iOS Mobile App (Instructors)

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Sign Up

If you don’t already have an account on Schoology, you must sign up from a mobile browser at www.schoology.com.

  1. Tap Sign Up.
  2. Select Instructor.
  3. Fill out your First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Password and Confirm Password.
  4. Select your Country and State. Enter your school name or school zip code in the School field and tap the Search icon (magnifying glass). Select your school from among the results. If your school does not appear, tap Request to Add Your School. You can always skip this step and return to it later if you wish.
Important Notes:
  • Enterprise schools may or may not allow a user to register on their own. Enterprise schools may also require a Faculty Access Code during the registration process. If you don’t know your faculty access code, tap on “Don’t have a code?” for more information.
  •  Signing up is dependent on how the Enterprise organization decides to add users to the system. The district administrators may decide to mass import users and provide login information separately.

Login

Once you have an account, download the Schoology app from the Apple App Store. Tap the app icon to open it on your device.

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Log in through your School (Enterprise)

Since many Enterprise schools have setup a custom login process, begin by selecting your school:

  1. Use the keyboard to enter the name of your school or organization. As you type, matching choices populate in the list. The name, ID number, city, state, and zip code for the school should appear below.
  2. Tap the name of your school or organization when it displays.
  3. You can use an email address or username to log in to the application, depending on how your account was set up. 
  4. Tap Log In to complete.
Note: Single Sign-On users will be navigated to their school page after they choose their school on the application. They can login with their SSO credentials on their school page. This same process applies to schools with Google Single Sign-On. Any users at your organization who are not included in the SSO method should log in through www.schoology.com.

Log in through www.schoology.com 

If you use the Basic version of Schoology, or do not use an authentication service for your Enterprise organization, use this workflow to log in to the iOS app.

  1. Tap CONTINUE.
  2. Enter your Email Address and Password.
  3. Tap LOG IN to complete.  

Home

Based on your Account Settings, either the Recent Activity area or the Course Dashboard is displayed by default as the first screen you view when opening the Schoology iOS app. The Recent Activity area displays all of the most recent updates and blog posts that populate your Schoology Home page. The Course Dashboard displays your courses in a tiled list. 

You can switch between the two views by tapping the clock icon or the tile icon at the bottom of the Home screen.

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Above, the Home screen with the Course Dashboard view. Below, the Home screen with the Recent Activity view.

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Recent Activity

Refresh Feed

At any point you may update the Recent Activity feed by swiping down on the Recent Activity screen then releasing to refresh. To view additional posts, simply swipe upwards to scroll. 

Create a New Post

You can create course, group, and personal updates from the iPhone application. To create a new post, follow these instructions:

  1. Tap on the + Icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Post.
  3. Select a course, group or personal update.
  4. You may update as many areas as you want by checking these areas on the New Post table.
  5. Add attachments from Library, Take Photo or Video, and Resources if you wish.
  6. Once you have chosen the area(s) that you would like to update enter your update.
  7. Tap Post

Comment on a Post

To add a comment on an update:

  1. Tap Comment at the bottom of the post.
  2. Type your comment.
  3. Tap Create

View and Add to Replies

To view existing replies to a post:

  1. Tap the speech bubble below the post.
  2. If you’d like to add a reply, tap on the + icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Type your comment.
  4. Tap Create
Note: If you’d like to cancel your post or reply, you may tap Cancel. Please remember to refresh the screen to see the latest information.

Reminders

From the Home screen, Instructors can access Reminders by tapping the thumb tack icon:

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Upcoming

From the Home screen, you can view Upcoming items and events by tapping the calendar icon:

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Quick Post

The Schoology iOS app Quick Post allows you to quickly create an updates, assignments, events and discussions from your Schoology home screen as from within courses and groups. Tapping the Quick Post button in the top right corner of the screen to see these options: 

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Post

  1. Tap on the + Icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Post.
  3. Select a course, group or personal update.
  4. You may update as many areas as you want by checking these areas on the New Post table.
  5. Add attachments from Library, Take Photo or Video, and Resources if you wish.
  6. Once you've chosen the area(s) to which you'd like to update and added optional attachments, enter your message. 
  7. Press Post. 

Add Assignment

To add an assignment, follow these instructions:

  1. Tap on the + icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Add Assignment.
  3. Select a course.
  4. Add attachments from Library, Take Photo or Video, and Resources if you wish.
  5. Add a Title, Category, Period, Due Date and Max points.
  6. Enter the assignment description.
  7. Press Create. 

Add Event

To create a course, group or personal event:

  1. Tap on the + Icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Select a course, group or personal event.
  3. You may update as many areas as you want by checking these areas on the New Post table.
  4. Add attachments from Library, Take Photo or Video, and Resources if you wish.
  5. Add a title to the event.
  6. Select a Start Date and Start Time.
  7. Select an optional End Time, or make the event an All Day Event.
  8. Add an optional description to the event.
  9. Tap Create

Add Discussion

To add a discussion, follow these instructions:

  1. Tap on the + icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Add Discussion.
  3. Select a course or group discussion.
  4. You may update as many areas as you want by checking these areas on the New Discussion table.
  5. Add attachments from Library, Take Photo or Video, and Resources if you wish.
  6. Enter the discussion text.
  7. Press Create. 
Note: If you’d like to cancel your post or reply, you may tap the cancel icon on your device.

The Schoology iPhone app navigation menu allows you to quickly navigate to each essential location on the Schoology App. Tapping the navigation menu in the top left corner of the screen gives you immediate access to:

  • Messages
  • Requests
  • Notifications
  • Your Profile
  • Home
  • Courses
  • Groups
  • Grades
  • Calendar
  • People
  • Account Settings
  • Resources
  • Logout 

This navigation menu is available on every page so that you can quickly navigate through the app from any point. 

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Messages

Messages contain all of received and sent mail in your Schoology account. You can access messages by tapping the Messages icon from your navigation menu. You can refresh, compose a new message, and reply to existing messages directly from this sub-menu, or tap View All to see all messages. If you see a red number next to the Message icon in the navigation menu that means you have a new message from other Schoology members! 

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Inbox

The inbox displays the received messages by default. A blue dot indicates an unopened message. To view the message, simply tap the message you would like to open. 

Sent

To view sent messages, press Sent from the Inbox screen, and tap the message you would like to open. 

Compose and Reply to Messages

To compose a message, tap on the pencil icon on the upper right corner of the screen while in the Inbox or Sent screen.

  1. Begin typing a name in the To field. The field will auto-populate with users to whom you may send mail. To select a user, simply tap on their name from among the list.
  2. Type the subject of the message.
  3. Type the content of the message.
  4. Tap the Send button on the upper right corner of the screen to complete.

To reply to a message, open the message and tap on the pencil icon on the upper right corner of the screen.

Note: Your school may or may not allow you to send messages to everyone in the school directory.

Requests

The Requests area lists all of the course, group and member requests that are associated with your Schoology profile. Tap Accept or the X, depending on the action you would like to take for each item. If you see a red number next to the Requests icon in the navigation menu that means you have pending request from other Schoology members!

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Notifications

Schoology sends you email notifications for Social, Academic, Group, and School activity that occurs in your account. If you see a red number next to the Notifications icon in the navigation menu that means you have a new notification! 

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Push Notifications

Users can choose to receive a push notification on their iOS device whenever an important piece of content is added to a course or group. Here are some examples of the types of occurrences our push notifications would relay:

  • Course update post
  • Group comments on updates and discussions
  • New assignment or discussion post
  • Receive a private message

When a notification arrives, if the app is closed, then you may see a banner or alert display on your screen. If the Schoology app is open, then the notification will be displayed on screen. Tapping the notification will take you to that piece of content within the Schoology iOS app. 

Enabling Notifications

To enable notifications, make sure you've downloaded the latest version of the Schoology iOS app from the Apple AppStore. After installing the update and logging into the app, you will be prompted to enable notifications.

Select OK, and you will be registered for notifications. 

Disabling Notifications

To disable notifications:

  1. Go to your iOS Settings.
  2. Select the Notifications option and then select the Schoology app.
  3. From there, select None for the Alert Style.
  4. You should stop receiving notifications immediately. 

Re-Enabling Notifications

To re-enable notifications:

  1. Go to your iOS Settings.
  2. Select the Notifications option and then select the Schoology app.
  3. From there, select either Banners or Alerts for the Alert Style.
  4. As a final step, you will need to 'kill' the Schoology app from the background if it is there. And then restart the app.

You will now start receiving notifications. 

Managing Which Notifications You Receive

To change the notifications that you receive:

  1. Log into the Schoology app.
  2. Select the Account Settings.
  3. From there, select the Notifications tab.
  4. You can customize the notifications you receive by adjusting the various settings under the Mobile column.
  5. Be sure to tap Save Changes at the bottom of the panel.

Your Profile

Tap your name from the Navigation menu to view your personal profile. 

Updates

The Updates tab of your profile displays updates you've posted on your personal profile. 

Info

Tap Info to view the info displayed on your user profile. To edit which info displays on your profile, go to Account Settings > Privacy Settings.

Badges

Tap Badges at the bottom of your profile to view badges you've been awarded in Schoology.

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Notes
  • These same areas also display if you view the profile of another user in the app.
  • The Blog and Portfolio sections of user profiles are not currently supported on the Schoology iOS app. to view a user's blog or portfolio, log in to Schoology on a mobile browser.

Courses

Click Courses from the Navigation menu to see list all of the courses for which you are an administrator or a member. To access a course section, tap on the name of your choice. The following information is available under a particular course section:

  1. Materials (Assignments, Tests/Quizzes, Files/Links, Discussions, Albums, Pages)
  2. Updates
  3. Upcoming
  4. Gradebook
  5. Attendance
  6. Members 

Materials

The Materials area lists all of the Assignments, Online Tests/Quizzes, Files/Links, and Discussions and Pages in a particular course. To view any of the materials options just tap their name. 

Updates

Course updates show the Recent Activity for a particular course section. For more information about Updates, please see Recent Activity. 

Upcoming

View upcoming items or calendar events for a particular course. 

Gradebook

The Gradebook displays the Midterm/Final grades and Grading Periods grades by grading category. 

View Grades

You can view graded items by tapping the Grading Period they are located in:

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Add or Edit Grades

You can view graded items by tapping the title of the test/quiz, assignment or discussion. To add or edit grades:

  1. Tap the row of the graded item.
  2. A list of course members will appear. Tap a member's name to add or edit the grade.
  3. You can use the sliding bar to enter a point value,or tap on the field to manually enter a grade through the keypad.
  4. You can add an optional comment by entering it into the comment field found below the grade sliding bar.
  5. Select the checkbox to display the comment to the student, or un-check the checkbox to keep the comment only visible to you.
  6. Repeat these steps for each student in the course. Tap Save to complete.
Note: Grades will not appear for grading periods that have not yet started. Graded items without a grading period will populate under the appropriate grading category under No Grading Period. 

Attendance

Access the Attendance feature by tapping More in the bottom tab bar of the course profile. You can mark students as present, absent, late, or excused. 

Members

Access the Members feature by tapping More in the bottom tab bar of the course profile. The Members area allows you to view all of the members of the course in alphabetical order by last name. To view a member profile, simply tap on the user’s name.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may or may not have access to view the member profiles.

Groups

The Groups area lists all of the groups for which you are an administrator or a member.

To access a group, tap the name of the group.

The following information is available under a particular group:

  • Updates
  • Discussions
  • Albums
  • Members
  • Resources 

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Group Updates

Group updates show the Recent Activity for a particular group. For more information about Updates, please see Recent Activity. 

Group Discussions

Group Discussions displays the discussions associated with the group. 

Group Albums

Group albums displays the media albums associated with the group. 

Group Members

The Members area allows you to view all of the members of the group in alphabetical order by last name. To view a member profile, simply tap on the user’s name. 

Group Resources

Access the Group Resources feature by tapping More in the bottom tab bar of the course profile. Group Resources displays the materials and resources associated with the group.

Grades

The Grades area lists all of the courses for which you are an administrator or a member. The following information is available under a particular course section:

  • Midterm/Final grades
  • Test/Quiz, Assignment and Graded Discussion grades organized by grading period and grading category
  • Test/Quiz, Assignment and Graded Discussion grades with no grading period

To access the grades for a course section, tap on the section of your choice. After you tap the course section, choose Final Grades or the grading period you would like to view. 

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Add or Edit Grades

You can view graded items by tapping on the title of the test/quiz, assignment, or discussion. To add or edit grades:

  1. Tap on the row of the graded item.
  2. A list of the course members will appear. Tap on a member's name to add or edit the grade.
  3. You can use the sliding bar to enter a point value, or tap on the field to manually enter a grade through the keypad.
  4. You can add an optional comment by entering it into the comment field found below the grade sliding bar. Select the checkbox to display the comment to the student, or uncheck the checkbox to keep the comment only visible to you.
  5. Repeat these steps for each student in the course.
  6. Tap Save to complete.
Note: Grades will not appear for grading periods that have not yet started. Graded items without a grading period will populate under the appropriate grading category under No Grading Period.

Calendar

Tap the left navigation menu to access your Calendar. The Calendar area displays all of the events, tests/quizzes, assessments, assignments, and discussions that are associated with your Schoology profile in a day-to-day Upcoming events list as well as a traditional month-by-month Calendar view. 

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Above, the Upcoming tab of the Calendar view on an iPhone 6. Below, the Calendar tab on an iPhone 6. 

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Create an Event

You can create an event through the iOS application from your Schoology Calendar. To create an event:

  1. Tap on the + icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Select a course, group or personal event
  3. Add a title to the event.
  4. Select a Start Date and Start Time.
  5. Select an optional End Time, or make the event an All Day Event.
  6. Add an optional description to the event.
  7. Tap Create  to complete.

People

The People area allows you to view your School Directory and Network. Tap Directory to see a list of all the members in your School in alphabetical order by last name. To view a member profile, simply tap on the user’s name. Tap Network to view of all the members of your Network in alphabetical order by last name.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may or may not have access to view the school directory.

Account Settings

The Account Settings area allows you to control your account settings and preferences pertaining to Account Settings, Notifications, and Privacy Settings. 

Account Settings

The Account Settings tab allows you to change and update your personal information as well as Merge Accounts.

Notifications

Schoology sends you e-mail notifications for Social, Academic, Group, and School activity that occurs in your account. For more information about notifications on the iOS Schoology app, please see Notifications. 

Privacy Settings

The Privacy Settings tab allows you to select who can access and search for your information. 

Resources

Tapping Resources on the navigation menu allows you to access your existing Resources and Collections. For more information, please see Resource Center.

Logout

The Logout button is located on the navigation menu. You may logout at any time by tapping on the navigation icon on the upper left corner of the screen. Logout is the last option on the navigation menu.

Note: You will stay logged in until the application until you manually logout or uninstall the application.

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