Schoology Release Notes Q1 2015: Web


March 2015

(Even More) Course Rubrics Enhancements!

Copy Rubrics from Courses to Resources

Course admins can now copy rubrics from a course to their Resources area for added reusability. Click the gear in the row of the rubric you want to copy and select Save to Resources in the menu (1), and then select the Resources Collection and Folder to which you want to copy the rubric (2).

Create Rubrics in Resources

Schoology users can now create rubrics directly from their Resources. In the Add Resources menu, select Add Rubric and create it as you would a rubric in a course’s Grade Setup or from a graded assignment or discussion.

Once you’ve saved it, you can copy it to any of your courses, or share it with colleagues as part of a collection.

Drag & Drop Attachments to Materials

Schoology now supports uploading files via drag-and-drop to any material that has an attachment menu along the bottom of the rich text editor, including Assignments, Discussions, Updates, and Calendar Events. Drag a file from your computer onto a “drop zone” to automatically attach it to your item.

February 2015

Course Rubrics Enhancements

Add Custom and Aligned Criteria

Instructors can add both types of criteria to individual course rubrics:

  1. The first two criteria are custom.
  2. The next two are aligned to learning objectives.
  3. Click +Criteria to add additional customizable criteria rows, and click Align Learning Objective to find and add standards-aligned criteria.

Copy Rubrics to Your Other Courses

Course admins can now copy rubrics to any other courses they administer. Click the gear in the row of the rubric you want to copy, select Copy to Course in the menu, and then select from the list of courses to which you want to copy the rubric.

Note: Changes made to the original rubric do not change the copies of the rubrics in your other courses. See the Help Center article for more details.

January 2015

Apply Custom Point Scale to Rubric

Teachers can now apply a custom points-based scale to a rubric in a course. Access this feature from anywhere you create or edit a rubric—from the Course’s Grade Setup area, for example, or when creating a new assignment or discussion.

The new scale overwrites the points and descriptions in every criteria in the rubric.

From the rubric, click Apply Grading Scale in the upper-right corner to view a list of your grading scales. Choose the one you want to apply to your criteria, and then click Confirm in the message that displays.


After confirming the update, the points and descriptions for each level in all criteria in the rubric update to the grading scale you selected. The individual criterion names and descriptions remain the same.

Note: Overwriting your criteria points cannot be reversed, so be sure you want to overwrite the rubric scores before clicking Confirm.

Import School Buildings

System Administrators can now import Schools into their institutions using an XLS or CSV file. Add the required values in the spreadsheet, and any other information you want to include about your schools, and then click Attach Files and browse to your file.

Existing buildings may also be updated by adding School Codes in the spreadsheet before importing.

Enhanced Analytics

Users may now switch among different usage data views in the School Analytics area of Schoology. Previously, all analytics that measured page views were available only in an aggregate view that combined both Web and Mobile data; now, in addition to the aggregate view, you can separate your analytics into only web data, or only mobile data.

Note: Your web data may appear lower than it did before these enhancements were released, as mobile data, which was being included in those analytics, are now separated.





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