Schoolbox

LMS, Community Portal & Engagement Platform for K-12 Schools

About Schoolbox

Designed specifically to support primary and secondary education, Schoolbox is an all-in-one learning management system (LMS), community portal and engagement platform. Encompassing 21st century pedagogy teaching and learning principles, this software for K-12 schools features a streamlined approach to classroom management, student wellbeing, lesson planning and collaborative learning.

Schoolbox offers course planning, assessment and reporting, and comprehensive scheduling tools as part of a virtual learning environment that connects teachers, students, and parents.

With Schoolbox, teachers can use the resource library to map curriculums and build courses across subjects and grade levels. Schoolbox also provides resources to help teachers plan dynamic and engaging lessons. Teachers can utilize the various assessment and reporting features, such as inline graders, markbooks, rubrics, and transparent deadline calendars to streamline the evaluation process.

Schoolbox’s community portal facilitates communication and collaboration between parents, staff, and students. Students can access their personalized calendar and timetables through the portal to view assignments, track deadlines, and manage their schedules. Schoolbox’s resource booking tool ensures resources are allocated efficiently to avoid scheduling conflicts. Schools can host a variety of collective learning channels, including blogs, forums, chats, and social streams to encourage creativity and collaboration. Schoolbox is self or cloud-hosted, integrated, flexible and secure.

Pricing starting from:

$16.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

$16.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Schoolbox

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Schoolbox Software - Never miss a beat! Integrated timetables for students, parents, and teachers to see classes, due work, meetings, and more!
Schoolbox Software - Support and connect your entire school community with a powerful portal for parents, staff, and students. Foster collaborative group spaces by targeting content, news and events to members.
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Features

Total features of Schoolbox: 72

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Content Library
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customisable Forms
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discipline Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Employee Portal
  • Facility Management
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Gamification
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Housing Management
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • K-12
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Lesson Planning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Online Calendar
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Planning Tools
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • School District
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Social Learning
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts
  • Weighted Assignments

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(59)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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David H. David H.
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  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A great partnership with a team that actually cares about their customers.

Reviewed on 03/05/2018

We use this software for so many purposes, more than what we originally thought. We can communicate...

We use this software for so many purposes, more than what we originally thought. We can communicate to students and parents regarding news, projects, due work, markings etc.

Pros

The product owners and developers have always been very clear with how they see their product growing and how we can influence and feed in ideas and features. Even through rapid growth they have still remained true to their vision which convinced us to sign up 6 years ago.

Cons

There are quite a few settings in the admin panel that need better explanation, for us who have been using the system for a long time we know them but new users might be overwhelmed. That said, the more granular the settings the more you can customise it for your own environment.

Response from Schoolbox

Hey David. Thanks for spending the time to provide such a great review and great feedback. We've loved working with you and your team thus far.

The superuser's admin area certainly does offer a wide range of configuration. I see that in our community Ideas forums that our community of schools are discussing and voting on how our administration area can be presented in an easier way. Hopefully we can improve this area in the future. Thanks so much for the feedback and support. :)

Cameron A. Cameron A.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Australia's best LMS

Reviewed on 07/04/2020

While recent circumstances surrounding moving classes 'online' have been challenging, our school's...

While recent circumstances surrounding moving classes 'online' have been challenging, our school's situation has been helped significantly by the use of Schoolbox; we have had so much positive staff engagement with Schoolbox and staff have really apprecaited what the platform can do to help them to be better teachers. This is a comprehensive and responsive LMS product. Please pass on our thanks to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and the team!

Pros

Schoolbox provides schools with the communication, classroom management and community building capabilities they need to flourish in the Australian educational context. It is responsive and highly adaptable and is built upon a deep understanding of what Australian schools need.

Cons

The App just needs to scale a little better for iOS devices

Alternatives Considered

CANVAS and Moodle

Reasons for Choosing Schoolbox

Moodle could not offer the functionality of Schoolbox, as Schoolbox is truly a 'one stop shop' for us.

Switched From

Moodle

Reasons for Switching to Schoolbox

Canvas lacks the functionality of Schoolbox; the Schoolbox customer service is exceptional.
Samantha C. Samantha C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

MFAC Review of SchoolBox

Reviewed on 01/11/2019

- We have had a number of priority issues with Schoolbox which we have received support for but...

- We have had a number of priority issues with Schoolbox which we have received support for but unfortunately resolution has taken alot longer than we had expected.
- Generally when we call, the support staff have been very responsive.

Pros

- Once you know how to maintain the product, it is highly configurable which enables the pages to be tailored to meet College's requirements.
- The product is rich in functionality but the good news is you can phase the implementation of this in line with College's requirements and timeframes.

Cons

- It currently doesn't integrate with our School Management System - TASS.
- On the UPS, there is internal processing which is not visible to administrators of the systems which has caused us challenges with our data.

Response from Schoolbox

Hi Samantha. Thanks for taking the time to review Schoolbox and provide us feedback.

The TASS School Information System (SIS) has been a close partner of Schoolbox for many years, where we've built a deep integration with TASS. See our TASS Integration documentation here: https://help.schoolbox.com.au/account/anonymous.php?page=/homepage/497

We also have documentation on the TASS UPS Queries which can help calrify some of the processes. See here: https://help.schoolbox.com.au/account/anonymous.php?page=/homepage/2402

I suggest our team reach out to assist with enabling the Schoolbox + TASS integration.

Thanks again for your review and wishing you all the best.

Cherie N. Cherie N.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Bringing the community together

Reviewed on 12/11/2019

Pros

Schoolbox allows us to have a single platform that all users within our community can engage with. Instant delivery of curriculum content, feedback and results means we can enrich our learning environment with minimal impact of teacher admin overhead. Our notifications, news and alerts can be delivered more dynamically and with audience targeting we can reduce the white noise of all community news blast outs.
The product is always evolving with innovative approaches to classroom delivery.

Cons

The product does not include a lot of typical administrative features (permission structures, capacity management, deleting).

Documents within the system are not dynamic. It is upload and download, which seems a little archaic in the modern collaborative world.

Alternatives Considered

SEQTA and CANVAS

Reasons for Choosing Schoolbox

SharePoint was not easy to use by general teaching staff. It involved a lot of IT setup and configuring. The interface and content was sad, over structured and boring.

Switched From

Microsoft SharePoint

Reasons for Switching to Schoolbox

Integration with SIS Liked the interface and look of end product
Kate M. Kate M.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Schoolbox has transformed learning, teaching and communication at our school.

Reviewed on 11/11/2019

We are merging dozens of online systems and several communication channels into one place. We are...

We are merging dozens of online systems and several communication channels into one place. We are minimising numerous risks (for example, loss of intellectual property and loss of class time) by using Schoolbox.

My College has nothing but praise for Schoolbox! Now we have it, we cannot imagine life without it.

Pros

There are so many things to love!

Schoolbox has positively changed our entire culture of our College. Our communication has been dramatically streamlined. The thousands of parents in our community receive their messages from one point and are happier than they were when we used a SharePoint instance.

The ability to bring all of the online systems that we use to one place (our Schoolbox instance) is saving us time. Schoolbox allows us to create templates of our pages, and so our community know where on the page the information they are looking for is no matter what page they are viewing. These two factors alone have saved us thousands of hours in our classrooms.

Our staff love the fact that the courses are saved and reused from year to year. They love the drag and drop nature of content creation and the fact that the existing work can be dragged into Schoolbox. It means that they do not have to start everything from scratch. They can still use the content that was existing before we went into Schoolbox. Of course, they are also using the new implementation as a way to audit the existing content and refresh it as they need to.

The ability to offer secure group spaces to our extra-curricular groups such as student clubs and parent groups is a feature we have never been able to provide before.

Finally, I have to offer praise to the Schoolbox Support Staff who work hard to support us in making our Schoolbox instance very successful in our College.

Cons

The administration area can take a little while to learn. It is a very complex area. However, only superusers use this space, so most users never have to deal with it. There is a lot of support available to assist superusers. Schoolbox Support staff and the Professional Services Team are only a phone call away if I ever need help.

Reasons for Switching to Schoolbox

Ease of Use. Ability to customise to our College context. Depth of features. The amazing community of schools who share ideas and support each other.
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Schoolbox FAQs

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Schoolbox offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $16.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

All pricing is in Australian dollars (AUD). Basic: $21/student/year hosted or $16/student/year on premise + one-time installation fee Premium: $24/student/year hosted or $19/student/year on premise + one-time installation fee Elite: $28/student/year hosted or $23/student/year on premise + one-time installation fee All plans require an additional one-time fee of $1,960 for the Schoolbox Launch Sessions as well as a fee of $2.50 per student for teacher training.

Schoolbox has the following typical customers:

11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Schoolbox supports the following languages:

English

Schoolbox supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Schoolbox integrates with the following applications:

CirQ, Digistorm Funnel, Google Docs, Google Drive, Howspace, Microsoft 365, Microsoft OneNote, OneNote, PlagScan, Prezi, SlideShare, Twitter, Zoom Video Webinars

Schoolbox offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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