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Summary.png Schoology is our Learning Management System. This should get you started on the path to Schoology mastery.
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Schoology is our Learning Management System.

Teachers

Course setup

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

  1. Click into course privacy
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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, don't worry. And you can add Morgan Duffield, Matt Ringh, or Sean Dagony-Clark as students if you want to create and grade assignments before our actual students are in the system.

Courses will be auto-generated sometime in July, most likely.

Copying a course (e.g. ILS 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 password.

Grading periods

A small number of Schoology Courses (ILS, and perhaps others) are currently associated with the Fall 2016 grading period, but not Spring 2017. If this issue is affecting a course you teach, you will see a banner across the top announcing “This course is associated with grading periods that will end on Jan 20, 2017. It will remain available in the "Archived" area of "Courses".

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
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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
    • 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

Join our Getting Started Schoology Course. When logged in, select "Courses" and "Join." You'll enter this code when prompted: KBZ8J-JDX3Z Each folder in the course is stocked with information and tutorials on setting up your own courses and utilizing all of Schoology's features.

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

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 password.

Courses and other info

Courses become visible on Labor Day. 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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