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===Copying a course (This is only for ILS teachers Q2/Q4)===
===Copying a course (This is only for ILS teachers Q2/Q4)===


Duplicating a course for use '''next year'''? Don't do this. You'll usually want to selectively copy course materials to Resources, organize them there, and copy them to a new course in the fall.  
Duplicating a course for use '''next year'''? Don't do this. You'll usually want to selectively copy course materials to Resources, organize them there, and copy them to a new course in the Fall.  


However, there are certain situations in which copying a course mid-year makes sense. Our ILS Q2/Q4 teacher swap is one of these.
However, there are certain situations in which copying a course mid-year makes sense. Our ILS Q2/Q4 teacher swap is one of these.

Latest revision as of 09:22, 4 October 2021

This article is...
Summary.pngSchoology is our Learning Management System. This should get you started on the path to Schoology mastery.
IntendedE.pngIntended for
Employees
Categories.pngCategorized under
Classroom Technology and Systems
MR.jpgMaintained by
Matt Ringh
2019-2020.pngin need of review.



For Teachers

Course setup and visibility

Once you've logged in, consider doing the following if you want to prevent students from seeing course materials until school starts:

  1. Under "Course Options", select "Edit Privacy/Course Settings"
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  2. Set content privacy settings to "no one"
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Make sure you change these back by start of school so students can see your course content!

Feel free to create courses or groups and play around! You won't damage anything. Actual RCS Courses are auto-generated sometime in late August.

Copying a course (This is only for ILS teachers Q2/Q4)

Duplicating a course for use next year? Don't do this. You'll usually want to selectively copy course materials to Resources, organize them there, and copy them to a new course in the Fall.

However, there are certain situations in which copying a course mid-year makes sense. Our ILS Q2/Q4 teacher swap is one of these.

Follow these steps to duplicate a current course for use with other students than those currently auto-enrolled.

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You might have a short delay before the course is available. Once it is, it'll show up as just another course with you as the teacher. You can click into it and manipulate it like any other course.

You'll now need to manually enroll your students (course main page > "Members" link at left), or they'll need to use the Access Code to join (any course page > green Access Code box).

Note: do NOT edit the name of your original course (e.g. C1 - Q1/Q3). Doing this will irreparably sever the very fabric of space-time and we might even need to reset your passphrase.

Posting an Assignment: Workflow

Create your assignment

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Will your students turn in anything via Schoology?

  • No? - Uncheck the Submissions button and skip the gradebook step

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  • Yes? - Continue below

Are you using the gradebook in Schoology?

  • No? - Leave category defaulted to "ungraded"

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  • Yes? - Assign a category

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Decide on due date and time:

  • "11:59pm the night before" - If you make this choice, there will be fewer changes to make as this is the default time; will mark students' work late if completed before class on the due date.
  • "8:25am the day of" - Allows you to use a consistent time; will mark students' work late if completed before class on the due date.
  • "Class start time" - Requires you to change the time every day, dependent on the class schedule
  • "3:30 the day of" - Allows you to use a consistent time; will not flag late work if completed after class and before 3:30

Deleting or Unpublishing Multiple Assignments at Once

The Bulk Edit feature is located in the Gradebook and Materials Index. This feature allows you to adjust settings associated with graded assignments, tests/quizzes, and discussions from a single page.

To access Bulk Edit from the Gradebook, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Courses area on the top menu.
  2. Click into a course you administer.
  3. Click on the Gradebook area on the left menu of the course profile.
  4. Click on the Options button (3 vertical dots).
  5. Select the Bulk Edit option from the dropdown menu.
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To access Bulk Edit from the Materials Index, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Courses area on the top menu.
  2. Click into a course you administer.
  3. Click on the Assignments Index or Tests/Quizzes Index.
  4. Click on the Bulk Edit button near the top of the index.

Here's some general info on using Schoology.

General use

This is a good (and quick) getting started guide.

Schoology's official help pages for teachers.

If you prefer video learning, go here (though it doesn't cover exactly the same content as above).

This is an extensive guide from the East Irondequoit Central School District. Great coverage of a lot that you need to know, but ignore the school-specific details.

Groups

Group info

Configuring Schoology Notification Settings

You can customize Course specific Schoology email notifications from the Notifications button in the top right corner of each individual Course. The changes you make from the Notications button (see the picture below) will only affect that particular Course's notifications to you. For this reason, it's useful for avoiding unwanted email notifications from the course(s) you're enrolled in as a result of your ECR.

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Students

Install the iOS or Android apps on your devices. To log in via iOS, select Riverdale Country School from the "school" menu and then log in on the new screen with your Riverdale e-mail and passphrase.

Courses and other info

Courses become visible a few days before school starts. For now, you might want to start customizing your profile.

In case you want more info: Schoology's official help page for students.

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