Personal Account: Settings

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Your Account Settings enables you to set different preferences for your personal interface and how your account relates to other users. To get to Account Settings, select the down-facing arrow to the right of your name in the top right corner of any page in Schoology.

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Account Settings enables you to:

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Account Info

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Edit Your Name

Depending on the permissions enabled in your account, you can change the name you display to other Schoology users. Select the arrow at the top right of the page next to your name and then select Account Settings. The display names you can customize may include:

  • Title: This refers to any prefix you’d want to include in your name (Mr., Mrs., Ms.,etc.).
  • First Name: This field should already include the name you used to sign up for Schoology.
  • Preferred First Name: If your organization's System Admin has enabled this permission, you can choose a different name to display wherever your name appears, either by itself or in addition to the name in the First Name field.
  • Middle Name: This field may already be filled, though it is not required.
  • Last Name: This field should already include the name you used to sign up for Schoology.
  • Username: This field is necessary for users who sign into Schoology using a Username. Users may sign up for Schoology with either a username or with an email address.

Primary and Secondary Email Addresses

  • Primary Email: This field lists the email address under which you are registered in Schoology. All designated Notifications are sent to this email address. You may also log in to Schoology using this email address.
  • Alternate Email: This field lists an optional, secondary email address. Notifications are also sent to this email address.

Note: If you notice that you are not receiving email alerts when you would expect them, you may have an issue with your primary email that requires your attention.

To confirm if you are experiencing this issue:

  1. Click the Check Status link to the right of the Primary Email field.
  2. If there is an issue, you will receive an error message describing the issue.
  3. Click Clear to reset the email address.

If you continue to experience issues with receiving notifications for the address after resetting it, talk to the administrator of your Schoology account or submit a ticket to Schoology Support.

Timezone

If your Schoology account is not currently set to the correct Timezone, you can correct it by scrolling through the dropdown menu.

You must click Save Changes at the bottom of the Account Settings page for your changes to take effect.

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Account Password

Depending on the settings at your organization, you may not see a link to change your account password. If you do not see the Change your password link within Account Settings, contact your System Administrator or Support Contact at your school for information about resetting your password. Your login information displays either your Email address or your School and Username information depending on the way you log in.

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When already logged into Schoology, you can change your password by following these steps:

  1. Click your name in the top right corner of any page in Schoology and select Settings.
  2. Under Account Password, click the Change Your Password link.
  3. Type in your new password and confirm it (must be different than the current password).
  4. Click Submit to complete.

If you are unable to log in to Schoology, you can change your password via Forgot your password.

Note: We recommend that you keep your password in a safe place and that you never divulge your account information to anyone. This precaution is especially important for users who sign in using a username, because they are not able to retrieve a forgotten password via email.

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Connect Your Other Accounts

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Schoology lets you link third-party accounts to your Schoology interface. You can connect Facebook or Twitter, to utilize their features from within Schoology. To sync your other accounts with your Schoology account, follow these steps:

  1. Click your name in the top right corner of any page in Schoology and select Settings.
  2. Scroll to the Connect Your Other Accounts section.
  3. Click Connect next to the account you want to sync.
  4. Sign into your account.
  5. Click the Log In, Sign In, or Grant Access button to complete.

Note: Connecting with Facebook enables you to post updates to your Facebook account. Connecting with Twitter enables you to tweet updates to your Twitter account.

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Share Your Schoology Calendar

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You can access your Schoology calendar information from a different calendar program by enabling this option in your Account Settings. Once enabled, Schoology provides an iCal link that enables you to share your Schoology Calendar with the calendar tool of your choice. Below are instructions for sharing your calendar:

iOS device:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Accounts & Passwords.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Other.
  5. Under Calendars, tap Add Subscribed Calendar.
  6. Paste the link copied above into the Server field.
  7. Tap Next to complete.

Outlook 2007/2010 (has native iCal support):

  1. Email the link copied above to the account you check on Outlook.
  2. Click on the webcal link in the email on Outlook.
  3. An Outlook box should appear asking you to Add this Internet Calendar to Outlook and Subscribe to Updates.
  4. Click Yes, and the Calendar is automatically added to Outlook.

Google Calendar & Android Devices:

  1. Sign into your Google Calendar account.
  2. In My Calendar, click the + icon to Add Other Calendars.
  3. Select From URL.
  4. Paste the link copied above into the URL of Calendar field.
  5. Click Add Calendar.

Windows Live:

  1. Sign in to your Windows Live account.
  2. Go to Calendar.
  3. Click Discover Calendars.
  4. In Import Calendar on the left, click From Web.
  5. In the Link to Calendar field, paste the URL copied above.
  6. In the Calendar Name field, enter a name for the calendar.
  7. Click Import.

Mac Calendar:

  1. Open Calendar.
  2. Click File at the top and select New Calendar Subscription.
  3. Paste the URL copied above.
  4. Click Subscribe.
  5. Adjust the name, location and other settings.
  6. Click Ok to complete. 
Note: The Share Your Schoology Calendar setting only works if you have at least one entry in your Schoology Calendar. If the Calendar is blank, you cannot link it or access it from other calendars and an error message displays when you try.

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Link Account

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If you have another account in Schoology, you can link your accounts to toggle between them from the downfacing arrow on the top right of Schoology. By keeping both accounts, and linking them together, you can access all content from a single login.

To Link an Account:

  1. Select the arrow in the upper right of the page.
  2. Click Account Settings in the dropdown menu.
  3. Scroll near the bottom of the Account Settings page and click Link Accounts.
  4. Enter the Email or Username of the account at the other school.
  5. Enter the Password of the other account.
  6. Click Link Account to complete.

Select a Primary email address for linked accounts

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A list of your primary account and linked account(s) appears in the Link Account area upon completion. If you have multiple primary email addresses for these accounts, enable the feature to Select a primary email address. This feature enables email notifications for each linked account to go to the primary email address listed in this area.

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Merge Accounts

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If you have a duplicate account on Schoology, you can merge your old account into your current account. Keep in mind that by doing this, the merged account is deleted and your created content is moved into the current account.

To merge an account:

  1. Log in to the account you plan to keep.
  2. Select the arrow in the upper right corner of the page and click Account Settings.
  3. Scroll near the bottom of the Account Settings page.
  4. Click the Merge Accounts button.
  5. Enter the Email or Username and the Password of the desired account.
  6. Click Validate Account, and wait for the merge to complete.

Note: If you encounter an error message, "Sorry, you are not allowed to merge subscribed accounts into this account," your previous account is registered to a school with a System Administrator. Please create a ticket with the Support Team for assistance.

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Other Options

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Other Options enables you to choose the Advanced File Uploader (requires Flash) or the Basic Uploader if you are having trouble uploading files to Schoology.

You can also select your default Home page experience in Schoology to either Recent Activity or Course Dashboard. Depending on your organizations settings, this option may not be available. Contact your organization's System Administrator/Support contact for more information about Course Dashboard.

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