Schoology Help Page
Tips & Tricks to Get You Up and Running
Quick Reference Cards
Schoology Course Setup
- Link New Sections Together
- Find Archived Courses
- Save Course to Resources
- Copy Gradebook Settings (in Grade Setup) from Last Year’s Courses
- Import Course from Resources
- Configure Skyward App in Schoology
- Use Bulk Edit to modify due dates, categories, marking periods, and other settings
- Change Folder Colors
- Hide Folders
- Create Lesson/Weekly Agenda
- Add a Course Image
Grading & Feedback
- Grading Assignments
- Providing Feedback in Assignments
- Grading Discussion Posts
- Using Exceptions in Schoology Gradebook (Only Missing transfers to Skyward)
- Grading Assessments
- Schoology Guide to Rubrics
- Syncing Grades with Skyward (Skip ahead in the video if you already have Skyward configured). We recommend syncing assignments individually unless you fully understand how the syncing grabs assignments and creates them in Skyward. This will save you a headache of having to delete stuff from Skyward.
Schoology Course App & External Tool Integrations
Apps & External Tools in Schoology allow you to integrate tools within Schoology. Below are apps/external tools that are usable by CLSD educators right now. There are other apps available to install, but they either have not been verified or require extra subscriptions to be able to use. Look for the tool you want to use in the menu below. Each app/external tool will explain how to install and/or use it with students.
Please note that apps and external tools do not typically transfer to new courses each year. You will have to go through the process of setting up your apps and external tools each year. Please note that each app/external tool works differently – some definitely are more useful than others.
OneDrive Assignments allow you to take a document that you have in OneDrive and allow students to automatically create their own copies and edit without modifying your original document. This is a great tool because it prevents us from needing to use the method of students downloading files, saving them, and then uploading them. This app will work for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Please be mindful of how usable your document is before setting it up with OneDrive Assignments (formatting issues occur sometimes when documents are opened online).
The videos below will walk you through the process of using this app:
The Discovery Education App integration allows educators to put a direct link in Schoology to Discovery Education (located on the left side of the Schoology page) and also assign Discovery Education videos and content to view as an external tool within Schoology.
This post will show how to install the Discovery Education App (Do not select Administrators only or only you as the teacher will see the DE button on the left side of the screen).
This video will show how to use the Discovery Education App in Schoology.
The OneNote Class Notebook App in Schoology is available for all teachers to install into their Schoology courses. This app esssentially allows you to create and access your Class Notebook within Schoology. Rather than adding all students manually, your students will be added to the notebook as soon as they click on your Notebook link in Schoology.
Take a look how to use the Schoology App center.
Check out this video that explains how to use the OneNote Class Notebook App in Schoology.
The Teams Meetings app in Schoology allows you to quickly create a Teams Meeting link. This can come in handy for creating different rooms for different groups of students. This app is installed for every CLSD course and allows teachers to use as needed.
This video will explain how to create and use Teams Meetings in Schoology.
The Brainpop App in Schoology allows educators to assign content for students to view in Brainpop within Schoology. It also serves as a place to use the single-sign-on for Brainpop.
This app is already installed in courses and is available to K-8 teachers (due to limited licensing available through our IU).
Read through this guide to learn how to use the Brainpop app in Schoology.
Miscellaneous Schoology Information
- LEAP Webinar Archives – Check out new ideas and best practices from Schoology leaders and guest educators.
- Schoology Product RoadMap – See recent & upcoming updates & features in the Schoology platform
- Schoology Feature Requests – If you have an idea, check to see if it is already listed. If it is, vote for the idea. If not, create a new post. Let us know of features you want – We can share with our IU and try to make an impact on the priority level!