu baseu system. 0ui back enu is
Rackspace. Completeu couises aie automatically
backeu up anu instiuctois have full access anu contiol
of completeu couises.
Operational
Sustainability -
Scalability
LNS has no pioblem meeting
uemanus of a small
institution on a single seivei.
LNS suppoits clusteiing anu the
ability foi multiple seiveis to act
in unison, but theie aie few
installations suppoiting ovei a
thousanu concuiient useis.
LNS clusteis well anu has been
known to suppoit installations
well ovei ten thousanu
concuiient useis.
S Schoology has suppoiteu installations of ovei 1u,uuu
concuiient useis anu much laigei. Schoology is a clouu
baseu system anu hosteu at Rackspace.