Schoology (Learning Management System)

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Schoology is an online learning management system (LMS) that allows educators to organize curriculum, create lesson plans, and provide student assessment. The LMS platform allows for peer collaboration and engagement through public or private discussion forums and cross-application

Tool Snapshot

Price Free; Enterprise option for districts
Learning Behaviorism, Social constructivism, Connectivism
Ease of Use ★★★★
Privacy ★★★☆☆
Accessibility ★★★★
Class Size Unlimited
ISTE*S Empowered Learner, Global Collaborator
COPPA/
FERPA
COPPA – Kids Privacy Assured by PRIVO: COPPA Safe Harbor Certification; FERPA – Unclear

Schoology was founded in 2007 by Jeremy Friedman, Ryan Hwang and Tim Trinidad while undergraduates at the University of St. Louis. The LMS focuses on three main components for educational engagement: online curriculum and lesson planning, classroom management through attendance and grading, and parent and student engagement via access portals and discussion forums. With a robust set of features and the inclusion of its own professional learning network, Schoology provides a powerful platform for teachers to both manage their classrooms and connect with other educators around the world. 

Schoology Overview Video

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Schoology & the SAMR Model

Substitution

  • Resources and handouts are available online rather than printed out.
  • Students upload assignments electronically.
  • Students complete quizzes on an the online platform.

Augmentation:

  • Students have a linear history of all assignments and resources.
  • Parents have the ability to see student assignments and track student progress.

Modification 

  • Students converse in discussion groups to analyze assignments.
  • Students receive quiz grades immediately and can redo quizzes at home or on their mobile device.

Redefinition

  • Students create their own Schoology groups based on their specific interests and moderate their own online communities.

Learning Strategies

Resources

How to Sign Up for Schoology

    1. Click on the Instructor button.
    2. Fill out each required field.
    3. Click Register.
    4. Type your School name or school Zip code into the designated field, then click the search icon.
    5. Select your school from the results. If your school is not listed, click Add Your School at the bottom of the list. Click here for further instructions on how to add your school to our database.To sign up for a new Schoology account, go to https://app.schoology.com/register.php and select Instructor.

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