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We use Schoology as our learning management, which allows us to post schoolwide, course-specific updates, assignments, resources, and much more to groups of users. For teachers who don’t quite have a Schoology workflow down yet, here are some suggestions to keep in mind. Click here for a more comprehensive Schoology Start-of-Term Guide.

For New Teachers:

  • Put together your teacher resources in Google Drive from the start. Organize in folders. These include handouts, lecture slides, homework problems, and any files you want to share with students digitally. Schoology will be the medium in which you deliver your resources to students.
  • Build your course page with the 4 components of a Schoology Model Course (displayed below). This standardizes where students find their course resources across all their classes in Schoology.
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  • Attach related files to tasks directly to the “to do” assignments. This will keep you from having to upload the document to a separate link from the assignment. You can both embed and/or hyperlink files from Google Drive into your Schoology assignment. You can also attach local files directly to your Schoology assignment.

For Your Students:

Once you start posting “to do” assignments in Schoology, students can submit digital files directly to your assignments. Benefits for you: less paper (= less stuff = can’t lose papers), timestamped submissions, an opportunity for originality reports, online annotations, and more.

  1. Open the Schoology assignment.
  2. Download the attached file (if applicable).
  3. Open and save the file (if applicable).
  4. Do the assignment.
  5. Submit and upload a file to Schoology (if applicable).

O'Dowd Student Workflow (6)

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