What is Schoology?
Schoology is a virtual learning environment for K-12 schools that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content. Also known as a learning management system (LMS) or course management system (CMS), the cloud-based platform provides tools needed to manage a virtual classroom. Schoology helps teachers contact students, post daily reminders or updates, message students, manage assignments on a calendar, and enter new assignments anytime. Assignments can include quizzes, forms, links to websites and videos, and discussions for students to share ideas.
What is the expectation for USD 497 staff?
During the 2020-21 school year, Schoology is a resource available for all USD 497 teachers. Teachers are not required to use Schoology to share assignments and resources during this initial implementation. It is a choice for teachers whether teaching remotely, in a hybrid setting, or in a face-to-face setting. For those elementary teachers, hybrid or distance learning, who would like to access content in the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) environment, they must use the Schoology platform.
How will teachers learn to use Schoology?
Professional development for Schoology will be implemented in phases in order to build training capacity and comfort with the new platform. To read more about the professional development plan for Schoology, please visit this page: Schoology Professional Development Plan
The following resources are available for teachers to learn about Schoology or refresh their knowledge.
USD 497 Schoology Videos
Schoology provides additional on-demand webinar recordings on everything from integration with Google/Microsoft, to Course Assessments in Schoology. Visit this page to see the list of On-Demand Webinar Recordings.
Or explore the Schoology YouTube Channel for QuickStart Tutorials, User Videos and more.
We encourage you to take a look at Schoology's Success with Schoology webinars, where Schoology Learning experts (such as Kellie Ady and Adam Larson) are diving into many of the questions that Schoology Learning users have - especially those new to the Enterprise Schoology Learning platform. Below are the upcoming times and dates with registration links:
December 2nd, 3:00pm CST - Tips and Tricks for the Schoology Gradebook & End of Term Prep (Register Here)
December 16, 3:00pm CST - Live Instruction with Conferences in Schoology (Register Here)
Click on the image below for a collection of all the videos available on Schoology's support site.
Schoology provides an online community for eductors that are new to the platform. New 2 SGY provides resources and invited Schoology Ambassadors to serve as Mentors. Join to connect, share and learn!
The Schoology Exchange blog provides Pro Tips, Evolving Ed articles, Community ideas and News on the platform.