what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

To jbidk

 

I get that nothing definitive can really be shared about the impact that the acquisition of Schoology will have until the deal finally closes in a month or so. But, I hope that the powers that be will be making it very clear what the roadmap really is once the deal finally closes as quickly as possible beyond just the mutual adoration group hug that was the announcement of the purchase. Is PowerSchool throwing in the towel on trying to integrate the Haiku LMS purchase into Unified Classroom as PowerSchool Learning? It certainly has been a rocky road. And are they going to replace it with Schoology? Or will Schoology become an alternate LMS to PowerSchool Learning for PowerSchool SIS customers? Or did PowerSchool simply want access to Schoology's customer base to push Unified Classroom to them and they will continue to market Schoology as a separate entity? It is difficult to know what to tell our administrators and teachers what it means when one of the first investments after the spin off was in the Haiku LMS and now "soon" afterward comes the purchase of yet another competitior in the LMS market. Is Canvas next and then on to Blackboard?

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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

Hi @rpsb

 

Thank you for reaching out regarding Schoology and our future roadmap. I'm happy to share that more information will be made available to you in the coming weeks about the acquisition and the planned roadmap. We can share here as we have more details and you can also check for updates on powerschool.com.

 

 

 

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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

Well it looks like it is out. Schoology Learning. I can only hope PowerSchool doesn't limit the tools within Schoology when attempting to "Unify" it and learned from what hey did with Haiku. Haiku wasn't the best but every feature they had was better then what was in UC yet they wanted you to use UC messaging, assessments, assignments, calendar, etc.  I am excited to get Schoology in teacher shands but can only hope that there is a Good plan 

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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

@jhanlon It definitely looks lik they are abandoning PowerSchool Learning and Haiku for Schoology!

 

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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

We're very interested in the "plan" as PS Learing is the only component we use (as an old Haiku customer...)

 

The lack of product/feature development, decreasing support, and odd-ball functionality outages have been getting worse the farther we get from the Haiku acquisition. I understand that the focus is on integrated suite stuff w/ their own SIS, but it the product is showing its age to my teachers, students and parent populations.

 

 

 

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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

@hernick Be sure to signup for next week's webinar that should help explain in more detail the roadmap.

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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

Thank you for sharing the PowerSchool-Schoology FAQs! @DanM3 

 

I recommend reviewing the PowerSchool-Schoology FAQs page to help answer any questions you may have regarding the acquisition of Schoology.  We are continuing to update the Powerschool - Schoology page to provide updates during this period.  We have recently uploaded a video from Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool, and Jeremy Friedman, Schoology Co-Founder and CEO, that discusses the recent announcement and how the acquisition can improve the customer experience for PowerSchool users.

You can view the PowerSchool - Schoology FAQs page using this direct link.



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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

Hi @hernick@DanM3@jhanlon@rpsb

 

Thank you for your posts in our Community. I understand that you have some questions surrounding the Schoology acquisition. In my last post, I mentioned that I would be happy to share an update as we have more information. As Dan mentioned, we are hosting a webinar on December 4th and you are welcome to register. This will be an opportunity for us to share more details on the roadmap and help answer questions that you have.
 
You can find more information regarding the acquisition, including FAQs, and register for the webinar here. I hope you'll find this session helpful. 
 
 
 
JbidK
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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

So, no real info from the schoology webinar re: roadmap for existing Learning customers.

 

Posted a question to the feed and was told I'll get a follow up.

 

 

Webinar staffto everyone

Q Curious about powerschool learning plans for PSL-only schools

 

A Hi Joe. We will follow up with more information on your question. Thanks for being here today.
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Re: what is the roadmap for PSL now that powerschool is buying Schoology?

I totally agree!!!!

 

I just finished the webinar and it was all about reassuring Schoology customers about their roadmap forward and, literally, not one mention of PowerSchool Learning customers and their way forward. I posted two questions regarding PowerSchool Learning. Both went unanswered. They say they will get back to me. I guess I will have to see. This webinar was extremely frustrating for us who are PowerSchool Unified Classroom/PowerSchool Learning customers. Lots of praise about how Schoology is the best in class LMS. So what is that admitting about what PSL has been these last few years? Obviously it must not be the best regardless of what the sales people told us. Smiley SadSmiley FrustratedSmiley Mad