The Basics: Getting Started on Schoology

The Basics: What do the Icons Mean?

More advanced:

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Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Directions

Change Your Account Settings/Notifications

How to change your account settings and notifications- Video Tutorial

How to change your account settings and notifications- Text Directions

How to Add Members to Courses. 

If applicable,

 How to Make Co-Admin

How to add a member (Ex: Co-teacher) and give admin rights, if applicable- Video Tutorial

How to add members- Text Directions

How to add members and make a Co-Admin- Text Directions

Create an Assignment

How to create and grade an assignment in Schoology- Video Tutorial

How to create and grade an assignment in Schoology- Text Directions

How to create an assignment 

Quick Guide- PDF

Add a Resource from Google Drive to your courses

How to add a Drive resource to your courses- Video Tutorial

How to use the Drive Resource in Schoology- Text Directions

Create a Google Drive Assignment

Why use Google Drive Assignments?

How to create a Google assignment in Schoology- Video Tutorial

How to add Google Drive content to assignments- Text Directions

Create a Google Resource within Schoology’s Resources

How to access your Google Drive without ever leaving Schoology- Video Tutorial

Create a Discussion

How to create a discussion board in Schoology- Video Tutorial

How to create and use discussion boards- Text Directions

How to create and use discussion Quick Guide- PDF

Hide Discussion Responses

How to utilize discussion features- Text Directions

Locking a Discussion

How to utilize discussion features- Text Directions

Copy Materials to Another Course

How to copy materials from one course to another- Video Tutorial

Course Materials- Text Directions

Publish/Unpublish Content for Student View

How to publish and unpublish content for student view- Video Tutorial

Create Updates and Polls

How to create class updates and polls- Video Tutorial

How to create class updates, polls, announcements- Text Directions

Assessments (New!!)

Guide to Schoology Assessments-

Text Directions

Quiz, Test (being phased out!)

How to create a test or quiz in Schoology- Video Tutorial

**Don’t forget to publish the quiz and to enable submissions

**Don’t forget to hit the “Save Settings” button!

How to create a test or quiz in Schoology- Text Directions

Create and Use Custom Rubrics

How to create a rubric in Schoology- Video Tutorial

How to create rubrics in Schoology- Text Directions

How to create a custom rubric 

Quick Guide- PDF

Add  Learning Objectives and Standards

How to add objectives and standards- Video Tutorial

How to add learning objectives in Schoology- Text Directions

**Article linked for how to create standards.

How align rubrics to standards 

Quick Guide- PDF

Add Content into Your Materials (ex: YouTube, Images, QR codes, Google Slides, etc.)

How to embed a YouTube Video-

Gif Tutorial

How to add content into materials in Schoology- Text Directions

Individually Assign Work

How to individually assign to a student or a grading group- Picture

How to individually assign work to students (ABS, extended time, etc.)- Text Directions

Individually Assign a Folder

How, when, and why to individually assign a folder- Text Directions

Create and Use Grading Groups

How to create grading groups in Schoology- Gif Tutorial

How to create grading groups in Schoology- Text Directions

Use Analytics

How to access course analytics-

Video Tutorial

How to access course, user, and assignment analytics- Text Directions

Set Student Completion Rules

How to set student completion rules- Video Tutorial

How to set student completion rules- Text Directions

Moderate Posts in Courses and Groups

How to moderate posts in courses and groups- Video Tutorial

How to moderate posts in courses and groups- Text Directions

Message a Course or Group

How to Message a Course or Group- Text Directions

Use Schoology Conferences

How to Use Schoology Conferences

Video Tutorials

How to Use Schoology Conferences

Text Directions

Accessing Archived Courses

How to access archived courses

 Video Tutorial

How to access an archived course

 Text Directions

View Course as a Student

How to view a course as a student- Video Tutorial

How to view the course as a student- Text Directions

Change the Course’s Opening Page-

From “Materials” to “Updates”

(and vice versa)

How to change the course landing page- Video Tutorial

How to change the course landing page- Text Directions

Use the Public and Private Resource Center

How to add to your personal resources, add to course, and pull from Drive- Video Tutorial

How to utilize the resource center- Text Directions

Link an External Tool or Site

How to link an external tool or site inside of Schoology- Video Tutorial

How to link an external tool or site inside of Schoology- Text Directions

How to Hide Your Course Roster

How to access and change course and group settings, including your roster- Video Tutorial

How to hide your course roster from students in Schoology- Text Directions

Student Portfolios

How to access student portfolios, as a student- Video Tutorial

How to create and use student portfolios- Text Directions

Student FAQ:

How do I submit an assignment?

How does a student submit an assignment?- Video Directions

Student FAQ:

How do I submit a Google Drive resource to an assignment?

How to submit a Google Drive resource to an assignment (Student View)- 

Text Directions

Student FAQ:

 I can’t see my Google Drive assignment submission; what do I do?

I can’t see my Google Drive assignment submission, what do I do?-

Text Directions

Student FAQ: 

How do I submit a Google Document if my teacher has created a Google Drive assignment?

How do I submit a document if my teacher has created a Google Drive assignment?

Text Directions

Parent Resources

Parent Access Codes

How to access Parent Access Codes- Gif Tutorial

How to access Parent Access Codes- Text Directions

Parent Resources

How to Sign Up with a Code

How to sign up using the Parent Access Code- Gif Tutorial

How to sign up using the Parent Access Code- Text Directions

Parent Resources

How to Receive E-mail Alerts

Schoology E-Mail Alerts for Parents- Video Tutorial

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Compiled and Curated by: Kimberly Neal, Gauger-Cobbs Middle School, Instructional Coach