Schoology

Mar 27, 2014 by

Schoology is a learning management system that has versions for an individual teacher or enterprise level.  Schoology provides teachers the tools to add resources in the form of files, links, text on the page, multimedia, and web packages.  Adding materials to Schoology menuSchoology also allows teachers to search for resources that were created by other educators and made public, making it more efficient to create classes.  Teachers can assign homework, create discussions, and assess learning in Schoology using Quizzes.

Schoology Course menu

Schoology includes grade and attendance books and makes it easy to add elements of gamification to the class with badges.  Teachers can use the pre-made badges or create their own custom badges that have meaning to their students.

Schoology incorporates some aspects of social media with messaging, user profiles, and Schoology Groups that teachers can join for professional learning and collaboration or create for students.  A class code creation process to make it simple for students to enroll in your course.

Schoology Apps ListAnother nice feature of Schoology is the App Center where you can add a number of different Web 2.0 applications to your course such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Khan Academy and many more based on the needs of your students and class.  Schoology is a well-rounded tool for teachers who want to start blending their classroom or offer a fully online learning environment.

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