Schoology is a learning management system where teachers and students can collaborate online to improve mastery of subjects. In this tutorial, you will explore how you can use Schoology to create a blended learning environment by sharing resources, which can be beneficial to your classroom.
- Before we begin learning how to use Schoology, let's take a second to understand what it is. Schoology is a learning management system or LMS. Learning management systems are online platforms where teachers and students can collaborate in order to improve student achievement. They allow teachers to create an online class, add assignments, add resources for students to use both inside and outside of the classroom, they can grade these assignments and deliver quick, high-quality feedback, and they can communicate with students in a number of ways. Essentially, learning management systems allow teachers to organize and optimize their entire class process.
For students, the learning management system allows them to access their class online. They can find assignments, including due dates, they can find and use a wide variety of classroom resources, and they can even turn in assignments and view up-to-date grades. Also, they can use their learning management system to maximize communication and collaboration with their instructor and classmates. For both teachers and students, a learning management system can be used in and out of the classroom to help drive student achievement. Many educators are using products such as Schoology to empower students to take ownership of their learning and to allow the learning to continue beyond the walls of the classroom.
This frees up time for educators to deliver more high-quality feedback, which helps students attain higher levels of mastery. In the digital age, learning management systems also provide an excellent opportunity for students to improve their digital literacy skills while fostering important digital citizenship. Let's go ahead and dive into Schoology and find out how it can be beneficial to your classroom.
- Signing up for a teacher account
- Customizing your profile
- Creating a course
- Adding course materials and additional sections
- Adding learning objectives
- Creating assignments and quizzes
- Starting online discussions
- Adding new members and groups
- Grading student work
- Using the course calendar
- Creating a student account