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Your home page is the first place you'll land every time you log in to Schoology. Your home page may show you Recent Activity or you may see a Course Dashboard.

Read the article below in its entirety, or use the links below to jump to specific topics:

Recent Activity

Recent Activity shows all comments and updates pertaining to your schools, courses, and groups. To filter your feed to view only Updates, Polls, or Blog posts, click the Most Recent link in the top corner and select a filtering option. 

Recent Activity on the home page

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Course Dashboard

The Course Dashboard enables you to display all your courses as a tiled list. Drag and drop the tiles to rearrange the order of your courses on the dashboard. This also rearranges the order in the Courses drop-down menu.

Note: Only the first 12 tiles appear in the Courses drop-down menu.

From the Course Dashboard, click any one of your courses to go directly to its main landing page.

If you would prefer to view the Course Dashboard as your default home page, you can adjust this in your Account Settings

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Upcoming

The Upcoming area on the right side of your home page displays events, assignments, tests/quizzes, and discussions with a due date. Hovering over each item displays the course or group associated with the item.

Upcoming items on the home page

You may access your personal Calendar via the Calendar link in the Upcoming panel. For more information about your personal calendar, review the Calendar section below.

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Grades and Attendance

Select Grades at the top of Schoology and select either a Grade Report or Attendance.

Grade Report

The Grade Report displays a breakdown of your grades for each course. Click a specific course to view each graded item, your grade, the max points, and any comments from the instructor.

You may also download a Student Report by clicking the button in the top right of the page.

Navigating to Grades Report from the home page

 

Attendance

The attendance area displays a record of the days you were marked absent, late, or excused. Instructors can also leave comments, which will appear in the Comments section.

Aavigating to Attendance from the home page

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, Grades and some of its contents may not be available to you. Contact your instructor with any questions about which grades appear to students in this area.

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Use the Search tool (magnifier icon) to search for your teachers, courses, and groups.

Using the Search tool to find courses

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App Center

Schoology’s App Center allows your teachers to provide you with access to content and software developed by other companies from directly within the Schoology website. 

Navigating to apps from the home page

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, the App Center and some of its contents may not be available to you. Contact your instructor with any questions about which apps appear to students in this area.

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Calendar 

The Schoology Calendar is an important, organizational element for your connections, courses, and groups. It keeps events and due dates organized and easily accessible. By clicking the Calendar icon at the top of Schoology, you can view events and due dates by the month, week, or day. Each item is color-coded depending on the courses, groups, school, or your own personal events. Due dates for assignments, assessments, and important course-related events are automatically added to your calendar and managed by your instructor.

Create Personal Events

You can add events to your personal calendar by clicking the calendar icon at the top of Schoology. 

Creating a calendar event

To create a personal event, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Calendar icon in the header.
  2. Click the date to which you'd like to add the event.
  3. Fill out the Event form.
  4. Optionally add any documents, links, or resources.
  5. Click Create to complete.

Once you have created a personal event you can drag-and-drop it to move it to another day on your calendar.

Edit an Event

Editing a calendar event

To modify an existing personal event, follow these steps:

  1. Click the event you'd like to modify.
  2. Click Edit Item.
  3. Once you've finished editing your event, click Save Changes.

Delete an Event

Deleting a calendar event

To delete a personal event, follow these steps:

  1. Click the event you'd like to delete.
  2. Click View Item.
  3. Click the gear icon to the right of the event profile.
  4. Select Delete to remove the event. 

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Messages

Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may be able to receive messages from teachers at your school, and send messages to teachers at your school.

Send a Message

Sending a message

  1. Click the envelope icon in the header.
  2. Click New Message from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the recipient's name in the To field. A list of users automatically populates as you type.
  4. Select the user from the list.
  5. Enter a subject and message.
  6. Add optional files, links, or resources.
  7. Click Send to complete.
Note: A recipient name will automatically populate when you enter a teacher's name into the To field. Please wait for the auto-population. If you're not able to send a message to peers or certain users, please talk to your teacher for further advice.

Check New Messages

When you have a new message in your inbox, the Messages icon on the top menu displays an updated number.

Checking a new message

  1. Navigate to your Messages area by clicking the envelope icon on the top menu.
  2. Click the message you'd like to read. New messages have an indicator to the left of the message.
  3. To reply to a message, enter a comment in the Message area, and click Send.

Check Sent Messages

Checking sent messages

  1. Click the envelope icon in the header.
  2. Click View All.
  3. Select the Sent Messages tab.
  4. To read a message, click into a message you've sent in the past.

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Notifications

Notifications display course events in chronological order as well as Requests to RSVP calendar events. New notifications/requests are indicated by a number on the bell icon. Clicking a notification or request will allow you to view the related content.

Checking notifications

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  • Language Selector — Use this menu to set the language of your Schoology experience.
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