Schoolbox

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

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Schoolbox Overview

What is 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.

Schoolbox Overview

Pricing

Starting from
A$16,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
English

Media

Schoolbox is accessible across all platforms, including desktop, iPhone, and Android
Create interactive virtual classrooms. Template courses across classes and years. Evolve content for relevance, quality and consistency.
Assess, record, and report on student learning. Automated analytics feed improvement. The data helps individualise learning, which saves teachers time.
Never miss a beat! Integrated timetables for students, parents, and teachers to see classes, due work, meetings, and more!
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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Schoolbox Reviews

Schoolbox Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
36

Very good
21

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,6
98% recommended this app
David H.

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

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.


Cameron A.

Australia's best LMS

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!


Samantha C.

MFAC Review of SchoolBox

- 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.


Cherie N.

Bringing the community together


Kate M.

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

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.


David H.
Company size: 201-500 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/03
Review Source: Capterra

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. :)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Cameron A.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Australia's best LMS

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/07
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Samantha C.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

MFAC Review of SchoolBox

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/11/01
Review Source: Capterra

- 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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Cherie N.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Bringing the community together

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/11/12
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Kate M.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 201-500 Employees

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/11/11
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
Based on 58 user ratings
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Schoolbox Pricing

Schoolbox Pricing

Starting from
A$16,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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.

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.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 58 user ratings
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Schoolbox Features

Schoolbox Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Schoolbox

Additional information for Schoolbox

Key features of Schoolbox

  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Communication Management
  • Gamification
  • Progress Reports
  • Synchronous Learning

Schoolbox FAQs

Schoolbox FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Schoolbox.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Schoolbox offer?

Schoolbox offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: A$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.

Q. What are the main features of Schoolbox?

Schoolbox offers the following features:

  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Communication Management
  • Gamification
  • Progress Reports
  • Synchronous Learning

Q. Who are the typical users of Schoolbox?

Schoolbox has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Schoolbox support?

Schoolbox supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Schoolbox offer?

Schoolbox has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Schoolbox support mobile devices?

Schoolbox supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Schoolbox integrate with?

Schoolbox integrates with the following applications:

Digistorm Funnel, Google Docs, Howspace, Microsoft 365, Microsoft OneNote, Prezi, SlideShare, Twitter

Q. What level of support does Schoolbox offer?

Schoolbox offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Forum, Knowledge Base, FAQs, Video Tutorials