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1How-to build, develop and use an online platform SchoologyHow-to build, develop and use an online platform
2Log-in You will use your school email address to log-in. Use the password ********
3What you are looking at… 1234Home tab brings you to this screen.Courses hold each of your classesGroups is where you can join different professional groupsResources is where you can keep your materials and find public materials for your use
4Courses 1 2 3 List of courses you belong to as an admin or member Create your classes in any format.Join classes that are being put on by other educators123
5GroupsYou 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 classroom.
6NotificationsWhenever someone posts in one of your classes, adds a discussion post, uploads an assignment or completes a quiz, you will be notified.
7Reminders1. 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.12
9MaterialsYou can have students submit anything and everything via Schoology. Daily work to long term projects.Have your students take multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, true false, essay or matching quizzes and testsUpload any useful files or websites that you want students to have access to every day!Let your students blog and communicate via the internet. Have them research and support claims, etc.You can upload media files such as photos and videosCreate pages such as chapter or unit summaries for students to view123456
10Left hand tabs 1 2 3 4 5 What you see when you open a class This is like a continuous update page such as that of the Facebook newsfeed.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.List of students who have joined your classShows how many times your schoology page has been visited as well as total comments posted.12345
11Creating an Assignment Click on Add Assignment to open the dialogue box.
12Creating 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 schoology.Scale/Rubric: numeric or A+/-
13Creating: Advanced Settings 24681357Individually AssignAlignLockDropbox EnabledVisible to studentsGrade StatisticsCommentsCopy to course
14Assignment createdYou 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.
15Creating 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.
16Creating 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!!
17Creating quizzes cont’d 7923451866. Add question button7. Stats8. Grade Info9. SettingsList of the questions and stylesSet due date, page breaks, randomize questions, directions, # of submissions, etc.Look at the quiz or test how the student will see itResults shown by student or by questionComments made by you or students about the quiz
18Question stylesThe 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.
22Test 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.
23Test StatisticsThis 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.
24DiscussionsThis 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!!
25Adding a DiscussionYou will click the add discussion box at the top left hand corner of the screen.The dialogue box will pop up and you can add information. In the description, I usually put instructions for that particular post.Due dates are an optional piece for you if you’d like that aspectAdvanced settings are similar to the assignments. I will go through the different one on the next slide.
26Important feature 1 5 7 3 4 2 6 Individually Assign Align Lock 4.Visible to Students5. Requires students to post before they can see other student posts! This is extremely important if you ask questions and want individual answers.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
27Discussions screenThis is to share with other courses if this is a great discussion. Especially nice if you have a weak classStudents post here and can add links and files for support. I love having them include the link to see the support they use.
28Different ways of grading Completion with qualityRubricExample 1 (links to outside site)Rating scale1-10 or 1-5
29Members pageHere 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.
30Members page cont’dThe access code is a number you can give to anyone to participate in your course.Approval is so if someone gets ahold your access code you do not have to let them into the class.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.)123
32App CenterIn 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 versions.Remind 101 is the most useful free app available!!
33Remind 101Basically this allows you to create a message with 149 characters that will be sent as a text or an 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 want.
34Remind 101Here is an example of what the screen will look like once you have joined Remind It is also very easy to contact them with questions and they are prompt in response!!
35More functions! 1 2 3 4 5 Like the Facebook newsfeed Shows what you have posted for each day as far as due dates. Great for kids once we all are using Schoology!!Messages is an internal system to respond to students and other educatorsGives 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 districtsAllows you to see what people post that you are following such as the Schoology Blog12345
37Thank youThese 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!