Resource Center

The Schoology Resource Center is one of the most important features for curriculum management and teaching techniques, such as differentiated instruction. The Center is composed of your personal resource library, a worldwide, public resource library, and groups of resources housed in your groups and school.

This article covers the following topics:

 Search Resources


The Resource Search feature searches for keywords in your Personal, Public, Group, and School Resources (School Resources are available for Enterprise clients).

Filter Results

To filter the search results, check the boxes listed under the following criteria:

  • Area— This option allows you to narrow the search to an area of Resources.
  • Collection— This option allows you to narrow the search to a particular collection in your Resources.
  • Subject— This option allows you to narrow the search to the subject matter to which the resource is associated.
  • File Format— This option allows you to narrow the search to the type of file or material of the resource.
  • Grade Level— This option allows you to narrow the search to a particular grade level with which the resource is associated.
  • Learning Objective— This option allows you to narrow the search to the particular learning objective(s) with which the resource is associated.

Note: Depending on the search results, some filtering options may not be available.

 

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My Resources, the title of your personal library, is a cloud-based storage space where you can save all your courses and materials. You can use this area to create resources as well. Anything saved in My Resources can be effortlessly copied and transferred into any or all of your courses. Once copied into a course, the material can be modified to fit specific classroom needs without altering the original copy.

Home Collection

A collection is like a container that stores courses, folders, files, and resources you may want to use in your account. You can think of a collection as a master folder that helps organize all of your work. For example, you can create a collection for each year, for each grading period, or for each course.

The Home collection is a personal collection of resources created and saved to your Resource Center. This collection exists by default, and it’s only available to you. To share collections of resources with other faculty and connected users, you can create additional collections.

 Add a Collection

To add a collection, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Resources dropdown from the top menu.
  2. Click on the Personal option.
  3. Click the Add Collection Icon (the grey box with a green and white plus sign).
  4. Title your new collection.
  5. Click Create to finish.

Organize or Import Collections

There is a dropdown menu located next to the Collection Icon that allows you to Reorder and Import collections.

Reorder—This option allows you to arrange the order of your collections. Click on the arrow that appears next to the collection and drag the collection to your desired location. Don’t forget to save!

Import—This option allows you to import files exported from Moodle 2+, Blackboard, Brainhoney or Common Cartridge. You may also import standard ZIP files as Schoology Collections, or QTI ZIP files from another system.

The dropdown menu (grey arrow) that appears when you hover over a collection, excluding Home, allows you to Rename and Delete the collection. Please note that deletion of a collection cannot be undone.

 

Learning Objectives

This area of your personal resources allows you to create custom learning objectives and share them with members of your group(s). Depending on the settings in place at your school (Enterprise), you may not see the Learning Objectives area in your personal resources.

To learn more about Learning Objectives in your Personal and Group Resources, please read our article here.

 

Downloads

This area of your personal resources contains a list of resources you’ve downloaded from Public Resources. To learn more about public resources, please scroll down this article.

From the gear to the right of a downloaded resource, you can perform the following actions:

  • Add to course—If the resource-type is one that can be imported to a course, this option allows you to add the item to any course you administer.
  • Copy to—This option allows you to create a copy of the resource into another collection.
  • Move to—This option allows you to move the resource into another collection.
  • Delete—This option allows you to delete the resource.

 

Public

This area of your personal resources contains a list of the resources you’ve added to Public Resources.  From the gear to the right of the resource, you can perform the following actions:

  • Edit public info—This option allows you to adjust the information that appears in Public Resources, and update the public area.
  • Remove public version—This option allows you to remove this resource from the public area of the Resource Center.

The setting to receive an email notification when a user rates your Public Resource is enabled by default. To turn off this setting, please visit your Account Notifications.

 

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Public Resources allows educators from all over the globe to share various types of resources for free. You can search through our quickly growing database for instructional resources. You can read comments and see ratings for each resource. You can download the resource into your personal resources, and add them to your courses. You can also share any of your personal resources with users around the world.

Search and Filter

You can search or filter resources to find ones of interest to you.

Search—Search for a public resource by using the Search bar on the top left of Public Resources.

Subject—Filter public resources by a subject area of interest to you.

Resource Type—Filter public resources by the type of resource you’d like to utilize in your course.

Grade Level—Filter public resources by grade levels most similar to yours.

File Format—Filter public resources by the course material-type you’d like to utilize in your course.

Highest Rated—Filter public resources by ones that are Highest Rated by other users, Most Viewed, Recently Added, or Most Popular.

Downloading Public Resources

You can view and download Resources from other educators, integrate them in your collections and your courses, and adapt them to fit your curriculum. You can also Search, Rate, Comment on, and Share (via Facebook and Twitter) any Public Resources listed.

To download Public Resources, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Resources dropdown menu and click on the Public option.
  2. Search through the Resources using the Search field, or use different filters to the right (Subject, Resource Type, Grade Level, File Format, Highest Rated).
  3. To view the resource contents, and to read comments and ratings by other educators, click on a Resource.
  4. To download the resource into your My Resources area, click the button to the right of the resource. The material will automatically go into your Downloads area in Personal Resources.
  5. Once you've downloaded the resource, you may organize the resource into a course or collection by clicking on the Added button.
  6. To delete the resource from your Personal Resources, navigate to the Downloads area of My Resources and click on the gear to the right of the resource.

Make Resources Public

You can also share any of your personal Resources with the Schoology Community.

To make your Resources public, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Resources dropdown menu and click on the Personal option.
  2. Click the Share in Public Resources button next to the desired Resource.
  3. Fill out the pop-up form (Remember:  Title, Info, Grade Level, Resource Type, and Subject can be filtered during a search by other educators).
  4. Select Make Public to complete.

Note: You cannot currently make Tests/Quizzes public.

 

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Group Resources displays a list of all groups to which you belong, as well as your School Resources. If you’re not yet a member of any groups, or if you haven’t yet selected your school, the list of resources will appear empty.

From the gear to the right of a resource, you can perform the following actions:

  • Add to course—If the resource-type is one that can be imported to a course, this option allows you to add the item to any course you administer.
  • Copy to—This option allows you to create a copy of the resource into another collection.

Create a Group

You can create a group by clicking on the Add Group Icon in the left column of Group Resources.

View Group Profile

You can also navigate directly to the group by clicking on the View Group Profile link in the upper right of Group Resources.

 

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Resource Apps integrate third-party content, such as Khan Academy, Google Drive, or Dropbox, directly into the Resource Center. This means that all of your personal, shared, public, and external instructional resources are consolidated in one place.

Install the app to your Resources

  1. If you're accessing the Resource Apps area for the first time, you may see a button to Install apps.
  2. Select the option to install the Resource of your choice.

You can also install the Resource Apps from the App Center.

  1. Click on the App Center on the left menu of your Home page.
  2. Find apps with the Resource Apps icon.
  3. Click on the app and click on the button to Install Resource App.
  4. To add the app to your Resources, select the option to Install for Me.
  5. Enable the option to Add to My Resouces.
  6. Click Install to complete!

Connect to your third party account

  1. Once you've installed the Resource App to your Resources, click on the app.
  2. Approve access and click on the button to Connect your account.
  3. Enter the Username and password you use to login to third party account.
  4. Click Accept to successfully connect.
  5. All of your content will automatically populate your Resource App!

 

More Resource Features


Add Resources

To add Resources:

  1. Click the Resources drop-down menu and select Personal or Group.
  2. Click Add Resources and select the type of resource to add:

Click the links for the respective item types for a detailed description of how to create each resource item. The process is extremely similar for adding content in your resources as it is in a course. Keep in mind, though, the options are limited when building materials in the Resource area. For instance, you cannot pick a grading period.

However, there is an additional feature that is only available from your resources  to include Additional Info.

Note: Templates can be imported into any Course or Course Folder. Once a template is imported, the template and the material is NOT linked; changes made to a template will not alter the material, nor will changes made to a material alter the template.

Aligning Resources

When adding an Assignment, File, Link, Discussion, or Page to a Course, you have the option to align the resource to learning objectives. This will designate that the resource being added coincides with the standards chosen. To do so, click Align Learning Objective at the bottom of the pop-up creator.

 

Edit Resources

There is a Gear Icon to the right of every resource. The Gear Icon allows you to Edit, Move, Copy, or Delete a resource.

  1. Edit—This option allows you to change the title of your resource, as well as to add notes that will only appear in your Resources.
  2. Copy to—This option allows you to "copy and paste" the resource into another location in your Resources.
  3. Move to—This option allows you to "cut and paste" the resource into another location in your Resources.
  4. Delete—This option allows you to delete the resource from your Resources. This action cannot be undone.

Note: The options to Copy to, Move to, and Delete are also located in the Edit button that appears after you check a box next to a resource in a collection. Select multiple checkboxes to complete bulk actions.

 

Options and Edit

You will find even more tools to organize your resources within the Options dropdown menu at the top center of the page. Some options are only available in Personal Resource collections. Please note that the Options button applies to the entire collection, while the Edit button (appears when you check box) applies to the items inside of the collection.

The Options button allows you to:

  • Reorder Collection—You can change the order of your Folders, Files, and Links. Click on the arrow that appears next to the resource and drag it to your desired location. Don’t forget to click Submit at the bottom.
  • Auto-arrange Collection—Schoology will automatically arrange your items for you! Please note that this option arranges all of the resources in a collection alphabetically; checked-boxes do not apply.
  • Rename Collection—This option allows you to you to change the name of the collection.
  • Delete Collection—This option deletes the collection and all items inside of the collection. This action cannot be undone.

The Edit button allows you to:

  • Copy to—You can create a copy of this resource into another collection.
  • Add to Course—You can add this resource to any course you administer.
  • Move to—You can move this resource into another collection.
  • Delete—You can remove this resource from your collection.

 

Share a Personal Collection

You may choose to share your collection (excluding Home) with other educators or connected users by clicking on the Share button located between Add Resources and Options. To share a collection, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Resources dropdown menu and click on the Personal option.
  2. Click a collection you’d like to share.
  3. Click the Share button at the top center.
  4. Select all users you’d like to share with and click Add People.
  5. Set Permissions (View Only or Can Edit).
  6. Remove people if desired using the “X” to the right.
  7. Click Save Changes to complete.

After you’ve added people, you can adjust permissions or remove members at any time. To set permissions or remove members, follow these directions:

  1. Select the Resources dropdown menu and click on the Personal option.
  2. Click on the collection you’d like to modify.
  3. Click the Sharing button at the top center.
  4. Select the Permission preference or the “X”.
  5. Click Save Changes to complete.

Note: You may also share your resources by making them public.

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