Learning Management Systems

PowerSchool, Schoology Partner on LMS, SIS Integration

PowerSchool has partnered with Schoology to embed the latter's learning management system (LMS) in its Unified Classroom platform.

Unified Classroom brings "together learning management, formative assessment, standards progress, grading, early warnings, analytics and collaboration in one easy-to-use platform for teachers, students and parents," according to a news release. PowerSchool has also designed the platform to support independent vendors so that educators can use other components, such as a different LMS in this case, as they choose. Schoology is the first external LMS to be integrated with the platform.

The new partnership will allow users to access both systems with a single sign on and provide improved integration between the PowerSchool student information system and the Schoology LMS in an effort to more easily provide individualized instruction.

"PowerSchool's Unified Classroom is a unique platform that provides comprehensive capabilities for the classroom and is available to the thousands of schools across the world using PowerSchool's Student Information System (SIS) today," said Hardeep Gulati, CEO at PowerSchool, in a prepared statement. "We are also committed to supporting the broader ed tech ecosystem and providing choices for districts to integrate the different tools they may use in their classroom today. The partnership with Schoology extends the benefits of the Unified Classroom to additional districts using both PowerSchool's SIS and Schoology's LMS. The vision and potential of a unified classroom enables education professionals to focus on instruction and student success as opposed to managing technology."

"We have been working with PowerSchool since 2012 and have hundreds of districts successfully leveraging the integration between Schoology and PowerSchool," said Jeremy Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Schoology, in a news release. "This agreement strengthens the existing integration to provide a more embedded experience. We are removing technology roadblocks for districts so they can focus on personalizing the educational experience for every student."

More information is available at info.schoology.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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