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Schoology Training 11.7.2012

posted Nov 7, 2012, 10:02 AM by Landon B   [ updated Nov 20, 2012, 9:12 AM ]
Schoology is a complete learning management system (LMS) that allows teachers, staff, students, and parents to have a central location for communication and interaction. We'll look at the major features and benefits of Schoology and how it can help you in the classroom.

Sign Up

Go to www.schoology.com and click on the "Sign Up" button on the top of the page (or go to www.schoology.com/register).
  1. Click on the Instructor button.
  2. Fill out your First Name, Last Name, Email Address or Username, Password and Confirm Password.
  3. Type your school name or school zip code into the School or Zipcode field, then click the search icon. Select Crosby-Ironton Secondary. Enter the registration code for our school (I have it).

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Important notice: Please make sure you search for your school before creating a new school. Creating a duplicate school may cause confusion for students signing in with a username, as well as limit networking capability between faculty.

Features and Benefits
- Courtesy of Allison C
  • Updates on Wall, Calendars, Upcoming Assignments on Home Screen
  • Courses - different students enrolled in different courses, can be public/private
  • Update Wall in Course - Insert files, links, pictures, take polls, course updates
  • Materials in Courses 
    • Assignments - ability to attache files, links, due dates
      • Connect with Google Docs
      • Grade and comment
    • Files/Links - Place for course docs and links
    • Albums - student pictures
    • Discussions - place for discussion and to share ideas
      • I use this for a bell activity
    • Tests/Quizzes
      • Can create many different types
      • Import from ExamView
      • Immediate feedback, results, and stats
      • Automatically corrected and entered into the gradebook
    • Attendance 
      • Easy way to track absences and tradies
    • Gradebook
      • Manual and automatic entering of grades
      • Easy to collect assignments
      • Students and parents can check grades at anytime
  • Resources
    • Store files, links, and materials for any class
    • Import Khan Academy Videos
    • Import from Google Docs
  • Teacher Groups
    • Use Groups to collaborate and share tests, documents, PDFs, etc.
  • Coaches 
    • Create Course to post updates & announcements
    • Deliver info quickly to players and parents
  • Parent View
    • All updates, assignments, grades, calendar events, etc.
    • Info for multiple children at once
Getting Help

Schoology Help - When you're ready to dive into Schoology, they offer a nice guide to help you along the way.

Allison Clasen from CRES has written a great guide for teachers which I've attached to this post. I've also attached a Schoology Manual created for the Minnetonka School District.
 
It's likely we'll need more training in the future, but until that time feel free to ask me any questions.
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Landon B,
Nov 7, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Landon B,
Nov 7, 2012, 10:17 AM
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