Schoology

Schoology is a web-based learning management system (LMS). Teachers can create and assign a slew of creative tasks, which students can access through the website as well as through iOS, Android, and Chrome apps. 

This is an introductory course intended to build your capacity for using Schoology. It includes video walkthroughs of both the Schoology Basic and Schoology Enterprise versions. For the latter, what's available depends on what third party integrations your organization has made available. The course content explores the use of Schoology and makes suggestions for its best use.  * Requires participant to already have a Schoology account.

12 CTLE Hours

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Course Module List

Welcome

Module 1: Schoology Setup

In this module, you'll learn how to describe Schoology and identify various ways to use it to support teaching and learning. What's more, you'll discover how to find it online, join Schoology, and get started. You will learn where to locate major components of Schoology such as Courses, Updates, Gradebook, Profile, and more. You will also learn to create folders to organize your course, create pages, reset access codes (a.k.a. join codes), and how to refer students to the mobile app. 

Module 2: Managing Assignments, Announcements, and Updates

Need to manage student assignments? Send out announcements and updates? In this module, you'll learn how to create and schedule assignments, set up assignments as unpublished for later use, copy/adapt assignments you've created in the past, and more.  You will see how to manage student completion rules on folders, assign work to students, and preview your course as a student. You will also learn how to manage your email notifications so you only get notified about what you really need to know.

Module 3: Grading and Assessment

In Grading and Assessment, you will learn how to set up grade categories, provide feedback on student assignments, and find student work in the calendar. What's more, you'll learn to create discussions that support peer-to-peer interaction. You will also see how to set up discussion grading. We'll spend some time reviewing what information is available in grading and ways to interact with students as well.

Module 4: Use Content from Other Spaces

Have access to other exciting tools? You can embed that content into your Schoology course. We'll discuss how Schoology apps make it easy to incorporate tools like Microsoft OneNote, Teams, and Microsoft OneDrive, as well as G Suite EDU. Are you a Nearpod, Wakelet, or Flipgrid fan? Want to grab a video from YouTube or copyright-friendly images and sounds? In this module, we'll explore how to do all of that using an embed code and Schoology's built-in support for apps.

Module 5: Sharing Resources and Creating Groups

In this final module, you'll revisit the power of Schoology Resources. Schoology's Resources section offers a tremendous amount of possibilities since it can serve as a repository for fantastic content. Content you put into Resources can be inserted into any course you may have, making it a simple matter to organize and reuse resources from course to course. You can also copy course sections and reuse many exciting aspects of a course. Wondering how others are doing something? Take a peek at the public and group resources that are available in the Resources section. You can find support there, as well as make or join groups. Of course, as your organization allows, you are able to make your own groups for others such as your colleagues, parents, community stakeholders, and students to jump into

Final Module: Get Your Digital Badge and Certificate