How-to build, develop and use an
online platform
• You will use your
school email
address to log-in.
• Use the password
What you are looking at…
Home tab brings you to this screen.
Courses hold each of your classes
Groups is where you can join different professional groups
Resources is where you can keep your materials and find public materials for your use
1. List of courses you
belong to as an admin
or member
2. Create your classes in
any format.
3. Join classes that are
being put on by other
You can join groups that
have similar interests or
create your own groups.
These groups can be
public and private.
This is a great place to
network and ask
questions about
schoology or things you
are doing in the
Whenever someone
posts in one of your
classes, adds a discussion
post, uploads an
assignment or completes
a quiz, you will be
1. Reminders tell you what
you need to do or check! It
helps keep you organized.
2. The upcoming is what
assignments you have open or
opening soon.
Example course
1. You can have students submit
anything and everything via
Schoology. Daily work to long
term projects.
2. Have your students take
multiple choice, fill in the blank,
short answer, true false, essay
or matching quizzes and tests
3. Upload any useful files or
websites that you want
students to have access to
every day!
4. Let your students blog and
communicate via the internet.
Have them research and
support claims, etc.
5. You can upload media files such
as photos and videos
6. Create pages such as chapter or
unit summaries for students to
Left hand tabs
1. What you see when you open a class
2. This is like a continuous update page such as that
of the Facebook newsfeed.
3. This is where you can see what grades each
student has received: Skyward does not directly
connect with Schoology as of yet but is supposed
to be soon.
4. List of students who have joined your class
5. Shows how many times your schoology page has
been visited as well as total comments posted.
Creating an Assignment
Click on Add Assignment to open the dialogue box.
Creating an Assignment cont’d
Name your assignment and
give a description of what
needs to be done.
Add a due date. This will allow
you to see when students turn
an assignment in late.
Set your point total. This can be
adjusted at any time.
Categories are for if you set
your gradebook up in
Scale/Rubric: numeric or A+/-
Creating: Advanced Settings
Individually Assign
Dropbox Enabled
Visible to students
Grade Statistics
Copy to course
Assignment created
You will see each of your assignments that you’ve
created on this page. You can add many assignments
and then edit them all at once with the bulk edit feature.
You can explore this at length another time once many
assignments have been created.
Creating tests and quizzes
You can add quizzes and tests of any fashion in this part of the website. The following
slides will explain how to create a test.
The Export Question Stats allows for fast and easy item analysis.
Creating tests and quizzes
Obviously name your quiz and continue with the labels just as shown
with the assignments. You may individually assign and align quizzes and
tests as well!!
Creating quizzes cont’d
1. List of the questions and styles
2. Set due date, page breaks, randomize
questions, directions, # of
submissions, etc.
3. Look at the quiz or test how the
student will see it
4. Results shown by student or by
5. Comments made by you or students
about the quiz
6. Add question button
7. Stats
8. Grade Info
9. Settings
Question styles
The style types are quite simple to follow and
the creation of individual questions are easy.
From question bank is from a bank of questions
you create.
Import tests from blackboard or examview.
Page breaks and text are quite easy to
understand. Text is nice if you do not randomize
questions because it will be where you place it.
Test Example
Test Settings
Test Results by questions
Test Results by Question
This shows brief statistics for the questions. This is nice for item analysis
especially if you align your questions.
If you click view response, you can see what each student answered.
Test Statistics
This gives us the statistics shown from the statistics button at the top of the page. It
allows you to see how well students scored or didn’t score.
This is a great platform for teaching and learning. Many colleges are moving towards
online discussion platforms such as D2L. This is a great stepping stone to prepare
students for that environment. In the following slides I will show how to create a
discussion and an example of a discussion. Then I will provide various examples of
rubrics for grading discussion posts!!
Adding a Discussion
1. You will click the add
discussion box at the top left
hand corner of the screen.
2. The dialogue box will pop up
and you can add information.
In the description, I usually put
instructions for that particular
3. Due dates are an optional
piece for you if you’d like that
4. Advanced settings are similar
to the assignments. I will go
through the different one on
the next slide.
Important feature
1.Individually Assign
4.Visible to Students
6. Share the discussions. It also allows you
to password protect the discussion so that
only students you want to explore
discussions can or for whatever other
reason you’d like!
7. Copy to other courses
5. Requires students to post before
they can see other student posts!
This is extremely important if you
ask questions and want individual
Discussions screen
This is to share with other
courses if this is a great
discussion. Especially nice if
you have a weak class
Students post here and
can add links and files for
support. I love having
them include the link to
see the support they use.
Different ways of grading
1. Completion with quality
2. Rubric
1. Example 1 (links to outside site)
3. Rating scale
1. 1-10 or 1-5
Members page
Here you can do many things include messaging a particular student,
removing a student from a class, or previewing what a student will see
when he or she logs on!!
The crown next to the top name is the administrator of the class. If you join
another class, such as a networking class, you can see who is the admin.
Members page cont’d
1. The access code is a number you can
give to anyone to participate in your
2. Approval is so if someone gets ahold
your access code you do not have to let
them into the class.
3. This is a unique code given to each
individual student so that a parent can
see what has been submitted and what
else is going on in class! (I intend to use
this feature next year.)
App Center
App Center
• In this area you will find many useful products
for your use. Some of them have a cost, some
of them are free and some are still in beta
• Remind 101 is the most useful free app
Remind 101
Basically this allows you to create a
message with 149 characters that will be
sent as a text or an email to students
and parents who have signed up using
your code!! It is simple and fast! It is free
and allows you to communicate with
every student at one time. You can set
up as many classes/organizations as you
Remind 101
Here is an example of what the screen will look like once you have joined Remind 101. It is
also very easy to contact them with questions and they are prompt in response!!
More functions!
1. Like the Facebook newsfeed
2. Shows what you have posted for each
day as far as due dates. Great for
kids once we all are using Schoology!!
3. Messages is an internal email system
to respond to students and other
4. Gives you the option to look at all of
your students and connections you
have made. Connections are fun
because you can start to network
with teachers from other districts
5. Allows you to see what people post
that you are following such as the
Schoology Blog
Thank you
• These are obviously just the basics of an
endless list of capabilities.
• Exploring this Schoology is absolutely the only
way to understand how it works but small
steps is how to go!!
• Ask questions whenever you need help to
continue to help students achieve success!