As you start to design items and rubrics for you course it's always a good idea to share the wealth with your grade level department. The Step Guides below will walk you through the Collections process on Schoology.
If you are having students submit a PDF through Adobe they are going to have to go from the assignment and upload the PDF into Schoology. The other option is to save the PDF to their Google Drive and submit the assignment from resources. The step guides below will walk you through the process. It's always a good idea to model the process a few times.
The 'Incomplete' - How A Student Can Access A Schoology Course After the Nine Weeks or Semester Ends
As we land on the midway point of the school year, students may need a little extra time to submit those final projects. Although your Schoology Course disappears, it is still there for students and teachers to see. Make sure that students access Schoology through the URL and not the Schoology App. They will need to select their Courses and See All. Under Courses, they will need to go to the Archived section. All courses are available from here. See the Step Guides below:
May the FORCE be with You -Forcing the Copy -- Making a Google Doc, Slide, or Sheet into a forced copy
You can always force a copy when you want to share an item. This is especially helpful when you want to make sure that your item will not be edited accidentally. You can then easily share the link with by removing the word /edit and changing it to /copy. See the slide deck below for play by play. Sharing is caring.
One question I am frequently asked is how to share items with students from Google that you want them to complete. Google Classroom has made this process simple -- however using Schoology is just as easy. You just need to change the link and force the copy to be made.
For instance, if I want to share a Google Doc (or any Google Item) with a colleague or student but I don't want them to change my copy - I force them to make a copy. Click here for step guides.
When you copy the link this is what appears:
Change the link by replacing all of the words up until the slash with copy
=Sharing (top link) you see view only /copy (bottom link) you have to make a copy
Sharing Google documents for students to make their own copy can be a little cumbersome or frustrating on an iPad. Always model the process for students on how to take a shared Google Doc and create their copy. Although you will feel like a broken record the more you model the process, the easier it will become. The guide below walks you through the steps on an iPad.
When students are logged out of an App, it's panic time. One of the hardest things for students to remember with the Schoology App is to pick our school district and not the school that they attend. I would highly suggest having students practice logging in and out. Many times it just easier to do it for them (especially with a tablet.) Don't make this mistake. If we keep doing it for them, they will never learn how to do it for themselves. Especially if they are at home. Below you will find the guides for logging into Schoology from the App.
Attaching the Google Drive App in Schoology will allow you the ability to submit assignments easily. See the tabs below on how to complete this:
When you are ready to submit your assignment follow the tabs below:
Cathie Gillner is a middle school Mobile Device teacher.